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Cliff Eisenhut named to All-American team

Posted on Dec 19, 2003

Cliff Eisenhut '04

Senior kicker Cliff Eisenhut has been named to the third team
on The Associated Press Little All-American team.

Eisenhut, a political science major from Mohawk, N.Y., connected
on 16 of 21 field goal attempts and 18 of 19 point-after attempts to lead the
Dutchmen in scoring for the second consecutive season. He was six of eight in
field goals of 40 yards or longer, converting twice each at distances of 42 and
43 yards.

He was named last month as Special
Teams Player of the Year by the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association.

He becomes the 11th Union player to earn All-American honors
in football, and only the second Union placekicker to be so recognized. In 1996,
kicker Roger Egbert received the American Football Coaches Association and
CoSIDA Academic All-American.

Eisenhut is also Union's
first AP Little All-American since 1987 when defensive end Rich Romer got
the award. Romer, who went on the play for the Cincinnati Bengals, also got the
honor in 1986. Brian Cox received it in 1984, Tim Howell in 1983.

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Jeff Hutchins ’02 recalled to AHL’s Houston Aeros

Posted on Dec 17, 2003

Houston, Texas – The Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League have
recalled left wing Jeff Hutchins (Union '02) from the ECHL's
Mississippi Sea Wolves, the teams announced Monday. Hutchins will wear
No. 8 and is expected to be available when the Aeros take on the Norfolk
Admirals on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Toyota Center.

The 25-year-old Hutchins has exploded for 27 points (13g, 14a) to go
along with 51 penalty minutes in 27 games with the Sea Wolves this
season. He ranks third in the ECHL with a plus-17 rating. The 6-foot-1,
205-pound winger totaled 29 points (10g, 19a) and 216 penalty minutes in
68 games in 2002-03, his rookie campaign.

Hutchins attended Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., where he notched
56 points (23g, 33a) and 160 penalty minutes in 109 games spanning four

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Boston Camerata concert postponed until Dec. 22

Posted on Dec 17, 2003

Even a blast of winter weather can't keep tradition away.

The Boston Camerata's annual concert of ancient holiday music has been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 22, at 8 p.m. in Union's Memorial Chapel.

The Dec. 17 concert was canceled due to inclement weather.

All tickets from the Dec. 17 concert will be honored.

For those not able to attend Dec. 22, tickets will be refunded.

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College mourns loss of Craig LeDuc, Kyle Schrade

Posted on Dec 13, 2003

Craig LeDuc '05
Kyle Schrade '05

Campus memorial is set for Thursday, Jan. 8, at 4 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

Funerals were held Wednesday, Dec. 17, for Craig LeDuc of Pittsfield and Kyle Schrade of Delanson, two Union College juniors who died in a car accident on Dec. 13 in Pittsfield, Mass.

Dozens of students returned from holiday break to attend. There were also a number of faculty, staff and alumni present at the two services.

Thoughts from campus

“At times like this, words always seem empty and meaningless,” said Union President Roger Hull in a message to the College community. “As I said to Craig's and Kyle's parents, our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time, as they are with each of you who knew Craig and Kyle.”

Counselors and campus chaplains were available at Silliman Hall for grief counseling. Flags on campus are flying at half staff. A memorial service will be held on campus in January. Details will be announced.

Friends remember

Friends recalled political science major Schrade, 20, as a dedicated member of Sigma Chi fraternity who loved playing and watching basketball. Despite commuting to classes from his home in Delanson this past term, he was one of the fraternity's most involved members, according to Tyson McCabe '05, a member of the basketball team. Another freind, Ryan Smith '05 recalls Schrade, his first-year roommate, as a young man who overcame an initial shyness to become a popular student who enjoyed trading barbs with friends over his basketball prowess. “Once we got to know him, he was the biggest goofball,” Smith said, recalling Schrade's boast that he could “dunk on anyone.” A high school basketball player at Duanesburg Central School, he continued to play in intramurals. He was an avid fan of Union basketball and a DJ on College radio station WRUC. As a student, he worked in Union's Office of College Relations.

Schrade's family includes his father, Steven '70; his mother, Sherry, who received her master's in teaching from the College in 1990; and his sisters, Kelly '99 and Amy '02, who as students were active in the College's admissions office.

Smith remembers LeDuc, 20, his roommate during sophomore year, as a bright, friendly and curious student who early in his time at Union “changed majors just about every week.” As an economics major, he wrote a paper about the effects of changing oil prices on consumer spending patterns. A diehard Boston Red Sox fan, LeDuc would stay up late to discuss the merits of each player on the roster, said Smith, himself a Yankees fan. This year, LeDuc had begun to get involved with the College's Concert Committee, an activity he shared with Schrade, Smith said. Friends said that LeDuc and Schrade were looking forward next year to living in a residence hall at the former Ramada Inn on Nott Street, now being renovated by the College.

The accident

A 1998 Ford Taurus driven by LeDuc failed to negotiate a turn as the two men and a friend were headed northbound on Holmes Road, about three miles from the center of Pittsfield on Saturday at 12:47 a.m., police said.

The car struck a cluster of trees on the driver's side, killing LeDuc, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Schrade, who was riding in the seat behind the driver, died at Berkshire Medical Center.

The car's other occupant, Joshua Shepard, a student at Lafayette College, was treated at BMC and released. Shepard, who had been riding in the front passenger seat, is the brother of Union sophomore Courtney Shepard.

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Hockey captain Glenn Sanders out for season

Posted on Dec 8, 2003

Schenectady, N.Y. (December 7,
2003) – –
Union College senior captain Glenn Sanders (Saugus, Mass.) will
remain sidelined for the remainder of the 2003-2004 hockey season with a spleen injury sustained in the
Dutchmen's 1-1 tie with Dartmouth on November 14 at Messa Rink at Achilles Center.

Sanders, injured during his first shift in
the game with the Big Green, had emergency surgery to remove his spleen during the
morning of Saturday, November 15. He is recovering at his home in Massachusetts.

Sanders, who is eligible to receive an NCAA
medical hardship for this season, will apply for the “red-shirt” and will make
a decision on whether or not to return for a fifth year at Union at the
conclusion of the academic year.

“We have faced a great deal of adversity so
far this season and losing Glenn is a big loss because he often sets the tone
for how our team plays and practices with his aggressive style and hard work
ethic,” said Union head coach Nate Leaman after learning of the news on
Sanders. “In my opinion, Glenn is hands down the best penalty killer in the
league. He has been, and will continue to be, sorely missed, however our team
will come together and we will have different players step up in those areas.”

Coach Leaman announced today that in
Sander's absence, former assistant captains Brent
Booth (Calgary, Alberta) and Joel Beal (Brantford, Ontario) will take over the team's
co-captain responsibilities
and will now wear the “C” on their uniforms. “I know they will do an excellent
job for us,”
commented Leaman.

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