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Washington wins Liberty League Performer of the Year honors

Posted on Mar 31, 2005

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Union senior Sean Washington (Dale City, VA/St. Stephens) has been named the 2005 Liberty League Indoor Track Male Performer of the Year.

Washington's honor caps off a stellar career and a super season for the Dutchman sprinter. This season, he won the NYSCTC Championships at RIT with a time of 6:53 in the finals of the 55 meter dash, and won the preliminaries with a time of 6.42 (a facility record). In addition, he was fourth in the preliminaries at the ECAC's and eighth in the finals in the 55 meter dash. Washington was fifth in the 55m at Colgate, competing against many Division I student-athletes. He holds the 55m record at Union.

Union Head Coach Larry Cottrell commented on Washington's award.

“If there is ever an athlete deserving of this, Sean is the one. In his first year, he broke his ankle in football and missed the indoor season. But he worked hard with the trainers and got competitive in the spring.

“Sean is one of the rare athletes I have had who has competed in three sports in each of his four seasons,” Cottrell continued. “He has also been the leader in his fraternity, too. He has a lot on his plate, and never missed a heartbeat with us in track. If we got to a site a day early, he would hit the library to get things done in advance for his classes. He has his goals set and knows what he wants to do. You wish the best for him, he is a special kid.”

Washington is the second Union indoor track performer to be honored by the Liberty League during Cottrell's coaching tenure. Justin Sievert won the Indoor Field Performer award two seasons ago.

The other 2005 Liberty League Indoor male winners were Tervor Tersmette of Rensselaer, the Liberty League Indoor Field Performer of the Year, and Hamilton's Claudius Zorokong, the Rookie of the Year.

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Posted on Mar 30, 2005


(Regional games at Stewart Field, Colorado College,
Colorado Springs, CO) – May 14-15
Sat., May 14 – Union vs. Colorado College
– 2:30 p.m. local, (4:30 p.m. Eastern time)
Sun., May 15 – Union-Colorado College winner vs. Cortland-Cabrini winner
– 1 p.m. local, (3 p.m. Eastern time)

(Regional games at Ithaca College, Ithaca NY) – May 13-16
Fri., May 13 – Union vs. Ithaca-Misericordia winner, 2 p.m.
Sat., May 14 – Union plays at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Sun., May 15 – (if necessary), schedule TBA (game times 12 p.m., 2 p.m.)
Mon., May 16 – (if necessary), 10 a.m.
Other participating teams: Cortland, Ithaca, King's, Misericordia, Western New England.

On the web: (FREE!)

On the phone:
1-800-846-4700, enter team code 1160
(charges apply on credit card)

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‘Hindu Ethics’ talk by Swami Tadatmananda

Posted on Mar 29, 2005

Swami Tadatmananda, director of the Arsha Bodha Hindu Center in New Jersey, will talk on “Hindu Ethics” on Monday, April 4, at 12:15 p.m. in Old Chapel at Union College.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Swami Tadatmananda is a former computer engineer and one of the few westerners initiated into a traditional Hindu monastic order. He draws upon contemporary scientific and psychological insights to explain Hinduism.    

The Arsha Bodha Center is a traditional Hindu center that offers pujas and classes on Vedanta, meditation and Vedic chanting.

The lecture is sponsored by the Union's East Asian Studies, Religious Studies, and Philosophy Department.  For more information, call 388-6240.


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‘Kristin’s Story’ coming to Union on April 5

Posted on Mar 29, 2005

Union College will sponsor the presentation, “Kristin's Story: A Story of Acquaintance Rape and Depression” on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Viniar Athletic Center. Kristin's Story is a proactive, co-educational program of acquaintance rape, based on the rape and suicide of Kristin Cooper, as told by her mother Andrea Cooper.

Andrea Cooper

Kristin, a student and member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., committed suicide on New Year's Eve 1995 after being raped by a man she knew. Her mother Andrea has been presenting this program at colleges throughout the country to educate students about acquaintance rape and depression. Andrea Cooper is a graduate of Florida State University and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

The event is sponsored by the Delta Delta Delta chapter at Union College, the Student Activities Office and the College's Speaker's Forum. There will be a reception after the presentation at Delta Delta Delta, located in Potter House.

For more information, go to http://www.tridelta.org/about/story.htm.

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Spring sports stars welcomed back with Liberty League honors

Posted on Mar 28, 2005

Union junior pitcher and first baseman Abby Arceneaux (Mechanicville/Mechanicville) received the Liberty League Softball Performer of the Week Award while her teammate, junior pitcher Jackie Coffey (Boston, MA/Boston Latin) earned the Liberty League Softball Pitcher of the Week honors. Senior attack Molly Flanagan (Simsbury, CT/Loomis Chaffee) joined St. Lawrence's Meghan Clement as the Liberty League Co-Women's Lacrosse Performers of the Week. Freshman third baseman Scott Carroll (Scituate, MA/Scituate) received the Liberty League Baseball Rookie of the Week award.

Abby Arceneaux

The Dutchwomen softball team opened the season with a 7-3 record on their spring trip, and Abby Arceneaux had a big week in Florida. She had eight multiple-hit games and also starred with her pitching. She had three hit games against Colby (5-1 W), Chicago (2-0 W), and Thomas (9-0 W, also with three runs scored). She had two hits and two RBIs in a 9-2 win over Colby, two hits and two runs in a 10-0 win over Southern Maine, and two hits and two RBIs in an 8-0 win over Fredonia. In a 7-0 win against D'Youville, Arceneaux had two hits and an RBI. Pitching-wise, she had a six-hitter vs. Colby in the 5-1 win, a four-hit shutout with 4 K's in a 2-0 win vs. Chicago, and also a two-hit 8-0 shutout win vs. Fredonia. Her wonderful week featured a one-hit shutout in the 10-0 triumph over Southern Maine on the final day in the Sunshine State.

Jackie Coffey

They say nobody's perfect. Well, whoever “they” might be, “they” did not witness the pitching performance of a certain Union softball star. Jackie Coffey's week was highlighted by a perfect game. She won 9-0 vs. Thomas, as the game lasted five innings. She also had a six-hit victory vs. Colby, 9-2, while allowing just four hits in a 1-0 loss to Bowdoin.

Arceneaux, Coffey and their teammates will return to action Friday at Mt. St. Mary's, as the March 29 twinbill at New Paltz is now scheduled for Sun., April 3 at 1 p.m. The home opening doubleheader is April 5 against Russell Sage at 3 p.m.

Molly Flanagan

Molly Flanagan started out her season with a bang, and a new record to boot. The Dutchwomen opened in Florida during spring break with three games. In a 10-8 loss vs. Colby in the opener, she scored three goals. She then posted five goals in a 13-6 victory over Nazareth, and added three scores and an assist in an 8-6 loss to Rensselaer in the Liberty League opener. Her 11 goals and one assist on the week give her career totals of 174 goals, 55 assists and 229 points, and she broke the career point record that was held by Nina Mandel '03 (219 career points). Flanagan and the women's lacrosse squad host Middlebury, the defending NCAA Division III national champions, Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Frank Bailey Field (the game was originally slated for 4 p.m.).

During the baseball team's opening week of play in Florida, Scott Carroll was solid in the field and at the plate. The freshman at the hot corner started seven of eight games and hit .596 (7 for 12) while not making an error in 10 chances. Carroll and the Dutchmen hit the diamond again on Wednesday at William Paterson, and are scheduled to open the home season Thursday against the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts at 3 p.m. at Central Park.

Welcome home, Abby, Jackie, Molly and Scott, and congratulations on your honors!

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