Herkimer College News http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/rss News for Herkimer College Takahashi drafted by Yomiuri Giants http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/802/takahashi-drafted-by-yomiuri-giants <p><strong>October 24, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – Herkimer Generals baseball player Shinnosuke Takahashi, a native of Chiba, Japan, was recently drafted by the Yomiuri Giants, a professional team apart of NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball).</p> <p>Takahashi was drafted in the eighth round, getting an opportunity to pitch for a storied franchise, the oldest team present amongst Japanese professional teams. The Giants have won nine league titles and have had numerous compete in the MLB (Major League Baseball), most noted Hideki Matsui, a former outfielder for the New York Yankees.</p> <p>Takahashi was a Liberal Arts &amp; Sciences: General Studies major at Herkimer College, helping the baseball team to a school-record 41 wins (41-11), 2014 Region III Championship and third-place finish in the NJCAA DIII World Series.</p> <p>The infielder had an impressive season, playing his best in regionals and nationals. In the Region III tournament he hit .615 with eight hits, one home run and seven RBIs. It helped Herkimer defeat Niagara 13-5, Erie 11-3 and Onondaga 9-3 for the championship.</p> <p>Then in nationals, the left-hander accumulated seven more RBI’s, hitting .400 with seven runs scored and another home run. The freshman had an RBI in every game of the World Series, finishing with at least one in his last eight games, getting two RBIs in two of the five games played in Tyler, Texas. His third home run of the season came in the team’s final game against Cumberland County College, giving the freshman all his home runs in the final 10 games of the season.</p> <p>"Shinn is one of the most talented players we have ever had!” said Head Baseball Coach Jason Rathbun. “I am so happy he got his chance to play for the best professional team in Japan. I've had some good conversations with him and he is very excited about this opportunity. When I started coaching 10 years ago, I would have never thought we would have a player drafted by the professional Japanese league! This is really exciting for everyone involved!"</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/802/takahashi-drafted-by-yomiuri-giants Alcohol Awareness Week http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/803/alcohol-awareness-week <p><strong>October 24, 2014</strong></p><p>In observation of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Herkimer College students participated in a Mocktail Event. The purpose of the event was to promote awareness and prevention of alcohol abuse and impaired driving. Sixteen student clubs set up booths with prevention messages and created mocktails. Stop DWI was on hand with beer goggles and a simulated driving course. Students wore the beer goggles while navigating the course and taking a sobriety test. Domestic Violence of Catholic Charities also was present to help students understand how alcohol and violence are related. The Physical Therapist Club won the best tasting mocktail. Members of the Physical Therapist Club are pictured. From left: Shelly Wheeler (Taberg), Amanda Capirci (Whitesboro) and Jamee Changelo (Mohawk).</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/803/alcohol-awareness-week Mind Body and Healing Course Offered at Herkimer College http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/804/mind-body-and-healing-course-offered-at-herkimer-college <p><strong>October 24, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College is offering a personal interest course Mind, Body and Healing.</p> <p>Mind Body and Healing will teach the student to take control of their body’s innate healing abilities through the power of mind. Follow a step by step process to breaking down health barriers and starting your body on the path to health and healing. The class will meet on four Mondays from 6 to 7:30 pm beginning November 3. Pre-registration is required by Friday, October 31. The fee is $59.</p> <p>To register or for more information contact the Community Education office at (315) 866-0300 ext. 8251, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. For a complete list of courses, visit our website at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce" target="_blank">www.herkimer.edu/ce/</a>.</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/804/mind-body-and-healing-course-offered-at-herkimer-college Herkimer College Offers Veterans Day Information Session http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/799/herkimer-college-offers-veterans-day-information-session <p><strong>October 23, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will hold a Veterans Day Information Session for prospective students on Tuesday, November 11 from 9 a.m. to noon in the McLaughlin College Center. Representatives from the Admissions office will be available to explain and assist with the application process. Campus tours will be offered at 10 and 11 am. To schedule an appointment, call (315) 866-0300, ext. 8278 or email <a href="mailto:admissions@herkimer.edu">admissions@herkimer.edu</a>.</p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/799/herkimer-college-offers-veterans-day-information-session Women’s Soccer No. 1 Seed in Region III DIII Championship http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/800/womens-soccer-no-1-seed-in-region-iii-diii-championship <p><strong>October 23, 2014</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/[file_link,id=6367]" target="_blank">2014 Women's Soccer Playoff Bracket</a></p> <p>HERKIMER, NY – The Herkimer Generals women’s soccer team was awarded with the No. 1 overall seed in this year’s 2014 NJCAA Region III DIII Women’s Soccer Championship. They’ll face the winner of #8 North Country and #9 Finger Lakes on Tuesday, October 28<sup>th</sup> at Wehrum Stadium. Start time for the semifinal is 4:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Seedings are as follows:</strong></p> <p>#1 Herkimer</p> <p>#2 Genesee</p> <p>#3 SUNY Broome</p> <p>#4 Hudson Valley</p> <p>#5 Onondaga</p> <p>#6 Jefferson</p> <p>#7 Mohawk Valley</p> <p>#8 North Country</p> <p>#9 Finger Lakes</p> <p>#10 Jamestown</p> <p>#11 Cayuga</p> <p>#12 Tompkins-Cortland</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/800/womens-soccer-no-1-seed-in-region-iii-diii-championship Men’s Soccer No. 1 Seed in Region III DIII Championship http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/801/mens-soccer-no-1-seed-in-region-iii-diii-championship <p><strong>October 23, 2014</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/[file_link,id=6368]" target="_blank">2014 Men's Soccer Playoff Bracket</a></p> <p>HERKIMER, NY – The Herkimer Generals men’s soccer team was awarded with the No. 1 overall seed in this year’s 2014 NJCAA DIII Men’s Soccer Championship. They’ll face the winner of #8 Finger Lakes and #9 Jefferson on Tuesday, October 28<sup>th</sup> at Wehrum Stadium. Start time for the semifinal is 7 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Seedings are as follows:</strong></p> <p>#1 Herkimer</p> <p>#2 Cayuga</p> <p>#3 Mohawk Valley</p> <p>#4 Genesee</p> <p>#5 Tompkins-Cortland</p> <p>#6 SUNY Delhi</p> <p>#7 Onondaga</p> <p>#8 Finger Lakes</p> <p>#9 Jefferson</p> <p>#10 North Country</p> <p>#11 Jamestown</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/801/mens-soccer-no-1-seed-in-region-iii-diii-championship Herkimer County Proclaims Arts & Crafts Weekend http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/795/herkimer-county-proclaims-arts-and-crafts-weekend <p><strong>October 22, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer County College Foundation Board member Jean Stapleton was presented with a proclamation by Vincent J. Bono, Chairman of the Herkimer County Legislature, proclaiming November 8 &amp; 9 as Herkimer County College Arts and Crafts Days in Herkimer County. Stapleton is the chair of the 38th Herkimer County Arts and Crafts Fair to be held at Herkimer College on Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 120 vendors will be present. Admission is $4, and convenient parking is available at no cost. Proceeds will benefit student scholarships at Herkimer College.</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/795/herkimer-county-proclaims-arts-and-crafts-weekend Baseball Fall Review http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/796/baseball-fall-review <p><strong>October 22, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY - Herkimer is finishing up their fall season where they have competed against some of the top four year programs in the state hitting at a clip of .336 with 13 homeruns for the team this fall. Herkimer baseball had a record breaking year in 2014 winning their 4<sup>th</sup> Region III Championship, capturing its 8<sup>th</sup> conference championship and finishing 3<sup>rd</sup> at the NJCAA World Series shattering the wins record with 41 wins. Over 20 transfers and recruits join the Generals for the upcoming 2015 season.</p> <p>Leading that group is eight sophomore transfers led by freshman All-American LHP Pat Merryweather (Baldwinsville, NY). Merryweather went 9-0 last season with a 1.25 ERA and is joined by his former teammates Jacob Shortslef (Hannibal, NY), Brandon Nylin (Pleasant Valley, NY), and Chris Rave (Middletown, NY). RHP Shortslef, a DII Lynn University recruit, was first-team All Region last season when he went 7-0 with a 1.80 ERA. RHP Nylin went 5-3 with a 1.27 ERA and catcher Chris Rave was a 2<sup>nd</sup> team All Region selection when he hit .380 with 9 doubles, 2 homeruns, and 42 RBI’s. St. John’s University recruit LHP Joe Nellis (Johnstown, NY) was a redshirt last season but is a highly touted division one recruit with his 90-93 MPH fastball. LHP Marcus Failing (Fort Plain, NY) is another power arm with an upper 80’s fastball who is coming off a strong summer for the South Troy Dodgers. RHP Chad Sinko (Cohoes, NY) went 2-2 with 14 strikeouts in 19 innings on the mound last year.</p> <p>Infielder Christian Malave (Milford, CT) is a Division I redshirt transfer who is from Milford, Connecticut and was a highly recruited player by Herkimer during his Junior and Senior year. Jake Rouse (Milford, CT) who is also from Milford is a switch hitting outfielder who has a bright future in the program. Infielder Mike Bastis (South Windsor, CT) is the third player from Connecticut to join the Generals program this year.</p> <p>Atlanta Braves made shortstop Pat Dorrian (Kingston, NY) the 12<sup>th</sup> player taken by the team in this year’s major league draft. Dorrian joins the Generals baseball program to start his career as a college student-athlete. Dorian’s athleticism has him as a two sport athlete here competing in basketball as well.</p> <p>Former Averill Park standout Greg Hotaling (Averill Park, NY) adds some quality depth to the team with his ability to play every position on the field at a high level. 1B Peter Rumora (Palisades Park, NJ) is a big strong hitter and will provide depth at the corner. 2013 Class B 1<sup>st</sup> team All State outfielder Chris Pindar (Oneonta, NY) joins the Generals team with his big bat to add depth to a strong core of returning players in the outfield. Brandon Roberts (Newport, NY) and Brendan Koutnik (Montrose, NY) have added depth in the infield this fall. Adam Nell (Verona, NY) is a big power hitting prospect working a new spot in the outfield this fall.</p> <p>Nick Whalen (New Hartford, NY), Stephen Cardiello (Northport, NY), Joseph Gagliano (West Milford, NJ), Joey Butler (Ballston Lake, NY) and TJ Carola (Hicksville, NY) are all freshman pitchers looking to make their impact in the program.</p> <p>Herkimer returns a few key pieces of last year’s team. Leading that group is All American shortstop Tyler Phillips (Hancock, NY). 1<sup>st</sup> team All Region catcher John Boland (Rinebeck, NY) returns and with the addition of Rave gives the Generals the best 2 catchers in the region from last year on the same team this year. Boland is hitting .490 this fall with 9 doubles and Rave is .532 with 7 doubles, 3 triples, and 2 homeruns. Phillips double play partner and leadoff hitter from last year Matt Lichtman (Smithtown, NY) returns.</p> <p>Eric Downey (Albany, NY) will move from his DH spot to RF and share time with Tom Carrigan (Niskayuna, NY). Tashi Terashima (Tokyo, Japan) who is hitting .463 this fall, will take on a fulltime role this year in centerfield.</p> <p>Mike Harrington (Glens Falls, NY) and Will Apps (Syracuse, NY) return to the mound after posting quality innings as freshman last year.</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/796/baseball-fall-review Sitrin Partners with Herkimer College-Collaboration Expands Student Knowledge of Concussion Management http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/797/sitrin-partners-with-herkimer-college-collaboration-expands-student-knowledge-of-concussion-management- <p><strong>October 22, 2014</strong></p><p> </p> <p>Students enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program at Herkimer College are receiving specialized training at the Sitrin Medical Rehabilitation Center to allow them to conduct free baseline screens for athletes. An essential component to concussion management, baseline screening involves gathering data on how athletes (individuals) think and how well they maintain their balance. “These two areas are vital and allow therapists to individualize return-to-play decisions for athletes,” said Dr. James Wallace, director of clinical rehabilitation services at Sitrin. “There are many athletes in our community and the demand exists to address this missing link.”</p> <p>A leading expert of baseline concussion testing and post-concussion treatment, Wallace implemented Sitrin’sEquili-BRAIN-ium Concussion Management Network several years ago. He and his concussion management team have performed hundreds of baseline tests and post-concussion assessments. They use an evidence-based approach, assessing both the physical and cognitive aspects of concussion. The team’s goal is to return athletes to competition as safely as possible, as well as offer the most current and effective treatments for any athlete sustaining a concussion.</p> <p>Sitrin’s expansive rehabilitation therapy gym and its wellness center provide the optimal environment for Herkimer College PTA students. In addition to learning how to conduct baseline screens for local athletes and providing this service at no cost, the students have the unique opportunity to increase their knowledge of concussions and address a widespread need in the community. “The partnership between Sitrin and Herkimer College provides our Physical Therapist Assistant students a program of supervised clinical training that will instruct them as to how to work with a therapist to conduct baseline screenings for athletes, increasing their knowledge of concussions,” said Michael Oriolo, dean of students. “At the same time, these students are provided an opportunity to participate in the community, addressing the baseline testing needs for local athletes.”</p> <p>Wallace and Karen Jones, assistant professor at Herkimer College, developed this program. “I am always open to enhancing the learning experiences of PTA students at Herkimer College,” said Jones. “I am very excited about this opportunity to collaborate with a local facility in a way that the students can help to make a difference within the community.” Twenty-three students have been participating in this program for several weeks. “This partnership improves access, care, and most importantly, maximizes the health and safety of the community’s greatest asset – its children,” said Wallace. “Sitrin is truly appreciative of this effort; my team is excited to have Herkimer College as part of Sitrin’s Concussion Management Network.”</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/797/sitrin-partners-with-herkimer-college-collaboration-expands-student-knowledge-of-concussion-management- Generals sweep Twins in final match http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/798/generals-sweep-twins-in-final-match <p><strong>October 22, 2014</strong></p><div class="flex-video"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iz6QsxM4qaE" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(The women's volleyball team defeated Columbia-Greene Wednesday evening 3-0). </p> <p>HERKIMER, NY – In their final regular season home match with a chance to end the season on a two-game win streak, the Herkimer Generals women’s volleyball team did just that, defeating Columbia-Greene Community College Wednesday evening 3-0.</p> <p>Herkimer (4-24, 2-7) had solid performances from their starting five, winning each set by at least nine (25-5, 25-11 and 25-16). Setting the tone early was JaNay Mucitelli (Utica, NY). The freshman managed to collect five early service points thanks to two aces, causing the Twins to call a time out with the Generals up 11-3. After that, a Nickee Thibault (Ilion, NY) kill, Carolyn Thompson (Hannibal, NY) kill and Laurice Budd (Liberty, NY) block increased the lead to 13 (18-5). Pouring on the offense was Budd and Captain Shelby Bobzien (Endicott, NY) with a kill and ace, taking the first set 25-5.</p> <p>The second set saw Herkimer jump out to an 11-5 lead, breaking a 2-2 tie thanks to a 9-3 run which included three kills by Thompson and an ace, kill and block by Mucitelli. Helping the Generals cap off a 25-11 second set was Shahadah Williams (Syracuse, NY). The sophomore ended it with two consecutive aces.</p> <p>In the final set, the Twins came out with more energy, causing four ties. Breaking that momentum was Williams, Thibault and Budd. Williams had two kills and Thibault and Budd both had one, helping the Generals to a 14-7 lead. From there, two kills by Bobzien, Thompson and Williams built a 22-14 lead. Herkimer ended it, winning 25-16, getting their first win streak of the season.</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/798/generals-sweep-twins-in-final-match