Carlson makes 1-meter H.M. All-American

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Fredonia State freshman Arron Carlson earned honorable mention All-American status Friday at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving championship meet.

Carlson scored 458.30 points to finish 13th during the consolation round of the men’s 1-meter springboard diving on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

After finishing ninth at the SUNYAC meet off the 1-meter board, Carlson qualified for nationals at regional competition and made the most of it.

“Obviously, he improved tremendously,” Fredonia State diving coach John Crawford said. “At the NCAAs only two freshmen finished higher in the preliminaries.”

Crawford said Carlson performed a new dive – an inward 2.5 somersault – which paid dividends.

“At 3.1, it is the first time that he performed a dive over 3.0 degree of difficulty in a meet,” Crawford said. “He scored over 50-plus points on the dive. It was his highest scoring dive of the meet.”

Carlson’s day brought the curtain down on the 2013-14 Blue Devil men’s swimming & diving season. The women’s season draws to a close Saturday when seniors Ashley Keller and Katelyn Haley compete in women’s 3-meter springboard diving at the national meet.


Devils drop 3-2

game to Plattsburgh

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Fredonia State baseball team dropped a 3-2 game to Plattsburgh at the Gene Cusic Classic on Friday.

Up 2-1, Plattsburgh tied the game on a bases-loaded squeeze play in the sixth inning.

With runners at second and third and the next batter up, Plattsburgh went back to the squeeze. The batter missed the ball, and as the runner was caught running home, slid and stopped, but was never tagged and got up and crossed the plate.

Starting pitcher Tommy Morris went six innings, giving up three runs, only one earned. He gave up five hits, walked one and struck out one. Kyle Grey (Frewsburg) pitched three innings of scoreless ball to close out the game.

The Devils were limited to four hits in the game. Ricky Mendiola had a two-run single in the fifth to account for the two Blue Devil runs. The Devils had a chance to add to the lead, but a line-drive double play ended the inning.

The Devils fall to 5-7, while Plattsburgh upped its record to 6-8.

The Devils wrap up their spring trip Saturday with a 10 a.m. contest vs. Wisconsin-Platteville

Women’s Basketball

Hebert named to All Region Team

Fredonia State senior Becky Hebert was one of two SUNYAC players named to the Women’s All-East Region team following this season. Plattsburgh’s Kathleen Payne was the other.

Hebert led the conference in scoring at 22.4 points per game. She also led the SUNYAC in shooting percentage (56.0 percent), free-throw percentage (86.2 percent) and minutes played per game (36.3). She ranked seventh in assists per game at 2.7.

She became the Devils’ all-time leading scorer, finishing with 1,604 career points. She also set the single-season (538) and game (44) scoring marks this year.

On the national scene, Hebert ranked eighth in scoring, 23rd in field-goal percentage and 28th in free throw percentage.