Lipshie to attend NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Fredonia State men’s soccer player Chase Lipshie has been invited to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum next month at the NCAA’s Indianapolis headquarters.

A senior midfielder from Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., Lipshie is a sport management major with minors in business administration and coaching. He is the son of Maureen and Seth Lipshie and a graduate of Consewogue High School.

The forum brings together 200 selected student-athletes for four days to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. The CSF is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, to give them the opportunity to network and to learn from current athletics professionals.

Fredonia State Assistant Director of Athletics Megan Valentine said Lipshie was selected from 1,100 student-athletes who applied from all three NCAA divisions.

Pair receive SUNY

Chancellor’s Awards

Two Fredonia State student-athletes, who have excelled in their sports and in the classroom, have been selected as SUNY Chancellor’s Award recipients.

Adrian Van Hall of the men’s swimming and diving team, and Cherise Gunnell of the women’s softball team were nominated by Fredonia State Director of Athletics Greg Prechtl based on their achievements in their respective sports and studies.

Van Hall completed his fourth year of swimming this past winter. He was chosen Second Team All SUNYAC while transitioning from a distance freestyler to the sprints. In addition, he has been named to SUNYAC All-Academic and Commissioner’s Lists while majoring in Applied Math and Economics. He is the son of Teresa and Richard Van Hall and a graduate of Owego High School.

Gunnell has been a top player for the Blue Devil softball team the past two seasons after transfering from Mercyhurst University. She batted .270 and was second on the team with 10 RBI and 12 runs scored this spring. A childhood education major with a Spanish minor, Gunnell is also an SUNYAC All-Academic and Commissioner’s List recipient. He is the daughter of Cheryl and Robert Gunnell.

“SUNY scholar athletes are stand-out students who have excelled not only in their respective sports but in our classrooms as well,” SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said. “With an average GPA of 3.55 among this year’s honorees, we are exceptionally proud of their achievements. Congratulations to each of the students recognized, and thank you the many professors, coaches, and staff across SUNY who support them.”