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FALL WRAP-UP

Aria Garsys '00 earned Most Valuable Player honors as she led the Yellowjackets to the ECAC northeast regional soccer championship at St. Lawrence University. Garsys scored two goals in the championship game, a 3-0 win over St. Lawrence that avenged one of Rochester's regular season losses.

Rochester finished the season at 11-5-3 overall, 5-1-1 in the UAA. Under new playoff guidelines this year, the Yellowjackets did not earn an NCAA playoff bid because they did not win their conference title.

Jen Seferiadis '02 led the team in scoring (7 goals, 9 assists, 23 points). Garsys was second (10- 2-22). Kate Donhauser had a 0.88 goals-against average with seven shutouts. She shut out her last three opponents (Brandeis, Brockport, and St. Lawrence).

Garsys and Seferiadis were named First Team All-UAA. Amy Kelmenson '03 earned Second Team honors.

Football: Rochester finished with a 3-6 overall record, 2-2 in the UAA. The Yellowjackets drew a crowd of 3,164 on opening night against Canisius, the largest home crowd in six years. Linebacker Brian Kowalski '01 was named Second Team Academic All-American. Rochester had two players--quarterback Jeff Piscitelli '01 and wide receiver Anthony Yandek '02--named First Team All-UAA. Kowalski and fellow linebacker Lance Ramer '01, along with defensive end Chris Haarstick '01 and defensive back Jeff Smith '00, were named Second Team All-UAA. The UCAA named Smith, Ramer, and Kowalski to its Second Team.

Men's Soccer: The Yellowjackets finished 8-10 with a late-season rush that included three wins in the last five games. Jacques Appleby '03 led the team in scoring (7-1-15), followed closely by Dan Ruegg '01 (7-0-14). Ruegg and Bill Miller '02 were named First Team All-UAA. Sam Tasker '01 received Second Team honors.

Field Hockey: Kristy Woolbert '00 and Katie Mateer '01 were named to the All-New York State team at season's end. Woolbert was named to the Second Team. Mateer was a Third Team choice. The Yellowjackets were 3-13 overall.

Women's Volleyball: Rochester finished third at the UCAA championships. Laila Ibrahim '01, Kristin Moyer '00, and Jennifer Zubek '00 were named All-UCAA. The Yellowjackets finished 5-31 overall.

Men's Cross Country: The Yellowjackets finished sixth at the state meet and seventh at UAAs. Frank Szakaly '01 continued his streak as Rochester's top finisher, as he has for 17 straight meets. Szakaly earned All-State honors for a 13th-place finish.

Women's Cross Country: Jodi House '00 earned All-UCAA honors for an eighth-place finish at the conference championships. Rochester finished third as a team. The Yellowjackets were sixth at UAAs.

Women's Tennis: The Yellowjackets were 7-1 in duals, finished second at the state meet, and second at UCAAs. Four singles players reached the state championship match. Deepa Popuri '02 was named First Team All-State. Kristy Brown '01 and Erika Kahan '02 were named Second Team. Margaret Benenati '01 was named Honorable Mention. In doubles play, Benenati and Brown received Second Team honors, and Kahan and Popuri, and Marybeth Liang '03 and Rachel Sandler '01 were Honorable Mention honorees.

Men's Tennis: Rochester was 2-1 in the fall and finished third at the Flower City Tournament. Steve Danishevsky '00, who was 21-5 as a junior, picked up where he left off, going unbeaten in singles play.

Golf: Joe Quijano '02 shot a three-over 75 to earn a spot in the ECAC championships. Quijano and his brother, Mike '03, earned All-UCAA honors and led Rochester to a second-place finish. The Yellowjackets finished the fall campaign ranked 25th in Division III.

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