No Gym? No Problem
Nov16

No Gym? No Problem

One of Geneseo’s standout swimmers shares how to get a great workout, even from your living room. By Brett Ford Noelle Staso ’21, a three-time qualifier for the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships and State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) record holder in three separate events, spent most of the pandemic quarantine at home, just like the rest of us. As an elite-level college athlete, Staso has...

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Trending Now: It Takes One — to Keep You Going
Nov16

Trending Now: It Takes One — to Keep You Going

 Inspiring stories of athletes who surrounded themselves with passion and the will to achieve their dreams. By Brett Ford Chris Popovici ’06 has dedicated his life and livelihood to mentoring and developing young people, using track and field as a catalyst for personal growth. A middle-distance standout during his four years in the Geneseo program, Popovici won the 500 meters at the 2004 SUNYAC Indoor Track and Field Championships and...

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Setting the Tone
Nov16

Setting the Tone

Swimmer Sakura Hamazaki ’21 saw the need for a volunteer network to help fellow student-athletes discover opportunities at Geneseo. So she created one. By Brett Ford On the field, on the court, in the pool, on horseback or on the track, Geneseo student-athletes juggle numerous team responsibilities with the rigors of challenging academics. Hours spent balancing sport and study time can divert student-athletes from the paths of...

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The Proof is in the Pipeline
Jul14

The Proof is in the Pipeline

The Geneseo student-athlete experience has developed a strong tradition of alumni coaches at the collegiate level. By Brett Ford Student-athletes are often told that what they learn in competition will apply to their in-classroom learning, but the opposite is true as well. Sometimes, they pass that knowledge on to a new generation — as coaches themselves. Former Geneseo women’s basketball student-athlete Melissa Graham Kuberka ’13 is...

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Online Extra: Geneseo Alumni Who Are Collegiate-Level Coaches
Jul12

Online Extra: Geneseo Alumni Who Are Collegiate-Level Coaches

GENESEO ALUMNI COACHING AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL AT GENESEO AND BEYOND. THE Geneseo student-athlete experience has developed a strong tradition of alumni coaches at the collegiate level. There are currently 45 alumni serving as coaches at higher-education institutions. Email us your name, class year and position if we should add you to the growing list! scene@geneseo.edu. AT SUNY GENESEO: Dan Moore ’06: SUNY Geneseo Men’s and Women’s...

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Preparing Yourself for a Challenge
Mar05

Preparing Yourself for a Challenge

Ice Knights Captain Conlan Keenan ’20 on how to get your mind in the game. By Brett Ford Conlan Keenan ’20, a three-year captain of the Geneseo men’s ice hockey team, has played in over 100 games in his college career, leading the Knights to back-to-back State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the NCAA Frozen Four in 2019. A leader on and off...

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Simple Wins the Game
Mar05

Simple Wins the Game

Women’s basketball head coach Alyssa Polosky ’11 focuses on team cohesiveness and uncomplicated strategy. By Brett Ford Alyssa Polosky ’11 has always done her best to keep things simple.Her approach has led to success as an All-American women’s basketball student-athlete for the Knights and as part of the Geneseo coaching staff for nine seasons. Now, in her second year as women’s basketball head coach, Polosky preaches...

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Pro Tips for Better Athletic Photos
Nov27

Pro Tips for Better Athletic Photos

Geneseo’s award-winning photographer Keith Walters ’11 has learned a few key things over the past eight years that he’s photographed hundreds of athletic events and players. See his photo gallery of favorite shots that illustrate his best tips for getting better photos, whether of your kids or friends on the field — and off. And, read his full story. Photo by Keith Walters ’11

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Your Guide to the Good Shots
Nov26

Your Guide to the Good Shots

Our award-winning photographer shares tips on taking images you’ll want to keep. See Keith’s gallery of favorite  athletic photos to illustrate the tips. With fall sports underway, many Geneseo alumni hope to make memorable photographs of their children and friends competing. As the College’s lead photographer, I’ve learned a few key things during the past eight years of photographing athletic events that help me better tell a...

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Two Is Not Always Better Than One
Nov22

Two Is Not Always Better Than One

A difficult choice prompted change that helped define Danni Napoli’s collegiate experience — and set a record. Danni Napoli ’19 came to Geneseo in the fall of 2015 with the notion of being an elite student-athlete while obtaining one of the best educations in the country. Earning a degree in mathematics from a renowned institution was a priority, but so was playing the two sports she fell in love with at a young age. Napoli was...

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