It was a family reunion for Avon’s Dorney brothers at the recent NCAA Division II men’s soccer tournament game in Canton, N.Y., when St. Lawrence University defeated the University of Scranton, 2-0. Senior Michael Dorney is a defender for Scranton (11-7-2) while freshman Stephen Dorney is a defender for St. Lawrence (16-4-2).
Michael played in all 19 games this season for Scranton, starting 17. He helped Scranton capture the Landmark Conference title this fall – the first conference title of any kind for Scranton since 1985. Stephen played in eight games for St. Lawrence, including time in a 2-0 loss to Haverford in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Senior forward Drew Montano of Avon and Stonehill College was recently named to the All-Northeast 10 Conference second team with nine goals and four assists for a career-high 22 points. Montano leaves the school as the leading scorer in school history with 22 goals and 16 assists for 60 points. Stonehill was 7-6-2 this fall. He started 62 of 64 games in his career.
He had a hand in all three goals in a 3-0 win over St. Michael’s earlier this season with a goal and two assists. He finished his Stonehill career with a bang with nine points over the final three games with four goals and an assist. He had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over New Haven along with two goals in a 6-2 victory over St. Anselm.
Avon senior defender Conor Lanahan helped his Brandeis men’s soccer team win the University Athletic Association championship this fall and earn another bid to the NCAA Division III national championships. The Judges went 18-3-1 this year and were eliminated by No. 2 Trinity (Texas) University in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Lanahan played in 22 games, started 21 and scored two goals along with one assist.
Freshman Matthew Fuge of Avon played soccer at Mount St. Mary’s this fall, appearing in 19 games and making 13 starts. He had eight shots on goal this season for the squad, that finished 5-10-4. … Freshman Amanda Holtzman of Avon played for the Siena College women’s soccer team this fall. She played in 14 games and made 10 starts for the Saints (12-7-3), who won the MAAC championship and earned a spot in the NCAA Division I tournament. UConn eliminated Siena, 5-0. … Avon freshman Brett Holtzman played six games and more than 250 minutes this fall for the Stephens Institute of Technology men’s soccer team. … Avon freshman Tara Shayler played seven games for the Eastern Connecticut State women’s soccer team this fall, scoring a goal against Rhode Island College. Eastern went 13-4-1.
Canton’s Dan Delos was a freshman fullback on the Curry College football team and played in seven games for the Colonels (4-6). He returned a kick 11 yards in a 21-20 loss to Maine Maritime and caught one pass for eight yards in a 26-24 win over MIT.
Avon freshman Karina Bucci played in five games this year with the College of New Jersey field hockey team that went 20-2 this year and advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals. …. Avon freshman Emily Stross played in 11 games this fall for the Southern Connecticut State field hockey team, scoring a goal and one assist. The Owls were 6-12. … Senior Meghan Davis of Canton started all 18 games at defense for the Owls, playing nearly 1,200 minutes and registering one defensive save. Davis started all 18 games her junior year at defense and played 17 games as a sophomore. … Freshman Katherine Stoll of Avon played in seven games for the MIT field hockey team. … Sophomore midfielder Caroline Schaefer of Avon started all 15 games this season for Colgate University and had one goal and three assists. She scored her goal against Georgetown. Colgate was 0-15.
Sophomore Sierra Mazur of Avon competed this fall with the UConn women’s crew team. Mazur rowed on the UConn women’s championship heavy eights team at the Head of the Schuylkill regatta in Philadelphia. She was in the fifth seat on the UConn team that finished eleventh. At the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston, Mazur was on the UConn team that participated in the championship four race, finishing 19th. Mazur rowed on the UConn B eight-person team that took fourth at the Head of the Riverfront Regatta in Hartford during October. It is common to try out several lineups in the fall portion of the crew season.
Sophomore Rachael Rosow of Avon is running with the Bates College track and field program. During the cross country season this past fall, her best performance came in the Bates Super XC Shootout in September with a time of 21:18.9 over 3.1 miles. She finished 108th for Bates at the ECAC Division III championships as Bates finished eighth. … Sophomore Sara Stokesbury of Avon is running cross country at Tufts. One of best performances this fall came at the Codfish Bowl in Boston with a 15th place finish to help Tufts win the meet.
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