Tuesday, December 10, 2013

5th Annual Penguin Plunge into Seneca Lake

About 50 Hobart and William Smith students and staff jumped into the cold water of Seneca Lake on Friday, December 6th to raise money for "Embrace Your Sisters", a group that helps women in Ontario County with breast cancer.

Monday, December 9, 2013

William Smith Herons Are National Champions!

Twenty-five years after William Smith won its first women's soccer championship, the Herons did it again Saturday winning their 23 game in a row and claiming the national championship by beating Trinity University 2-0.
The team and their coaches returned home to Geneva Sunday night with a police escort and were greeted by a couple of hundred students, college officials, staff and friends.

HWS Communications News Release-
The William Smith College soccer team defeated Trinity University 2-0 to win the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer National Championship this afternoon on Toyota Field in San Antonio. It's the second national championship in Heron soccer history.
The Herons capped their historic season with a 23-1-0 overall record. William Smith posted program records for wins in a season with 23 and shutouts in a season with 21. The Herons did not allow a single goal in all six NCAA tournament victories, and allowed just six goals all season. William Smith has earned 23 straight victories and 16 straight shutouts. The Herons' shutout streak spanned 1,472:07, another school record.
It's the 480th career win for William Smith Soccer Head Coach Aliceann Wilber, the winingest coach in Division III women's soccer, and this national championship victory comes 25 years after the Herons' only other national championship. William Smith defeated UC San Diego 1-0 in triple overtime for the title in 1988.
Junior Madeline Buckley scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 11th minute and junior Krista Longo added an insurance goal in the second half. Senior goalie Chelsea Dunay made a season-high nine saves to secure her William Smith season record 18th shutout this year.
Dunay, who earned a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament team, also holds the Heron season record with 23 victories in goal this year. Senior defender Olivia Zitoli, first-year forward Kara Shue, sophomore midefielder Zoe Eth, and senior forward Krista Longo joined Dunay to represent William Smith on the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team. Zitoli was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Defensive Player and Longo was selected the Most Outstanding Offensive Player.

The Herons gave second-ranked Trinity its first loss this season. The Tigers finished the year with a 25-1-2 overall record.
Just 10:22 into the match Buckley gave William Smith a 1-0 advantage. Shue pushed a pass from the left side to find Buckley who fired home her shot from right out in front. It was Buckley's team-leading 10th goal this season, and Shue's team-high 11th assist this year.
Trinity's best scoring chance of the first half came in the 28th minute when the Tigers earned a corner kick. It was sent into the box by Kirby Peddicord. Yasmeen Farrah got the ball about six yards out right in front of the goal, but blasted her shot just high of the crossbar.
Longo put the Herons up 2-0 in the 52nd minute. She settled the ball in the box, and drilled a shot on goal. It banged off the underside of the crossbar and fell over the goal line. Buckley was there to ensure it was a goal, sending the ball into the back of the net, but it turned out to not be necessary, as Longo was credited with the unassisted tally. It was Longo's second goal in as many days, as she chipped in the game winner in the William Smith's national semifinal win yesterday. It was her eighth goal this season.
Trinity had another chance to get on the scoreboard with just under 24 minutes left in the game. The Tigers launched the ball deep into the box, and one of the Trinity players was able to get a high shot off through a crowd in front of the goal, but Dunay made the vertical leap to get her hand on the ball and deny the Tigers' scoring chance.
Minutes later the Herons almost took a 3-0 lead. Longo broke through the Trinity defense for a one-on-one with the Tigers' keeper Devan Osegueda. Osegueda came rushing out of the goal to just barely beat Longo to the ball and knock it over the right sideline. Osegueda finished with four saves in goal for Trinity.
The Heron defense continued to dominate in the national championship match as it has done so many times this season. William Smith blocked nine of Trinity's shots this afternoon. The Tigers finished with a 24-12 advantage in shots. Each team earned three corners in the match.
William Smith's three seniors, Zitoli, Dunay and Kim Knefel capped their Heron careers in the best possible fashion. In their four years on the team, William Smith has notched a 75-7-8 record and a national championship.

Friday, December 6, 2013

HWS Brings O|A|R to the Smith Opera House

For the "Welcome Back" concert next semester Hobart and William Smith Colleges are bringing O|A|R to the Smith Opera House on Saturday February 8, 2014.  The show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7pm.

$15 HWS student tickets go on sale 1/6/14 at the college store website. General admission
ticket go on sale to the public on 1/13/14 for $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

O|A|R Website 

College Store Website 

The Smith Opera House Website

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Join WHWS 105.7 LP-FM 
for William Smith Herons Soccer
 Friday 12/6/13 starting at 11:50am.
Ted Baker and Suzanne Willard will have all the action from the Lone Star State.

Sue earned a bachelor's degree in history from William Smith College in 1999 and completed the education program. After earning a master's degree in history and serving as a graduate assistant soccer coach at Washington College, she returned to William Smith as assistant coach for the Herons in 2001. From there, Sue went on to coach soccer at both the NCAA Division I and III levels, before rejoining HWS in the Office of Admissions. She oversees the campus tour and works with tour guides, and is the athletic liaison for William Smith Athletics.

Ted is the radio voice of Hobart Football and Lacrosse.  Ted is also the host of the Finger Lakes Morning News on Finger Lakes News Radio WGVA 1240am/96.1 fm and  WAUB 1590am and 98.1fm. 

Listen the Herons on WHWS 105.7fm, online at www.whws.fm , or on your mobile device.

Droid: we recommend RadioTime's TuneIN app, available via the Droid Market.  There is a free version that has visual ads, and a paid version that has no ads.

iPhone: we recommend the Live365 Radio app, available via the iPhone App Store.  It is free for regular use, and includes a five-day VIP trial as well.
Blackberry: should natively stream WHWS by clicking this link: http://www.live365.com/play/whws  If not, try the Nobex Radio Companion.  There's a free version with ads, and a premium version (monthly fee) w/o ads.

Windows Mobile 6.x: we recommend GSplayer.  This is an older software, but is quite simple, straightforward, and generally works.