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Saxon ski teams wrap up regular season; Stasko and Spitz named all-conference
2/14/11

BRISTOL, NY — The Alfred University men’s and women’s Alpine ski teams concluded their regular seasons in weekend races held at Bristol Mountain and hosted by the University of Rochester. The AU men finished in fifth place and the Alfred women in sixth.

The Alfred men took fifth place in Saturday’s giant slalom. Junior Stephen Barton (Dansville, NY/Dansville) was Alfred’s top skier, taking 15th place. Freshman Mike Stasko (Batavia, NY/National Sports Academy) was 20th and junior Ryan Nanni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) was 26th. Senior Megan Caggianelli (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) was 13th to lead the Alfred women, who finished sixth as a team in the GS. Sophomore Claire Dvorak (Tully, NY/Tully) was 21st and freshman Megan Smith (Naples, NY/Naples) was 28th.

In Sunday’s slalom, the AU men were fourth as a team, with Barton taking ninth, Stasko 10th and Nanni 17th. Freshman Rebecca Spitz (Sterling, VA/Potomac Falls) was the Saxons’ top skier in the slalom, finishing sixth. Caggianelli was 13th and Dvorak 18th as the AU women placed fourth as a team in the slalom.

Stasko and Spitz were each named to the Mideast Region’s Finger Lakes Division all-conference teams.

Alfred is in action next weekend, Feb. 18-20, at the United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) Mideast Region championships at West Mountain in Glens Falls, NY.