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AU ski teams end season at USCSA regional championships

BRISTOL , NY - The Alfred University men’s and women’s Alpine ski teams concluded their seasons over the weekend at the United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) Mideast Regional championships at Bristol Mountain.

Both teams finished eighth of 11 teams competing - the AU men were seventh in Saturday’s giant slalom and 10th in Sunday’s slalom, while the Alfred women were ninth in the GS and seventh in the slalom - to wrap up solid 2012 campaigns. Only the top three qualify to move on to the USCSA National Championships next month in Sunday River, ME.

Sophomore Mike Stasko (Batavia, NY/National Sports Academy) paced the AU men, taking 13th in the giant slalom and third in the slalom. Senior Ryan Nanni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) was 25th in the GS; freshman Jeremy Osak (Warwick, NY/Warwick Valley) was 31st in the GS and 37th in the slalom; senior Luke Masi (North Jersey, NJ/Jefferson Township) was 39th in the giant slalom and 42nd in the slalom; and senior Andrew Jacobs (Hillsdale, NJ/Pascack Valley) was 44th in the giant slalom.

Freshman Aniken Paoloa (Huntington, VT/Mt. Mansfield) took 22nd in the GS and 13th in the slalom to lead the Alfred women. Sophomore Rebecca Spitz (Sterling, VA/Potomac Falls) was 30th in the giant slalom and 15th in the slalom; junior Claire Dvorak (Tully, NY/Tully) was 33rd in the GS and slalom; junior Ashley Frazell (Andover, NJ/Newton) was 38th in the giant slalom and 34th in the slalom; and freshman Haley Alexander (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) was 42nd in the GS and 38th in the slalom.