Cortland State junior Dan Appley (Herkimer) on Wednesday was named to the 2017 D3football.com's All-East Region first team.
Appley, a starting defensive end and one of the Red Dragons' top tacklers, was a first team all-region choice on special teams — making him eligible for selection to the D3football.com All-America Team that will be announced Dec. 15 prior to the NCAA Division III championship game.
On special teams, Appley blocked four kicks this season — ranking first in the Empire 8 Conference and third nationally in Division III. He blocked point-after kicks against Framingham State, Buffalo State, Morrisville State and Hartwick College. His block against Hartwick proved to be the difference in a 31-30 victory.
On defense, Appley had 64 tackles — including 34 solos — and he led Cortland State (7-4) with 16 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks and 16 quarterback hits. He also recovered two fumbles.
• Babson College's Nick Comenale (New York Mills) scored 20 points in a 75-70 loss to Salem State and was named to the Big 4 Challenge All-Tournament Team. Comenale, who had 16 points, five assists and four steals in an 89-81 first-round win over Brandeis, shot 8 for 15 from 3-point range in the tournament.
• Junior guard Malaquias Canery (Clinton) came off the Clarkson University bench to score 20 points — two shy of his career high — on 8-for-14 shooting in a 77-66 Liberty League loss to RPI.
• Cortland State's Ryan Schmadel (Oriskany) scored 11 points in an 87-73 win over SUNY New Paltz.
• Alfred Unviersity's Dalton Cousin (Sherrill/Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) had eight points and seven rebounds in an 86-75 win over Geneseo State.
• D'Youville College's Jeremy VanDuluitgaarden (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) scored 14 points in a loss to Penn St.-Behrend.
• Center Tyler Kuhn (Oneida) had 10 points and nine rebounds for the College of Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF) in a loss to Villa Maria.
• Iowa State University's Emily Durr (Barneveld/Notre Dame) scored a season-high 21 points — three shy of her career high — and made five 3-pointers in an 83-80 loss to Drake University. She also had six assists in a 77-74 loss to Vanderbilt.
• St. Bonaventure University's Danielle Migliore (Frankfort/Frankfort-Schuyler) had 10 points and eight rebounds in a 53-52 loss to Delaware and the sophomore score 11 points in a 58-39 loss to Toledo.
• The Sage Colleges senior Gen Schoff (Little Falls) scored 13 of her 16 points in the second half, including a jumper that put the Gators ahead with 2:13 remaining, in a 54-50 win over Skidmore College. Schoff also had 10 points, 14 rebounds and four assists in a 66-63 loss to DeSales.
• Freshman Da'janay Miller-Peak (Utica/Thomas R. Proctor) had 10 points, a game-high 16 rebounds, and four assists in SUNY Cobleskill's 67-62 loss to Morrisville State College. Miller-Peak scored 10 points in a 59-34 NEAC win over Penn College and she had nine points in a 68-51 win over New Rochelle.
• Queens College freshman Achol Ajang (Utica/Thomas R. Proctor) had nine points and seven rebounds in a 64-48 win over Concordia University.
• Mercyhurst University's Maria Lapertosa (Whitesboro) has 14 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in a 78-69 loss to Kutztown University.
• Oneonta State's Teresa Anken (Rome/Rome Free Academy) had eight points, seven rebounds and three assists in a 52-41 win over Brockport State.
• Cazenovia College's Kelli Shepardson (Little Falls) had six points and 14 rebounds and teammate Danielle Caivana (Frankfort/Frankfort-Schuyler) scored eight points in a 50-46 loss to Wells College.
• Freshman Avery Crossley (Holland Patent) has 12 points and 13 rebounds off the bench to help Albany College of Pharmacy beat Purchase College 63-59.
Women's Indoor Track
• Senior thrower Harley Buczkowski (Holland Patent) was named Cortland State's Female Athlete of the Week after her season-opening performance at the Cornell University Greg Page Relays. Her career-best throw of 51 feet was good for fourth place — it ranks 12th nationally in Division III — in the weight throw, and she places 14th in the shot put at 32 feet, 2 inches.
• Brockport State's Triston Engle (Dolgeville) used a pin and a major decision to reach the 197-pound semifinals of Niagara Community College's New Standard Corporation Invitational before dropping a 4-2 decision.
• Hamilton College sophomore Michaela Giuttari of Warwick, Rhode Island, was named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III All-America Team on Wednesday. Giuttari, Hamilton's sixth field hockey All-American, was named to the second team. She had 18 goals and 39 points in 15 games for the Continentals, who finished 9-6 overall.