batting. Unfortunately, the mind-boggling numbers posted by the Lady Ben– gals' bats weren't enough to avoid a third consecutive coin flip to decide first place in the SUNYAC West Division. BSC lost the toss to Brockport, and subsequently the title in a 3-2 decision at Brockport. But the team went on to win the state champion– ships and with a 29-6 re– cord earned top seed in their region in the NCAA tournament. to expectations and fin– ished 2-6, but finished strong by winning two out of their last three matches. Erik Cleaver was 3-4 as the No. 1 player, and the team was boosted by the play of transfer Chris Cooper, who compiled a 3-1 record. CLUB SPORTS Club teams, while they continued to struggle with scheduling hassles, were still a popular feature of campus life. The volleyball club, which started as a bunch of guys playing in the Union quad, debuted in a conference and finished fifth in the nationals. The lacrosse club, led by coach Pete Hill, showed it could be successful when it field– ed a full squad, scoring a big win over RIT in their only home game. The rug– by club continued to have a devoted following on cam– pus and scrummed on. The club baseball team showed a campus commitment to the sport despite not hav– ing an on-campus playing field. MEN'S TENNIS The team didn't live up
BRIAN McDERMOTT The Brian McDermott Memorial Award was established in February of 1993 to re– member the Buff State swimmer who died in his home town, Long Beach, NY, at the beginning of the semester break in Decem– ber. McDermott was the initial recipient of the award which will in future years go to male or female swimmers who demon– strate the " principles of teamwork, dedica– tion and motivation" that marked McDer– mott's swimming career. Brian was known as one of the emotional leaders of the swim team and his cheerleading and support was as important a part of making the team competitive as his swimming.
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