Jacob Modry (4) handles against the Buffalo St. Bengals at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena Nov. 19, 2022.
By Michael Purtell and Collin Bolebruch
Both Plattsburgh State cross country teams competed in the RPI Harvest Classic last Saturday, Sept. 16th. In a race featuring six collegiate teams, the Cardinals finished fourth in both competitions. The men finished with a team score of 91, and the women with a team score of 121.
Plattsburgh State finished behind the 11th ranked RPI, Union and Albany. Finishing behind the Cardinals were Hudson Valley Community College, Saint Rose and Russell Sage, who did not have a complete men’s team.
For the men, Plattsburgh’s top finishers were Noah Bonesteel and Graham Richard. The pair finished with overall placements of 30th and 33rd. Bonesteel completed the 8k in 25:46, and Richard was eight seconds behind him with a time of 25:54.
The next group of Plattsburgh runners to cross the finish line did so in rapid succession. Michael Brockway ran a time of 26:41, Erik Kucera finished with 26:47 on the clock, Justin Kumrow came in at 26:56, and Jeremy Gundrum clocked in at 27:02. They finished 52nd, 54th, 55th and 58th respectively.
The Cardinal’s final scoring runner was Peter Basile, who finished 66th with a time of 27:33.
In the Women’s 6k, Marissa Colvin was the first finisher for the Cardinals. She finished in 14th place overall with a time of 22:57. Plattsburgh State’s second finisher was Anya Sloth, who posted a 31st finish at 24:06.
Rounding out the scoring runners for the Cardinals was Ginny Lucchetti in 43rd place with a time of 25:01, Sophia Gambino in 45th place with a time of 25:42, Kayla Grant in 47th with a time of 25:49, Lillian Mroran in 49th with a time of 26:09 and Jaylee Southwell in 50th with a time of 26:19.
Basile, Kucera, and Lucchetti all finished with personal best performances in their events.
The Cardinals’ next stop will be at St. Lawrence University, where it will compete in the Ronald C. Hoffman Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 23.
The Los Angeles Kings of the NHL released its training camp roster Sept. 19, and it featured Plattsburgh Cardinals men’s hockey alumnus, defenseman Jacob Modry. Modry was one of 22 defensemen to make the cut. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Jaroslav Modrý, who played for the Kings from 1999 to 2004 and from 2007 to 08. Jacob Modry played for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings from 2014-16.
Modry played for the Cardinals in his junior and senior seasons, after transferring from Division I Merrimack College. In both seasons in Plattsburgh, he was named to the All-SUNYAC team, earning first-team honors in his senior season. Also in his final year, Modry earned All-USCHO honorable mention and CCM/AHCA Third-Team All-America honors. He was a key piece to the team’s 2023 SUNYAC Championship run.
Multiple other Cardinals hockey players have popped up on professional rosters. Modry’s former linemate Matt Araujo signed with the SPHL Fayetteville Marksmen after the Cardinals’ NCAA Tournament loss.
Women’s hockey’s Sara Krauseneck and Sierra Benjamin really are inseparable — after four seasons and an NCAA Championship together, the two have teamed up in Sweden, playing for Division I Skellefteå AIK.