Jun 1, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team won their second Skyline Championship in three years under fourth year head coach Erik Smiles...


Apr 22, 2008
CAPE COD, Mass. – Damien Santana of Farmingdale State College has been chosen as the 2007-08 ECAC Division III Metro Men's Basketball Player of the Year, in a vote by the coaches at ECAC member institutions. Santana, the Skyline Conference Player of the Year, averaged 21.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game on the year. The junior guard helped Farmingdale to a 22-6 record, claiming the conference title and earning the Rams a spot in the NCAA tournament...


Apr 10, 2008
White Plains, N.Y. - The All-Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association awards have been announced, with Farmingdale State head men's basketball coach Erik Smiles being selected as Coach of the Year and junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) was named First Team after the Rams finished with a 22-6 record, a Skyline Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division III National Tournament...


Mar 7, 2008
As a part of the Division III community, PrestoSports is proud to present a mobile scoreboard of the men's and women's NCAA Division III basketball championships. To view the mobile scoreboard, type www.prestosports.com/m into the browser on your computer or web enabled phone (web charges may apply). Feel free to share this link with other fans so they can follow the tournament action throughout the weekend. All in progress updates will display on the front page of www.d3hoops.com as well as on the mobile scoreboard. The Rams game versus Penn State Behrend starts at 6:00 p.m...


Mar 7, 2008
Rochester, N.Y. -The Farmingdale State men's basketball team finished their season with a disappointing loss, 83-62, in the first round of the NCAA Championship against Penn State Behrend. The Lions led by five at the half, 41-36, before opening the second half with a 13-3 run to push the lead to 15 and by as many as 28 points in the second. PSB shot 64-percent from the field in the second and Farmingdale would never recover...


Mar 3, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Year after finishing the season with a conference-leading 21.4 points per game. Junior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) was named First Team All-Skyline and senior guard Peter Lipka (Shelton, Conn./Shelton) was named Second Team All-Skyline for their efforts this season...


Mar 3, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team won their second Skyline Championship in three years under fourth year head coach Erik Smiles (83-30 career coaching record, 4 years). The Rams were the top seed in the Skyline Playoffs and defeated Maritime 84-69 in the Semifinals and then St. Joe's - L.I. in the Finals 91-71 to receive the automatic bid to the NCAA Tourney. Farmingdale has drawn Penn State Behrend (23-4) as their opponent in the first round and will travel to the host site, University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., for the game on Friday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m. With a win, the men will face either Rochester (20-5) or Middlebury (19-7) on Saturday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m...


Mar 1, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team (22-5) won their second Skyline Conference Championship in three years tonight with a 91-71 victory over St. Joseph's College (21-6). Rams senior forward Brian Robinson (White Plains, N.Y./White Plains) was named the Tournament MVP after posting 18 points and six rebounds on 9-of-10 shooting. Farmingdale opened up a 17-6 lead just five minutes into the game before St. Joe's used an eight point run to cut the deficit to three, 17-14, with 12:26 left in the half. The Rams held the lead for the rest of the first and went into the locker room holding a 43-32 edge. In the second half, Farmingdale could not be stopped as they shot 60-percent from the field (15-for-25) to build up the lead to as much as 23 points and take the final 91-71 win. Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) poured in 18 points in the half, ending with a final of 26 points and seven rebounds...


Feb 28, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. – Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) dropped 27 points and had five steals to lead the Rams to an 84-69 victory over Maritime College (13-14) tonight in a Skyline Conference Semifinal game in Farmingdale, N.Y. Farmingdale State (21-5), the top seed in the Skyline Tournament, will host the Championship game this Saturday night, March 1st at 8:00 p.m. against second-seeded St. Joseph's - Patchogue...


Feb 25, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Tournament bracket has been released for the Skyline Conference Playoffs. The Farmingdale State men's basketball team has received the Top seed and the women's basketball team was seeded second. With a #1 and #2 seed for the tourney, our teams will have a Bye for Tuesday's Quarterfinal rounds, and will host a Semifinal double-header on Thursday, February 28th at 6:00pm and 8:00pm...


Feb 16, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State men’s basketball team improved to 19-4, 15-1 in the Skyline today with a 92-60 victory over Mount Saint Mary College (11-12, 8-8). The win marks their fifteenth straight victory in the final regular season home game for seniors Peter Lipka (Shelton, Conn./Shelton), Warren McAllister (Far Rockaway, N.Y./Far Rockaway) and Brian Robinson (White Plains, N.Y./White Plains). Lipka finished the day with a team-high 16 points, McAllister with seven points and Robinson with nine points and seven rebounds...


Feb 14, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. – Farmingdale State senior guard Peter Lipka (Shelton, Conn./Shelton) scored his 1,000th career point tonight with a three-pointer from the right side with 9:27 remaining in the game, and the Rams (18-4, 14-1) surged ahead to win their 14th straight game with a 105-66 victory over Skyline opponent Bard College (7-15, 4-11) tonight in a men’s basketball game in Farmingdale, N.Y. After a 13 point night, Lipka now holds 1,000 points, 258 rebounds, 193 assists and 92 steals over his four-year tenure with the Rams, who are ranked third in the Atlantic Region and stand atop the Skyline with three games remaining in regular season play...


Feb 13, 2008
Indianapolis, Ind. - The NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Committee released its first 2008 Regional Poll on Wednesday, February 13th. Farmingdale State men's basketball is ranked third in the Atlantic Region. The Rams are on a 13-game winning streak and hold two Top-10 National Rankings as a team... The number of ranked teams in each region is determined by the number of teams in each region. The following teams, with records through February 10, were included in this week's regional poll. The next poll will be released February 20th...


Feb 12, 2008
Brooklyn, N.Y. - Five players from Farmingdale State (17-4) registered in double figures last night, in a 104-59 victory over City Tech (7-17) in a non-conference men's basketball game in Manhattan, N.Y. The Rams held City Tech to just 17 points in the first half, holding a 51-17 lead, before pouring in another 53 points to increase their program record winning streak to 13 games...


Feb 11, 2008
Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week for men's basketball on Monday, February 11th. Santana picks up his fourth Player of the Week honor this season following a week in which he averaged 24.5 points, 4.5 assists, 4 steals and 3 rebounds in two games for Farmingdale State. Santana, who was 10-for-20 from 3-point range on the week, had 20 points and seven assists in a win over Polytechnic. He notched his ninth 20-point game of the season with 29 points in an 81-55 win over Maritime. The Rams have now won 12 straight games, a program record, with five games remaining in the regular season...


Feb 9, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. –Farmingdale State improved to 16-4, 13-1 in the Skyline Conference today with an 81-55 victory over Maritime College (9-11, 6-7) in men’s basketball action in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams have now won 12 straight games, a program record, with five games remaining in the regular season. Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) finished with a game-high 29 points for the Rams, hitting 7-of-10 three pointers. Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) finished with a game-high 29 points for the Rams, hitting 7-of-10 three pointers...


Feb 6, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. – Sophomore guard Dan Phillips (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) scored a game and career-high 24 points in the Rams 93-70 conference victory over Polytechnic (4-16, 2-11) tonight in Farmingdale, N.Y. Farmingdale State improved to 15-4, 12-1 in the Skyline, scoring 62 points in the first half...


Feb 4, 2008
Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) was named to the Skyline Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll for men's basketball on Monday, February 4th. Santana scored 17.5 points per game in another undefeated week to help bring the Rams unbeaten streak to 10 straight games, while also averaging 7 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 steals. This week against Purchase, he finished with 18 points, 9 assists and 5 steals, before posting 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists in the win over Old Westbury. Damien currently averages 20.6 points per game, ranking him atop the conference in scoring and 42nd in the nation...


Feb 2, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. – Junior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Farmingdale State (14-4, 11-1) in a 92-76 victory over Old Westbury (10-9, 9-3) in Skyline Conference men’s basketball action in Farmingdale, N.Y...


Jan 29, 2008
Purchase, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State College men's basketball team scored big against conference opponent Purchase College (3-15, 2-9) on Tuesday night, January 29th, with a 109-39 victory to improve their season record to 13-4, 10-1 in the Skyline. Senior guard Peter Lipka (Shelton, Conn./Shelton) scored 25 points, sinking 7-of-8 from long range. As a team, the Rams made 14 three-pointers, and over the past four games have hit 12 or more three's, 53-of-98 (54-percent), from three-point territory...


Jan 28, 2008
Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week for men's basketball on Monday, January 28th. Santana averaged 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 50 percent as Farmingdale State College remained in first place with a 2-0 week in Skyline Conference play. Santana recorded game-highs of 24 points and ten rebounds - his sixth double-double of the season - in an 86-59 win over Yeshiva. He added 18 points and four assists in 22 minutes in a Skyline victory over Mount Saint Vincent. This marks Damien's third time this season being named the Player of the Week. He currently leads the conference in scoring with 20.9 points per game, along with ranking 7th in rebounding with 7.1 rebounds per game...


Jan 26, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. – Eight of eleven players registered in double figures in scoring today for Farmingdale State (12-4, 9-1), as they defeated the College of Mount Saint Vincent (7-10, 4-6) today in a Skyline Conference men’s basketball game. The Rams shot 52-percent from behind the arc in the 111-71 victory, hitting 13 three pointers...


Jan 24, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. – After reaching the 1,000 point milestone on Saturday afternoon, junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) posted 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Farmingdale State (11-4, 8-1) to an 86-59 victory over visiting Skyline opponent Yeshiva University (6-9, 3-6). This was the largest margin of victory (27 points) ever for the Rams against Yeshiva, and moved them back into a tie for first place in the conference with nine games remaining to play in the regular season...


Jan 22, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. - On Saturday, January 19th in a Skyline Conference game against Mount Saint Mary College, Farmingdale State junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) reached the 1,000 point scoring mark with a 15 point effort in the Rams 113-80 victory. Damien was 13 points shy of 1,000 at the start of the game. His 1,000th point came his second free throw with 28 seconds remaining in the first half, putting his team up 49-30 just before the break. Santana's career started off strong, being named the Skyline Conference Co-Rookie of the Year in 2005-06...


Jan 21, 2008
Junior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) was named the Skyline Conference Co-Player of the Week for men's basketball on Monday, January 21st. Shannon had another efficient week in a 2-0 week for Farmingdale State. He averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 72.2 percent (13-for-18). He had 17 points and 14 rebounds as Farmingdale handed St. Joseph’s its first conference loss. This is Shannon's second week in a row being named the Skyline Player of the Week. He was also named to this weeks PrestoSports/Metropolitan Basketball Writer's Association Player of the Week Honor Roll for the second straight week, being seen among Division I, II and III men's basketball players around the Tri-State area...


Jan 19, 2008
Newburgh, N.Y. – Farmingdale junior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y.) scored 17 points, leading seven Rams in double figures, as they routed Mount Saint Mary College, 113-80, in Skyline Conference action Saturday afternoon. Farmingdale moved to 10-4 overall and 7-1 against league opponents, while Mount Saint Mary dropped to 8-7 overall and 5-3 in Skyline play.


Jan 17, 2008
Junior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) was named the ECAC Metro Player of the Week for men's basketball on Thursday, January 17th. Shannon averaged 23.3 points and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 71.1 percent (27-for-38) over last week's three games. He recorded a double-double (13-11) in a win over Bard and was the team's leading scorer against Polytechnic (24) and Maritime (33). He was then instrumental last night, Wednesday, January 16th, in the Rams all-important 74-70 victory over St. Joseph's College to move into a tie for first place in the Skyline Conference...


Jan 16, 2008
Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State men’s basketball team (9-4, 6-1 Skyline) handed St. Joseph’s (10-3, 6-1) their first conference loss of the season tonight in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams led 35-30 at the half and held the lead up until the 7-minute mark of the second when the Golden Eagles took a one-point lead, but Farmingdale was able to hold on through the stretch and take a 74-70 victory...


Jan 14, 2008
Junior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week for men's basketball on Monday, January 14th. Farmingdale State opened the second half of its season with three victories behind the strong play of Shannon. Shannon,who averaged 10.8 points in the first nine games, averaged 23.3 pointsand 8.7 rebounds while shooting 71.1 percent (27-for-38) thru the last three games. He recorded a double-double (13-11) in a win over Bard and wasthe team's leading scorer against Polytechnic (24) and Maritime (33)...


Jan 8, 2008
Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. - Senior guard Peter Lipka (Shelton, Conn./Shelton) posted 27 points, sinking 6-of-7 from three point territory, for the Rams on Tuesday night against Bard College (3-8, 0-5) to lead his team to a 92-77 conference victory. Farmingdale State improved to 6-4, 3-1 in the Skyline with the win...


Dec 17, 2007
Junior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) was named to the Skyline Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll for men's basketball on Monday, December 17th. Shannon finished the Rams 1-1 week with 14 points and nine rebounds per game, while shooting .714 from the floor (10-for-14). He was also perfect at the free throw line (7-for-7). In the loss against Staten Island, he finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. He then posted the games only double-double with 13 points and 10 boards in 20 minutes of play in a big win over Rutgers-Newark...


Dec 15, 2007
Farmingdale, N.Y. –Farmingdale State improved to 5-4 overall with today’s victory over visiting Rutgers-Newark (5-4) in a non-conference men’s basketball game in Farmingdale, N.Y. With the game tied at 69 with under a minute remaining, junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) scored the games final six points, to help seal the 75-69 victory for the Rams...


Dec 10, 2007
Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) was named to the Skyline Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll for men's basketball on Monday, December 10th. Santana scored 26 points per game in a 1-1 week for the Rams, while also grabbing 7 rebounds per game. He finished with 27 points against Purchase in 25 minutes of play, before posting a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds in a double OT loss to Old Westbury...


Dec 10, 2007
Farmingdale, N.Y. – After an eight point Rams lead at the half, the College of Staten Island (4-4) chipped away early in the second to overcome the deficit and even the score five minutes in. The entire second half featured seven lead changes and nine tied scores, with the Dolphins holding on for the final 79-77 victory. Farmingdale State fell to 4-4 overall with the loss...


Dec 8, 2007
Old Westbury, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team (4-3, 2-1) came back from a first half deficit to tie the score at 73 and force overtime on Saturday afternoon, but in the second overtime were outscored 18-4 and fell to conference rival Old Westbury (4-3, 3-0) by a score of 97-83...


Dec 4, 2007
Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week for men's basketball on Monday, December 3rd. Santana averaged 25.7 points and 3.3 rebounds while leading Farmingdale State in scoring in three close games last week (2-1). Santana opened the week with 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists in an 85-80 win over Baruch. In a 65-59 loss at NJCU, he scored nearly half (27) of the Rams' points. Santana scored a game-high 33 points as Farmingdale beat Mount Saint Vincent in its Skyline opener...


Dec 4, 2007
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) led the team again with a 27 point effort to help his team to a 102-65 victory over Skyline opponent Purchase College (1-5, 0-2). The Rams improved to 4-2, 2-0 in the conference...


Dec 1, 2007
Riverdale, N.Y. - After trailing 50-47 at halftime, the Farmingdale State men's basketball team outscored the College of Mount Saint Vincent (3-2, 0-1) by 10 points to take a 90-83 conference victory on Saturday afternoon. The Rams improved to 3-2, 1-0 in the Skyline as junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) scored a game-high 33 points...


Nov 28, 2007
Jersey City, N.J. - The 27 point effort from junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) was a game-high against New Jersey City (3-2), but the Rams fell short on Wednesday night 65-59 in a non-conference men's basketball game in Jersey City, N.J. Farmingdale State now stands at 2-2 overall this season...


Nov 26, 2007
Farmingdale, N.Y. – After Baruch’s (1-3) junior forward Mike Dietz (Queens, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) tied the game at 78-78 with 1:06 remaining on a long three-pointer, the Rams held on with five-of-six free throws in the final minute to take an 85-80 victory in a non-conference men's basketball game in Farmingdale, N.Y. Junior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) scored four of the final seven points for Farmingdale State (2-1)...


Nov 20, 2007
Junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week for men's basketball on Tuesday, November 20th. Santana averaged 30.0 points and 2.5 steals in helping Farmingdale State College to a 1-1 record at the Wooster tip-off tournament. Santana, named to the all-tournament team, scored 23 points against No. 8 Wooster in the opener. He then dropped in a career-high 37 (7-of-11 from three point range) to lead Farmingdale to a 98-94 victory over Otterbein in the consolation game. Santana shot 50 percent (9-for-18) from 3-point range in the tournament...


Nov 17, 2007
Wooster, Ohio - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team opened up the season at the Al Van Wie/Wooster Rotary Classic at the College of Wooster on Friday, November 16th. The Rams went 1-1 at the tournament, finishing in third place with a win over Otterbein College, as junior guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grady) set a tournament record with 37 points in the 98-94 victory in the Consolation game on Saturday night...


Nov 16, 2007
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's and women's basketball teams open up the 2007-08 campaign tonight in the Al Van Wie/Wooster Rotary Classic at the NYU Invitational, both at 8:00 p.m. The men are at the College of Wooster (Ohio) and will face host Wooster, a Division III National Semifinalist from 2006-07. The women are at New York University and will tip-off against Cazenovia, who finished last season with a record of 9-17. Live coverage, including stats, video and audio, is available for the men's game at http://athletics.wooster.edu...


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