SYRACUSE, NY. - February 26, 2007 - Several members of the Onondaga Community College men's basketball team have been recognized for their accomplishments this season. Onondaga, which captured its first Mid-State Athletic Conference Championship since 1992 over the weekend, placed 5 players on the All-Conference Team, as announced during the conference tournament. In addition, 3 Lazers were named NJCAA Region III Division III All-Region selections, as announced Sunday night.
Rich Buckmon (Syracuse Henninger), Steve Siechen (East Syracuse-Minoa), and Danny Smith (Canastota) were all 1st Team All-Conference selections. Buckmon was a repeat choice, as he was also named All-Conference in 2006, while playing at Cayuga Community College. Justin Stern (Jamesville-DeWitt) and Shane Williams (Camillus West Genesee) were Honorable Mention selections. Ryan Henry of Finger Lakes Community College was named MSAC Player of the Year, and Jim Evans of Broome Community College was named Coach of the Year.
Buckmon and Siechen were named 2nd Team All-Region selections. Buckmon was again a repeat selection, having been a 3rd Team choice in 2006. Smith was named to the 3rd Team this season. Phillip Barnes of Clinton Community College was named Region III Player of the Year and Matt Lee of Herkimer County Community College was named Coach of the Year.
Onondaga now enters regional play with an overall record of 23-7. They have received a #3 seed for the upcoming NJCAA Region III Division III Tournament, and will receive a first round bye. Onondaga will face the winner of Tuesday's contest between #6 Hudson Valley Community College and #11 Clinton Community College at 8:00 pm on Friday night at Herkimer County Community College.
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