Nov 14, 2006
The 2006 Farmingdale State volleyball team finished the year with a 22-6 overall record, finishing second in the Skyline with a 7-1 record during the regular season. The Rams defeated Old Westbury 3-1 in the conference semifinals and then fell in the finals to Stevens Institute of Technology. It was a record-setting season for Farmingdale, as a team they set season-highs in every category since joining the NCAA and were ranked 16th in the Nation in Aces per game. Three players were named to the All-Conference teams, including sophomore middle blocker Cathryn McLean, senior setter Falon Taddeo and senior outside hitter Gina Moscato...


Nov 4, 2006
HOBOKEN, N.J. (November 4, 2006) – Sophomore outside hitter Melanie Volk (Thompson Station, Tenn.) was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2006 Skyline Conference Women’s Volleyball Championship as she registered six kills, four digs and four blocks as Stevens Institute of Technology claimed its third-straight league title with a 30-10, 30-13, 30-24 victory over second-seeded Farmingdale State University in the finals on Saturday afternoon in Hoboken, N.J. With the win, the Ducks improved to 31-5 on the year, tied the school record for wins in a season and qualified for the NCAA tournament for the third year in a row...


Oct 30, 2006
Farmingdale State junior right side hitter Colleen Mackey (North Merrick, NY/Calhoun) was named to the Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll for women's volleyball on Monday, October 30th. Mackey averaged 2.62 kills and 2.62 digs while hitting .311 in a 3-0 week for the Rams. The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for fall sports are announced by the Conference on Monday nights. Reports (including players of the week and statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org...


Oct 28, 2006
Farmingdale, NY – Farmingdale women's volleyball clinched second place in the Skyline Conference with a 3-1 victory over St. Joseph's College and a 3-0 victory over Centenary College on Saturday afternoon, October 28th, in a conference tri-match. The Rams improved to 21-5, 7-1 in the Skyline with the wins...


Oct 24, 2006
Farmingdale, NY – Farmingdale and Old Westbury's women's volleyball teams faced off at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of SUNY Old Westbury on Tuesday night, October 24th, not only for a Skyline Conference game, but to hold a fundraiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All of the players wore pink socks during the match to promote breast cancer awareness and the coaches sported pink t-shirts or wore pink pre-wrap. Donations were accepted at the door and all proceeds will be given to the National Breast Cancer Foundation...


Oct 23, 2006
Old Westbury, NY - On Tuesday October 24th, Farmingdale and SUNY Old Westbury will face off in a Skyline volleyball game, while teaming up to fight breast cancer. All of the players will be wearing pink socks to promote breast cancer awareness and attract attention to the game. One dollar donations will be accepted at the door and all proceeds will be given to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. The donation will be made in both Farmingdale and Old Westbury's names representing the Athletic Departments...


Oct 23, 2006
Farmingdale State junior middle blocker Amanda Sperling (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) was named to the Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll for women's volleyball on Monday, October 23rd. Sperling led the Rams in a 4-1 week with 3.33 kills per game and a .316 attack percentage. She had two double-doubles this week, with 13 kills and 14 digs against Mount Saint Mary and 13 kills and 12 digs against Ramapo...


Oct 21, 2006
Patchogue, NY - Farmingdale volleyball won three non-conference matches this weekend at the Skyline/CUNY Challenge played on Saturday, October 21st at St. Joseph's College. The Rams defeated York, John Jay and City Tech to improve to 18-5 overall with three games remaining in regular season play...


Oct 19, 2006
Mahwah, NJ - The Ramapo College women's volleyball team defeated Farmingdale on Thursday night in a non-conference match at the Bradley Center in Mahwah, NJ. Farmingdale won the first game 30-23, before Ramapo took three straight for the 3-1 victory. The Rams fell to 15-5 overall, while Ramapo improved to 15-9...


Oct 18, 2006
Farmingdale, NY - Farmingdale (15-4, 4-1) defeated visiting Mount Saint Mary College (7-21, 3-4) today, 3-1, in a Skyline Conference women’s volleyball game in Farmingdale, NY. The Rams took game one easily 30-21 and then fought for a 32-30 victory in game two. Mount Saint Mary rallied from an 8-point deficit in game three to win 30-28. The fourth and final game was decided 30-19 in the Rams favor for the match and conference win...


Oct 16, 2006
Farmingdale State senior outside hitter Gina Moscato (Hicksville, NY/Hicksville) was named Skyline Player of the Week for women's volleyball on Monday, October 16th. Senior outside hitter Gina Moscato averaged 3.50 kills and 4.92 digs in three matches for Farmingdale State last week. Moscato, who recorded a pair of double-doubles, notched a season-high 24 kills in the Rams' 3-1 victory over Lehman. In a five-game match against FDU-Florham, she had 12 kills and a season-high 28 digs. Moscato is currently averaging 3.33 kills and 2.33 digs this season...


Oct 14, 2006
Farmingdale, NY - Farmingdale fell to FDU-Florham 3-2 today in a non-conference volleyball match in Farmingdale, NY. FDU took a two game lead with two 30-26 wins, before the Rams responded with a 30-27 and 30-25 win to tie it 2-2 and force a fifth and deciding game. FDU won the final game 15-11...


Oct 11, 2006
Brooklyn, NY - Farmingdale volleyball traveled to Brooklyn, NY tonight to face non-conference opponent Lehman College. The Rams came home with a 3-1 victory and improved their overall record to 14-3...


Oct 9, 2006
Farmingdale State junior middle blocker Amanda Sperling (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) was named to the Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll for women's volleyball on Monday, October 9th. In the Rams only game last week, Sperling hit .435 and recorded 12 kills and two service aces in a 3-0 win over Mount Saint Vincent. The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for fall sports are announced by the Conference on Monday nights. Reports (including players of the week and statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org...


Oct 9, 2006
Farmingdale, NY – The Farmingdale State women’s volleyball team (13-3, 3-1 Skyline) lost a close game tonight, 3-0, against visiting Stevens (20-4, 5-0 Skyline). The Rams fell by scores of 30-14, 30-19 and 30-27. For Farmingdale State, junior outside hitter Gina Moscato (Hicksville, NY/Hicksville) finished with 17 digs and six kills. Senior setter Falon Taddeo (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) had 16 assists and seven digs. Junior right side hitter Colleen Mackey (North Merrick, NY/Calhoun) tallied 14 digs...


Oct 3, 2006
Farmingdale State sophomor middle blocker Cathryn McLean (Freeport, NY/Northport) was named to the Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll for women's volleyball on Tuesday, October 3rd. Cathryn led the Rams to a 2-1 week. She led the team in digs and blocks. She had a monster game in the close 3-2 win over Albright, as she tallied 12 kills, 17 digs and 3 blocks. She averaged 2.73 kills per game this week. This is Cat's third time being seen on the Skyline Player of the Week list this season. The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for fall sports are announced by the Conference on Monday nights. Reports (including players of the week and statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org...


Oct 2, 2006
Riverdale, NY - The women's volleyball team at Farmingdale still remains undefeated in the conference after defeating Skyline opponent Mount Saint Vincent today in Riverdale, NY. The Rams junior middle blocker Amanda Sperling (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) tallied a game-high 12 kills to lead the team to a 3-0 victory...


Sep 30, 2006
NEWARK, NJ (September 30, 2006) – Freshman outside hitter Katlyn Lewis (Hillsdale, NJ/Pascack Valley HS) led a balanced attack with 23 kills as Rutgers-Newark swept past Albright and Farmingdale State in a tri-match in The Golden Dome. The Scarlet Raiders (14-4) ended Farmingdale State's eight-match winning streak in the final match of the day, dropping the Rams to 12-2 on the season with a 30-13, 30-16, 30-18 decision...


Sep 28, 2006
Farmingdale, NY - The Farmingdale State women's volleyball team won their seventh game in a row, eleventh of the season, in a 3-0 victory over Staten Island tonight in Farmingdale, NY. The Rams (11-1) defeated the Dolphins by scores of 30-20, 30-15 and 30-22. For Farmingdale State, senior setter Falon Taddeo (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) had 44 assists over the three games...


Sep 25, 2006
Farmingdale State sophomore middle blocker Cathryn McLean (Freeport, NY/Northport) was named to the Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll for women's volleyball on Monday, September 25th. McLean averaged 2.50 kills, 1.50 blocks and 1.25 service aces in a 3-0 week for the Rams. She had seven kills each in Skyline Conference wins over Maritime and Merchant Marine. The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for fall sports are announced by the Conference on Monday nights. Reports (including players of the week and statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org...


Sep 23, 2006
Farmingdale, NY - The Farmingdale State women's volleyball team won their 10th game of the season today with a 3-0 victory over visiting City Tech (1-7) in Farmingdale, NY. The Rams (10-1) defeated the Yellow Jackets in 70 minutes by scores of 30-9, 30-8, 30-7. For Farmingdale State, senior setter Megan Cranmer (Hicksville, NY/Hicksville) finished with 18 assists, eight service aces and four digs, while senior setter Falon Taddeo (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) had 13 assists. Sophomore libero Theresa Rokee (Lindenhurst, NY/Lindenhurst) tallied up a team-high five digs and three aces...


Sep 21, 2006
Farmingdale, NY – The Farmingdale State women's volleyball team improved to 9-1, 2-0 Skyline tonight after defeating visiting conference opponent Merchant Marine (3-8, 1-1) 3-0 in Farmingdale, NY. The three-game victory (30-24, 30-17, 30-13) marks the fifth straight win for the Rams and the first win over USMMA since 2002...


Sep 20, 2006
Throggs Neck, NY - The Farmingdale State women's volleyball team improved to 8-1, 1-0 Skyline with a 3-0 win over Maritime College (1-6, 0-4) in Throggs Neck, NY on Wednesday evening. The Rams won by scores of 30-12, 30-9, 30-14 in their first conference game of the season. Senior outside hitter Gina Moscato (Hicksville, NY/Hicksville) led the Rams with six kills and seven digs over three games...


Sep 18, 2006
Senior setter Falon Taddeo (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) was named Skyline Conference Player of the Week for women's volleyball on Monday, September 18th. Falon was the only Ram named to the All-Tournament team at the New Paltz Hawk Invitational this weekend, where the Rams went 3-1, improving their overall record to 7-1. She finished four games averaging 7.4 assists, 1.1 services aces, 3.4 digs and had a total of 5 blocks. Falon also led the team in a 3-1 win over Mount Saint Mary with 29 assists and 18 digs. The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for fall sports are announced by the Conference on Monday nights. Reports (including players of the week and statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org...


Sep 16, 2006
New Paltz, NY - The Farmingdale volleyball team improved to 7-1 overall with two wins against Morrisville and Mount Saint Mary College in day two of the New Paltz Hawk Invite in New Paltz, NY...


Sep 15, 2006
New Paltz, NY - The Farmingdale State women's volleyball team (5-1) split two games in the first day of the New Paltz Hawk Invitational, ending their four game win streak with a loss to New Paltz, 3-0, but bouncing back with a 3-0 win over Morrisville State in the second game of the night...


Sep 12, 2006
Farmingdale State sophomore middle blocker Cathryn McLean (Northport, NY/Northport) was named to the Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll for women's volleyball on Monday, September 11th. McLean averaged 3.91 kills, 2.18 digs and 1.64 blocks over four games at the Old Westbury Panther Invitational, helping the Rams to the Tournament Championship and being named the Tournament MVP. McLean hit .321 as Farmingdale opened up the season 4-0...


Sep 10, 2006
Senior Falon Taddeo has story published in Newsday...Sept. 11 is my birth date. Since I was old enough to remember, I couldn't wait to be 17 and drive a car alone. That would be Sept. 11, 2001, the first week of my senior year in high school. Excitement vibrated through my body. It was going to be an amazing day. Jenn was my best friend since elementary school; sisters could not be closer. We were part of each other's families. Conveniently, we both had first and second periods off from school that day, and Jenn's mom had invited me to a birthday breakfast. I couldn't, and wouldn't, say no...


Sep 10, 2006
Old Westbury, NY - The Farmingdale State women's volleyball team improved to a perfect 4-0 today with wins over Purchase and Ramapo to win the Old Westbury Panther Invitational. The Rams defeated Purchase 3-0 in the first game of the day, before defeating Ramapo 3-0 in three close games to complete the tournament sweep. Sophomore middle blocker Cathryn McLean (Northport, NY/Northport) was named Tournament MVP and senior setter Falon Taddeo (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) picked up All-Tournament honors...


Sep 9, 2006
Old Westbury, NY - The Farmingdale State women's volleyball team improved to 2-0 after defeating Baruch and Lincoln in the first day of the Old Westbury Invitational in Old Westbury, NY. The Rams opened up the 2006 season against Baruch, winning by scores of 30-27, 30-22, 30-14. Sophomore middle blocker Cathryn McLean (Northport, NY/Northport) led the team with 11 kills, eight digs and five blocks. Senior setter Falon Taddeo (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) finished with 33 assists, four service aces and five digs. Senior outside hitter Gina Moscato (Hicksville, NY/Hicksville) tallied 11 kills and 13 digs...


Sep 8, 2006
Newsday's weekend edition will feature a "New Voices" column by Professional Communications student and women's volleyball player Falon Taddeo, who has written an article tentatively titled "When I Was Seventeen." Her article was submitted by adjunct Assistant Professor Howard Gold. This is Falon's third article that has been published (the other two were published in the Farmingdale Observer)...


Apr 5, 2006
Mike Harrington, Director of Athletics at Farmingdale State, is pleased to announce that Tom Gordon has been named Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Farmingdale State. Gordon was the head coach at New York Institute of Technology from 1992-1996 and coached the girls varsity at Central Islip from 2001-2005. He currently coaches in the Long Island Big Apple Volleyball Club (LIBA) coaching the Girls under 17 team and has been a head coach in LIBA since 1991. Gordon replaces John Sack who was the coach at Farmingdale the past two seasons.


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