Posts by: Mike Miranto

Daemen College President Gary A. Olson and Director of Athletics/Special Assistant to the President Bridget E. Niland introduced Mike MacDonald as the sixth head coach in the history of the Daemen men’s basketball program at a news conference held Sept. 16 in Rosary Hall.

“Mike MacDonald brings significant NCAA head coaching experience and a strong [...]

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Move to Division II embraces a blend of academic excellence & competitive sports

For nearly 30 years, David Skolen has, more or less, called Daemen College home. First as a student-athlete and later as a coach and athletics administrator, Skolen has experienced all that Daemen athletics has to offer. With a contagious buzz around [...]

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Move To 2 Campaign

On April 24, 2014 By

This is Daemen College’s first major fund-raising campaign aimed at providing direct financial support to the college’s 14 intercollegiate athletic teams as it progresses to full NCAA Division II membership.

Objectives: Boost Daemen’s overall athletic scholarships budget. Provide necessary increases to team travel budgets. Assist in the creation and/or renovation of athletic facilities. Initiatives: [...]

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The NCAA Division II membership committee informed Daemen College in mid-July that the committee has approved the College for advancement to Candidacy Year Two of the membership process. Daemen is seeking to become the first and only NCAA Division II institution in the Greater Buffalo region.

“This is a great honor for Daemen College [...]

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On Sunday, August 11, the Daemen College Athletic Department hosted its First Annual Wildcat Golf Classic at the Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Cheektowaga, NY. With over 100 participants, the event was a rousing success, according to Director of Athletics William Morris, raising funds to aid the Wildcat Club — the official athletics booster [...]

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Living The Dream

On December 9, 2013 By

Ye Wang is literally living out a childhood fantasy right here at Daemen College. The 6-foot-1 junior middle blocker on the Wildcats volleyball team always dreamed of coming to the United States to play at the college level while growing up in her native Beijing, China.

“Coming to America was my childhood dream. I’ve always [...]

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Don Silveri

Fresh off his team’s record-setting 27-win season, Daemen College men’s basketball head coach Don Silveri was named the Coach of the Year within the Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) while three of his players — junior guard Casey Sheehan (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena), senior forward Jim Regan (Williamsville, N.Y./Nichols) and sophomore forward Gerald Beverly [...]

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Now progressing through the rigors of NCAA Division II Candidacy, part of Daemen’s transition is a prohibition on post-season play until gaining full membership (planned for 2015 –16), leaving the Wildcats’ athletic programs in a conundrum. With NAIA post-season no longer a possibility, and NCAA post-season still off on the horizon, what would the College [...]

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Women’s Basketball Mission Accomplished: Wildcats Claim USCAA National Title Kosior Named MVP, Stoddard And Allen Selected All-Tournament

Top-ranked Daemen College won a 73–62 victory over third-seeded Lindenwood University-Belleville in the championship game of the 2013 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

The Wildcats, making their first-ever appearance in [...]

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On September 25, 2012, the Daemen volleyball team made their home debut after 15 consecutive matches away from the friendly confines of Lumsden Gymnasium to start their season. The Wildcats defeated rival Roberts Wesleyan College in straight sets (25–20, 25–15, 25–16) but it was the spirit of togetherness that stole the show on [...]

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Daemen Joins NCAA

On December 6, 2012 By

Daemen College has been accepted for membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. Daemen now becomes the first college in the Buffalo area to become affiliated with NCAA Division II. The Wildcats will immediately begin the three year transition to comply with all NCAA rules and regulations.

“This represents a great [...]

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Since taking the reins of the Daemen men’s basketball program in 1988, Don Silveri has seen dozens upon dozens of student-athletes come and go, the vast majority of whom work hard enough academically to walk across the stage at the College’s commencement ceremony each spring. While Silveri is, in his words, “prouder than anyone [...]

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When an intercollegiate athletics program is started, it often takes time to experience sustained success. When the program does break through, it can be “oh-so-sweet” and that certainly seems to be the case for the Daemen College women’s soccer team. Added as a varsity sport in 2000, the Wildcats had labored through much of [...]

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In conjunction with the Athletic Department’s new partnership with ADPRO Team Sports, a new, primary Daemen Wildcats logo was introduced to the campus community in January along with several secondary logos.  The new logo is similar to the previous one with a snarling cat perched atop a new banner, this one highlighting the logo’s [...]

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Former Daemen College President Dr. Martin J. Anisman led the Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Since arriving at Daemen in 1996, Dr. Anisman was a staunch supporter of Wildcat athletics. Having previously been president at Sam Houston State University, an NCAA Division I institution, Dr. Anisman understood the importance of building a strong athletic [...]

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