Syracuse University certainly dominates the collegiate sports culture in Central New York, recently scoring big numbers in a study published by ESPN, which showed how Orange athletic teams place near the top among all the big jock schools.

Another school in the Mohawk Valley, however, may be even more impressive on a consistent, year-in, year-out basis when it comes to athletic excellence across an impressive array of sports platforms.

The Herkimer Generals athletic program placed second among two-year college non-scholarship athletic programs for the 2017-18 National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup award.

Teams that contributed to the latest award for the Generals included:

  • Softball - 2nd place finish at Nationals
  • Men’s Soccer – 3rd place finish at Nationals
  • Men’s Basketball – 4th place finish at Nationals
  • Women’s Bowling – 11th place finish at Nationals
  • Men’s Bowling – 6th place finish at Nationals
  • Men’s Track & Field – 20th place finish at Nationals
  • Women’s Cross Country – 6th place finish at Nationals
  • Women’s Swimming & Diving – 12th place finish at Nationals
  • Men’s Swimming & Diving – 11th place finish at Nationals
  • Men’s Cross Country – 14th place finish at Nationals
  • Women’s Track & Field – 13th place finish at Nationals
  • Baseball –7th place finish at Nationals

“I am extremely proud of our student-athletes and coaches for another outstanding year in the classroom, community and on the playing fields,” said Athletic Director Donald Dutcher. “We strive to achieve excellence in those three areas each and every day, and that’s why we continue to rank among the best.”

Herkimer College’s athletic program has amassed 59 national championships. For more information about the Herkimer Generals, visit www.HerkimerGenerals.com.