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 (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili) — earned honors from the association as well.
Silveri guided the Wildcats to a 27–6 season, the program’s second straight 20-win season and seventh in the last 11 campaigns, while establishing a new team record for wins in a season. The season culminated with Daemen’s runner-up finish at the 2013 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I National Tournament.
Silveri’s squad was especially good at home again this season, finishing the year with a perfect 12–0 mark at the friendly confines of Lumsden Gymnasium. The Wildcats will carry a 22-game home winning streak into next season when they will join the East Coast Conference of NCAA Division II.
On the heels of winning the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I National Championship, Daemen College women’s basketball head coach David Skolen has been named Coach of the Year in the Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA).
Additionally, several of Skolen’s players earned All-ICAA honors, led by seniors Chelsea Andorka (Canton, Ohio/Notre Dame College) and Monica Kosior (Grimsby, Ont./Canisius College) who garnered 1st Team accolades. Classmate Ellie Allen (Amherst, N.Y./Sweet Home) was a 2nd Team All-ICAA pick while guard Raeann Stilwell (Cheektowaga, N.Y./St. Mary’s of Lancaster) was named to the association’s All-Freshman Team.
Skolen led the Wildcats to a 26–7 record in 2012–13 — the program’s 11th consecutive 20-win season — which culminated with a 73–62 victory over Lindenwood University-Belleville in the USCAA title game. In his 21-year tenure at Daemen, Skolen has guided his teams to a 436–218 record.
Skolen’s team was especially good at home again this season, finishing with an 11–1 mark in games played at Lumsden Gymnasium. The Wildcats are 128–12 in their last 140 home games dating back to the 2002–03 season.