Year of Tragedy Reveals True Strength in SUNY Geneseo Women’s Basketball

GENESEO – As always, the Geneseo lady knights persevered with heart and grit as they hosted their first game since the sudden loss of firstyear teammate Savannah Williams, 18. As the entire community is pained to remember, the loss of Williams in a December car accident was the second time that the team has lost one of its members in 2016. Senior guard and captain Kelsey Annese died last January in the well-publicized tragedy at 18 Wadsworth … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Scholarship Memorializes Kelsey Annese’s Heart and Work Ethic

GENESEO – Kelsey Annese's closest friends and family are creating a new scholarship to cultivate her work ethic, curiosity and compassion in an incoming freshman. According to SUNY Geneseo's website, one selected incoming freshman with academic excellence and financial need will earn the Kelsey A. Annese '16 Memorial Scholarship. The chosen student will exemplify the characteristics of Annese; the scholarship will be renewable for their entire … [Read more...]

Livingston Lanes Releases Schedule for Annese and Hutchinson Fundraiser

GENESEO  — Livingston Lanes and Pub and SUNY Geneseo student athletes have coordinated a fundraiser to raise money for the families of Kelsey Annese and Matt Hutchinson, the two students who lost their lives at 18 Wadsworth Street on Jan. 17. According to Drew Madarasz, a junior at Geneseo who is working with Livingston Lanes on Lakeville Road through the 'Adopt-A-Business' program, the College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is … [Read more...]

Livingston Lanes Joins Student Athletes for Annese and Hutchinson Fundraiser in Village

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo student athletes and Livingston Lanes and Pub on South Street in the Village are teaming up to raise money for the families of Kelsey Annese and Matthew Hutchinson, two of the young people who lost their lives at 18 Wadsworth Street on Jan. 17. According to Drew Madarasz, a student athlete at Geneseo who is working with Livingston Lanes through the Adopt a Business Program, the College's Student-Athlete Advisory … [Read more...]

Village and College Join Region’s Clergy at St. Michael’s for Healing Annese, Hutchinson and Kingston Families

GENESEO – Numerous members of local clergy came together in a ceremony of healing for the Village and College at Geneseo and the families of Kelsey Annese, Matthew Hutchinson, and Colin Kingston. Participating clergy were Rev. William O. Daniel, Jr., PhD, of St. Michael's Church; Rev. Dr. Keith Griswold of Geneseo United Methodist Church; Rev. Paul Metzger, Chaplain of the Livingston County Jail, Rev. Dr. Nancy Lowmaster of Central … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Women’s Basketball Perseveres Through Tragedy with Victory

GENESEO – The SUNY Geneseo women's basketball team left the court with a victory over SUNY Potsdam on Saturday, their first game since the tragic events of Sunday, Jun. 17. The final score was 75-32. Members of the College and Village are taking to social media to share condolences and thoughts for SUNY Geneseo students Kelsey Annese, basketball player #32, and Matthew Hutchinson, hockey player #23, who both lost their lives on Jan. 17 at 18 … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Hockey Team Rises Above Tragedy with Cheers from Village and College

GENESEO – The Geneseo Ice Knights were victorious Saturday night against rival SUNY Cortland at the first hockey game since Sunday, Jan. 17. The final score stood at 6-1 Geneseo. The game was prefaced by a moment of silence for SUNY Geneseo students Matthew Hutchinson and Kelsey Annese, who lost their lives on Jan. 17 at 18 Wadsworth Street. Members of Geneseo Fire and Ambulance appeared in parade colors bearing the Canadian, American, … [Read more...]

Geneseo’s College and Main Street Wear Blue and White for Annese and Hutchinson

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo and Main Street in the Village are donning blue and white in memory of SUNY Geneseo students Kelsey Annese and Matthew Hutchinson, who passed away in Sunday's tragedy at 18 Wadsworth Street. SUNY Geneseo encouraged students to wear blue and white in memory of Annese and Hutchinson, and the Geneseo Merchants Association respected this request with blue and white flags on Main Street. "The Geneseo Merchants Association … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Uses Special Ticket Rules for First Hockey and Basketball Games Since Sunday

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo is using a special ticket sale location in anticipation of a huge outpouring of attendees to the women's basketball game on Tuesday and the men's ice hockey game on Saturday. These will be the first games played by the basketball and hockey teams since the passing of basketball player Kelsey Annese, 21, of Webster and hockey player Matthew Hutchinson, 24 of Vancouver, British Columbia, in the tragedy at 18 Wadsworth on … [Read more...]

St. Michael’s Church Offers Healing Ceremony for Geneseo’s Grieving Families

GENESEO – The Village of Geneseo will gather to heal in memory of Kelsey Annese, Matthew Hutchinson, and Colin Kingston on Monday. According to the Rev. Dr. William O. Daniel, Jr., Rector at St. Michael's, all are welcome to attend a church service by the clergy of several churches from the area at the church at 23 Main Street, on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. "We continue in prayer for all the families affected by the tragedy in our village," said … [Read more...]