FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
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BERKELEY COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER COACH RECEIVES
TOP HONOR FROM HUDSON VALLEY INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Berkeley College is proud to announce that Stavros Zomopoulos of Manhattan, NY, has been named Coach of the Year for the 2013 season by the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC). Coach Zomopoulos led the Berkeley College Men’s Soccer Team, New York, to its best record in program history, as the Knights posted an impressive overall record of 16-5, including an unblemished 7-0 mark in HVIAC action.
“This proud honor is a testament to the dedication of Coach Zomopoulos,” said Andy DeStephano, Berkeley College Director of Athletics. “Under his guidance, the New York Men’s Soccer team has become one of the most respected programs, both on regional and national platforms.”
It is the first time Coach Zomopoulos has been selected as Coach of the Year and the fourth time he has guided the Berkeley College Knights to the HVIAC championship game. The HVIAC Coach of the Year is selected by the conference’s coaches.
“I am honored to be named Coach of the Year by my peers,” said Coach Zomopoulos. “This accolade is a reflection of the diligent efforts of the student-athletes this season. This group exemplified the word ‘team’ in every aspect, as their unity and togetherness translated to success on the field.”
Five members of the Berkeley College Men’s Soccer Team, New York, were named to the 2013 All-HVIAC Men’s Soccer Team.
Before joining Berkeley College in 2008, Coach Zomopoulos served as Head Coach of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Men’s Soccer Team and as Assistant Coach of the Borough of Manhattan Community College Men’s Soccer Team. He attended Columbia University, where he played Division I soccer and won three Ivy League championships.
A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students — including more than 900 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: Stavros Zomopoulos, Berkeley College Head Coach, Men’s Soccer Team, New York, has been named 2013 Coach of the Year by the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
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