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MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015
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BERKELEY COLLEGE NEW YORK MEN’S SOCCER TEAM CAPTURES THIRD HVIAC CROWN IN HISTORY, EARNS AUTOMATIC BID TO USCAA NATIONAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Photo Caption: The Berkeley College New York Men’s Soccer team celebrates its third Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Championship win.
The Berkeley College New York Men’s Soccer team defeated the two-time defending champion Panthers of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences by a score of 4-1 in the 2015 Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Championship match. The Berkeley College Knights (14-5) entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed.
In claiming the win, Berkeley earned its third HVIAC crown in its history, and received an automatic bid to the 2015 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Soccer Tournament. The tournament will run from Wednesday, November 4 through Saturday, November 7 in Asheville, NC.
“The Berkeley College 2015 student-athletes have a tremendous amount of respect for one another,” Stavros Zomopoulos, Head Coach, said. “When you have a team that trusts and motivates one another, the potential to have success presents itself every day. We’re now enjoying the benefits of their determination, having won our first HVIAC title since 2012, and earning our first bid to the USCAA National Tournament since 2013.”
Hasan Sezer of Istanbul, Turkey and Manhattan got the scoring started for the Knights, as he netted a pass from Ali Dahwa of Edgewater at the 14:35 mark to give his team an early 1-0 advantage. Later, first-year Victor Marotta of Miami, FL, scored an unassisted goal to give Berkeley College a 2-0 lead. The Knights would put the game away in the second half, winning the championship contest by three goals.
The Knights will learn what seed the team earned in the 2015 USCAA National Soccer Tournament on Tuesday, and that information will be posted on www.theuscaa.com as well as the Berkeley College Athletics website,www.berkeleycollegeknights.com.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, 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. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies, which offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management.
Berkeley College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the second consecutive year. The website address iswww.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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