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USCAA Names Berkeley College Soccer Players to All-American Team

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019
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USCAA NAMES BERKELEY COLLEGE SOCCER PLAYERS TO
ALL-AMERICAN TEAM 

Knights’ Amadou Sy Named Division II Player of the Year

The New York and New Jersey USCAA honorees

Photo Caption: The United States Collegiate Athletic Conference (USCAA) recognized 13 student athletes with All-American or Scholar-Athlete honors on November 7, 2019, during its National Tournament Banquet in Virginia Beach, VA. Pictured (left) are honorees from the Berkeley College Men’s Soccer team in New Jersey. Top row (L to R) are Head Coach Bruno Ferreira, Salaimon Sarwari, Jordan Bailey, Carlos Goncalves, Robert Parker, Julian Penta and Assistant Coach Santiago Salme. Bottom row (L to R) are Arturo Layza, Gennaro Vittorioso and Marcos Hidalgo. Pictured (right) are honorees from the Men’s Soccer team in New York. (L to R) are Amadou Sy, Dario Cruz-Sepulveda, Head Coach Stavros Zomopoulos, Benjamin Elvenes, Jean-Gardy Derineau, Tcharly Verna and Assistant Coach Jorge Martinez. 

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The United States Collegiate Athletic Conference (USCAA) recognized Berkeley College Men’s Soccer players from the New Jersey and New York teams on November 7, 2019, during its National Tournament Banquet at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA. 

Thirteen student-athletes received All-American or Scholar-Athlete honors, and Amadou Sy of Brooklyn, NY, and Dakar, Senegal, was recognized as USCAA Division II Player of the Year. 

“Countless hours have been put in by these student-athletes, as they continue to mature into fine young men, both on the field and academically,” said Bruno Ferreira, Head Coach, Men’s Soccer team, New Jersey. “I’m full of pride when I reflect on the season that they have put together so far.” 

“I am extremely proud of all of our student-athletes who earned honors on a National level,” added Stavros Zomopoulos, Head Coach, Men’s Soccer team, New York. “These young men work so diligently both on the pitch and in the classroom, and it is extremely gratifying to see their hard work pay off.” 

The following Berkeley College student-athletes were recognized: 

Player of the Year

  • Amadou Sy of Brooklyn, NY, and Dakar, Senegal (NY) 

First Team All-American

  • Jean-Gardy Derineau of Valley Stream, NY (NY)
  • Marcos Hidalgo of Quito, Ecuador, and Kearny, NJ (NJ)
  • Dario Cruz-Sepulveda of Guadalajara, Mexico (NY)
  • Amadou Sy of Brooklyn, NY, and Dakar, Senegal (NY)
  • Gennaro Vittorioso of Wayne, NJ (NJ) 

Second Team All-American

  • Benjamin Elvenes of Skien, Norway (NY)
  • Robert Parker of Woodbridge, NJ (NJ) 

Scholar-Athlete

  • Jordan Bailey of Hackensack, NJ (NJ)
  • Dario Cruz-Sepulveda of Guadalajara, Mexico (NY)
  • Benjamin Elvenes of Skien, Norway (NY)
  • Carlos Goncalves of Viana do Castelo, Portugal (NJ)
  • Arturo Layza of Hopatcong, NJ (NJ)
  • Julian Penta of Ocean Township, NJ (NJ)
  • Tcharly Verna of Valley Stream, NY (NY) 

Honorable Mention All-American

  • Salaimon Sarwari of Lake Hiawatha, NJ (NJ) 

The No. 1-seeded New York Men’s Soccer team will face Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte in the United States Collegiate Athletic Conference Division II National title game this afternoon (Monday, November 11) at 4 p.m. 

After a valiant season, the No. 3-seeded Men’s Soccer team, New Jersey, fell to the Nittany Lions on Sunday, November 10, by a score of 3-2. 

For stories, updates and game results, visit www.BerkeleyCollegeKnights.com

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