STUDENT ATHLETES NAMED TO GREEN AND GOLD CLUB
Herkimer, NY—Herkimer County Community College has named two student-athletes to the Green and Gold Club for December 2012.
The Male Athlete of the Month is Jon Feiler, Men’s Basketball, St. James, NY. A Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies student, Feiler is a tri-captain for the Generals.
Coach Matt Lee said “Jon’s hard work and determination has led us to our current ranking of 4th in the country and Number one in Region III.
He is turning into a very versatile player.” Coach Lee added, “We are expecting big things from Jon in the upcoming weeks, as we head toward the second half of our season.”
The Female Athlete of the Month is Kaitlin Winnie, Women’s Swimming and Diving, Accord, NY. A Liberal Arts & Sciences: Physical Education freshman, Winnie has improved her 50 freestyle time in a short period, a difficult thing to do in a sprinting event, according to Coach Vicki Brown.
“She works incredibly hard in practice, and is quick to ask how she can continue to improve. Kaitlin is proving to be a huge asset to the women’s team. She’s an incredible team leader and is respected by her teammates.
HCCC’s Green and Gold Club honors an outstanding male and female athlete each month.
HCCC MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS NAMED ALL-AMERICANS
Herkimer, NY—Three Herkimer County Community College men’s soccer players were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American team.
Seniors Korab Syla, Yonkers, NY and Charlie Anderson, Southampton, England, were named to the first team; and freshman Triston Henry, Ontario, Canada was named to the second team.
Syla, a Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major was just named the NSCAA Junior College National Player of the Year. He netted six goals and had 21 assists including six assists on 10 of the goals in post-season play.
“Korab is one of the most explosive and skillful outside midfielders I have ever coached,” said coach Pepe Aragon.
Anderson, a Liberal Arts & Sciences: Physical Education major, is a repeat first-team All-American. He had 17 goals and five assists, including the game-winning goal in the Region III championship game in double overtime.
Anderson finished his career with 39 goals and 12 assists. “Charlie is a pure goal scorer. He is one of the best finishers we have ever had,” Aragon said.
Henry, a Criminal Justice major, recorded 12 shutouts for the season including six consecutive postseason clean sheets. He was named MVP of the Region III final four.
“Triston was amazing the entire season, especially in the play-offs. He made one of the most athletic saves that I have ever seen in a regional championship,” Aragon said.
“I am so proud of all three players. They are class acts both on and off of the field,” he added.
They will receive their awards in Indianapolis, Indiana January 19, 2013 at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American Luncheon.
HCCC MEN NATIONAL CHAMPS AGAIN! BEAT MONTGOMERY CC 1-0
HCCC 1 Montgomery CC 0-Final.
Herkimer, NY – The Herkimer Generals and Montgomery Raptors played a most memorable game at Wehrum Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The game was scoreless until midway through the second overtime period when Herkimer scored and retained their national crown.
Midfielder Mike Pope put a hard shot on goal. Montgomery goalkeeper Serigne Gaye blocked Pope’s shot but could not prevent a rebound. Herkimer’s Craig McCabe immediately struck the rebound perfectly, and goalie Gaye did not have a chance of stopping it.
The Generals won the tense contest and the NJCAA D-III men’s soccer national championship.
HCCC 3 Bunker Hill 0- The Generals will meet Fulton-Montgomery, 3-0 winners over Suffolk, Sunday at noon for the national championship.
Craig McCabe netted two goals to help propel the Generals into Sunday’s title tilt.
The first goal came just 13 minutes in to put the home team up 1-0.
Charlie Anderson found the range to make it 2-0 just five minutes later.
As the half wound down McCabe scored again to put Herkimer up 3-0. The Generals coasted the rest of the way.
Day one of the 2012 NJCAA Soccer Championship wrapped up with the HCCC doing what they do best, winning and advancing.
HCCC 1 Brookdale 0
Charlie Anderson scored a goal in the 82nd minute today and the Herkimer County Community College Generals began the defense of their National Junior College Athletic Association Division III soccer title with a trip to the semifinals with a 1-0 win over Brookdale Community College.
The Generals (18-2-0), are ranked No. 1 in the nation. Up next is a match with Bunker Hill Friday at 4PM at Wehrum Stadium.
Second-ranked Bunker Hill advanced on penalty kicks beating Richland College on OT.
Herkimer County Community College will host the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III National Men’s Soccer Tournament November 8-11.
The championship game will be held at HCCC’s Wehrum Stadium on Sunday, November 11 at noon.
The Herkimer Generals will face Brookdale Community College in the quarterfinals on Thursday, November 8 at 11 a.m. at Wehrum Stadium.
If Herkimer wins, they will advance to the national semifinals on Friday, November 9 at 4 p.m. at Wehrum Stadium. If they lose in the quarterfinals, Herkimer will play Friday at 11 a.m.
The Generals won the program’s 23rd consecutive Region III championship on Sunday, October 28 at Wehrum Stadium with a 1-0 double overtime victory against Genesee Community College.
Going into Nationals, the Generals overall record is 17-2 with an 8-0 record in the Mountain Valley Conference.
Admission is $5 each day. Children under 12 and HCCC ID holders will be admitted free of charge.
The complete tournament schedule can be found online at: www.herkimergenerals.com.
The national tournament can be viewed on HCTV Time Warner Cable Channel 99 which is aired in southern Herkimer County.
Herkimer, NY – The two top-rated teams in the nation met in the Region 3 championship game in Wehrum Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Both the Genesee CC Cougars and the Herkimer Generals played very well, holding each other scoreless until the very end. Finally, with 3:15 left in the second overtime period, the Generals’ Charlie Anderson scored, and Herkimer won the game 1-0.
The win gives Herkimer an amazing 23 consecutive Region 3 championships. The Generals will now represent Region 3 in the national championship tournament, which Herkimer will host on November 8, 9, and 11.
The all-tournament team and two other awards were announced after the game.
Robert Sprague, SUNY Adirondack
Thomas Debenham, SUNY Adirondack
Dylan Palacio, Tompkins Cortland CC
Kyle Clark, Tompkins Cortland CC
Declan Brennan, Genesee CC
Nathan Rose, Genesee CC
Liam Ross, Genesee CC
Pete McAvoy, Herkimer CCC
Korab Syla, Herkimer CCC
Charlie Anderson, Herkimer CCC
Tournament Most Valuable Player
Triston Henry, Herkimer CCC
Region 3 Coach of the Year
Damian Jepsen, SUNY Adirondack
Region 3 Player of the Year
Samuel Naiwo, SUNY Adirondack
Saturday update: HCCC 2 Adirondack 0-HCCC will play Genesee CC Sunday at 1:00PM for the Region 3 championship.
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Herkimer, NY – The SUNY Adirondack Timberwolves have enjoyed their best season in memory, but the Generals tamed the ‘Wolves 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. The win sends the Herkimer Eleven into the Region III championship game on Sunday at 1:00 in Wehrum Stadium.
The Generals scored early when their outstanding winger Korab Syla fired a bullet past Adirondack keeper Robert Sprague in the second minute of play. Syla shot from 24 yards out, on the left side, burying the ball in the far-side netting.
Both teams traded attacks and counterattacks for most of the remainder of the game. Herkimer controlled more of the play in the first half, but the second half was more evenly played until the final six minutes.
The Generals squandered two excellent chances to score late in the first half.
Herkimer’s goalkeeper, Triston Henry, has not been called upon to make many saves of late, but today the T-wolves tested him several times. Henry met every challenge, smothering or punching away the Adirondack shots.
Charlie Anderson, playing in just his second game after missing a month due to a knee injury, scored Herkimer’s insurance goal with 5:47 left to play. Midfielder Raphael Carvalho forwarded a pass that sent Anderson in alone on goalkeeper Sprague. Anderson made a nice fake right, then a deft move left, and earned an open net. He did not miss.
Missed shots, however, will be on the Generals’ minds as they prepare for the regional championship game on Sunday. After the game, Head Coach Pepe Aragon commented that his squad will have to play better on Sunday, stating “We missed too many chances today, and we have to tighten up a few other things if we are to win tomorrow.”
Herkimer, NY— Herkimer County Community College will host the Region III men’s soccer championship tournament on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 at Wehrum Stadium.
The Generals (#2) will face SUNY Adirondack (#3) in a semifinal game on Saturday at noon.
Genesee Community College (#1) will face Tompkins Cortland Community College (#4) in another semifinal game at 3 p.m.
The winners of these two games will advance to the championship game on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Generals are looking to win the program’s 23rd consecutive Region III title and advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III National Soccer Tournament also being held at HCCC’s Wehrum Stadium November 8-11.
Admission is $5 each day. Children under 12 and HCCC ID holders will be admitted free of charge.
The regional and national tournaments can be viewed on HCTV Time Warner Cable Channel 99 which is aired in southern Herkimer County.