KANESHIKI NAMED MORRISVILLE STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College athletic director, Greg Carroll, has named Steven Kaneshiki the head coach of the women’s basketball program for the 2012-2013 season.
Prior to joining the Golden Eagles, Kaneshiki served as the head coach of the women’s program at Cumberland County College for three straight seasons.
During his stint with the Dukes, Cumberland achieved its first back-to-back winning season in program history, including a school record setting 21-win mark in 2009-10, while achieving the program’s first NJCAA national ranking.
Aside from progress on the court, Kaneshiki’s student-athletes also earned several academic accolades, including NJCAA Academic All-American and Region XIX All-Academic Team honors.
Kaneshiki began his coaching career at Cumberlands in 2002 before leaving the Dukes to serve as Washington (MD) College’s assistant women’s basketball coach during the 2005-06 season.
He followed with a stint as the assistant coach role at Rutgers (NJ) University for the 2006-07 season before returning to Washington to serve as the interim head coach the following year.
Kaneshiki obtained his bachelor’s degree in sport/leisure management with a minor in business from Elon University in 1999. Aside from overseeing the women’s program at Morrisville State, he will also serve as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) advisor.
MORRISVILLE STATE MEN’S SOCCER CRUISES PAST SUNY COBLESKILL 5-2
COBLESKILL, N.Y.: One of the oldest men’s soccer rivalries in New York State played out on Wednesday afternoon in a driving rainstorm and soggy field conditions as visiting Morrisville State College out sloshed SUNY Cobleskill 5-2 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action.
The loss drops the Fighting Tigers to 0-5-1 overall with a 0-2 mark in NEAC play while the Mustangs improve to 4-2-1 overall with a 2-0-1 mark versus conference opponents.
The visitors took advantage of the Cobleskill defense from the start scoring the first five goals of the contest including three in the opening stanza to lead 3-0 at the half including the eventual game winner by freshman midfielder Karim Ouedraogo, Bukina Faso, International Collegiate High School, in the games 31st minute.
The Fighting Tigers scored two late goals in the contest as freshman midfielder Zach Horvath, South Glens Falls, N.Y., South Glens Falls High School, and freshman midfielder Eli Richards, East Aurora, N.Y., East Aurora High School, each tallied unassisted goals for the home team.
Cobleskill will next be in action on Saturday September 22 when they travel to Reading, Pa. to meet the Nittany Lions of Penn State Berks for a NEAC contest beginning at 3:00 p.m. while Morrisville State will host Keystone College in non-conference play beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Morrisville State 2 SUNYIT 1
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s soccer team held on to defeat visiting SUNY Oswego, 2-1 in non-conference play Wednesday afternoon. The Mustangs improve to 2-2-1 on the season overall with the win.
Jacob Chase (Cooperstown,N.Y.) tallied both goals for the Mustangs, his second and third of the season. At 38:59 Chase finished a rebound off of the Lakers keeper, PJ Goodwin, giving Morrisville State a one goal lead going into half time. Chris Brocher (Valley Stream, N.Y.) tallied the assist on the goal.
Chase struck again at 58:18 when he placed a pass from Joey Plummer (Gates, N.Y.) into the back of the net.
SUNY Oswego fought to within one with 12 minutes left in the game when Ryan Purdy scored off a Mike Naab pass. The Mustangs, however, were able to hold off the Lakers and secure the win.
Goodwin recorded the loss for the Lakers with four saves, while Rob Larkin (Clinton, N.Y.) recorded the win for the Mustangs with eight saves.
Morrisville State is back in action this weekend at home against conference rival SUNY IT on Saturday at 3:00 pm on Drake Field.
MORRISVILLE STATE TO PLAY FOR IAC KIDS SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH
The Morrisville State College men’s soccer team has partnered up with the Italian American Coalition for Kids (IACKids), as part of the programs continued community outreach, in their contest scheduled Saturday, Oct. 6, against Penn State Berks on the Morrisville State campus.
Every day, families are faced with serious hardships due to a child’s serious illness, extended hospital stay or other unfortunate circumstance. Morrisville State has teamed up with IACKids in an effort to raise funds and awareness for families who encounter financial hardship due to the illness of their young children, and has made it their goal, along with IACKids, to empower the community to give back to those families in need, in an effort to make a positive impact in their lives during trying times.
The men’s soccer program has begun fundraising efforts with an IPad 3 Raffle, and will continue to raise awareness and donations throughout the season, wrapping up the IACKids campaign at their home match against Penn State Berks.
A commemorative IACKids jersey auction, prize raffles, silent auctions and general gate donations will assist their efforts. Team members have secured items for the silent auction that include an Abby Wambach autographed t-shirt, Men’s National Team items autographed by former team captain Tab Ramos, and several more.
T-shirts will be given to the first 100 fans at the event, and Empire United Revolution of Utica will be competing at halftime.
For more information on the event, contact the sports information office at firstname.lastname@example.org.