Senior Day Saturday for Men’s Soccer
October 19, 2012
The Keuka College men’s soccer team will honor seven senior student-athletes during Saturday afternoon’s non-conference home game against SUNY Canton, starting at 3 p.m. at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.
Seniors Ron Burd (Penn Yan, NY/Penn Yan), Reis Cunningham (Red Creek, NY/Red Creek), Frank Iacovangelo (Rochester, NY/Aquinas), John Mastrella (Rochester, NY/Greece Athena), Kyle Rivera (Horseheads, NY/Horsehead), Justin Ryan (Berkshire, NY/Newark Valley) and Nate Smith (Hilton, NY/Hilton) will be honored before the game for their hard work and dedication towards the Storm men’s soccer program.
This group helped Keuka post a 33-22 record with three straight appearances in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) postseason tournament, including a semifinal appearance in 2010. For the last two years, Cunningham and Smith have also co-captained the Green and Gold.
Mastrella (26 career goals) ranks eighth while Smith (24G) is tied for ninth on Keuka’s all-time scoring list, while Mastrella (60 points) and Smith (59) currently rank ninth and 10th, respectively, in career points.
Smith, who leads the Storm in goals (nine) and points (23) is third and Mastrella (eight goals) is tied for fourth among goal scorers in the NEAC, while Vick is the co-leader with four shutouts, is second in saves percentage (.818) and fourth in goals-against average (1.32).
The Storm hopes to get back in the win column vs. Canton after dropping a 2-0 decision at home to Elmira College Tuesday night. Keuka limited Elmira, the fourth-highest scoring team in the country, to just two goals, nearly a goal and a half below Elmira’s average entering the contest.
Keuka (7-5 overall) blanked one of the nation’s most potent attacks for nearly 51 minutes, but could only manage two shots (one shot on goal) and dropped its second straight non-conference game.
Freshman Preston Vick (Kendall, NY/Kendall) stopped a career-most 12 shots in the loss, besting his previous saves total by three.
As part of the Storm’s recent “Count on Me” Campaign, Keuka’s student-athletes are invited to participate in a “Green Out” during Saturday’s Senior Day game. All student-athletes are asked to wear their green “Count on Me” t-shirts to the contest as a sign of solidarity among the 16 intercollegiate sports teams on campus.
SUNY Canton (6-7-1) has won three of its last four after starting the season 3-6-1. The Roos have been outscored 20-19. In 10 of their 14 contests, the game has resulted in a shutout, with Canton going 5-5 in those games.
Abdulai Jagana leads the Roos in goals (five), assists (three) and points (13).
Keuka is also planning on holding “Green Out” events during the women’s volleyball match with Morrisville State (Oct. 27) and the basketball doubleheader vs. Morrisville State (Dec. 5). Keuka’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is responsible for organizing the selected “Green Out” events.