The Berkeley College Garret Mountain campus men's basketball schedule was announced today and it includes several new opponents for the Berkeley Bulldogs.

"I am proud to say that we continue to improve our schedule year in and year out and this year is no exception," said Brian Maher, Athletic Director for Berkeley College. "We like to challenge our program and our students and there are plenty of top-ranked programs in the Northeast to compete against."

The Bulldogs will compete for the first time against Drew University, Rutgers-Camden, Maritime College, New Jersey City University, Rowan University, and Eastern Connecticut University to name a few.

"I love a challenge and Berkeley College consistently puts together one of the most difficult schedules every year," said first year head coach Dwight Wilbur. "This type of schedule not only attracts new players to the program, but also accelerates our learning curve."

In addition to the above, the Bulldogs will once again continue their rivalry with Montclair State University with two games scheduled against the Red Hawks as well as their annual participation in the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament.

The schedule is available on the Berkeley College web site at http://www.berkeleycollege.edu/athletics/mens/basketball-gmt.htm



The Berkeley College men's soccer team lost to Culinary Institute of America by a score of 5 to 3 in the first round of the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference playoffs.

The Knights took an early lead on a goal by Dennis Castillo and led at halftime by a score of 1 to 0. They extended that lead early in the second half before Culinary responded with two goals to tie the game 2 to 2.

Abdelaziz Elhag scored his second goal in as many games to retake the lead for the Knights 3 to 2 before Culinary answered back with three consecutive goals to close out the game.

The Knights next play against Yeshiva University on November 16 at 8 P.M.


The Berkeley College women's soccer team lost their first game of the indoor season to BC United on Sunday, October 26, by a score of 11 to 1.

The lone goal for the Lady Bulldogs was scored by Christina Harshaw and assisted on by Meghan Black and Wendy Quirino, all of which are new to the team.

The Lady Bulldogs compete at Turf City in Wayne, N.J. Their next game is on Sunday, November 2 at 6 P.M.



The Berkeley Knights men's soccer team once again came from behind, only this time their last-minute heroics saved their season.

Playing at Webb Institute on a cold and windy day on a soccer field that overlooks the Long Island Sound, the Knights took an early second half lead with a goal by Alexis Monceaux.

Webb answered with a goal of their own less than two minutes later to tie the score and then managed two more quick goals to take what appeared to be a commanding 3 to 1 lead.

With less than six minutes remaining in the game and with a berth in the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference playoffs on the line, the Knights managed to score twice to send the match into overtime with goals by Patrik Lundberg and Abdelaziz Elhag.

After two scoreless overtimes, the match was declared a tie due to darkness leaving Berkeley with a 1-2-1 record in the HVMAC and the fourth seed in the HVMAC postseason.

The Knights play Sunday, October 26, against the number one seed, Culinary Institute of America in New Hyde Park at 1 P.M.


The men's basketball teams from the New York City campus and the Garret Mountain campus took part in a preseason scrimmage on Friday, October 24, in what will hopefully become an annual tradition.

"It was a great opportunity for both programs and their respective coaching staffs to create some live game action before they open their regular season," said Brian Maher, Athletic Director for Berkeley College. "Nothing is more intense than when these two respective campuses compete against one another."

The Garret Mountain campus opens their season on Monday, November 3, at Passaic County Community College. The New York City campus opens their season on Thursday, November 6, in the Hudson Valley Men's Conference preseason tournament at Pratt Institute.



The Berkeley College men's soccer team fell to Albany College of Pharmacy on Sunday, October 19, in a battle for the second seed in the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference.

The Knights were shut out for the first time all season by a score of 3 to 0. The Knights have now lost two in a row to fall to 1 and 2 on the season while Albany improves to 3 and 1.

The Knights next game is against Webb Institute on Friday, October 24, at 4 P.M. at Webb.



The Berkeley Knights played out of character Sunday by taking an early lead against The Culinary Institute of America, scoring the first goal of the game less than a minute into the game by Patrik Lundberg.

Culinary Institute responded, however, by scoring six unanswered goals to give the Knights their first defeat in the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference by a score of 6 to 1.

The Knights are now 1-1 in the Conference while Culinary Institute improves to 3-0 and remains in first place in the Conference.

The Knights' next game is on the road against Albany College of Pharmacy on Sunday, October 19, at 1 P.M.


Despite quickly falling behind by two goals to Cooper Union, the Berkeley Knights men’s soccer team knew the game was far from over.

Led by forward Bryan Barrera, the Knights staged a rousing comeback with three unanswered goals in the second half to win their first game as a member of the Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference by a score of 3 to 2.

Barrera led the Knights with a goal and two assists while goalie Jonathan Graneros earned the victory with eleven saves.

The Knights are now 1-0. Their next game is on the road against the Culinary Institute of America on Sunday, October 12, at 1 P.M.


Former Pro Coach and NCAA Champion to Coach Berkeley Bulldogs

Berkeley College is pleased to announce that Dwight D. Wilbur, a former pro basketball coach and member of the Villanova Wildcats 1985 NCAA Men’s Division I championship basketball team, is the new head basketball coach for the Berkeley Bulldogs. The team’s home base is the Berkeley College Garret Mountain Campus located in West Paterson, NJ.

“Berkeley College is thrilled to have Dwight Wilbur join the Berkeley community,” said Berkeley College Athletic Director Brian Maher. “In addition to his star-status basketball background, he brings a wealth of knowledge, understanding and experience in leadership to the position. Dwight Wilbur also knows how to connect with people, especially young people, and he understands the importance of community connections, which Berkeley College values.”

Most recently Mr. Wilbur held positions as assistant boys varsity basketball coach for Montclair High School, NJ; associate head basketball coach for Apex Academy, Pennsauken, NJ; and director of operations and head coach at Hoboken Charter High School, NJ.

Mr. Wilbur began his coaching career in 1991 as head boy’s basketball coach for Saddle Brook High School, NJ, where he guided the team to their first division championship. Then as head basketball coach for Union Catholic High School, NJ, from 1994 to 1996, he guided the team to the Parochial B finals.

In 1997, Mr. Wilbur worked as an assistant coach for the New Jersey ShoreCats of the United States Basketball League (USBL), a professional men’s spring basketball league, under Head Coach Rick Barry, an NBA All-Star. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as an assistant coach under NBA All-Star Darryl Dawkins, who was head coach for the USBL Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs. In addition, from 1991 to 1994 during the months of April through November, he served as head basketball coach for the Australia women’s professional basketball team. He also played professional basketball for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League of Australia.

Mr. Wilbur has proven leadership skills both on and off the basketball court. In addition to playing and coaching basketball, he has served as a the Director of Sports Media for Software Reproduction Technologies, New York, NY; Urban Project Coordinator for Boost Mobile, New York, NY; and Sports Coordinator for Anaconda Sports, New York, NY. Mr. Wilbur holds a BA in Communications and Marketing from Villanova University. He lives in Paterson, NJ, with his two sons.


Berkeley College announces NY mens basketball schedule

Brian Maher, Athletics Director of Berkeley College has announced the 2008-2009 schedule for the NY based Berkeley Bulldogs mens basketball team. Visit http://BerkeleyCollege.edu/athletics for details.