Six players finished in double-figures as the Berkeley College Knights (NY) won their home opener 122-95 over RPI in a non-conference contest at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Berkeley (2-1) was led by senior forward Danzel Whyte (Brooklyn, NY/Teachers Preparatory) who posted a double-double with 24 points on 11-14 FG shooting and 11 rebounds. Senior guard Jovan Bovell (Jamaica, NY/Jamaica) added 18 points and dished out a team high eight assists with sophomore guard Keenan Langston (Brooklyn Academy/Brooklyn, NY) contributing 17 points. Overall, the Knights recorded a team high 34 assists and were a force on the boards with a 76-46 rebounding edge.
The Knights continue the homestand with a USCAA match up against Williamson Free Trade on Saturday, November 23 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Tip off isat 3:30PM



The Berkeley College Men's Basketball team dropped both games in the Widener University Tip-Off for Autism Awareness Tournament.  Dukens Germain from Berkeley College was named to the All-Tournament Team. The NJ Men's Basketball team is currently 2-3 on the season and will return to action on Saturday November 23rd  against Penn State Brandywine.


The Berkeley College New York Women's Basketball team opened the 2013-14 season defeating Westchester CC by the score of 74-62. Milan Germany led the Lady Knights with 22 points. Berkeley College is 1-0 and returns to action on  Thursday November 21st against USMMA.


In  their home opener of the 2013-14 season the NJ Men's Basketball team defeated  The King' s College  by the score of  96-32. The  Knights are currently 2-1 and return to action on Friday November 15th in the opening round of the Widener University Tip-Off  for Autism Awareness.



The Berkeley College New York men's head soccer coach, Stavros Zomopoulos, was selected the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2013 Coach of the Year for guiding the men's soccer team to their best record ever.

The Knights were 16-5 on the season and earned a bid to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship Tournament for the first time in their program's history while going undefeated in regular season conference play before losing in the HVIAC championship game.

It is the first time coach Zomopoulos has been selected as Coach of the Year and the fourth time he has guided the team to the conference championship game.


ALBANY, N.Y. – After a scoreless first half in the 2013 Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's soccer championship game, a goal by Alex Perry-Ferrari (Rochester, N.Y.) just over one minute into the second half would propel the No. 2 seed Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to a 1-0 triumph over No. 1 seed Berkeley College on Sunday afternoon at ACPHS Field.
The Panthers (10-5, 6-1 HVIAC) captured their fourth conference title in the past six years. Albany Pharmacy also notched a 1-0 victory in their semifinal game vs. Culinary, scoring with 12 seconds remaining in regulation to punch their ticket to their sixth straight championship game.
While the game remained deadlocked at intermission, it was the regular season champion Berkeley (16-5, 7-0 HVIAC) who dominated play and had the best scoring opportunities of the opening 45, outshooting the Panthers, 7-2.
In the 18th minute, Abdelwahab Mohamed (Brooklyn, N.Y.) fired a laser on a direct free kick from 25 yards out that hit squarely off the crossbar. Later in the half, Mohamed took an indirect free kick inside the box that was touched over to him and he blasted through the wall, but was stopped by ACPHS keeper Adam Hoye-Simek (Broadalbin, N.Y.).
But the Panthers, who struggled to find organization in the opening half, caught the Knights off guard early in the frame. Perry-Ferrari found a ball sent into the box by Zach Hecox (New Hartford, N.Y.) and shot it low left past the keeper for the game's only tally.
Although Albany Pharmacy remained on their heels with Berkeley trying to equalize, the lead invigorated the team as the Panthers started to counter attack, which helped limit the Berkeley scoring opportunities. The Panther defense did well to thwart runs by the Knights and Hoye-Simek repeatedly came off his line fearlessly to secure any high crosses.
The Knights ended the game with a 13-5 shot advantage, but couldn't find the equalizer.
Hoye-Simek would finish the game making six saves in a shutout effort and was named Tournament MVP, an honor he also claimed in 2011.
The victory clinched a sweep of the HVIAC soccer championships in front of the home crowd as the Panthers captured women's soccer title earlier in the day with a 3-1 victory over King's.
After guiding the Knights to a perfect record in league play, Berkeley head coach Stavros Zomopoulous was honored as 2013 Coach of the Year as selected by the head coaches in the conference.


The New Jersey men's soccer team lost 2-1 in overtime to Yeshiva University to end their 2013 season. The loss dropped the Knights to 6-10-2, their worst record in three seasons. They ended the season on a five match losing streak.

The Knights fell behind 1-0 early in the second half before tying the match in dramatic fashion at the 86:08 mark on a goal by Oluwatoby Jato on an assist by Ray Scalfani. The match then went into overtime and after what appeared to be a good scoring opportunity for the Knights, the Maccabees countered and scored the winning goal only 1:21 into overtime.


Berkeley (NY) Men’s Basketball Announces 2013-2014 Schedule

Berkeley (NY) Men’s Basketball Announces 2013-2014 Schedule

The Berkeley College (New York) men’s basketball team prepares to begin its 2013-2014 season following a successful 2012-2013 campaign in which the Knights finished with an overall record of 16-8, won their third straight HVIAC championship and sixth in the last eight years, and made their third consecutive appearance in the USCAA Men’s Basketball Division II National Tournament.

For Head Coach Chris Christiansen, now in his 17th season at the helm of Berkeley, his team faces a very competitive 24-game schedule, including eight NCAA Division III opponents, a matchup against the 2013 USCAA Division II champions, and a contest at the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn.

To open their campaign, Berkeley makes their first trip to the South with a season-opening tournament in Charlotte, NC against two USCAA opponents, first against host Johnson and Wales University (Fri 11/1) and then the following afternoon (Sat 11/2) facingWarren Wilson College, the reigning USCAA Men’s Division II champion.

The Knights then return to New York to begin a three-game homestand beginning on Sunday, November 17 against Rensselear Polytechnic Institute at BMCC. The Blue and White will seek to avenge a 102-85 loss to the Engineers last year in Troy, NY in the only other meeting between the two clubs. Next Berkeley will host Williamson Free School (Sat 11/23) who last season, as the then second-ranked team in the USCAA, lost to the Knights on their home floor 63-52. Two days later Berkeley closes out the homestand with a HVIAC matchup against Vaughn College at the College of New Rochelle before heading out for an extended road trip that will not have the Knights see their home court until mid-January.

Berkeley opens the month of December with a swing through the state of Vermont with matchups against USCAA opponents Vermont Tech (Sat 12/7), a participant in last year’s USCAA tournament, and the College of Saint Joseph’s (Sun 12/8), who advanced to the semifinals in the USCAA tournament two seasons ago.

The next weekend will see the Knights in Wilkes-Barre, PA as participants in the Monarch Tournament at King’s College, playing the NCAA Division III host Monarchs (Sat 12/14) and either Wilkes University or Susquehanna University the following afternoon (Sun 12/15).

The highlight of the month comes during the holiday break on Friday, December 27 when Berkeley will face their longtime HVIAC rival St Joseph’s College of Brooklyn on the parquet floor of the Barclays Center in a neutral site game. In the past eight seasons either the Knights or the Bears have won the HVIAC championship and last season both teams qualified for the national tournament in their respective divisions.

The Blue and White will close out 2013 with a trip to Salem, MA for NCAA Division III matchups against Endicott College (Sun 12/29) and Bates College (Mon 12/30) in the Salem State Holiday Classic Tournament.

The new year will see the Knights continue as road warriors as they visit Penn State-Dubois (Sat 1/4) in a USCAA matchup and the Culinary Institute a week later (Sun 1/12) in a HVIAC contest before finally seeing their home court against The King’s College (Sat 1/18) at BMCC. Berkeley then quickly will hit the road again to face USCAA and HVIAC rival Albany College of Pharmacy (Sun 1/19) and play a Panther squad that qualified for last year’s national tournament. The Blue and White then head out to historic Valley Forge, PA to face Valley Forge Christian College (Fri 1/31) in the first meeting between the schools.

Berkeley will close out the HVIAC portion of the schedule as they host Pratt (Mon 2/3) at the College of New Rochelle and visit Sarah Lawrence College (Thu 2/6) for the final time as members of the HVIAC as the Gryphons will move next season to the NCAA Division III Skyline Conference.

The Blue and White make their final road trip of the season with a swing through upstate New York facing Davis College (Sat 2/8) in Binghamton, NY and the following day against USCAA opponent SUNY-ESF (Sun 2/9) in Syracuse, NY. The Knights close out the regular season at home against the University of Maine-Fort Kent on Senior Night at the College of New Rochelle.

The HVIAC championship will take place the weekend of February 15-16 and the USCAA National Tournament will commence the week of March 3-8, 2014 and will be hosted by Penn State-Fayette.



For the second time this season the New York men's soccer team couldn't quite figure out University of Maine Fort Kent, losing to them in the USCAA Semi-Finals 5-1 to end their national championship run.

Fort Kent struck early with two goals within the first seven minutes of the match, but Berkeley would strike back with a goal of their own by Haakon Schjelderup to cut the lead in half. Another goal at the 16 minute mark by Fort Kent gave them the 3-1 halftime advantage. Two more quick goals early in the second half would seal the victory for Fort Kent and send the Knights home with a 1-1 record in their first ever USCAA post season.

The loss brings the Knights record to 16-4 on the season with one game left, the HVIAC Championship on November 10 at Albany.


For the first time ever, both the New York and New Jersey men's basketball teams traveled together to compete in the same tournament in North Carolina against Johnson and Wales and Warren Wilson College.

All four teams left the tournament 1-1 on the season. The first night opened well for both Berkeley squads with New Jersey defeating Warren Wilson 69-61 and New York defeating Johnson and Wales 77-76. But the roles would reverse on the second day with New York losing to Wilson and New Jersey losing to Johnson and Wales 82-79.

Both teams have a few days off with New Jersey playing host to The King's College on November 11 and New York playing host to RPI on November 17.



The sixth-seeded Berkeley College (NY) Knights upset the defending USCAA National Champions and third-seeded Briarcliffe College Bulldogs in penalty kicks. The hard fought Empire State matchup came down to the Knight's goalkeeper Camilo Montes. After ten penalty kicks the score was knotted up at three each when Montes scored the next penalty kick and saved the subsequent Briarcliffe attempt.
The Bulldogs were not shy in attacking the goal, launching 21 shots to Berkeley's 9 attempts. The Knights will face off against the second-seeded University of Maine-Fort Kent Bengals Friday, at 3:45pm (est.) in the USCAA Men's Soccer National Championship semifinals.