The Berkeley Knights won both of their games this past weekend over Vaughn College and The Culinary Institute of America to improve their Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference record to 3-0 and improve their overall record to 5-2.

After defeating Vaughn College on Saturday 69 to 55, the Knights traveled to Culinary on Sunday for back-to-back games. Despite the travel and the strain of playing games for two consecutive days, the Knights were able to walk away with a 73 to 63 win over Culinary.

The Knights next play on Sunday, January 4, against Vaughn College at 1 P.M.


Senior guard James Dorismond was selected as the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the first week in the HVMAC season. In a win over Albany College of Pharmacy, Dorismond led the Berkeley Knights with 22 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four steals.



The Berkeley College Bulldogs defeated the Penn State Brandywine Lions in the consolation game of the Heritage's Dairy Stores Classic at Rowan University by a score of 55 to 44 to earn their first win of the season. The win improves the Bulldogs record to 1-8 while Penn State Brandywine drops to 2-7.

The Bulldogs were led by senior guard Richard Webb who led all scorers with 15 points. Webb was named to the All-Tournament team following the game. Forward Donovan Black, leading scorer for the Bulldogs this season, followed with 14 points and 8 of 10 shooting from the free throw line as the Bulldogs shot 70% from the line for the game, making 21 of their 30 free throw attempts.

The Bulldogs led 31 to 22 at halftime and despite repeated runs by the Lions, the Bulldogs managed to hold the lead for the entire second half.

The Bulldogs don't play again until Saturday, January 3, when they travel to West Point to take on Division I Army's junior varsity squad.


Senior Richard Webb of the Garret Mountain men's basketball team was named to the Heritage's Dairy Stores Classic All-Conference team at Rowan University after leading the Berkeley College Bulldogs to their first win of the season.

Following a disheartening loss in the first game of the tournament to Rowan, Webb led all scorers in the consolation game with 15 points as Berkeley College defeated Penn State Brandywine 55 to 44.

This was the second time in Webb's career that he had been named to an All-Tournament team, having been selected in last year's Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament as well.


The Berkeley Knights defeated Vaughn College 69 to 55 at Borough of Manhattan Community College on Saturday, December 13.

The win improved the Knights overall record to 4-2 and kept their perfect record in the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference intact at 2-0.

Despite the win head coach Chris Christiansen was disappointed in his team's performance.

"I'm not happy," said coach Christiansen. "We didn't play well and Vaughn took advantage of our mistakes. They played a good game."

The Knights next play at The Culinary Institute of America on Sunday, December 14, at 1 P.M. in a Hudson Valley conference matchup before going on break.



The Berkeley College New York City men's basketball team overcame an early first half deficit to earn their first regular season victory in the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference by a score of 83-73 over Albany College of Pharmacy, snapping a two-game losing streak.

Trailing 17-10 with 13:33 remaining in the first half, the Knights (3-2 overall, 1-0 HVMAC) went on a decisive 21-3 run over the next eight minutes to pull out to a 31-20 lead. Forward Moyram Espino (Forest Hills/Hillcrest) led the way with three buckets and four free throws for 10 points, while the Knights' defense stepped up to force seven Panther turnovers during the span.

The Panthers (0-8 overall, 0-1 HVMAC) kept the game close and trailed by only seven points 45-38 with 17:49 remaining in the second half until the Knights went on another decisive 15-6 run to push their lead to double digits.

Guard James Dorismond (Bronx/Bread & Roses) scored six of his team-high 22 points and forward Willie Bowman (Bronx/Msgr. Scanlan) added four points to help Berkeley take a commanding 60-44 lead.

Four other Berkeley Knights finished in double-figure scoring. Bowman scored a double-double for the game, with 18 points and a team-leading 10 rebounds, while Espino scored 16 points, guard Jonathan Pena (Brooklyn/Park West) dropped in 11 points, and guard Jonathan Dorismond (New York/Bread & Roses) came off the bench and added 10 points.

Berkeley's next two games will be played this upcoming weekend against HVMAC rivals. Saturday, December 13, the Knights will face Vaughn College of Aeronautics on the campus of Borough of Manhattan Community College, and Sunday, December 14, they will travel to Hyde Park, New York to face the Culinary Institute of America. Both games will begin at 1 P.M.



Berkeley College unveiled its first official logo that will represent Berkeley College athletics for all of Berkeley's New York campuses this past Tuesday at its midtown campus in New York City.

"As Berkeley College has evolved academically over the course of the last 75 plus years, so too has it evolved athletically and this logo is only the latest example of this evolution," stated athletic director Brian Maher before a packed standing-room only crowd in Berkeley's student center.

"Despite their relatively short existence, the Berkeley College Knights have established an impressive tradition of success both on the field of play and, more importantly, inside the classroom. This logo represents their strength, their resolve, and their commitment," said Maher.

The unveiling of the logo was part of a pep rally for the men's basketball team that included performances by the Berkeley College cheer squad and dance team. The men's soccer team was recognized as well for their successful introduction into the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference where they appeared in the postseason in their very first season of play.



The Berkeley College Bulldogs men's basketball team couldn't overcome a listless first half and poor outside shooting in a losing effort against the Centenary College Cylones Wednesday night. The Bulldogs trailed the Cyclones 44 to 17 in the first half.

Trailing by 27 points, the Bulldogs fought hard in the second half quickly cutting the Cyclones lead down to 17 points, but a lack of time and poor foul shooting spoiled the effort as they lost by a final score of 73 to 47 despite outscoring the Cylones 30 to 29 in the half and shooting 0 for 16 from the three-point line.

The Bulldogs were led by senior guard James Bozor who came off the bench to record 12 points, 4 steals, and 5 rebounds and freshman forward Savereo Jackson with 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots.

The Cyclones improved to 2-1 on the season while the Bulldogs fell to 0-5.

The Bulldogs next game is against Rutgers-Camden on December 1 at 7 P.M. The game will be played at Gloucester Community College.



The Berkeley College New York City men's soccer team didn't want their regular season to end, choosing instead to go into double overtime against Yeshiva University before falling by a score of 2 to 1.

The lone goal was scored by Patrik Lundberg and goalie Jonathan Graneros made seven saves for the Knights who end their initial intercollegiate season with a record of 1-4-1.


The Berkeley College Lady Bulldogs soccer team lost a close game Sunday night to the Lady Knights by a score of 4 to 1. Down 2 to 0, senior Marie Chapin scored the lone goal for the Lady Bulldogs to cut the lead to 1 before the Lady Knights scored two quick goals at the end of the game. Chapin has scored in three consecutive games for the Lady Bulldogs. Freshman Meghan Collister assisted on the goal.

Sophomore Genevieve Lang made 32 saves in net. The Lady Bulldogs are 0-4 on the season and next play against Inter Lodi on Sunday, November 23 at 6 P.M.



The Berkeley College Knights men's basketball team participated in the Frank Lospitalier Classic at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY, for the first time this weekend and nearly rebounded from a tough first round loss to nearly steal a win in the consolation game.

The Knights competed against the host team in the first game of the tournament, which resulted in a lopsided victory for the Mount Saint Mary Blue Knights despite a strong second half by the Berkeley College Knights, 91 to 50.

The Knights were led by Michael Bloomfield and Willie Bowman III who scored 11 points each.

The Knights bounced back in the consolation game against Marywood University, trailing by only nine at the half, 41 to 32. The second half was a close contest throughout with the Pacers of Marywood pulling out the win by a final score of 82 to 70.

Jonathan Dorismond scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Knights and was selected to the All-Tournament team.


Donovan Black of the Berkeley College Bulldogs men's basketball team was selected to the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament All-Tournament Team. Black led all scorers at the tournament with a total of 40 points, scoring 17 in the first game against Eastern Connecticut State and 23 against Yeshiva University in the consolation game. Tim Wesley of Ramapo was selected as the tournament MVP scoring 39 points overall in the two games for the Roadrunners. Other selections included Chen Biron of Yeshiva University, Jeremy Thompson and Edwin Ortiz of Eastern Connecticut, and Ahmad Hassan of Ramapo College.

Black has led the Bulldogs in scoring in every game except one this season. He joins Jahlil Shannon and Richard Webb as past selections to the All-Tournament team.


The Berkeley College Bulldogs men's basketball team participated in the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament for the third straight year and had their best showing in the tournament, giving both Eastern Connecticut State and Yeshiva University a run for their money.

The Bulldogs were neck and neck in the first game of the tournament with the Eastern Connecticut Warriors before falling behind by 14 at the half, 43 to 29. The Bulldogs fought back early in the second half, trimming the lead to eight points before the Warriors pulled away with the victory by a final score of 82 to 61. The Bulldogs were led by Donovan Black and Marcus Jones with 17 and 14 points, respectively.

In the consolation game against Yeshiva University, the Bulldogs had their closest game of the tournament, closing within seven points several times late in the game before early foul trouble and Yeshiva's zone defense eventually caught up with them and the Maccabees pulled away with a hard fought defensive victory by a score of 65 to 48. Donovan Black led all scorers with 23 points and Roger Wan had a career best 11 points to lead the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs next travel to Hackettstown to face the Centenary College Cylones on Wednesday, November 19, at 7 P.M. The game will be broadcast live on the web at http://pennatlantic.com/main.php?tableName=event&fileName=results&recordId=&module=event-results&orderBy=&searchIt=yes&sport=0&month=0&day=01&year=2007&conferenceId=77&schoolId=418



The Berkeley College Garret Mountain men's basketball team saw its record fall to 0-2 in a sloppy performance against the Sussex County Community College Skylanders.

Despite numerous unforced turnovers the Bulldogs found themselves trailing only by two at the half, 37 to 35, mostly due to 15 of 16 shooting from the free throw line.

The second half, however, saw the Skylanders run away with it as they pulled away with an 83 to 69 victory over the Bulldogs.

Donovan Black led the Bulldogs with 21 points, closely followed by Mannie Malasig with 18.

The Bulldogs next play at the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday, November 15, against Eastern Connecticut University at 5:30 P.M.



The Berkeley College Knights opened their season with a bang by winning the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference preseason men's basketball tournament over the weekend.

The Knights opened their season with a commanding 81 to 45 win over Vaughn College in the first round of the tournament, led by freshmen guard Jonathan Dorismond's 22 points.

The Knights then faced Pratt Institute in the championship game on Sunday and defeated the Cannoneers by a score of 71 to 59 to win the tournament despite trailing at halftime by a score of 30 to 28. The Knights defeated the Cannoneers using a balanced attack with four players in double figures, led by senior forward Willie Bowman III's 16 points.

Bowman was named most valuable player of the tournament. Sophomore guard Jamal Boatswain and senior guards Jonathan Pena and James Dorismond were named to the All-Tournament team.

The Knights travel to Mount Saint Mary's College in Newburgh, NY, for a tournament this weekend. The Knights will face Mount Saint Mary's in the first game at 3 P.M. on Saturday, November 15.



The Berkeley College Bulldogs men's basketball team lost their season opener to the Passaic County Community College Panthers by a score of 90 to 64 at Passaic on Monday, November 3.
Berkeley, led by sophomore Marcus Jones, took an early lead in the first half before falling behind with 3 minutes remaining to go into the locker room down 44 to 41. Jones led all scorers at halftime with 12 points.
The teams traded baskets in the first few minutes of the second half before unforced turnovers, foul trouble, and the lack of an inside presence put the Bulldogs in a hole they could not get out of.

The Bulldogs were led by Jones, who ended up with 16 points, and sophomore transfer Donovan Black and freshman Derron Chaplin who both scored 13 points.

The Bulldogs dominated in the paint in the first half with senior Mannie Malasig and Jones playing tenacious defense and grabbing every loose rebound. Malasig scored 10 points before fouling out with eight minutes remaining in the game.

The Bulldogs next play against the Sussex County Community College Skylanders on Tuesday, November 11, in Newton.



The Berkeley College Bulldogs women's soccer team fell to 0-2 Sunday night in a 5 to 2 loss to Team Sports Care at Turf City in Wayne, N.J.

The game was tied most of the night before Team Sports Care benefitted from a couple of bad richochets off of Bulldog defenders to take the lead for good.

The Bulldogs received goals from seniors Marie Chapin and Kristy Ventura. Goalie Genevieve Lang stopped 25 shots.

The Bulldogs next play on Sunday, November 9 at 6 P.M. versus Team No Name.



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.


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