Berkeley College's New York men’s basketball team's early season struggles continued in conference play as the Knights lost to rivals Vaughn College 71-49 and Culinary Institute of America 83-75 in consecutive games to fall to 0-2 in the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference and 2-5 overall.

It was an uphill battle all night for Berkeley against Vaughn, losing one of its top players, Damir Redzepagic (Cardinal Spellman HS/Bronx, NY), to injury in the first three minutes. The Warriors held a substantial advantage on the boards, out-rebounding the Knights 49-26; nevertheless, Berkeley managed to stay close and trailed only by eight 55-47 with seven minutes to play before Vaughn would go on a 14-0 run to put the game out of reach and end a seven-game losing streak to Berkeley. Kaseem Williams (Boys & Girls HS/Brooklyn, NY) led Berkeley (2-4) with 13 points and six rebounds while Joshua Witsell (Jericho HS/Jericho, NY) added 10 points.

In a Sunday matinee at Culinary, Berkeley got off to a fast start in the first half, leading by as many as 12 points. The Knights held a 47-40 lead with 16 minutes to play in the second half when the Steels ran off 14 consecutive points to take a seven point lead 54-47 and led by as many as 11 points before Berkeley would bounce back. Poor free throw shooting plagued the Knights down the stretch and allowed Culinary to eventually hold off the Knights and send Berkeley to its fifth straight defeat.

Williams led the Knights once again by scoring a double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Francis Edouard (Nazareth HS/Brooklyn, NY) scored 15 points and contributed three blocked shots in the loss.

Berkeley’s last action of 2009 will come this Saturday afternoon at 3 P.M. against non-conference Marywood University in Scranton, PA.



For the second consecutive year the Berkeley College New Jersey men's basketball team lost to Rowan University in the first round of the Heritage's Dairy Stores Classic only to bounce back and defeat Penn State Brandywine in the consolation game to come in third.

The Bulldogs gave Rowan a much tougher time this year than last year keeping the game close for most of the first half before a 14-4 run at the end of the half produced a 44 to 25 advantage for the Profs. Unlike the previous year when Rowan defeated Berkeley 99 to 45, the Bulldogs fought hard in the second half keeping Rowan in check offensively for a final score of 82 to 60.

The Bulldogs were led by junior Donovan Black (Morristown/Morristown, NJ) with 15 points and freshman Jarrel Young (Newark Tech/Newark, NJ) with 12 points.

In the consolation game, the Bulldogs were down at halftime 25 to 23 to Penn State before Young rallied the team to a 71 to 65 victory. Young led all scorers with 23 points while also chipping in with five rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. Freshman Sherone Nelson (Eastside/Paterson, NJ) had a game-high 16 rebounds and added 10 points.

The Bulldogs are now 3-7 on the season. Their next game is Tuesday, December 15 at 7 P.M. at Rutgers-Newark.



After starting the season with two straight victories, Berkeley College fell under .500 for the first time after dropping their third straight game, 94-55 to Borough of Manhattan Community College last Sunday at BMCC.

Facing a quicker and larger Panther team, the Knights (2-3) fell behind early as BMCC took advantage of their size and speed to race out to a double digit lead that eventually grew to 30 points in the second half before the Knights would mount a comeback.

Kaseem Williams (Brooklyn, NY /Boys & Girls HS) scored six points and two steals and Stanley Hamp (Brooklyn, NY / Nazareth HS) netted four points during a 16-4 run that cut the lead to eighteen 65-47 before BMCC would go on another run of its own to put the game out of reach.
Williams led all Berkeley scorers with 20 points, while Yanny Cruz (New York, NY / Manhattan Center for Science HS) added eight points and four blocks while Francis Edouard (Brooklyn, NY / Nazareth HS) added five points and three rebounds in limited action.

Berkeley’s next action comes this weekend in back-to-back games against conference rivals Vaughn College on Saturday, December 12, at 7:30 in Corona , NY and Culinary Institute of America on Sunday, December 13 at 1:00 in Hyde Park , NY .



The Drew University Rangers dominated the boards and held off a second half 15-0 run by Berkeley College last night to defeat the Bulldogs 77 to 66. The loss extends Berkeley's losing streak to five straight games as they fall to 2-6 on the season while the Rangers improve their record to 2-3.

The game remained close for most of the first half before the Rangers went on a 18-2 run to increase their four point lead to a commanding 20 point lead and led at halftime 44 to 29.

Berkeley, however, would go on a run of their own in the second half to close the gap to 51 to 47 with a little over 13 minutes to play before Drew recovered and pushed the lead back to over 10 and held on for the victory.

The Bulldogs were led once again by freshman guard Jarrel Young (Newark Tech/Newark) who led all scorers with 18 points and freshmen Devin Bennett (Manchester/Paterson) grabbed 10 rebounds. The Bulldogs were outrebounded by a 45 to 33 margin.



Berkeley College's New Jersey men's basketball team lost their third game in a row following a two-game winning streak when they faced off against Montclair State University last night at the Panzer Athletic Center.

Montclair dominated on the inside and on the fast break to take a commanding 44 to 24 lead at the half and a 54 to 34 edge on the boards for the night. Despite Berkeley's height advantage, the Bulldogs would fail to convert time and time again on the inside and at the free throw line, shooting only 3 for 11 from the line compared to the Red Hawks' 10 for 13. The Red Hawks would cruise to a 80 to 39 win to improve to 3-0 on the season.

The loss drops the Bulldogs record to 2-5. They were led by Jarrel Young who scored 18 points. Berkeley next plays at Drew University on Tuesday, December 1, at 7 P.M.



Berkeley College's New York men's basketball team, facing their stiffest competition of the early season in playing against two Division III teams in the Wyndham Reading Albright Tip-Off Tournament in Reading, PA last weekend, hung tough against their taller and more experienced opponents, but eventually fell in both games to drop their season record to 2-2.

In the opening game against host Albright College, Berkeley closed an early nine point deficit to five when Isaiah Didier (Brooklyn, NY/Sheephead Bay) hit two free throws to make the score 19-14, but then the Knights went into a scoring drought and fell behind by 24 with eight minutes remaining in the first half and would never fully recover. However, Berkeley rebounded nicely in the second half by outscoring Albright 46-35 to make the final score a respectable 88-70 defeat.

The Knights were led by Joshua Witsell (Jericho, NY/Jericho ) with 16 points and Damir Redzepagic (Bronx , NY/Cardinal Spellman) with 15 points. Kaseem Williams (Brooklyn, NY/Boys & Girls) contributed 15 points and four steals off the bench.

In the consolation game against DeSales University , Berkeley gave the nationally-ranked team (#7 in Division III) all they could handle for the first 13 minutes. Trailing 17-6, the Knights went on an 8-0 on consecutive baskets by Joshua Witsell (Jericho, NY/Jericho ), Stanley Hamp (Brooklyn, NY/Nazareth ) and Kaseem Williams (Brooklyn, NY/Boys & Girls) to pull within four at 17-14. But that would be as close as Berkeley would get as DeSales would go on a 31-13 run to close out the half en route to a 92-47 victory.

Witsell led the Knights with 15 points while Keith Myrick (Hamden, CT/Hamden ) added 11 points off the bench. Berkeley’s next game will be on Saturday, December 5, at 2 p.m. when they face Borough of Manhattan Community College.



Jarrel Young (Newark Tech/Newark, NJ) was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament.

Young managed 19 points in both games at the tournament while also recording 11 steals. His 38 total points was the most of any player in the tournament.


The Berkeley College New Jersey men's basketball team lost in overtime against Yeshiva University 64 to 63 in the consolation game of the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament on Sunday.

Down 27 to 24 at halftime, the Bulldogs managed their first lead of the game with 15 minutes remaining in the second half on two free throws by freshman guard Jarrel Young (Newark Tech/Newark, NJ). Yeshiva would answer right back and from that point on the lead would go back and forth until a free throw by Tyron Davis (Eastside/Paterson, NJ) would tie the score with .5 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.

The overtime period mirrored regulation with both teams taking leads. Junior forward Donovan Black (Morristown/Morristown, NJ) would be fouled while taking a three point shot with .5 seconds remaining and his lone miss at the line would be the difference in the final score.

Unlike the Wentworth game the day before, Berkeley dominated the boards against Yeshiva outrebounding the Maccabees 43 to 34. Free throw shooting would continue to plague the Bulldogs as they managed only 57.7% from the line.

Berkeley was led by Young who led all scorers with 19 points and was selected to the All-Tournament Team. Sophore guard Justin Lewandowski (Bordentown Regional/Bordentown, NJ) would also reach double figures with 10 points, including three three-pointers.

Berkeley next plays at Montclair State on Tuesday.


Berkeley College's New Jersey men's basketball team lost the first game in the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday to Wentworth Institute of Technology by a score of 83 to 65.

Despite a well-played game by Berkeley, the Bulldogs had no answer for Wentworth's superior size that resulted in a 50 to 32 disparity in rebounds. Berkeley led by two with 14:57 left to go in the first half when six-foot eleven-inch junior center Sam Herrick entered the game sparking an 11-0 run. Herrick would end up with 13 points and 8 rebounds.

The Bulldogs also couldn't overcome a dreadful performance at the free-throw line making only 18 of 33 attempts.

Berkeley was led by junior forward Donovan Black (Morristown/Morristown, NJ) who led all scorers with 25 points.

The loss dropped the Bulldogs record to 2-3 on the season.



Damir Redzepagic (Cardinal Spellman/Bronx, NY) and Joshua Witsell (Jericho/Jericho, NY) were named Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference for men's basketball.

Damir and Joshua were instrumental in Berkeley's success in winning the HVMAC preseason tournament for the fourth consecutive year.


The College of New Jersey stunned Berkeley College's New Jersey men's basketball team last night in Ewing, NJ.

Berkeley, riding a two-game winning streak, was neck and neck with CNJ for the first eight minutes of the first half before the Lions went on a 20-2 run from which the Bulldogs never recovered. The Lions would cruise the rest of the way to a 96 to 50 win.

Berkeley was led by Devin Bennett with 12 points, the only Bulldog to reach double figures. Prior to last night's game Berkeley was averaging 78 points per game.

Berkeley next plays Wentworth Institute of Technology in the first round of the Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament this Saturday at 5:30 P.M. at the Bill Bradley Center at Ramapo.



The Berkeley College New Jersey men's basketball team defeated City College of New York on Sunday to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Berkeley once again got out to an early lead as it has in every game this season and led by ten at halftime, 37 to 27, before City College of New York chipped away in the second half and ended regulation in spectacular fashion by hitting a game tying three pointer with no time left on the clock to send the game into overtime.

Berkeley took over quickly in the overtime period going on a 6-0 run and never looking back with a final score of 89 to 81.

Berkeley was led by freshman guard Jarrel Young with 28 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists and by junior Donovan Black with 22 points.

Berkeley next competes against the College of New Jersey on Wednesday at 8 P.M. in Ewing, NJ.


Christ Allou and Ignace Fortunat were selected to the 2009 Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference All-Conference men's soccer team after leading Berkeley College to the championship game.

"Christ and Ignace were clearly our best players on the pitch and well deserving of this recognition," said coach Stavros Zomopoulos.

2009 marked Berkeley's second season of varsity competition and the team surprised everyone by carrying a three game win streak at the end of the season to make it to the conference championship before losing to Albany College of Pharmacy 4 to 1.


Berkeley College's New York men's soccer team lost their final game of the season 3 to 1 to Yeshiva University on Sunday.

Berkeley would score first late in the first half, but Yeshiva would answer with a goal of their own less than a minute later to send the two teams tied at one a piece at halftime.

Yeshiva would take over in the second half despite numerous scoring opportunities for Berkeley to defeat Berkeley in the final game of the season two years in a row.

The Knights had their most successful season yet making it all the way to the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference championship game after defeating previously unbeaten Culinary Institute of America in the semifinals and ended up with a 3-3 overall record in the conference.

"It was a step in the right direction, but at the same time we nearly tripled our schedule compared to our first season and certainly increased the level of competition under coach Zomopoulos," said Brian Maher, athletic director for Berkeley College. The team ended up with an overall record of 4-10.



Sophomore defender Dominique Edwards and senior forward Meghan Collister were named to the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference 2009 All-Conference team for women's soccer.

"Dominique was the backbone of our defense and became a leader as well during the course of the season and Meghan was clearly our most potent offensive player all season," commented Berkeley head coach Mark White on their selections.
"Both Dominique and Meghan not only performed well on the field, but were great ambassadors for Berkeley College athletics in general," said Brian Maher, athletic director of Berkeley College. "Their recognition is well-deserved."



The New Jersey men's basketball team lost their first game of the season to Passaic County Community College despite leading at halftime by a score of 41 to 31.

The Panthers stormed back in the second half and tied the game with approximately five minutes remaining before pulling ahead for good for a 74 to 65 win.

Berkeley was led by Eric Granger (West Side/Newark, NJ), who led all scorers with 22 points.

Berkeley bounced back in their second game of the season with a 79 to 75 win over Sussex County Community College. The Bulldogs led by as many as 14 in the second half before a late rally by Sussex closed the gap.

Berkeley was led by Donovan Black (Morristown/Morristown, NJ) with 19 points and Eric Granger with 18 points.

The Bulldogs next play at City College of New York on Sunday at 1 P.M.


The Berkeley College New York men's basketball team won their fourth consecutive Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference preseason tournament by defeating Culinary Institute of America 72 to 64 in the championship game on Saturday.

The Knights led by only two at halftime, 31 to 29, before a late defensive stance with the score tied at 54 forced Culinary into four turnovers resulting in a 15-5 run to give the Knights a 69-59 advantage and putting the game out of reach.

Four Berkeley players finished in double digit scoring. Damir Redzepagic (Cardinal Spellman/Bronx, NY) had a double-double, leading all scorers with 21 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Teammates Keith Myrick (Hamden/Hamden, CT) and Isaiah Didier (Sheepshead Bay/Brooklyn, NY), both instrumental during Berkeley’s late run, scored 17 points and 14 points, respectively, and Joshua Witsell (Jericho/Jericho, NY) added a double-double by scoring 13 points and grabbing a team high 13 rebounds.

Berkeley (2-0) will see its next action on November 20 against Albright College in the Albright College Tournament in Reading , PA.



The New York men's soccer team won their first game of the season in a Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference matchup against Sarah Lawrence College at Randall's Island on Saturday.

The Berkeley Knights converted a penalty kick by Jermaine Dacres with less than two minutes remaining in the first half to take a 1-0 lead.

The Knights then exploded for three more goals in the second half, the second by Dacres followed by goals by Guillermo Moscoso and Kwami Adissou. Overall the Knights managed twenty shots on goal to the Griffins eight in a commanding 4-0 shutout.

Goalkeeper Jonathan Graneros recorded 5 saves. The win improved the Knights overall record to 1-5 and their conference record to 1-1.



The New York men's soccer program suffered a tough loss Saturday afternoon to the NYU-Poly Fighting Blue Jays.

The game was a tight one throughout with the Knights finding themselves behind 1-0 at the halftime before the Blue Jays were able to net two more in the second half to shutout the Knights in the first ever meeting between the two institutions.

Poly outshot Berkeley 24 to 13 with goalkeeper Jonathan Graneros making nine saves for the Knights while falling to 0-2 on the season.


Going up against an extremely strong squad, the New Jersey men's soccer team lost over the weekend to Manhattanville College by a score of 7 to 1.

Goalkeeper Kleber Gomez suffered the loss in net while Kevin Santos scored his second goal in two games to avoid the shutout for the Bulldogs.



The Berkeley College men's soccer team from New Jersey netted their first victory in their brief history when they defeated Lehman College 4 to 1 last night.

Lehman would score first on Geovanny Arredone's goal past goaltender Kleber Gomez at the 35 minute mark to end the first half with a 1 to 0 lead.

In the second half, Federico Diaz of Berkeley scored to even the game at 1-1 followed by goals by Jeff Rosenthal, Richard Lopez, and Jordan Rocca as the Bulldogs spread the offense. Gomez stopped seven shots to record his first win.

The Bulldogs improved to 1-4 on the season while Lehman fell to 0-7.


The Berkeley College women's soccer team lost their first Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference contest this year to Yeshiva University by a score of 4 to 0.

Atara Kanarfogel scored three times for Yeshiva and assisted on another, while goalkeeper Odelia Rosenberg stopped all 4 shots she saw. Yeshiva took a 3 to 0 halftime lead.

The loss drops Berkeley to 0-3 on the season while Yeshiva improves to 1-4.



The New Jersey men's soccer team lost a nailbiter to Valley Forge Military College, 3 to 2, on Tuesday, September 8.

Berkeley led 1-0 on a goal by forward Tiago Santos, their first lead of the season. Valley Forge would rally with three straight goals before Kevin Santos of Berkeley scored in the final few minutes to give Berkeley an opportunity to tie before time ran out.

The Bulldogs fall to 0-4 on the season. Their next game is on Monday, September 14, at Lehman College at 7 P.M.


The Berkeley College New Jersey men's soccer team lost both of their games in the President's Cup Tournament at Ramapo this past weekend.

The Bulldogs opened up against FDU - Florham on Saturday in which they lost 6 to 1. The lone goal was scored by Dennis Castillo.

The Bulldogs next had to face the powerful Ramapo Roadrunners, which had yet to give up a goal all season and the trend would continue as the Roadrunners won 8-0.

Berkeley next plays at Valley Forge Military College on September 8.


Berkeley's New York men's soccer team had every opportunity to pull out a win against Brooklyn College, but late goals in the first and second halfs by Brooklyn's Mack Diller made the difference in the 4 to 2 loss.

Brooklyn scored first on a goal by Fabian Olguin, but Berkeley responded to tie the game on a goal by Daisei Hiwaki. With less than five minutes to play in the first half, Mack Diller exploded for Brooklyn to give the Bridges a 2 to 1 halftime lead.

Brooklyn would extend the lead on a goal by Drilon Sahitaj before Berkeley again closed the gap to one on a goal by Jermaine Dacres.

Mack Diller would seal the game on a late goal to make the final score 4 to 2.

New York next plays on September 19 against NYU/Polytechnic University.



Berkeley College's women's soccer team continued to see improvement from last year though they fell to Bergen Community College by a score of 7-1 to fall 0-2 on the season.

Bergen struck first with a goal in the first few minutes of the game, but Berkeley stormed right back with a goal of their own by Meghan Black to tie the score 1-1. While Bergen managed to pull away later in the first half, Berkeley managed to dominate most of the play for the final 18 minutes by keeping the ball in the offensive zone the entire time, but just couldn't manage to score despite multiple shots on net.

Berkeley next plays on Sunday, September 13, at 4 P.M. against Yeshiva University in a Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference matchup. Game will be played at SUNY Maritime in Throggs Neck, NY.




The Berkeley College New Jersey men's soccer team lost their season opener to Sussex County Community College on Saturday, August 28, by a score of 6 to 2.

Berkeley started off well in their first intercollegiate match in the program's history, holding Sussex scoreless in the first half. A change in weather early in the second half, however, would have dire consequences. With little more than 38 minutes remaining in the game, a Berkeley defender slipped and fell in the steady rain allowing a Sussex player to capitalize on a breakaway to score the first goal of the game. Sussex struck like lightning and scored another three goals in less than five minutes to take a commanding 4-0 lead.

Berkeley finally struck back with about 25 minutes remaining in the game as Guillermo Chavez scored the first intercollegiate goal in the program's history to make the score 4-1.

Sussex would score again before Jeff Rosenthal gave Berkeley their second goal of the game.

The men next compete in the Ramapo College Presidents Cup Tournament on Saturday, September 5 against FDU-Florham, and Sunday, September 6 against Ramapo.


Meghan Collister made history on Tuesday, September 1, as she scored the first intercollegiate goal in Berkeley College history for the New Jersey women's soccer team against SUNY Maritime. Already down 8-0, Collister scored on an unassisted free kick to put the New Jersey squad on the board for the first time in its brief history.

Berkeley lost to SUNY Maritime by a score of 11-1 in their first varsity intercollegiate soccer game. The Lady Bulldogs next play at Bergen Community College on Thursday, September 3.



Dr. Shawn Williams was announced as the first cross country coach in Berkeley College history today.

"It is with great pleasure that I announce the hiring of Dr. Shawn Williams as our first cross country coach for both men and women in New Jersey," said Brian Maher, Athletic Director for Berkeley College. "Dr. Williams not only has the athletic experience and background we were looking for to lead this program, but also has an extensive educational and medical background that will serve our student-athletes well."

Dr. Williams is currently an adjunct professor at Berkeley and a 2004 graduate of New York Chiropractic College. In addition, he is a PhD candidate at Seton Hall University.

His background in Cross Country and Track and Field is extensive. As a high school athlete, Dr. Williams competed at a national level and then went on to earn multiple NCAA Division III All-American awards in Cross Country. Following his collegiate career, he trained with clubs such as Adidas of New Jersey and the Westchester Puma Track Club. In 2003 he ran a personal best 4:13 mile at Princeton University and in 2008 recorded a 1:15 half marathon in New York City.

Dr. Williams' coaching career began in 1999 where his team placed third in the prestigious Championship of America event at Penn Relays. In the 2000-2001 season he led Monsignor High School in Staten Island to the Staten Island Triple Crown Championships in Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track. He has also served as a private coach for Urban Athletics in New York City for marathon training and speed and form training from 2005 to 2009.

Dr. Williams has also earned USA Track and Field Level Two coaching certification and has spoken at several conferences on performance enhancement and injury prevention, including at the USA Olympic Training Center. Dr. Williams also serves as a sports medicine advisor to the New York Road Runners Club and has earned subspecialty certifications in clinical biomechanics of posture, pediatric chiropractic, and sound assisted soft tissue mobilization.



Berkeley College announced the hiring of Stavros Zomopoulos as their new head coach for New York men's soccer today.

"We are very pleased to announce this addition to our coaching staff," said Brian Maher, athletic director at Berkeley College. "Coach Zomopoulos' extensive, playing, coaching, and professional experience will serve our student-athletes well both on and off the playing field. We are always looking for coaches who not only are experts in their sport, but also can serve as role models for our athletes and that is what coach Zomopoulos represents."

Mr. Zomopoulos had spent the last three years as the head coach for men's soccer at John Jay College during which time he led John Jay to the CUNYAC Conference Final in 2006. Prior to John Jay, Mr. Zomopoulos was the assistant coach for the Borough of Manhattan Community College men's team where he also assisted in the establishment of the women's program. During his time at BMCC, the men's team won Region XV and lost in the NJCAA Division III semi-finals.
Mr. Zomopoulos is a graduate of Columbia University where he played Division I soccer and won three Ivy League championships as well as reached the 1983 NCAA Division I Finals as a player.

Following his collegiate playing career, Mr. Zomopoulos entered the American Express Corporate Management program where he worked for American Express both in Manhattan and in Australia and has an extensive international business background.



Mark White has been named the new head women's soccer coach for Berkeley College.

White is the former head coach of DePaul Catholic High School Varsity Girls where he was awarded the Northern Hills Conference Girls Soccer Coach of the Year in 2006.

He is currently the Academy Director and Girls Academy Manager at The Sports Factory, an elite soccer training facility located in Lincoln Park, N.J., where he oversees all girls teams from U9 through U23.

In addition to more than 15 years of head coaching experience, White is a member of the English Football Association Coaches Association (EFACA), the United States Soccer Coaches Association (USCA), and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). In addition, he is UEFA 'B' Licensed and has teaching diplomas from NSCAA in Director of Coaching, National Youth, Regional, and Special Topics.

"Coach White's extensive experience, especially in the field of women's soccer, was extremely attractive to us," said Brian Maher, Athletic Director for Berkeley College. "I was incredibly pleased that he was willing to accept this challenge of developing a varsity program for Berkeley College and we look forward to what the future has in store."

Coach White will lead the women's soccer program through their first year as members of the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference (HVMAC).



Student-athletes recently visited St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson, N.J. to deliver toys to more than 60 children in the Pediatrics Unit.

All in all, student-athletes collected more than 120 toys for the Child Life Department of St. Joseph's.

Pictured from left to right are: Roger Wan, Daniel Alvarez, Dominque Edwards, Genevieve Lang, Robert Wood, and Brian Maher.



Managing Director Eric Stover, Director of Marketing Aaron Squire, and four members of the Red Bull New York professional soccer team visited the Newark Campus of Berkeley College on Tuesday to share their professional experience with Berkeley College students and high school students from the Newark area.

In attendance were members of Berkeley College's men's and women's soccer teams as well as President Dario Cortes.
"It was a wonderful opportunity for our student-athletes from both an athletic and a professional perspective as many of our student-athletes are considering a career in sports management," said Brian Maher, Director of Athletics for Berkeley College.
The Berkeley College women's soccer team is seen in this photograph with President Cortes and the members of the Red Bulls soccer team.



Berkeley College's Chris Christiansen was named Coach of the Year for the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference (HVMAC) for the 2008-2009 men's basketball season by his peers.

Coach Christiansen ended the season just as he began it, with a championship. Having already led his Berkeley Knights to the HVMAC Preseason Tournament Championship, Coach Christiansen wrapped up the season with the HVMAC Postseason Tournament Championship. It marked the third time in the last four years that the Knights captured the HVMAC Postseason Championship, with all three wins coming against archrival St. Joseph's College of Brooklyn.

The Knights went 5-1 in the regular season in the conference with their only regular season loss coming against St. Joseph's in Brooklyn.

In addition, Coach Christiansen led the team to their first appearance in an NCAA Division III tournament this season at Mount Saint Mary's College in Newburgh, NY, and to their first appearance in a United States Collegiate Athletic Association tournament at New Hampshire Technical Insitute in New Hampshire.



With more than 200 fans in attendance, the Berkeley College Knights won their seventh consecutive Berkeley Cup on Saturday at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

The Berkeley College Bulldogs led early 17 to 9 behind a suffocating full court press before the Knights responded behind seniors Moyram Espino and Willie Bowman III's aggressive attacks to the basket to go on an 11-0 run for a 20 to 17 lead. It was a lead the Knights would never relinquish.

The game was filled with runs but the teams closed out the first half with the Knights holding on to a 41 to 36 lead. The Knights, however, got the first run of the second half scoring eight consecutive points before the Bulldogs scored their first bucket of the second half after nearly four minutes had gone by. The Knights continued the pressure opening up as much as a 17 point lead in the second half, but the Bulldogs kept responding with runs of their own to close within eights points several times.

Final score was 96 to 87 Knights.



Senior point guard Jonathan Pena was named Most Valuable Player for the championship game of the Hudson Valley Men's Conference Basketball Championships that were won by Berkeley College over St. Joseph's College by a score of 75 to 71.

Pena led the Knights with 27 points and 3 steals in the championship game.


For the third time in the last four years, the Berkeley College Knights have won the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference basketball championship.

After defeating Albany College of Pharmacy in the semifinals by a score of 83 to 58, the hot shooting Knights took an early 16 to 9 lead against the number one seeded St. Joseph's College Bears.

The Bears crawled back and weathered the storm to be behind by only two at halftime, 33 to 31. Following halftime the Bears took a four point lead before the Knights' senior guards, Jonathan Pena and James Dorismond, almost single handedly took the game over and led the Knights on a 14-0 run to take a 47 to 37 lead with less than 15 minutes left in the game.

The Knights would lead the rest of the way for a 75 to 71 victory behind Pena's 27 points and Dorismond's 22 points. Pena was named Most Valuable Player for the Championship.

The graduating senior class of Pena, Dorismond, Moyram Espino, and Willie Bowman III graduate with three HVMAC championships in four years. The Knights final game of the season will be on Saturday, February 28, at 1 P.M. at Borough of Manhattan Community College in the annual Berkeley Cup game against the New Jersey Berkeley College men's basketball team.



The Berkeley College Knights men's basketball team battled back from a double digit second half deficit to get within three points only to run out of time against Borough of Manhattan Community College Saturday.

Down 15 points with four and a half minutes remaining in the game, the Knights rallied to 79 to 76 with just under a minute remaining in the game, but could not get the final defensive stop they needed to fall 85 to 78.

Seniors Willie Bowman (Bronx/Monsignor Scanlan) and Jonathan Pena (Brooklyn/Park West) led the Knights with 24 points and 22 points, respectively. Berkeley finished the regular season with a 9-8 record.

The Knights begin play as the #2 seed in the HVMAC Tournament next weekend, Saturday, February 21, at Sarah Lawrence College.


The Berkeley College Knights men's basketball team swept back-to-back games over the weekend in dominating fashion to improve their overall record to 9-7.

On Saturday the Knights defeated Stockbridge College by a score of 90 to 57 led by seniors James Dorismond and Willie Bowman III with 24 and 15 points respectively.

On Sunday the Knights took over early with a 21 to 2 run to open their game against Sarah Lawrence College. The Knights won 97 to 52 led by Dorismond with 19 points and freshmen Phyllip Jordan with 12 points.

The Knights next compete against Borough of Manhattan Community College on February 14 at Noon.



The Berkeley College Bulldogs fell behind early to the Montclair State University Red Hawks by a score of 13 to 2 before going on a 10-3 run to close within four before Montclair switched to a full-court press that resulted in a 14-0 run to extend their lead to 30 to 12.

Montclair dominated the rest of the way in the first half taking advantage of 24 points off turnovers to lead 45 to 21 at halftime.

The Bulldogs, however, held their own in the second half behind 10 points each from senior Mannie Malasig, sophomore Donovan Black, and freshman Savereo Jackson as well as 6 for 13 shooting from behind the three-point line for the game.

Nevertheless Montclair was able to pull away for an 82 to 51 victory.

The Bulldogs next play on February 28 in the annual Berkeley Cup game. The game is being held at Borough of Manhattan Community College at 1 P.M.


The Berkeley College Bulldogs exploded in the second half for 54 points to defeat Raritan Valley Community College by a score of 85 to 69.

Despite trailing 37 to 31 at halftime, the Bulldogs were able to generate a record number of points in a half to run away with their second win of the season.

The Bulldogs were led by senior Mannie Malasig and junior Rich Webb who each scored 20 points.

The Bulldogs finish their regular season at Montclair State University on Wednesday.



Bryan Barrera was selected to the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference All-Conference Team for men's soccer.

Bryan was an offensive force for the Berkeley Knights in their inaugural season in the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference, leading the team in scoring.
Bryan is seen here with Director of Athletics for Berkeley College, Brian Maher.


Several members of the Berkeley College Knights men's basketball team were selected to the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference Preseason All-Tournament Team.

Willie Bowman was selected the MVP of the tournament and James Dorismond, Jamal Boatswain, and Jonathan Pena were all selected to the All-Tournament Team. They are seen here flanked by head coach Chris Christiansen and assistant coach Sean Conner.



The Berkeley College Knights lost to undefeated conference rival the St. Joseph's College Bears 72 to 60 on Saturday night at Brooklyn Technical High School. It was the first conference loss of the season for the Knights.

The Knights led 12 to 11 when the Bears went on a 12-0 run to pull ahead 23 to 12 before the Knights responded with an 8-0 run of their own to close within three before the Bears managed two more points to take a 25 to 20 first half lead.

The Bears charged ahead with a 17 to 1 run to start the second half to take a 21 point lead before the Knights dropped into a 1-3-1 trapping zone that saw them climb back to within seven points on three separate occassions.

Senior Moyram Espino led the Knights with 12 points and Michael Bloomfield came off the bench to pull a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Knights fall to 7-7 overall with the loss and play back-to-back games this weekend with University of Massachusetts-Stockbridge on Saturday and Sarah Lawrence College on Sunday.



Senior forward Moyram Espino (Forest Hills/Hillcrest) was selected as the Co-Player of the Week for the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference.

Espino averaged 13 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4 steals per game for the Berkeley Knights in wins over Vaughn College and Pratt Institute as the Knights improved to 5-0 in the HVMAC.



The Berkeley College Knights, in the midst of a four-game losing streak during one of their most competitive scheduling stretches, regained their winning touch with two resounding Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference wins over the weekend to climb back over .500 for the season at 7-6 and remain undefeated in the HVMAC at 5-0.

On Saturday night against Vaughn College, the Knights broke open a close 12-8 game with a 14-0 run midway through the first half that led to a 75-38 win. Senior forward Moyram Espino (Forest Hills, NY/Hillcrest) led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points while sophomore forward Francis Edouard (Brooklyn, NY/Nazareth) had his best game of the season, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, and three steals. The Knights defense also forced 35 turnovers and swiped 20 steals.

On Sunday, the Knights came out the gate slowly against Pratt Institute and led by just six at halftime, 35-29. But the Knights quickly found their rhythm to start the second half by going on a 19 to 2 run to extend to a 57-31 lead and eventually won by a score of 80-46. Senior guard James Dorismond (Bronx, NY/Bread & Roses) registered a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds while dishing out six assists. Major contributions also came off the bench from freshman guard Chevon Hope (Rosedale, NY/Martin VanBuren), who scored nine points and sophomore forward Jamel Culver(Brooklyn, NY/Nazareth), who added six points and pulled down four rebounds.

The HVMAC lead is on the line on Saturday, January 31, against conference rival St. Joseph's College at 7:30 P.M. at Brooklyn Technical High School.



The Berkeley Bulldogs lost a double overtime thriller to County College of Morris by a final score of 99 to 97 last night to drop the Bulldogs to 1-15 on the season.

The Bulldogs led early before falling behind by 11 at halftime. The Bulldogs quickly erased the deficit in the second half and a clutch three pointer and tip-in following a missed free throw at the end of regulation by senior Mannie Malasig sent the game into overtime.

Despite losing three key players to foul trouble during regulation, the Bulldogs managed to make it a free throw battle against the Titans in the first overtime to send the game into a second overtime.

The Bulldogs and Titans battled back and forth in the second overtime before the Titans pulled away at the free throw line.

The Bulldogs were led by Malasig who dropped 28 points on the Titans. Team leading scorer Donovan Black chipped in with 24 points. Freshman forward Anthony Crawford added 14 points before fouling out during regulation.



Berkeley College unveiled its New Jersey athletic logo to students, associates, and guests on Wednesday, January 14.

The logo is the first of its kind for the New Jersey campuses of Berkeley College who go by the mascot name Bulldogs.

Pictured from left to right are trustee Sam Morreale, head men's basketball coach Dwight Wilbur, head men's soccer coach Bruno Ferreira, head women's soccer coach Robert Wood, and athletic director Brian Maher.


The Berkeley Knights gave the F.I.T. Tigers a battle in the first half of their non-conference matchup and trailed by only five points, 34-29, with four minutes remaining in the first half, but costly turnovers proved to be the Knights' undoing as the Tigers found their groove and coasted to a 113-63 victory.

The loss was the Knights' fourth consecutive non-conference loss.

Three Berkeley players finished in double-figures with freshman Phyllip Jordan (New York/Wadleigh) leading the way with 13 points and eight rebounds. Seniors James Dorismond (Bronx/Bread & Roses) and Moyram Espino (Forest Hills/Hillcrest) finished with 12 points and 10 points, respectively.

The Knights resume their conference play with two games next weekend against Vaughn College on Saturday, January 24, and Pratt Institute on Sunday, January 25.



The Berkeley Bulldogs fought hard against the Bergen Community College Bulldogs, but their effort was in vain as they fell 77 to 54 to fall to 1-14 on the season.

Berkeley kept it close until late in the second half and trailed by only seven at the half, 36 to 29. Berkeley was led by Donovan Black with 14 points and Mannie Malasig with 13 points. The Bulldogs play County College of Morris on Thursday, January 22.


The Berkeley College Bulldogs fell to Union County College 75 to 64 to fall to 1-13 on the season. The Bulldogs had their best showing ever against Union, leading 56 to 55 with just under ten minutes remaining in the game, but couldn't hold on for the win.

The Bulldogs were led by the team's leading scorer, Donovan Black, who dropped 22 points. Senior Mannie Malasig added 16 points in the losing effort. The Bulldogs next play against Bergen Community College on Thursday, January 15.



Sophomore guard Jamal Boatswain (Brooklyn/Transit Tech) was named to the Northeast Delta Dental New Year's All-Tournament Team this past weekend in New Hampshire. In the consolation game of the tournament, Jamal scored 17 points including four three pointers to lead the Knights in scoring.


The Berkeley College Knights traveled to New Hampshire this past weekend to participate in the Northeast Delta Dental New Year's Basketball Tournament at New Hamsphire Technical Institute.

Having lost several key players to injury, the short handed Knights gave their hosts a tough time in the opening game, trailing by only five at halftime to NHTI before succumbing 77 to 52. The Knights were led by James Dorismond, who scored 18 points.

In the consolation game against University of Maine - Augusta, the Knights quickly fell behind by a score of 18 to 3 before mounting a 25 to 9 run to take the lead. The Knights trailed by two at halftime, but couldn't keep the momentum and fell 91 to 78.

The Knights were led by Jamal Boatswain and James Dorismond, both of whom scored 17 points. In addition, Jamal was named to the All-Tournament team and James scored his 1,000 point and became Berkeley College's all-time leading scorer.

The Knights' next game is at 1 P.M. on Sunday, January 18, against the third-ranked team in the nation in The Fashion Institute of Technology.



A first half of porous defense that saw the Drew University Rangers shoot 73% from the field doomed the Berkeley College Bulldogs as they fell behind by 19 at halftime, 47 to 26.

The deficit was too much to overcome, even though the Bulldogs quickly cut the lead to nine points within just the first four minutes of the second half and had it down to eight with less than eight minutes to play.

A couple of timely three point buckets by Drew put the game out of reach as the Rangers pulled away by a final score of 72 to 58.

The Bulldogs were led by freshman Anthony Crawford, who netted 13 points in only his second game of the season after scoring 12 against Army three nights earlier. Fellow freshmen Kurtis Rivera added 11 points and Savereo Jackson 10 with a team high eight rebounds.

The Bulldogs dominated on the boards for only the second time all season, leading 34 to 23 in rebounds with 11 offensive rebounds, but paid the price for 19 costly turnovers that oftentimes destroyed any momentum they were able to generate.

The loss drops the Bulldogs to 1-12 on the season. The Bulldogs next play at Union County College on January 13 at 7 P.M.



The Berkeley College Bulldogs made history on Saturday, January 5, when they traveled to West Point in order to compete against an NCAA Division I opponent for the first time in Berkeley College history.

The Bulldogs were invited to West Point to compete against the Army's junior varsity squad, only to find several varsity players participating in the game while rehabbing injuries. The Bulldogs, however, were not intimidated and gave Army everything they had in an 87 to 61 loss.

"I was very pleased with the effort," said Coach Wilbur. "Considering the intimidating surroundings of a Division I gym and the level of competition, I felt our guys did an excellent job."

The Bulldogs next game is against the Rangers of Drew University on Tuesday, January 6, at 7 P.M.


The Berkeley College Knights lost a tough game to Bronx Community College on Sunday, January 4, by a score of 75 to 59.

The Knights were hampered by the loss of two key players to injury in the second half allowing the Broncos to pull ahead for good. The loss leaves the Knights with a 5-3 overall record heading into a weekend tournament in New Hampshire at New Hampshire Technical Institute.