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.