Berkeley College is proud to announce that Stavros Zomopoulos of Manhattan, NY, has been named Coach of the Year for the 2013 season by the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC). Coach Zomopoulos led the Berkeley College Men’s Soccer Team, New York, to its best record in program history, as the Knights posted an impressive overall record of 16-5, including an unblemished 7-0 mark in HVIAC action.
“This proud honor is a testament to the dedication of Coach Zomopoulos,” said Andy DeStephano, Berkeley College Director of Athletics. “Under his guidance, the New York Men’s Soccer team has become one of the most respected programs, both on regional and national platforms.”
It is the first time Coach Zomopoulos has been selected as Coach of the Year and the fourth time he has guided the Berkeley College Knights to the HVIAC championship game. The HVIAC Coach of the Year is selected by the conference’s coaches.
“I am honored to be named Coach of the Year by my peers,” said Coach Zomopoulos. “This accolade is a reflection of the diligent efforts of the student-athletes this season. This group exemplified the word ‘team’ in every aspect, as their unity and togetherness translated to success on the field.”
Five members of the Berkeley College Men’s Soccer Team, New York, were named to the 2013 All-HVIAC Men’s Soccer Team.
Before joining Berkeley College in 2008, Coach Zomopoulos served as Head Coach of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Men’s Soccer Team and as Assistant Coach of the Borough of Manhattan Community College Men’s Soccer Team. He attended Columbia University, where he played Division I soccer and won three Ivy League championships.