Men's Soccer Dominates MSAC Honors
October 22, 2012
The 2012 Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) men’s soccer post-season honors have been announced, and conference-champion Tompkins Cortland Community College has claimed the most honors, including the top two individual awards. In voting by the coaches of the seven teams in the MSAC, Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) has been named the Player of the Year and Andy Davis has been named the Coach of the Year. Additionally, Tompkins Cortland placed seven players on the 20-man all-conference team, the most from any college. The Panthers won the conference title with a record of 5-0-1 against fellow MSAC teams. Wemene is the third different Panther in the last four years to be named conference player of the year, and the sixth all time. Wemene followed up his all-conference freshman year with a strong sophomore campaign, scoring 24 points on 10 goals and four assists. Joining Wemene on the all-MSAC team are Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan), Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach), Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), Jason Barrett (Broadalbin-Perth H.S./Amsterdam), Andre DeSa (Hendrich Hudson H.S./Martim, Portugal), and Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown). It marks the 12th consecutive season Tompkins Cortland has had at least four players named all-MSAC.
For Davis, it’s the fourth time he has been honored as the conference coach of the year. His teams have claimed four MSAC titles in his eight years at the College.