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2014 Fall Sports Try-Outs & Preseason Information

ALL PROSPECTIVE PLAYERS must call the athletics office ( 607.844.8222, ext. 4491 ) to confirm attendance at preseason tryouts.

If you will be living on campus at TC3, early move-in for volleyball and soccer players is SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 from Noon to 3 p.m. More information will be provided regarding check-in location when you are confirmed for housing

MANDATORY TEAM MEETINGS will be held SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 in the Athletics Facility at the following times:
4 p.m.: Welcome & Preseason Information for ALL men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball players
4:30 p.m.: Team-specific meetings
5:30 p.m.: Group dinner for all athletes

Schedule for MONDAY, AUGUST 18

9 a.m.: Group breakfast and Orientation for ALL soccer and volleyball players in athletics facility
Afternoon: Pre-participation physicals in the TC3 Athletic Training Room. Physicals must be done by our medical team. Physicals cost $60 and cover each athlete for both seasons at TC3. Physicals on August 18 will be conducted in the TC3 Athletic Training Room. Women’s soccer physicals will be at 3:45 p.m.; Men’s soccer physicals will be at 4:30 p.m.; Volleyball physicals will be at 5:30 p.m.

Try Out #1 for fall teams will be in the late afternoon and early evening

TC3 Coaches will send sport-specific summer training plans and expectations. If you have not received anything, you need to contact Coach Davis for Men’s Soccer at, Coach Okaru for Volleyball at, Coach Rice for Women’s Soccer at

TC3's Sean Streb Recognized as Scholar Athlete

June 18, 2014

Tompkins Cortland Community College student Sean Streb has been recognized by the State University of New York (SUNY) with a 2013-14 Scholar Athlete Award. Streb, a two-time all-American soccer player at TC3, graduated from TC3 last month with a liberal arts and sciences: math/science degree. He will attend SUNY Cortland in the fall.

The award recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. “SUNY scholar athletes are stand-out students who have excelled not only in their respective sports but in our classrooms as well,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher in announcing the recipients. “With an average GPA of 3.55 among this year’s honorees, we are exceptionally proud of their achievements. Congratulations to each of the students recognized, and thank you to the many professors, coaches, and staff across SUNY who support them."

A total of 83 student-athletes were recognized, representing 35 of SUNY’s 64 campuses. In order to be considered for this award, student-athletes were nominated by their campus athletic director. Nominees’ academic credentials and athletic accomplishments were then reviewed by a panel of athletic directors from across the SUNY system and members of the provost’s office.

Streb and Shutter Named NSCAA All-Americans

December 17, 2013

More honors for Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer players Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) and Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), this time from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Streb and Shutter have been named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Men’s Division III All-America team. Streb, one of just four repeat selections, was named to the first team; Shutter, a freshman, was chosen on the second team.

A total of 12 players were named to the first team, and Streb was one of just three defenders. A second-team selection in 2012, he started 16 games in 2013 while leading a defense that allowed just nine goals during those games. The Panthers posted eight shutouts and allowed two goals in a game just once while Streb was on the field. The co-captain also scored seven goals and had an assist for a TC3 team that advanced to the Region III championship game and finished the year ranked ninth in the nation.

Shutter, who also earned All-American honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), had a spectacular debut season. He was named the Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year, helping the Panthers to an undefeated conference record. He started 16 games, scoring in half. He netted a hat-trick in TC3’s win over Cayuga Community College and had two streaks of three consecutive games with a goal. He finished the year with 24 points on 10 goals and four assists.

This marks the fourth-straight year TC3 men’s soccer has been represented on the All-American team, and the second-straight year with two players honored.

Morgan Shutter Named All-American

December 6, 2013

Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer player Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) has been named an All-American by the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA). The freshman was named to the Division III All-America second team. A total of 22 players were honored, including just seven freshmen.

Shutter adds the All-American honor to an impressive list of accomplishments. He was named to the Region III All-Region team and was chosen the Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He led TC3 in scoring with 24 points (10 goals and four assists), helping the Panthers to an undefeated regular season and an appearance in the Region III championship game.

Shutter is the first TC3 men’s soccer player to receive NJCAA All-American honors since 2010 (Lucas Heffron) and the sixth all time.

Panthers Well Represented on All-Region Team

November 15, 2013

Coach Andy Davis and four Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer players have earned NJCAA Region III all-region honors. Davis was named the co-coach of the year in the region; Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), and Rob Licciardi (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) were all first-team selections; McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn) was chosen to the second team. A total of 26 players were voted onto the team by the coaches of Region III. SUNY Adirondack and Herkimer County Community College each had five selections, followed by Genesee Community College and TC3 each with four selections. The other eight selections were distributed among six schools.


Streb is just the fifth Panther in the 19-year history of TC3 men’s soccer to repeat as a first-team all-region selection. He was a team captain and led a defense that allowed just 11 goals in 17 games, and only five over the final 11 games. Despite playing defense most of the season, he was second on the team with seven goals.


Shutter, a freshman and the Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year, led TC3 with 10 goals and 24 points. Licciardi, a sophomore, was fourth on the team with 11 points on four assists and three goals. Richards, a freshman, had an 11-1-3 record that included six shutouts. His 0.65 goals against average this season was the best ever for a TC3 goalie.


The regional award is the first such honor for Davis and the first for a TC3 men’s soccer coach since Mick McDaniel in 1999. Davis is a five-time MSAC Coach of the Year, including this season.


2013 All-Region Men’s Soccer

First Team
Samuel Naiwo, Adirondack
Jermaine Windster, Herkimer
Ben Polk, Genesee
Morgan Shutter, Tompkins Cortland


Jimmy Calderon, Herkimer
Rob Licciardi, Tompkins Cortland
Nathan Rose, Genesee Joe Boulter, Adirondack


Sean Streb, Tompkins Cortland
Pete McAvoy, Herkimer
Aaron Dunks, Genesee
Thomas Debenham, Adirondack

Tristan Henry, Herkimer


Second Team
Robbie Hoover, Broome
Dimitri Beauchamp, Delhi
Mitch Haas, Hudson Valley
Winterson Joseph, North Country


Bryan Coyt, Herkimer
Matthew Spencer, Cayuga
Jamie Maskell, Genesee
Leo Cunningham, Adirondack


Jason Boxx, Cayuga
Adis Redzic, Mohawk Valley
Shane Jenkinson, Adirondack
Enea Canaj, Hudson Valley


McZiggy Richards, Tompkins Cortland


Co-Coach of the Year Andy Davis, Tompkins Cortland
Pepe Aragon, Herkimer

Panthers Dominate All-Conference Honors

October 25, 2013

The 2013 Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) men’s soccer post-season honors have been announced, and for the second straight year, Tompkins Cortland Community College has dominated the honors. The Panthers claimed the most spots on the all-conference team, as well as the two individual awards. In voting by the coaches of the seven teams in the MSAC, TC3’s Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) has been named the Player of the Year and Andy Davis has been named the Coach of the Year. Additionally, TC3 claimed seven spots on the 20-man all-conference team; the next most was four. TC3 repeated as conference champions, winning the title with a record of 6-0 against fellow MSAC teams.

Shutter is the fourth different Panther in the last five years to be named conference player of the year, and the seventh all time. Shutter leads TC3 with 24 points on 10 goals and four assists. Joining Shutter on the all-MSAC team are Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), a repeat selection; Rob Licciardi (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon); Yauhen Malko (James Madison H.S./Brooklyn); James Demshick (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh); McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn); and Evan Holl (Marathon H.S./Marathon). It marks the 13th consecutive season TC3 has had at least four players named all-MSAC.

For Davis, it’s the fifth time he has been honored as the conference coach of the year. His teams have claimed five MSAC titles in his nine years at TC3.

2013 Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference Team

Morgan Shutter, Tompkins Cortland
Sean Streb, Tompkins Cortland
Robbie Hoover, Broome
Rob Licciardi, Tompkins Cortland
Jason Boxx, Cayuga
Tautis Poniskaitis, Cayuga
Matthew Massenzio, Onondaga
Mike McGinnis, Corning
Anson Dann, Broome
Turner Antonakos, Broome
Yauhen Malko, Tompkins Cortland
Patrick Maroney, Onondaga
James Demshick, Tompkins Cortland
Sean Wynn, Cayuga
Ryan Haines, Finger Lakes
McZiggy Richards, Tompkins Cortland
Kyle Miller, Jefferson
Matthew Spencer, Cayuga
Evan Holl, Tompkins Cortland
Bojan Topalovic, Onondaga

Roster–2011 Men's Soccer

2011 men's soccer team

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
0 Mitchell Schoenbrun Fr. 5-11 167 Marcellus/Marcellus
1 Brian Wagstaff So. 6-3 222 Chenango Valley/Apalachin
2 Donovan Jackson Fr. 5-5 133 Dryden/Dryden
3 Tim McGiff Fr. 5-5 120 Lansing/Lansing
4 Justin Niziol So. 5-7 154 Dryden/Harford
5 Andre DeSa Fr. 5-7 134 Hendrich Hudson/Martim, Portugal
6 Mahamad Jabby Fr. 5-11 155 DeWitt Clinton/Bronx
7 Josh Piger So. 6-0 160 Dryden/Dryden
9 Edem Wemene Fr. 5-9 155 Nottingham/Syracuse
10 Samir Naamane Fr. 5-9 143 Casablanca/Casablanca, Morocco
11 Josh Lincoln So. 6-0 178 Marathon/Marathon
12 Curtis Irland So. 5-7 182 Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls
13 Keith Fox So. 5-10 182 Ithaca/Ithaca
15 Mikki Brown Fr. 5-9 145 Greene/Greene
16 Kyle Clark Fr. 5-8 152 Homer/Homer
17 Roberto Silva Fr. 5-9 162 New Rochelle/New Rochelle
19 Diego Cuenca Fr. 5-10 173 Escuela Americana/Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
20 Joah Tang Fr. 5-7 157 Home Schooled/Ithaca
21 Jason Barrett Fr. 5-11 143 Broadalbin-Perth/Amsterdam
23 Raphael Flores Fr. 5-9 135 Montclair/Montclair, N.J.
24 Alexander Essandoh So. 6-0 187 Ghana International, Ghana
25 Martin Rodriguez So. 6-3 196 Hendrick Hudson/Cordoba, Argentina
28 Adam Vining Fr. 6-1 195 Windham-Ashland-Jewitt/Maplecrest
35 Ben Friedlander Fr. 5-7 149 Newfield/Newfield

Statistics–Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer

2014 Season

Overall (0-0)
MSAC (0-0), Region III (0-0)


Previous Seasons


2011-12 and previous years


Team Records

Most Wins

15 (2010)
14 (2012)
14 (1999)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

10 (2012)
8 (1999)
6 (2010)
6 (2005)
6 (2006)

Best Winning Percentage

.778 (1999)
.763 (2012)
.738 (2010)

Most Goals (Game)

12 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
10 (vs. Corning CC, 9/23/08)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/10)
9 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/6/06)
9 (vs. Corning CC, 9/4/02)

Most Goals (Season)

66 (2012)
56 (2010)
55 (2009)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

3.47 (2012)
3.00 (2011)
2.84 (2008)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

12 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
10 (vs. Corning CC, 9/23/08)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
9 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/6/06)
9 (vs. Corning CC, 9/4/02)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

19 (2011)
20 (2010)
23 (2008)

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game Average

0.95 (2010)
1.19 (2011)
1.21 (2008)

Most All-American Players

3 (1999)
2 (1998)

Most All-Region Players

5 (2010)

Most All-MSAC Players

7 (2012)
7 (2007)
7 (2010)
7 (1999)
7 (1998)

Individual Records - Player

Most Goals (Game)

4 Michael Raftu (at Jamestown CC, 9/22/12)
4 Allan Krohn (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
4 Casey Burns (at Finger Lakes CC, 1999)
4 Casey Burns (at Onondaga CC, 1999)
4 Casey Burns (at Corning CC, 1999)

Most Goals (Season)

24 Michael Raftu (2012)
24 Casey Burns (1998)
22 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Goals (Career)

46 Casey Burns (1998-99)
27 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
24 Michael Raftu (2012)

Most Points (Game)

10 Allan Krohn (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
9 Casey Burns (4g, 1a at Corning CC, 1999)
8 Michael Raftu (at Jamestown CC, 9/22/12)
8 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (3g, 2a at Finger Lakes CC, 9/4/02)
8 Garlan Fletcher (3g, 2a vs. Corning CC, 10/11/00)
8 Casey Burns (4g at Finger Lakes CC, 1999)
8 Casey Burns (4g at Onondaga CC, 1999)

Most Points (Season)

56 Michael Raftu (2012)
56 Casey Burns (1998)
55 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Points (Career)

111 Casey Burns (1998-99)
67 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
58 Mitch Mead (2003-04)

Most Assists (Game)

3 Dylan Palacio (vs. Corning CC, 9/15/12)
3 Samir Naamane (at Fulton-Montgomery CC, 9/21/11)
3 Lucas Heffron (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 10/7/10)
3 Chris Driscoll (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
3 Matt DeVries (at SUNY Cobleskill, 9/29/04)
3 JR Maus (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1999)

Most Assists (Season)

12 Dylan Palacio (2012)
11 Yuichi Hashimoto (1999)
11 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Assists (Career)

20 Yuichi Hashimoto (1998-99)
19 Casey Burns (1998-99)
13 Chris Gray (2008, 2010)
13 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

0.93 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
1.10 Jesse Nulty (2008)
1.13 Jesse Russell (2005)

Best Goals Against Average (Career)

1.09 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
1.42 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
1.88 Corey Endress (2002-03)

Most Shutouts (Season)

10 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
8 Brian Wagstaff (2011)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)

Most Shutouts (Career)

18 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
10 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
7 Corey Endress (2002-03)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)

Team Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

4 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3 (vs. Broome CC, 10/23/12)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/26/10)
3 (vs. Erie CC, 10/30/10)
3 (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3 (at Genesee CC, 10/23/04)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

2, Magor Mbengue (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)

Most Points (Playoff Game)

5, Magor Mbengue (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)
3, Lucas Heffron (vs. North Country CC, 10/26/10)
3, Zachary Johnson (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3, Tio Behdad (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3, Yuichi Hashimoto (at SUNY Cobleskill, 10/24/99)
3, Kyle Chmieleski (at Genesee CC, 10/23/04)


Total All-American Players

Total All-Region Players

Total All-MSAC Players

Miscellaneous Honors
Region III Coach of the Year (1999)
NSCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year (1999)
MSAC Coach of the Year (1998, 2002, '07-co, '10, '12)
MSAC Champions (1999, 2005, '10, '12)
MSAC Player of the Year (2001, '02, '03, '07, '09, '10, '12)


Coaches–Men's Soccer

Andy Davis

Head Coach

Andy DavisRegion III Co-Coach of the Year

MSAC Coach of the Year
2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013

Coach Davis has completed nine seasons directing the TC3 men's soccer program, compiling a record of 112-53-9 and nine consecutive regional playoff appearances. The 2013 season ranks as one of the best in nation, as TC3 went undefeated during the regular season, winning another Mid-State Athletic Conference championship and advancing to the Region III championship game. Coach Davis was named the Region III Co-Coach of the Year and the MSAC Coach of the Year, and seven players were honored with all-conference, region, and/or all-American recognition.

2013 was the latest chapter in what has been an amazingly successful book for Davis. After spending 2004 as the top assistant, Davis took control of the program in 2005. His first year saw the Panthers win the MSAC title, advance to the NJCAA Region III semifinals, and finish the year ranked 14th in the nation. The 2006 campaign saw a return to the NJCAA playoffs and a national ranking as high as eighth. In 2007 the Panthers again claimed the conference title and played their way to the regional semifinals. In 2008 TC3 posted a win over nationally-ranked Genesee in the opening round of the playoffs to again advance to the quarterfinals. The 2009 season saw the Panthers win two playoff games to advance to the Region III Final Four. In 2010, after winning another MSAC title, the team made it all the way to the Region III championship game. 2011 saw the Panthers again advance to the regional title game, posting a seven-game unbeaten streak along the way. A fourth MSAC Coach of the Year award and another Region III final four appearance came in 2012.

Coach Davis brings tremendous credentials to the program, both as a player and a coach. An all-state player at Binghamton High, he was an All-American and national player of the year while leading Herkimer County Community College to the 2000 national championship. He earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of Evansville (NCAA- Division I) before finishing his playing career at SUNY Cortland. As a Red Dragon, he helped the team to their first SUNYAC title in nearly a decade. Prior to coming to TC3, he served as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland for two seasons, helping coach the team to SUNYAC titles both seasons.

The last two seasons, Coach Davis has worked with the Greater Binghamton Futbol Club, a member of the National Premier Soccer League. He serves as the assistant coach for the Thunder, which won the NPSL Keystone Conference in 2013.

Contact:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4491

Mick McDaniel

Assistant Coach

Mick McDanielMSAC Coach of the Year
1998, 2002, 2005
Reg. III Coach of the Year
1999, 2005
NSCAA North Coach of the Year
1999, 2007

Coach McDaniel returns to the sideline for a second season as an assistant with the men's team after seven years directing the women's program. His teams won the MSAC title and consistently contended for the regional title. He has coached six All-Americans and two dozen all-region performers.

Prior to taking over the women's team, McDaniel was the first head coach of the men's program. He led the men's team for 10 years, taking the Panthers to the Regional Final Four and winning the MSAC title during his tenure.

Contact:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492

Highlights–2011 Men's Soccer

Season Ends in Regional Final

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer season came to an end Saturday with a loss in the regional final. The Panthers fell to Genesee Community College in the Region III-A title game, the second year in a row TC3 has come within one win of the regional championship. TC3 ends the year with a record of 11-4-1 while Genesee advances to the national tournament with a mark of 14-1-2.
Playing at TC3, Genesee came out strong, scoring goals in the 13th and 17th minutes. After the second goal, the home team responded with stepped up play the rest of the half, and just one minute into the second half the Panthers cut the deficit in half. Andre DeSa (Hendrick Hudson H.S./Verplanck) took a corner kick, feeding the ball into the box, where Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) managed to redirect it past the Genesee keeper. The score remained 2-1 until the 71st minute when Genesee added an insurance goal to seal the win.
TC3 goalkeeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) had a strong game with seven saves and several other strong plays.
Wagstaff, Wemene, and Roberto Silva (New Rochelle H.S./New Rochelle) were selected to the all-tournament team.

Panthers Advance to Regional Final

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

For the second year in a row, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team will play for a regional title. The Panthers advanced to Saturday's Region III-A final with a 2-0 playoff win over Onondaga Community College Tuesday in Dryden. TC3's record is now 11-3-1 while Onondaga's season ends with a mark of 13-6-1.
The scoring opened in the 20th minute. Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) moved the ball down the middle of the field, firing a shot that bounced off the far post where a hustling Kyle Clark (Homer H.S./Truxton) collected the ball and put it in the back of the net. The score remained 1-0 at the half, thanks in part to a great defensive play by Tim McGiff (Lansing H.S./Lansing). In the closing seconds of the half, Onondaga earned a free kick near the corner. The ball was played into the box and seemed to be heading into the goal when McGiff cleared it just before it could cross the goal line.
TC3 goalkeeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) kept the slate clean in the second half, and with 7:24 left in the game Josh Piger (Dryden H.S./Dryden) fed Wemene in the box for an insurance goal.
The Panthers will take on the winner of today's other semifinal game between Genesee Community College and Erie Community College. The Region III-A final will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at TC3.

Panthers Blank Onondaga

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Goals at the start and the end of the second half were enough as the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team posted a 2-0 win over Onondaga Community College in the regular-season finale for both teams Wednesday. The win leaves TC3 with a record of 10-3-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga is 12-5-1 and 5-1 in the MSAC.
After a scoreless first half that saw TC3 hit the crossbar with shots twice, the Panthers wasted little time getting on the board in the second half. Barely five minutes into play, Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) played a ball to Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco), who carried it into the box and beat the Onondaga keeper to make it 1-0. The Panthers added an insurance goal in the 87th minute, when a throw-in by Mikki Brown (Greene H.S./Greene) was misplayed by an Onondaga defender, and Curtis Irland (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) capitalized and scored the goal.
Despite registering only two saves, Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) had one of his best games of the year in goal, controlling play in the box
. The Panthers now await word on the NJCAA Region III playoffs. Tournament seedings will be announced tonight.

Panthers Top Alfred State 2-1

Friday, October 14, 2011

A strong first-half was enough for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team to snap its two-game skid as the Panthers beat Alfred State College 2-1 Friday night. The win improves TC3 to 9-3-1 on the year while Alfred State drops to 5-7-1.
The Panthers took a 2-0 lead into the half on the strength of goals by Alexander Essandoh (Ghana) and Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco). Essandoh put the Panthers on the board in the 23rd minute, scoring off and assist by Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse). Thirteen minutes later, Naamane converted a corner kick from Andre DeSa (Hendrick Hudson H.S./Verplanck) to make it 2-0.
The lead was cut in half in the 52nd minute on a score by Alfred State's Kawakami Kohei, but the Panthers were able to hold on the rest of the way for the win.
Two Panthers split time in goal. Mitchell Schoenbrun (Marcellus H.S./Marcellus) started and made four saves during a scoreless first half. Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) came in for the second half, allowing one goal and making eight saves.
The Panthers close out the regular season Wednesday with a home game against Onondaga Community College.

Panthers Come Up Short at Herkimer

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Playing on the road against the top-ranked team in the region, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team fell short, losing 4-1 to Herkimer County Community College. The Panthers have now lost two straight to drop to 8-3-1 on the year. Herkimer is 12-0 overall and 11-0 in Region III.
Herkimer jumped ahead with a goal in the opening minutes, and then made it 2-0 in the 21st minute. The Panthers cut the deficit in half in the 39th minute, with Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco) scoring off an assist from Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse). The score remained 2-1 the rest of the half, and most of the second half before Herkimer put two goals in a two-minute stretch late in the game.
The Panthers look to get back on track at Alfred State College Friday.

Panthers Falls in Overtime

Saturday, October 08, 2011

After coming back from a three-goal deficit, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team's rally fell short in overtime as the Panthers lost at Jefferson Community College Saturday, 4-3. TC3 is now 3-1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 8-2-1 overall. Jefferson is 6-5-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the MSAC.
The Panthers got themselves into a hole early, allowing three first-half goals. In the second, Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) got the Panthers on the board in the 49th minute off an assist from Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco). Naamane made it 3-2 with an unassisted goal ten minutes later, and Justin Niziol (Harford H.S./Dryden) evened the game at 3-3 with a goal off an assist from Naamane in the 66th minute. The game remained tied until the fifth minute of overtime, when the home team found the net for the game winner.
The Panthers play at Herkimer County Community College Wednesday.

Panthers Remain Unbeaten in MSAC

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team remained unbeaten in Mid-State Athletic Conference play with a 2-0 win over Finger Lakes Community College Wednesday. The Panthers, ranked 8th in the nation, are 3-0-1 in the MSAC and 8-1-1 overall. Finger Lakes drops to 1-3 in the MSAC and 4-10-1 overall.
The Panthers got on the board early, scoring just eight minutes into the game. Curtis Irland (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) started the scoring play with a shot on goal, which the Finger Lakes keeper wasn't able to control, allowing Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco) to tap in for the score. Later in the first half, the home team made it 2-0 when Josh Piger (Dryden H.S./Dryden) played a cross to Tim McGiff (Lansing H.S./Lansing) for a blast from 20 yards out. The lead held as the TC3 defense controlled play, not allowing a shot on goal the entire game.
The Panthers travel to Watertown Saturday to take on Jefferson Community College.

Panthers Hang On for Tie

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Playing shorthanded most of the second half and overtime, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team held on to tie Cayuga Community College 2-2 Thursday. The Panthers are now 7-1-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Cayuga is 4-2-2 overall and 2-1-2 in the MSAC.
The contest was very physical from the start, with each team picking up yellow cards early. TC3 put together the first scoring play in the 24th minute. Roberto Silva (New Rochelle H.S./New Rochelle) played a free kick from near midfield down towards the box, where Josh Piger (Dryden H.S./Dryden) collected the ball and scored. The second goal came four minutes later, and was scored under bizarre circumstances. After TC3 earned a corner kick, it appeared as though Cayuga thought play had been stopped and the entire team went toward the sideline. With the clock still running, TC3's Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco) put the ball into play and Martin Rodriguez (Hendrich Hudson H.S./Argentina) tapped it into the unguarded net. The goal counted and the score remained 2-0 the rest of the half.
In the second half, though, it didn't take long for the yellow cards to catch up with the home team. Two minutes into the second half, a TC3 player picked up his second yellow and was ejected, leaving the Panthers to play 10 vs. 11. The defense held strong for thirty minutes, but with 12:17 left in the game, another TC3 player picked up a second yellow, leaving TC3 to play 9 vs. 11. Cayuga capitalized, with Nahayo Manasse scoring with 10:24 left and Muke Heri tying the game with 6:50 left. After a Cayuga player picked up his second yellow in the closing minutes of regulation, it left the teams to finish playing 9 vs. 10. Despite some good chances for TC3 in overtime, neither team could find the net again before darkness ended the game after the first extra period.
Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) had six saves in goal.
The Panthers are off until Wednesday when they host Finger Lakes Community College.

Panthers Blank Broome

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team improved to 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference with a 2-0 win over Broome Community College Tuesday. TC3, ranked #7 in the nation, is now 7-1 overall and in Region III while Broome drops to 4-5-1 overall, 3-5-1 in region, and 2-3-0 in the MSAC.
The first score came late in the first half. With under three minutes left in the half, Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco) found Mikki Brown (Greene H.S./Greene), who played a perfect cross to Curtis Irland (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) for the score. The second tally came midway through the second half, when Naamane played a through ball to Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse), who beat the keeper at the top of the box for the score.
Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) earned the shutout in goal.
The Panthers host Cayuga Community College Thursday at 4 p.m.

Four-Goal Spurt Powers Panthers to Win

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A four-goal outburst over a 12-minute span was enough for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team to post its sixth win of the year, beating Jamestown Community College 4-0 Saturday. TC3, ranked #7 in the nation, is now 6-1 overall and in Region III while Jamestown drops to 3-4-2 overall and 2-4-1 in region.
The scoring opened in the 34th minute, when Alexander Essandoh (Ghana) hit the ball towards the goal, where Josh Piger (Dryden H.S./Dryden) came in to tap in the score. The second tally came in the 42nd minute, when Justin Niziol (Dryden H.S./Harford) slid a great through-ball from midfield to a streaking Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse), who beat the keeper for a 2-0 lead. Two minutes later, Wemene netted his second goal, sliding in on a pass from Piger to make it 3-0 heading into the half.
Just 52 seconds into the second half, the Panthers completed the scoring spree when Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco) beat several defenders and laid the ball off to a wide open Piger for the score. The defense, anchored by sophomore backs Josh Lincoln (Marathon H.S./Marathon) and Keith Fox (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), kept the scoreboard clean the rest of the way.
Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) and Mitchell Schoenbrun (Marcellus H.S./Marcellus) split time in goal, with Wagstaff recording the lone save.
The Panthers host Broome Community College Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Three's Wild In Panthers Win

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) had three goals, Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco) had three assists, and the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team won for the third straight time, beating Fulton-Montgomery Community College 6-2 on Thursday. TC3 improves to 5-1 overall and in Region III while Fulton-Montgomery drops to 2-6.
The home team scored the game's first goal, converting a direct kick in the 30th minute. TC3 answered three minutes later, with Wemene netting the equalizer. The score remained 1-1 at the half, but TC3 moved ahead early in the second when Wemene scored off an assist from Keith Fox (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca). Wemene finished his hat-trick with a goal in the 55th minute, this time with an assist from Naamane.
Fulton-Montgomery cut the TC3 lead to 3-2 with a score in the 59th minute, but couldn’t get any closer. Alexander Essandoh (Ghana International H.S./Ghana) made it 4-2 with a goal off an assist from Naamane in the 70th minute, and Naamane made it three assists on the day by helping on a goal by Justin Niziol (Dryden H.S./Harford) in the 66th minute. The final goal came in the 87th minute, as Curtis Irland (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) scored off an assist from Joah Tang (Home Schooled/Ithaca).
Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) earned the win in goal, registering three saves.
The Panthers return home Saturday for a 1 p.m. game with Jamestown Community College.

Essandoh Hat-Trick Leads Panthers

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team shut out Corning Community College 5-0 on Saturday. TC3 improves to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference.
Alexander Essandoh (Ghana International H.S./Ghana) recorded his first career hat-trick in the win. Andre DeSa (Hendrich Hudson H.S./Verplanck) scored and goal to go with two assists, and Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) had a goal. Martin Rodriguez (Hendrich Hudson H.S./Cordoba, Argentina) and Donovan Jackson (Dryden H.S./Dryden) each recorded an assist.
Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) and Mitch Schoenbrun (Marcellus H.S./Marcellus) split time in the goal for the winners.
The Panthers play at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Thursday.

Panthers Bounce Back with Win

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team got back on track Wednesday, beating Hudson Valley Community College 3-0. TC3 improves to 3-1 on the season while Hudson Valley falls to is 1-3.
After losing for the first time this year on Monday, it took the Panthers a while to get things going on Wednesday. The breakthrough came in the 29th minute, and started with a corner kick. The kick came into the box, and after being touched by several players, Josh Lincoln (Marathon H.S./Marathon) was able to control the ball and pass it to Kyle Clark (Homer H.S./Truxton) in front of the goal. Clark put it in the back of the net to give the Panthers the 1-0 lead. The home team made it 2-0 with less than two minutes left in the half, when Roberto Silva (New Rochelle H.S./New Rochelle) crossed the ball to Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco), who found the net from 15 yards out. Naamane added another score early in the second half, making the final 3-0.
Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) posted his third shutout of the season in goal, recording two saves over 76 minutes of action. Mitchell Schoenbrun (Marcellus H.S./Marcellus) finished the game with a clean 14 minutes.
The Panthers host Corning Community College Saturday in the Mid-State Athletic Conference opener.

Panthers Fall in Battle of National Powers

Monday, September 12, 2011

In a battle of two teams ranked in the top ten in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team couldn't muster enough offense while falling to Mohawk Valley Community College, 2-0, Monday. TC3, the #8-ranked team in the latest NJCAA national poll, is now 2-1 overall and in Region III. Mohawk Valley, the #9-ranked team, is now to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in region.
The game was scoreless for the first 25 minutes before Mohawk Valley's Mason Olmstead put the ball in off a corner. The home team added an insurance goal by Armin Budnjo late in the second half to make the final 2-0.
Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) had six saves for the Panthers, who now look to rebound Wednesday at home against Hudson Valley Community College. Game time is 4 p.m.

Panthers Blank Delhi 5-0

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A first half that saw five different Panthers score powered the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team to a 5-0 win over SUNY Delhi Saturday. TC3 is now 2-0 overall and in Region III while Delhi falls to 0-2-2 overall and 0-1-2 in region.
The scoring started in the 16th minute, with Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) beating the Delhi keeper from a tough angle along the end line to make it 1-0. The second score came in the 30th minute, when Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco) drew a foul in the box and then converted the ensuing penalty kick. Five minutes later Alexander Essandoh (Ghana) beat the Delhi keeper to a ball outside the box, and then controlled it into open net to make it 3-0. Jason Barrett (Broadalbin-Perth H.S./Amsterdam) scored the fourth goal, punching in a rebound in the 43rd minute, and Curtis Irland (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) took a pretty pass from Mikki Brown (Greene H.S./Greene) and scored the fifth goal just 34 seconds later.
After a scoreless second half, Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) had the shutout in goal.
The Panthers play at Mohawk Valley Community College Monday.

Panthers Win Opener 8-1

Saturday, September 03, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team opened the 2011 season with a flourish Saturday, posting an 8-1 win over Niagara County Community College. Seven different Panthers entered the scoring column as TC3 won its season opener for the first time since 2006. TC3, coming off last year's regional runner-up finish, is currently ranked tenth in the nation.
The game opened with Niagara on the attack, getting on the board first in the 16th minute on a goal by Mike Taylor. The Panthers responded 12 minutes later, with Jason Barrett (Broadalbin-Perth H.S./Amsterdam) taking a cross from Curtis Irland (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) and finding the back of the net. TC3 took the lead two minutes later when Samir Naamane (Casablanca, Morocco) drew a foul in the box and then converted the penalty kick to make it 2-1. The score held until the closing minutes of the half, when the Panthers scored twice to take firm control. In the 42nd minute, Justin Niziol (Dryden H.S./Hartford) played a pretty pass through traffic to Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse), who converted to make it 3-1. Then, with just eight seconds left in the half, Naamane collected a ball in the box and punched it in to make it 4-1 at the break.
In the second half, TC3 put four more on the board in the span of four minutes. Starting in the 72nd minute, Wemene, Kyle Clark (Homer H.S./Truxton), Barrett, and Irland each recorded goals, with assists from Barrett, Diego Cuenca (Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador), and Niziol. Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) earned the win in goal, playing the first 79 minutes before giving way to Mitchell Schoenbrun (Marcellus H.S./Marcellus).
The Panthers play at Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday.

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2011 Men's Soccer Schedule
Sat 08/20
4 p.m.
Wells College
Wed 08/24
6 p.m.
Sat 08/27
12 p.m.
Cortland State
Sat 09/03
2 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Sat 09/10
1 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Mon 09/12
4 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Wed 09/14
4 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Sat 09/17
2 p.m.
Corning CC
Thu 09/22
5 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Sat 09/24
1 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Tue 09/27
4 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Thu 09/29
4 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Wed 10/05
2 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Sat 10/08
2 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Wed 10/12
4 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
Fri 10/14
5 p.m.
Alfred State College
Wed 10/19
3 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Tue 10/25
2 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Sat 10/29
1 p.m.
Genesee CC
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