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Table of Contents University of Bridgeport............................................................4 Dowling College.........................................................................5 LIU Post.........................................................................................6 Mercy College..............................................................................7

East Coast Conference Staff Robert Dranoff Commissioner 631.348.3451

Leslie Busch Assistant Commissioner 631.348.3453

Casey Rafferty Director of Media Relations 631.348.3452

The 2012 East Coast Conference Soccer Championship Program was written, laid out and designed by Casey Rafferty, Director of Media Relations, in Adobe InDesign CS5. Cover art work was designed by ECC graphic design intern, Jessica Doughty. Special thanks to the editorial assistance provided by: Bob Dranoff, Leslie Busch, and the Sports Information Directors of the East Coast Conference.

UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT No. Name Yr 1 Agustin Prados Jr. 2 Daniel Augenstein So. 3 Clayton Ulmer Sr. 4 Rafael Gomes Fr. 5 Lee Middleton Gr. 6 Christoffer Olesen Sr. 7 Luis Fajardo So. 8 Michael Martinez Sr. 9 Andreas Blanke Sr. 10 Danny Ruiz Sr. 11 Anders Aase So. 12 Lee Fenner Sr. 13 Erick Romero So. 14 Andreas Wardh Fr. 15 Jordan Gerald So. 17 Kiernan Murphy Jr. 19 Elliott Griffin Jr. 20 Jonny Ortiz Sr. 21 Han Park Sr. 22 Lee Martins Jr. 23 Michael Chmelowski Jr.


Ht 6-4 5-8 5-9 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-8 5-11 6-1 5-9 5-10 5-10 5-7 5-10 5-7 5-11 6-1 5-7 5-10 5-8 5-9

Wt 200 145 160 175 170 160 155 160 180 160 160 170 150 165 155 175 170 140 170 145 170

Hometown/Previous School Madrid, Spain/ IES Valdemaro Sandnes, Norway/ Bryne VGS New Haven, Conn./Hamden HS Belo Horizonte, Brazil/ Magnum HS Newcastle, England/Cramlington HS Kristiansand, Norway/U. of Agder, Norway Danbury, Conn./Danbury HS Riverside, Conn./Central Conn. State U. Gothenburg, Sweden/Frolundagymestit Stamford, Conn./Westhill HS Aalgaard, Norway/Bryne VGS Altamont, N.Y./Hartwick College Norwalk, Conn./Norwalk HS Gothenburg, Sweden/ Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet West Orange, N.J./West Orange HS West Orange, N.J./ Rutgers Newark Stamford, Conn./ Housatonic CC Stamford, Conn./Westhill HS Westbury, N.Y./ Nassau CC Bridgeport, Conn./ Herkimer CC Windsor Locks, Conn./ Windsor Locks HS

Coach Brian Quinn

Lee Martins

Head Coach: Brian Quinn (14th Season) Assistant Coaches: Peter Doneit and Chico Chacurian Graduate Assistant: Devon Thomas Volunteer Assistant Coaches: Fellipe Ribeiro and Tim Stipo

Quick Facts

Location: Bridgeport, Conn. Founded: 1927 Enrollment: 4,800 Nickname: Purple Knights Colors: Purple and White President: Neil Albert Salonen Director of Athletics: Jay Moran Stadium: Knights Field

About Bridgeport

Did You Know?

• The University of Bridgeport women’s gymnastics team has won the last five USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships. • UB men’s swimming team took ninth place at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship Meet. • The Bridgeport women’s volleyball team won the school’s first-ever NCAA Division II East Regional Title in the fall of 2011 and has now made four straight appearances in the regional final. • The UB men’s soccer team has made 11 consecutive conference tournament appearances.

Lee Middleton

Clayton Ulmer

An international, doctoral intensive comprehensive university, with award-winning academic programs, at the University of Bridgeport, the New England’s fastest growing university, students can earn degrees in a variety of innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UB is among America’s strong international universities with 25 percent of our students coming from overseas. The University’s commitment to educate students from throughout the world is recognized in the US News and World Report issue on colleges. With students from more than 80 countries who are active in student government, publications and clubs, the University of Bridgeport prides itself in being a real world experience in globalization. Through its International Programs, the University provides academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities which support the University’s commitment to promote global citizenship and a commitment to public service. There are 200 full- and part-time faculty, including Fulbright Scholars, National Science Foundation Fellows, Ford Fellows, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows, American Council for Learned Societies Scholars and Phi Beta Kappa Scholars. Known for its competent, committed, caring faculty, the University prides itself on its student-faculty ratio of 11:1. It also takes pride in its commitment to diversity. Some 32 percent of its students are members of minorities.


Committed to creating new learning venues, the University of Bridgeport’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and its Office of Distance Learning pioneered the first online graduate degree program in the State of Connecticut. A variety of online courses and certificate programs are also available.


Coach John DiRico

Chris Friedl

No. Name Yr Pos Ht 1 Ryan McDonald Sr. GK 6-1 2 Josh McLeod Fr. B 5-6 4 Joseph Henton Sr. B/M 5-11 5 Bobby Cranor So. B 6-0 6 Roberto Vernaschi Gr. M 6-2 7 Mike Gronenthal So. F/M 5-11 8 Rafael Sorbara Jr. B 6-2 9 Sean Collins Fr. F 5-10 10 Kariym Balthazar Gr. F 5-11 11 Alex Hailes Fr. M/B 5-10 13 Jose Herrera Jr. M 5-7 14 Keith Vigorito Sr. F 6-0 15 Eric Rosales Jr. B 6-0 16 Zacchious Ogoo Jr. M/B 6-0 18 Hakon Torgnes Fr. B 6-2 19 Anthony Leonick So. F/M 5-9 21 Ryan Murphy Jr. M 6-0 22 Huseyin Kahveci So. F 6-2 23 Marcus Thorsen Fr. B 6-1 24 Chris Briscoe So. B 5-7 25 Luke Ehlers Fr. F 5-6 27 Chris Posillico Jr. F 5-10 28 Brian Miller Sr. F/M 5-8 32 Daniel Jensen So. GK. 6-1 33 Nicholas Lazarich So. GK 6-0 34 Chris Friedl Fr. GK 6-1

Wt Hometown/Previous School 200 Bookfield, Conn./ Immaculate HS 115 Huntington Station, N.Y./ Long Island Lutheran HS 165 Leicester, England/ Beauchamp College 170 Patchogue, N.Y./ Patchogue-Medford HS 190 Evesham, UK/ Prince Henry’s HS 155 Levittown, N.Y./ Island Trees HS 200 Lynbrook, N.Y./ Valley Stream South HS 160 Leeds, United Kingdom/ Rishworth 160 Point Fortin, Trinidad & Tobago/ Vessigny 170 Chester, England/Bishop Heber HS 140 Sterling, Va./ Park View HS 170 Port Jeff. Sta., N.Y./ Comsewogue HS 175 Sterling, Va./ Park View HS 145 Gambia/ Archdeacon George 190 Oslo, Norway/ Lambertseter VGS 150 Levittown, N.Y./ Island Trees HS 160 Farmingville N.Y./ Sachem East HS 175 Jamaica, N.Y./North Babylon HS 180 Oslo, Norway/ Wang VGS Toppidrett 145 Claredon, Jamaica/ North Babylon HS 125 Stony Brook, N.Y./ Ward Melville HS 165 Deer Park, N.Y./ Deer Park HS 160 Smithtown, N.Y./ Smithtown East HS 160 Malmo, Sweden/ Malmolatinskola 155 Mineola, N.Y./ Deer Park HS 215 Port Jefferson, N.Y./ Comsewogue HS

Head Coach: John DiRico (23rd season) Assistant Coaches: Stefan Draskovic, Danny Hernandez, Mike LaCarubba, and Steven Schneider

Zacchious Ogoo

Quick Facts

Location: Oakdale, N.Y. Founded: 1955 Enrollment: Over 6,500 Nickname: Golden Lions Colors: Navy Blue and Gold President: Dr. Norman R. Smith Director of Athletics: Melody Cope Stadium: Golden Lions Field

Keith Virgorito

Did You Know?

• The men’s soccer program won the National Championship in 2006 and advanced to the National Championship game in 2008 • Dowling has had four baseball student-athletes selected in the MLB First Year Player draft (Kip Roggendorf, ‘93, Toronto; Wilberto Ortiz, ‘06, Los Angeles (AL); Billy Mottram, ‘07, Chicago (NL); David Wendt, ‘09, Tampa Bay) • The men’s lacrosse team won the program’s first National Championship in 2012 • In 2012-13 Dowling’s women’s basketball team advanced to the National Championship game after becoming the second team in ECC history to win the NCAA East Region Tournament..

About Dowling

Founded in 1955 as part of Adelphi University’s Suffolk Campus, the college purchased the former W.K. Vanderbilt estate in Oakdale in 1962. In 1968 the college was renamed after its chief benefactor, Robert Dowling, a noted city planner and aviator. Situated on the banks of the Connetquot River on a former Vanderbilt estate, Dowling’s Rudolph Campus in Oakdale is among the nation’s most beautiful. The 105-acre Brookhaven Center is located on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley and features high-tech learning facilities for a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Located within walking distance to the Long Island Rail Road and featuring free parking and shuttle bus service, Dowling is easily accessible from both Suffolk and Nassau counties, as well as the five boroughs of New York City.


LIU POST No. Name 0 Mathias Spinnars 1 Marco Jorgensen 2 Eirik Bjoernoe 3 Leron Haywood 5 Johannes Forgaard 6 Per Forgaard 7 Johann Kristjansson 8 Tom Bowen 9 Eivind Austboe 10 Cemil Turan 11 Jonathon Watkin 12 Ruben Diaz 14 Carl Lystad 16 Henrik Idsoe 17 Matias Ruiz 18 Victor Muntean 19 Oscar Kjellstrom 20 Dusan Gargurevich 21 Elias Johansson 22 Johan Rundqvist 23 Alex Billington 24 Cameron Gamble 25 Vincent Tavernese 26 Demetri Partsinevelos 27 Maxime Devillaz

Yr Pos Jr. GK Sr. GK Sr. B R-Sr. B Fr. B So. M Fr. F Gr. M Jr. F Sr. F Sr. M Fr. B So. B Jr. M So. M R-Jr. GK Jr. B Jr. M So. M So. B So. M So. F Jr. M Fr. M Fr. F

Ht 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-4 5-5 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-8 5-9 6-2 5-9 5-7 5-7 6-1 5-7

Wt 180 185 174 165 187 176 160 154 184 180 140 175 165 167 165 170 189 156 163 165 150 128 155 160 154

Hometown/Previous School Ramnas, Sweden / Holy Names Copenhagen, Denmark / Niels Brock Randaberg, Norway / Grodem Skole Rosedale, N.Y. / Thomas Edison Stavanger, Norway / St. Svithun Stavanger, Norway / St. Svithun Reykjavik, Iceland / Fjolbrautaskolinn Aberdovey, Wales, U.K. / Cardiff Metropolitan Stavanger, Norway / St. Svithun Staten Island, N.Y. / St. Peter’s Doncaster, England / Thomas Rotherham Staten Island, N.Y. / Tottenville Oslo, Norway / NTG Stavanger, Norway / St. Svithun Southampton, N.Y. / Southampton Westbury, N.Y. / W.T. Clarke Stenungsund, Sweden / Nosnasgymnasiet Quito, Ecuador / Centebad Landskrona, Sweden / Polhemskolan Gothenburg, Sweden / Hulebacksgymnasiet Preston, England / Carr Hill North Lanarkshire, Scotland / Caldervale Garden City, N.Y. / Garden City Westbury, N.Y. / Hicksville Stehag, Sweden / Polhemskolan

Coach Andreas Lindberg

Eivind Austboe

Head Coach: Andreas Lindberg (5th Season) Assistant Coaches: David Stapleton, Peter Hulse, Dusan Erceg, Alex Mendolia and Mark Dawson

Quick Facts

Location: Brookville N.Y. Founded: 1954 Enrollment: 8,472 Nickname: Pioneers Colors: Green and Gold President: Dr. Kimberly R. Cline Director of Athletics: Bryan Collins Stadium: Robert Blitz Field

Did You Know?

• For three consecutive weeks, the LIU Post men’s soccer team ranked No. 1 in the NSCAA Top-25 Division II Poll. • The Pioneers got off to their best start in program history in 2013, tallying 14 consecutive wins. • Junior forward Eivind Austboe sits in the Top-5 in all of NCAA Division II in points, goals, points per game, and goals per game. • The LIU Post men’s soccer team was favored to capture the conference title in the 2013 ECC Preseason Poll.

Eirik Bjoernoe

Marco Jorgensen

About LIU Post

The LIU Post Campus of Long Island University is a private, residential campus in Brookville, New York, offering more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degrees in accountancy, business, computer science, education, liberal arts and sciences, library and information science, health professions and nursing, public service, and visual and performing arts. Founded in 1954, LIU Post offers small classes, state-of-the art facilities and a safe, beautiful campus just 25 miles from Manhattan. Situated on 307 acres on the North Shore of Long Island, the campus features stately historic mansions, redbrick academic buildings, rolling green lawns, and formal gardens. Special campus highlights include wireless classrooms, a writing center, a museum, a recreation center, and one of the largest research libraries in the New York Metropolitan Region. LIU Post’s’ 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students enjoy exceptional health and fitness facilities, more than 80 clubs and 1,000 activities each year, competitive NCAA sports programs and the celebrated Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. More than 85 percent of the LIU Post students receive some form of financial assistance or scholarship. LIU Post’s award-winning Cooperative Education program places students at companies from MTV to American Express as well as government, health care and community service agencies. Our professional experience and Career Planning Office sponsors career fairs with top employers and keeps students in touch with the latest job openings. LIU Post graduates have gone on to become entrepreneurs, executives at major firms, teachers, doctors, artists, scientists and journalists. Many of our more than 100,000 alumni have achieved prominence in society’s most dynamic fields.


For more information, visit the LIU Post Web Site at


Coach Chris Smith

Christian Diaz

Gabriel Luna

No. Name Yr 00 Matthew Thomas Knizeski So. 0 Luis Lizarzaburu Fr. 1 Nick Papas Jr. 2 Gabriel Luna So. 3 Owen O’Hora Fr. 4 Luis Perez So. 5 Ryan Flynn Jr. 6 Luigi Puello So. 7 Roberto Dashi Jr. 8 Danny Leon, Jr. Jr. 9 Tafari Newman Jr. 10 Mubarak Sani Sr. 11 Andrew Levy Jr. 12 Daniele Iamiceli Sr. 13 Juan Carlos Murgueitio Jr. 14 Jonathan Garcia Jr. 15 William Sandoval So. 16 Michael Kaniatyn Jr. 17 Mustaffa Alobeidy Sr. 18 Gonzalo Prando Fr. 19 Christian Diaz So. 20 Michael Ledesma Sr. 21 Chuong Tran Jr. 22 Ransmond Aboagye Sr. 23 Jose Carvajal Fr. 24 Jurica Bilic-Prcic Fr. 25 Juan Gatti Fr. 27 Junior Bernardez Jr. 28 Jhon Sanchez Jr. 29 Michael Zelaya Jr.


Ht 6-3 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-2 5-7 5-8 5-11 6-3 5-6 6-0 5-11 6-1 5-9 5-7 5-10 5-5 5-11 5-8 6-0 5-10 5-11 5-7 5-6 6-0 6-1 5-10 5-11 5-6 5-10

Wt 155 191 190 175 180 150 160 145 200 199 180 154 165 165 150 180 145 165 151 160 170 170 145 150 160 180 168 160 170 185

Hometown/Previous School Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown Castleton, N.Y./Hudson Valley CC Watsonville, Calif. /Hartnell College Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset Jackson Heights, N.Y./Monroe College Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream South Queens Village, N.Y/Francis Lewis Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South Bayside, N.Y./Benjamin Cardozo Bronx, N.Y./Evander Childs Bronx, N.Y./Boro of Manhattan CC Bayside, N.Y./Berkeley College Ossining, N.Y./Ossining Jackson Heights, N.Y./Arts & Business Falls Church, Va./ASA College Port Washington, N.Y./Schreiber Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside Bronx, N.Y./Richard Stockton College Jefferson Valley, N.Y./Lakeland Watsonville, Calif./Univ. of Vermont Miami Beach, Fla./Miami Beach Senior West Nyack, N.Y./Rockland CC Bronx, N.Y./Boro of Manhattan CC Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees Irvington, N.Y./Talladega New Rochelle, N.Y./Monroe CC Bronx, N.Y./New World Hicksville, N.Y./Braircliffe Corona, N.Y./Queensboro CC

Head Coach: Chris Smith (4th Season) Assistant Coaches: Pedro Velazquez, Juan Peralta, Salma Tarik

Quick Facts

Nick Papas

Location: Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Founded: 1950 Enrollment: 9,403 Nickname: Mavericks Colors: Blue and White Interim President: Dr. Concetta M. Stewart Director of Athletics: Patricia Kennedy Stadium: Mavericks Field

Did You Know?

• Mercy College alum Brian Sweeney spent four seasons in Major League Baseball, pitching for the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners. • The women’s soccer team posted their first ever winning season and clinched a spot in the ECC Championship for the first time in 2013. • The men’s soccer team has made an appearance in the ECC Championship in two consecutive seasons. • Brenna White of the volleyball team recently notched her 1,500 career kill in only her junior season.

About Mercy:

Mercy College is a New York metropolitan area college of over 9,000 students studying at five campus locations including: Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan, White Plains, Yorktown Heights. With over 90 undergraduate and graduate programs, 25 of which are offered online, Mercy College offers a quality liberal arts education within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students may take classes during the day, evenings, weekends, and online, so that they can fit a rigorous Mercy College education into their busy lives. Mercy College also offers tremendous financial support so that the cost of college is not a barrier to success. The faculty is dedicated to the scholarship of teaching. Mercy College professors include Fulbright Scholars, published authors and national authorities in their fields. Mercy College offers a comprehensive intercollegiate NCAA Division II program that sponsors 16 varsity sports. The main campus located on the scenic banks of the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry is just minutes from Manhattan. Mercy College students reside in the College’s on campus dormitory and within the suburban community of Dobbs Ferry. Intramural activities are also offered throughout the year for the recreational athlete. To apply to Mercy College visit or call 1-877-MERCYGO.


2013 ECC Men's Soccer Championship Program  

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