Dec 08, 2016
The SUNY Adirondack Men's soccer team had another excellent season which saw them achieve back to back Regional Championship appearances and an impressive unbeaten ten game stretch, consisting of 9 wins and a tie.
The Timberwolves, who came into this season as Mountain Conference Champions after being led to the title by Head Coach, Richard Shaw during his first year in charge, displayed resilience and commitment to find themselves battling once more for a Regional Championship.
Speaking about the team and their overall performance this year, Coach Shaw said:
"This season was always going to be tough for us because of the success we had last year. When your opponents know they are playing the Conference Champions, they seem to be more conscious and competitive. However, despite the tough challenges we faced early on, the players demonstrated a tremendous attitude during a critical point of the season, and we were able put together an exceptional winning run that led us to another Championship appearance."
"During pre-season we laid out some realistic expectations and a hardworking philosophy based upon honesty and effort. Undoubtedly, some of the reasons why we were again so effective was due to our hard work, a positive approach to games, and an ability to always create a number of goalscoring opportunities. We played a number of tough games and found ways to win."
"But unfortunately, in the end we were outmatched in our final game during the championships against Genesee who played well and were clearly the better team on the day. But as I said to our guys, the Genesee roster consists entirely of international players, who many I am sure will be heading off to go and play Division I, II and even professionally, so we should not be too harsh on ourselves."
"Overall I am very proud of our players, and I have been fortunate to work with some great lads during two very successful years in charge."
The Men's soccer team will now take a break until they commence spring training.