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Women’s soccer adds potent attacker for 2014

Incoming forward Acor scored 35 goals for state semifinalist Hornell this year

April 14, 2014


Women’s soccer adds potent attacker for 2014

Jocelyn Acor

Previous release on recruiting class

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton women’s soccer coach Sarah McClellan has hit a bullseye with her final recruit for 2014. McClellan rounded out her incoming class with the addition of potent scorer Jocelyn Acor (Hornell, N.Y./Hornell HS). Acor joins recently signed recruits Patricia Haney, Katie Hatziyianis, Emma Masliun, Valerie McNamara, Katherine Millet and Hannah Shankman. 

Acor, a captain and four-year letterwinner, led Hornell to the Class B state semifinals this past fall, torching opponents for 35 goals. She tallied the game-winner in Hornell’s 1-0 win in the Section V championship game and then scored the team’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Oneonta in the state semis. Acor repeated as an All-Greater Rochester selection and was a third team all-state pick. She netted 82 career goals and helped coach Mike Wilkinson’s program capture three sectional titles.

“We are very excited to sign Jocelyn,” McClellan said. “I remember seeing her play a year ago and thought very highly of her potential at the college level. Since getting to know her more, Jocelyn will be a remarkable student-athlete and member of our women’s soccer team.  Her work ethic, competitiveness, and positive attitude are outstanding qualities.  Athletically, Jocelyn is a speedy forward and capable of using both her speed and technical skill to cover tons of ground and open up the field of play.  I look forward to seeing her develop at the next level; she will become a real attacking threat.”

A three-sport athlete, Acor also was a first team all-conference basketball player and a multi-event track sectional record holder (100, 200, 400 meters).

She plays club premier soccer for Zach Sarno and the Soaring Capital SC. At Hornell, Acor is class treasurer and also volunteers with YMCA youth soccer. She is the daughter of Clemontine Battle.

The seven newcomers join a BU program that won eight games in 2013 and earned the program’s eighth postseason bid in the last 10 years,

“The team, our coaching staff, and this incoming group of players are all very excited for the upcoming fall campaign,” she said. “Our competitive level, collective ability, and effort will be through the roof; we are looking forward to seeing this team in action come August.”

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