For Immediate Release: November 12, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton men's soccer holds America East Tournament Media Day
Top-seeded Bearcats to host UMBC in AE semifinals on Wednesday at 2 p.m.


Head coach Paul Marco and the Binghamton men's soccer team met with the local media as the team prepares for its America East semifinal game vs. UMBC on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2:00 at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats claimed the regular season championship with a 5-3-0 conference record. Coach Marco and his staff were named the America East Coaching Staff of the Year.

Head Coach Paul Marco

On the team's three conference road losses:

"All of the teams in the conference struggled on the road this year. For us to pull out the Stony Brook win on the road at the end of the season showed to the rest of the league how good we are and that we can pull those road games out."

On the team's home field advantage:

"We have been playing well on this field with a fast style of play this year. Also, the fans have been fantastic and we are expecting a loud crowd on Wednesday."

On being the defending conference champions:

"The 2007 team is different from last year's team, we are much more dynamic. We have been growing a lot throughout the season."

Sophomore AE Strike of the Year Cameron Keith

On the team's mindset:

"I think we are mentally confident right now. Going on the road to Stony Brook and winning really helped us."

On playing in the Bearcats Sports Complex:

"The home field advantage here is massive. There is a special buzz about playing on this pitch."

On the team's spirit:

"The key to our team is our team spirit. It is like nothing I have ever experienced before."

Senior AE Defender of the Year Adam Chavez

On the team's state entering the playoffs:

"We are really gelling as a team right and coming into the playoffs this is where we want to be."

On playing at home:

"We have underperformed on the road this year. It's good to come home to this crowd and we are expecting a great crowd here on Wednesday."

Junior midfielder Justin Leskow

On the team's experience:

"Our experience is a factor. Our seniors have played in four consecutive championships and we have a lot of leaders who know what it takes to win."

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