Release: February 23, 2009
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soccer ranked No. 20 in the nation in home attendance for 2008
VESTAL, N.Y.-- For the
second year in a row, the Binghamton men's soccer team was ranked
among the NCAA Division I leaders in terms of average home attendance.
During the 2008 campaign, the squad averaged 1,115 fans per game,
which was No. 20 in the nation.
"What a great accomplishment to be ranked in the top 20
for home attendance," head coach Paul Marco said. "The
credit goes to the fans, parents and alumni for their support
and a big thank you goes to all of the students who came out
and were singing and chanting every game. We have one of the
best--if not the best--facilities in the conference (the Bearcats
Sports Complex) which has definitely helped us."
Binghamton had seven home games this past season, including an
America East quarterfinal game against New Hampshire on Nov.
8. Against Vermont on Oct. 18, a sellout crowd of 2,534 fans
watched the Bearcats beat defending America East champion Vermont
1-0. That game was also aired in the Binghamton area by Time
In 2007, Binghamton ranked No. 21 in the nation with 1,299 fans
per game. Included among the eight home dates, however, were
both the America East semifinal and championship game which drew
a combined total of over 3,000 fans.
Since the Bearcats Sports Complex opened in 2007, the men's soccer
program has gone 14-1-0. This includes a perfect 12-0-0 mark
in regular-season contests.