Immediate Release: December 7, 2004
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Munro, Darkwah and Danilo named first-team NSCAA All-New York Region
Binghamton is the only school in the region with three players named to the first team
VESTAL, N.Y.--Junior back Graham Munro (Invergordon, Scotland), senior forward Charles Darkwah (Toronto, Onatrio) and junior midfielder Danilo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) have been named first-team NSCAA All-New York Region. The NSCAA selected three all-star teams and Binghamton had the most players of any school on the 11-player first team. Everyone on the first team advances to the NSCAA All-America ballot, which will be voted on and released during the College Cup this coming weekend.
"We are very excited for Charles, Graham and Danilo," said head coach Paul Marco. "To have three players on the first team shows how much we have progressed these last two years. Each of these men has played a big part in our accomplishments."
Munro earned first-team honors for the second season in a row. He anchored the Bearcats defense once again this year and repeated as the America East Conference Defender of the Year. In addition, Munro has been named all-conference in each of his first three seasons.
Darkwah makes his first appearance on the all-region team. He was named the America East Conference Striker of the Year and led the conference with 12 goals. Darkwah has been named all-conference twice during his career. Off the field, has was named to ESPN The Magazine's Men's Soccer Academic All-America Third Team.
Also making his first appearance on the all-region team is Danilo, who was also named first-team all-conference in 2004. As a sophomore in 2003, he was named second-team all-conference.
Binghamton finished the 2004 campaign with an 11-2-8 record and was the runner-up in the America East Conference. The Bearcats won the 2003 America East Conference title and have a two-year record of 23-5-15. Binghamton was ranked among the NSCAA Top 25 teams six times during the season as well as three times in College Soccer News Top 30. In the week of Sept. 5, the Bearcats peaked in both polls at No. 19.
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