Men's Soccer

Faber Kelly Named First Team All-American by the NSCAA

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, December 20, 2002

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recently honored Faber Kelly (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs), a defenseman on the Hudson Valley Community College men's soccer team, as a Junior College Division III First Team All-American. This is the second national accolade for Kelly as he garnered Second Team All-American honors by the National Junior College Athletic Association last month.

"Faber is a big reason why we have made it to the final 16 in the national tournament the last two years," said Hudson Valley head coach John Meehan. "I believe he'll continue to play at a high level after he graduates from Hudson Valley."

Kelly finished the year with seven goals and seven assists for the Vikings, who finished the season with an 11-7 record and advanced to the NJCAA Division III Region III semifinals for the second straight year.

NSCAA/adidas Junior College Division III First Team All-Americans
Position, Name, Year, College, Hometown
G, Bladimir Castillo-Correa, So., Montgomery College - Rockville, Silver Springs, Md.
D, Luis Aguilar, Fr., Rio-Hondo College, Norwalk, Calif.
D, Nick Anderson, So., Fresno City College, Fresno, Calif.
D, Christopher Hayles, Fr., Union County College, Cranford, N.J.
D, Faber Kelly, So., Hudson Valley Community College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
M, Troy McColl, So., North Country Community College, Doorsicle, Australia
M, Jesus Rodriquez, Fr., Richland College, Garland, Texas
M, Joel Sanchez, Fr., Hartnell Community College, Salinas, Calif.
M, Usiel Vazquez, So., Herkimer County Community College, Yonkers, N.Y.
F, Fotis Anastasiou, So., Manchester Community College, Colchester, Conn.
F, Angel Mero, So., County College of Morris, Randolph, N.J.
F, Eric Zegle, So., Dutchess Community College, Fishkill, N.Y.