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Shelby Cable, Volleyball
Year/Major: Sophomore/Marketing
 
Shelby Cable is an outside hitter for the Lady Bears Volleyball team. In 2010 as a rookie, Cable was the ECC Rookie of the Year and was named ECC Rookie of the Week for seven straight weeks. Cable played in an all 31 regular-season matches for the Bears last season and she led the squad with 3.25 kills per set. She’s also dished out 28 aces and 38 blocks. In the ECC, Cable ranks sixth in kills and 10th in digs.
“I hope to help lead this team to Regional’s and for us to place high,” says Cable. “Consistency and keeping up with the speed of the game will lead us to success.
 
 
 
Alexis Tyson, Tennis
Year/Major: Senior/Interdisciplinary Studies
Alexis Tyson has played three sports while attending NYIT that include Women’s Basketball Softball and Women’s Tennis. This season she is 2-0 in doubles action with Rocio Benavent at the No. 2 singles spot.
 
 
 
Vinny Caccavale, Men’s Soccer
Year/Major: Sophomore/Communication Arts
Vinny Caccavale was All-ECC player in 2010 with 4 goals, 5 assists and 13 Shots on Goal.  As a co-captain of the team, he hopes to improve and become a college All-American in the upcoming season while helping his team contend for a spot in the NCAA tournament.“We have the talent to contend this season and I really believe that we can win our conference with the team that we have, says Caccavale.”
 
 
 
Staffan Alm, Men’s Soccer
Year/Major: Junior/Marketing
Staffan Alm is a Swedish born player who is co-captain of the Bears soccer team.  He is a defender for the team who hopes to become a better leader during this season. He also played one season at UNC Wesleyan earning honorable mention accolades.
“I am able to balance my schoolwork and soccer by putting 100% into both school and soccer, says Alm.”
 
 
Jessica Mangiana, Women’s Soccer
Year/Major: Senior/Premed

Jessica is the starting forward for the NYIT Bears Women’s Soccer Team. She has just been named the ECC Player of the week after scoring 3 gaming-winning goals. Battling through injury, and with the help of running, conditioning, and weightlifting over the preseason, Jessica is back and better than ever.

“My personal goal this season is to score more goals and be a more impact player, and the team goal is to make it to the ECC Finals and win,” says Mangiana.

 

 

Kristen O’Conner, Women’s Soccer

Year/Major: Junior, Physical Therapy

Kristen is the goalkeeper for the NYIT Bears Women Soccer Team. She has just been named ECC Defensive Player of the week, for her outstanding shutouts against Bloomfield and St. Thomas Aquinas. With hard work and dedication, Kristen has achieved her personal goal of starting for the soccer team. Now back this season, after a summer full of running, and extensive conditioning, Kristen is ready for this season.

“My goal as well as the team’s goal is to help the team this season make it to the ECC Finals,” says O’Conner.

 

Elphas Kimutai, Cross Country

Year: Junior/ Nursing

Elphas is the captain of the Cross Country Team. Elphas was named the ECC player of the year in 2010 and was named the ECC preseason Male runner of the year in 2011.

“Our greatest strength is Elphas. Outside his tremendous talent as a runner…he has challenged himself this year to become a leader.” says coach Benlein.

 

Jackline Toek, Cross Country

Year: Senior/ Corporate Finance

 

Jackie is members of the Women’s Cross Country Team. She finished 2nd in the ECC championships and 5th in the NCAA North East regional.

“My plans are to graduate, get my associate degree and get my masters and hopefully go back home and work for my country. I’m looking to make some improvement in my home”

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