The men’s basketball team is set to begin their season on November 15, as they face off against William Paterson University. Coach Rich Micallef and the Bulldogs will look to win back-to-back championships as they come into this season fresh off a championship year. The Bulldogs defeated Baruch, 76-67, back in February, to be crowned the 2016 City University of New York Athletics Conference Champions. The Bulldogs are coming into this season with a big chip on their shoulders as they look to defend their name as champions.
On the other hand, our female Bulldogs will hope to continue their success alongside Head Coach Alex Lang. In his 14th season as head coach for the women’s basketball team, Coach Lang has become one of 16 coaches to win more than 200 games for their women’s basketball team. The women’s basketball team opens on Nov. 15 also, when the two-time defending ECAC Division III champion Bulldogs face off against Kean University.
The men’s soccer team have started their season on a bad note dropping their first two games on the road. The Bulldogs opened their season against New York University on Thursday, as Bulldogs forward Valentyn Kharko (#9) put Brooklyn on the scoreboard in the 68th minute. The team’s effort fell short of a comeback as New York University escaped with a 2-1 victory over the Bulldogs. The team had a chance to bounce back on Saturday as they played Albertus Magnus College. Things didn’t go as planned for the Bulldogs as they suffered their second loss with a 0-3 score. The Bulldogs will look to earn their first win of the season as they continue their road trip and face Farmingdale State College on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Newly appointed assistant coach Glendon Cateau made his Bulldogs debut for the women’s soccer team on Saturday, as the Bulldogs took on Fairleigh Dickinson University. Game one didn’t treat the Bulldogs quite well, as they went scoreless against Fairleigh resulting in a 0-1 loss. On a positive note senior goalkeeper, Samantha Rodriguez, finished the game with 11 saves in her college soccer player debut. The club will look to regain momentum on Wednesday, 9/7, as they travel to Montclair State to take on the Red Hawks.
The men’s and women’s tennis teams will have a familiar face as their head coach. David Wallis has recently been announced to take over as the new head coach of both tennis programs. He will be responsible for all aspects of both teams, including recruiting, match preparation, in-match coaching and academic monitoring of all members on the roster. Wallis will replace Michael Phillips, who will remain on both teams as an assistant coach. Before being assigned as head coach, Wallis served as the head coach for the Bloomfield College (NCAA Division II) men’s tennis team from 2005-2008. Coach Wallis will display his knowledge towards the game on September 7, when the women’s tennis team open their season against John Jay College.