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Saxons’ Mannino named Empire 8 men’s soccer all-star

ALFRED, NY – Frankie Mannino (Emira, NY/Elmira Free Academy), a freshman forward on the Alfred University men’s soccer team, has been named an Empire 8 Conference all-star.

The Empire 8 announced its all-star teams today and Mannino was named to the Second Team. He led the Saxons with 16 points on a team-best eight goals, three of which were game-winners. His eight goals ranked third in the Empire 8 and his 16 points ranked sixth.

Each season, the Empire 8 honors students-athletes from each conference school, who play on teams sponsored by the conference, with Sportsperson of the Year awards. Honorees, chosen by their coaches, exhibited outstanding sportsmanship in keeping with the conference’s mission of “competing with honor and integrity.” Senior defender Mike Buisman (Rochester, NY/Penfield) is Alfred’s honoree from the men’s soccer team.

Alfred finished the 2009 season with a 5-10-1 record (0-6-1 Empire 8).