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Alfred University’s Mannino earns Empire 8 men’s soccer recognition
11/04/10

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

The Empire 8 announced its all-star teams today and Mannino was given honorable mention. He scored three goals for the Saxons this season, tied for second-most on the team. Mannino was named a Second Team conference all-star as a freshman in 2009.

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.” Sophomore midfielder Tony Gai (Burke, VA/Lake Braddock) is Alfred’s honoree from the men’s soccer team.

Alfred finished the 2010 season with a 5-10-3 record (0-7-0 Empire 8).