Last night was a memorable night for Berkeley Basketball, celebrating the careers of seven graduating Seniors. A celebration that ended in a victory over University of Maine – Mount Kent with a final score of 70 to 63. Last night was a landmark in Berkeley Basketball history, “Seven Seniors from Berkeley College will be graduating at the same time, you should know that this is an historical event at Berkeley College – that this has never happened before, so we are very proud” says Coach Chris Christiansen.
To start the evening, Coach Christiansen took the opportunity to introduce the Seniors – rattling off the laundry list of accolades the student athletes have achieved during their tenure as Berkeley Knights. Not to mention, they are working toward their forth trip to the HVWAC National Championship. Among the laundry list of achievements; USCAA Academic Player, USCAA Honorable Mention All-American, USCAA Second Team All-Conference, and multiple Hudson Valley Conference Players.
The game was high energy from both sides, it was not an easy win. But the key to winning is spending more time in the air then on the ground. Here are a couple clutch shots that helped Berkeley edge out their competition.
Last night was also a special moment for the Berkeley Press Team, as our own Athlete Blogger was among the seven graduating. A special shout out to Alexander Loniakan for your continued success in the classroom, on the court, and in your future career.
To all the Berkeley students reading this blog, let me leave you with this message. The larger purpose of this blog post is to honor, congratulate, and inspire. Honoring and congratulating the seven seniors for sticking with it, working hard, and graduating. Inspiring you to do the same.