Rams Selected Third in Men's Cross Country Preseason Poll
New York, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's cross country team has been selected to finish third out of 10 teams by the Skyline Conference head coaches.
William Frederic (Brooklyn, N.Y.), who is entering his sophomore season for the Rams, earned Second Team All-Skyline and Rookie of the Year honors in 2011 after a 10th place finish at the conference championship. Despite graduating four seniors, Farmingdale State will be returning junior Matthew Collorafi (Amityville, N.Y.) and sophomore Adam Dziadula (Coram, N.Y.). Steven Brown (Westbury, N.Y.) and Jonathan Gortman (Dix Hills, N.Y.), who excelled on the Rams track team, will be joining the cross country team this season.
The 2011 champion Golden Eagles earned seven first-place votes and compiled 79 points, while Maritime garnered three first-place votes and 74 overall points. SJC will be led by junior Evan Haun, a two-time first-team All-Conference selection who has placed third overall in each of the past two Skyline Championships. 2011 runner-up Maritime, returns senior Matthew Taraboletti, a second-team All-Conference selection a year ago.
Farmingdale State finished third in the voting with 62 points, followed by Yeshiva (56), The Sage Colleges (50), Purchase (39), Mount Saint Mary (37), NYU-Poly (25), Old Westbury (14) and Mount Saint Vincent (13).
The 2012 Men’s Cross Country Championship will be held on Sunday, October 28th at Chadwick Lake Park in Newburgh, N.Y.
2012 Skyline Preseason
1. St. Joseph’s-L.I. 79 (7)
2. Maritime 74 (3)
3. Farmingdale State 62
4. Yeshiva 56
5. The Sage Colleges 50
6. Purchase 39
7. Mount Saint Mary 37
8. NYU-Poly 25
9. Old Westbury 14
10. Mount Saint Vincent 13
(First-place votes in parentheses)