Samuel Speziale

Malta’s Speziale off to NJCAA Tourney

Samuel Speziale

Speziale, SUNY Adirondack 2013 NJCAA

Region III regional champs

QUEENSBURY — The SUNY Adirondack men’s soccer team captured the National Junior College Athletic Association Region III championship Saturday, Nov. 2., for the first regional men’s soccer title in the school’s history. The Timberwolves defeated top-seed Tompkins-Cortland Community College 1-0 in the championship game.

Samuel Speziale, of Malta, is a member of the championship team.

In the final, Samuel “JJ” Naiwo, the tournament MVP, scored the lone goal on an assist by Sam Kersh. Joe Boulter, Thomas Debenham and Robert Sprague were named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Timberwolves head to the NJCAA national tournament at Herkimer County Community College Nov. 14 to take on top-seed Herkimer Community College. The national title game will be played Sunday, Nov. 17.

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