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Cardinals' Top Defender Named SUNYAC Player of Year

FREDONIA, N.Y. - SUNY Plattsburgh junior back Bart Misiak has received the 2009 Huntley Parker award symbolic as the men's soccer player of the year in the State University of New York Athletic Conference, according to balloting by the SUNYAC's 10 head coaches. This marks the second straight year and sixth time in school history that a Cardinal has earned the award to honor the former Brockport coach and member of the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame.

A product of St. Martin's Secondary in Mississauga, Ontario, Misiak anchored a SUNYAC unit that allowed the fewest shots on goal, ranked first with nine shutouts, first in scoring defense (0.75 goals per game) and has given up only 15 goals in 20 contests. In fact, the Cardinals have allowed just three goals in their last 10 outings and geared up for NCAA tournament play by holding SUNYAC opponents scoreless for the last 719 minutes and 29 seconds. He is a three-time all-SUNYAC selection, including first team honors the last two seasons.

Previous Plattsburgh players to earn SUNYAC MVP honors include Marc Whitman in 1992, James Koniuto in 1994, B.J. McGrane in 2001, Jason Sousa in 2005 and John San Filippo in 2008.

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