CORTLAND – Seven former members of the Plattsburgh state men’s soccer team have been named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) all-decade men’s soccer team.
Plattsburgh State award winners include forward Alexis Archilla (Warwick, NY / Warwick Valley; 2013-16), midfielder Fabian Chaparro (Mamaroneck, NY / Mamaroneck; 2012-15), midfielder Matt Hamilton (Keeseville, NY / AuSable Valley; 2009 -10). 2012-13), defenseman John LoGuirato (Holbrook, NY / Sachem North; 2006-07; 2009-10), defenseman Bart Misiak (Mississauga, Ontario / St. Martin’s Secondary; 2007-10), forward Patrick Shaughnessy (Plattsburgh, NY ) / Plattsburgh; 2008-11) and midfielder Chris Taylor (Liverpool, England / Cardinal Heenan; 2007-10).
Each school was responsible for nominations and votes. The final team selected consisted of 33 players to reflect the size of an annual conference team, but was not broken down by position. To be eligible, players had to have played at least one season between 2010 and 19 and be either All-SUNYAC at least twice or SUNYAC athlete of the year once.
Archilla is the youngest cardinal to receive the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA – now United Soccer Coaches) All-America award when he was elected to the third All-America team in 2015.
He was a three-time NSCAA All-Region selection, receiving the First-Team All-Region Award in 2015 and the Second-Team All-Region Award in 2016 and 2014. Archilla was also selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Upstate First-Team All-Star in 2014.
In each of his four seasons he received the All-SUNYAC award in a cardinal uniform. In 2016, 2015 and 2014 he received the All-SUNYAC laurels of the first team and in 2013 the All-SUNYAC selection of the third team. During his career he reached 113 points. With 49 goals and 15 assists in 81 games played, he is one of the frontrunners of the program in both goals (fourth) and points (fifth).
Archilla’s five goals against SUNY New Paltz on October 9, 2015 brought a record in a single game program and he finished 20th in NCAA Division III with 17 goals. Because of his success on the pitch, he received the Plattsburgh State Male Senior Achievement Award in 2016-17.
As a team, Plattsburgh State went 50-25-7 with the program during his tenure, qualified twice for the NCAA Division III tournament, and won a SUNYAC title in 2013.
Chaparro received two All-Region Honors and three All-SUNYAC praises during a four-year career that helped drive the Cardinals to an overall record of 55-23-6, two appearances in NCAA Division III tournaments, and a SUNYAC Title to lead in 2013.
He was awarded by the NSCAA First-Team All-Region in 2015 and by the NSCAA Third-Team All-Region in 2014, while in 2015 and 2014 he received the First-Team All-SUNYAC Praise and in 2013 the Second-Team All-SUNYAC Praise received.
In addition, he was named an ECAC Upstate Second-Team All-Star in 2014. Chaparro was appointed to the SUNYAC All-Tournament Team in 2015 and 2013 and scored 38 career points in 13 goals and 12 assists in 79 games played.
Hamilton had an outstanding four year career for the Cardinals as a midfielder. In 2012 he received the NSCAA Second-Team All-America award and in 2013 the SUNYAC Huntley Parker Award, which was presented annually to the most valuable player at the conference from 1979 to 2014.
He also received the NSCAA First-Team All-Region award in 2013 and 2012 and was named an ECAC Upstate First-Team All-Star in 2013. Hamilton was selected twice as “First-Team All-SUNYAC” and was recognized in “SUNYAC Tournament MVP” in 2013 and was recognized by the SUNYAC All-Tournament Team in 2013, 2012 and 2010.
Because of his achievements, he was named male athlete of the year in Plattsburgh in 2013/14 and 2012/13. Hamilton ended his career with 64 points on 28 goals and eight assists in 84 games played.
As a team, Plattsburgh State went 58-17-2 overall, qualified three times for the NCAA Division III tournament, and won two SUNYAC titles (2013 and 2010) during the four years that Hamilton competed with the program.
LoGuirato helped prop up a stingy defense of the Plattsburgh state during his four years competing for the Cardinals and received the All-SUNYAC award four times.
He was an All-SUNYAC first team team in 2010, 2009 and 2007 after receiving the “All-SUNYAC” and “SUNYAC Rookie of the Year” awards after his first season in 2006. LoGuirato earned a spot on the NSCAA All-Region First Team in 2010 and 2007, and received the D3kicks.com award for second team of all regions in 2007 and 2006.
The ECAC also gave LoGuirato two postseason awards, having been named ECAC Upstate First-Team All-Star in 2010 and ECAC Upstate Second-Team All-Star in 2009. In 2010 he was awarded three times with the SUNYAC All-Tournament Team, in 2009 and 2007) and received the MVP award of the SUNYAC tournament in 2010.
LoGuirato finished his career with 40 points on 15 goals and 10 assists in 79 games played as a back. As a team, Plattsburgh State went 55-13-16 during LoGuirato’s four-year competition and made two appearances in NCAA Division III tournaments while winning the SUNYAC title in 2010.
Misiak ended his career with one of the best résumés in cardinal men’s football history.
He was a two-time NSCAA All-American, received First-Team All-America in 2009 and Third-Team All-America in 2008, and received four NSCAA All-Region Team selections. Regional recognition in 2010, 2009 and 2008, while 2007 third team laurels for all regions were won.
Misiak received the SUNYAC Huntley Parker Award in 2009, which was presented annually from 1979 to 2014 to the most valuable player at the conference. In 2009 he received the ECAC Upstate Defensive Player of the Year praise. He was also named an ECAC Upstate First-Team All-Star in 2010 and 2009. Misiak was a four-time All-SUNYAC Award winner and was awarded a place in the All-SUNYAC First Team in 2010, 2009 and 2008, while he was awarded the 2007 Second team All-SUNYAC received.
He was appointed to the SUNYAC All-Tournament Team in 2007 and was named male athlete of the year in Plattsburgh in 2009/10. Misiak finished his career with 10 career points on three goals and four assists in 75 games as a back.
As a team, the Cardinals set an overall record of 54-13-16 during his tenure with the program, qualified twice for the NCAA Division III tournament and won the 2010 SUNYAC title.
Shaughnessy is making his second selection on the SUNYAC All-Decade Team as he has also been called to the SUNYAC Baseball All-Decade Team.
As one of the best offensive players in the program in the last ten years, he finished his career with 98 points, 42 goals and 14 assists in 83 games, finishing fifth in the program’s history in career goals. He was a selection from the NSCAA First-Team All-Region in 2011, an ECAC Upstate First-Team All-Star in 2011 and an All-SUNYAC selection three times in 2011. In 2011 he received the First-Team All-SUNYAC award and in 2011 the Second-Team All-SUNYAC recognition in 2010 and 2008.
Shaughnessy received the Plattsburgh State Male Senior Achievement Award in 2011/12 and was appointed to the SUNYAC All-Tournament Team in 2011. Academically, he was the recipient of an NCAA postgraduate scholarship and received the Richard D. Semmler Award from the US state of Plattsburgh for the male and female seniors with the highest cumulative GPAs, she was awarded the NSCAA Scholar All-America in 2011/12 and in the CoSIDA in 2011 Academic All-District Men’s Soccer Team elected.
As a team, the Cardinals went 53-16-14 during his time with the program, qualified twice for the NCAA Division III tournament and won the 2010 SUNYAC title.
Taylor, the career aid program record holder and current head coach of the Plattsburgh state men’s soccer team, has made an indelible mark on the program as both a soccer player and an executive.
He was a two-time selection of the NSCAA First-Team All-Region, honored in 2010 and 2009, and received ECAC Upstate First-Team All-Star status twice (2010 and 2009). Taylor received All-SUNYAC Recognition every four years of his career, earning All-SUNYAC Award for First Team in 2010, 2009 and 2008, while securing a spot on All-SUNYAC Second Team during his first season in 2007.
He was also accepted into the SUNYAC All-Tournament Team in 2010. Taylor scored 80 career points on 21 goals and 38 assists in 82 games played. In addition to his career program record on submissions, he ranks second (15, 2009) and third (13, 2010) in one-year helps in the program’s record book.
As a team, Plattsburgh State went 54-13-16 a total of 54-13-16 during its four years as a player, qualified twice for the NCAA Division III tournament, and won the 2010 SUNYAC title.