The 2018 Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s soccer team is pictured. In the top row, from left, are assistant coach Adam Fetterly, Assistant Coach Dillon Wager, Lawrence Durudogan, Tyler Benton, Colin Swain, Ahmed Mourad, Yasser Mourad, Patrick Palmer, Evan Luck, Cameron Biche, Victor Valenzuela, Jonathan Mendoza and head coach Cory Leggiero. In the front row, from left, are Evan Wieczenski, Zach Dunnkosky, Jefferson Jurado, Jean Horacius, Amaury Garcia, Kevin Maldonado, Tim Steele and Michael Friguletto.  (Photo submitted)

The Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s soccer team finished its season with a 7-6-1 overall record. The Raiders reached the Region III playoffs for the second straight season, losing to Herkimer College, 9-0, in the semifinals. Although the end result was not what Head Coach Cory Leggiero wanted, he is still proud of a successful season.

“The recent success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing. This season embodied that. From August 13th to October 25th, this group put in tremendous effort. To finish the regular season 7-5-1 is a good result; however we know we let two games slip away,” Leggiero said in a news release. “Finishing second in our conference and earning the seventh seed is a major accomplishment. Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. Our hard work got us the opportunity to play in the semifinals.”