MARC HUBBARD JOINS UNH MEN'S SOCCER STAFF

DURHAM, N.H. - Marc Hubbard, a former soccer standout at Oyster River High School who recently wrapped up a four-year career at Colgate University, has joined the University of New Hampshire men's soccer coaching staff, UNH head coach Rob Thompson announced today.

Hubbard, a 1999 graduate of Oyster River, recently wrapped up a fine collegiate career at Colgate. As a member of the Raiders he was a three-time Patriot League Second Team selection. Hubbard was also a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-New York selection his senior year. Over his four-year career, Hubbard, a defender, started all 66 games in which he played and posted career totals of six goals and 10 assists for 22 points.

At Oyster River, Hubbard led the Bobcats to a Class I championship while registering 23 goals and 18 assists his senior season. As a senior he earned NSCAA All-Region and All-New England honors, was a first team Class I selection, and was named Foster's Daily Democrat Player of the Year and Co-Player of the Year by the Portsmouth Herald. Hubbard played for Thompson at Seacoast United, where he served as team captain. He is currently playing for the Syracuse Salty Dogs of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) A-League.

Last season, the UNH men's soccer team qualified for the America East tournament for the second straight season with a 10-5-2 overall record and a 4-2-2 mark in America East. The 10 wins marked the most for the program since 1995. The 'Cats open up the 2003 season on Friday, August 29, when they take on St. Joseph's in the opening round of the 14th annual Nike Fall Soccer Classic.

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