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IBBONEY

GROUP

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MEN’S SOCCER ENJOYS A SEASON FOR THE AGES

A consummate grinder,

Gibboney continued to

rework the Warriors,

finding talent in Maryland,

New Jersey and, naturally,

Pennsylvania, and in the course of that, has recruited possibly

the most diverse group of student-athletes in the history of

the College. In 2015, student-athletes on the team were born

in seven different countries, from Kenya and Ivory Coast to

France and Colombia.

“The difference in the players’ backgrounds makes it really

fun to work with this group,” Gibboney said. “It’s not just that

they are from different countries — we also have students

from inner cities and others from extremely rural areas, so the

dynamics are truly unique. But the bottom line is this: They

are all great young people. They work hard, they believe in

this team and they aren’t selfish.”

t’s no secret that in

three years, Nate

Gibboney, head

coach of Lycoming

College men’s soccer,

has boosted the team to new

heights. In his first year, the

Warriors won a shootout in the

MAC Commonwealth semifinals

against a mighty Messiah team

that went on to win the NCAA

Division III title. Lycoming’s

team then proceeded to win its

first conference title and reach

the NCAA Championship for the

first time in program history.

It was a legacy made in

one year, but it didn’t

stop there.

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LYCOMING COLLEGE 2016 SUMMER MAGAZINE

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