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First-year head coach Eric Barnes of Niagara University has added two coaches two former Purple Eagles stars to his men’s soccer staff. Brett Petricek, 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, was added as an undergraduate assistant coach. Rene De Zorzi, the 2012 MAAC Defensive pLayer of the Year, willserve as a volunteer assistant coach.

Elsewhere in college sports, Buffalo State announced some changes to its athletics staff.

Ridge Robinson, an accomplished cross country and track and field runner at Ohio University, was hired as assistant cross-country coach.

Brian Knapp, who played midfield at the University at Buffalo (2003-06) was named lead assistant in women’s soccer. Meghan Sleezer, who played at Skidmore, was signed as goalkeeper coach.

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