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CIA Striker is HVIAC Soccer Player of the Year

Steels head coach Chris Lyn was honored as the HVIAC men's soccer Coach of the Year for 2014.

Head Coach Wins Coach of the Year Honors

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Hyde Park, NY – Sophomore Dan Landon (Johnsburgh, IL) of The Culinary Institute of America was named the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Soccer Player of the Year for 2014. Landon scored 15 goals, more than any other player in the conference, while leading the CIA Steels to an 8-4-2 overall record. He also led the conference with four game-winning goals, all coming in league play, where the Steels went 5-1-0 and won the regular season championship.

Adding to the post-season honors for the CIA, second-year head coach Chris Lyn was named HVIAC coach of the year. Four other Steels were named to the All-Conference Team: sophomores Corte Allen (Staunton, VA), Jonathan Bedell (Naperville, IL), and Dylan Soro (Temecula, CA), and junior Eric Hamway (Columbia, NJ). For Bedell, the CIA’s goalkeeper, it was his second straight year on the All-HVIAC Team. He finished the season with three shutouts and a 1.35 goals against average.

The Steels season concluded on October 26, with a penalty kick shootout loss to Berkeley in the conference tournament semifinal, after double overtime ended in a 1-1 tie.

The CIA’s men’s and women’s sports teams are named for the tool chefs use to sharpen knives. The Steels compete in the HVIAC in soccer, basketball, cross country, volleyball, and tennis.

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Photo 1 (top photo): CIA forward Dan Landon in action against Kings College at Randall's Island in New York City in 2014. Landon scored two of his league-high 15 goals in that game. The sophomore was named HVIAC Soccer Player of the Year. (Photo credit: Courtesy: CIA)
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Photo 2: Steels head coach Chris Lyn was honored as the HVIAC men's soccer Coach of the Year for 2014. In two years as coach of the CIA, he has led the Steels to a 16-9-3 record and this year's regular season league title. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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