• Saint 4 Years, Saint 4 Life - Part 4
    August 25, 2018
    Mani Tafari, our Upstate Update Columnist, concludes the story of his collegiate soccer career. Five remain from the incoming class of six from three years earlier and now they have a title to defend ...
  • Saint 4 Years, Saint 4 Life - Part 3
    July 31, 2018
    Mani Tafari, our Upstate Update Columnist, continues the story of his collegiate soccer career. After a devastating loss in the 1998 NCAA quarterfinals, the Saints enter the 1999 season hungry and determined to take the next step.
  • Saint 4 Years, Saint 4 Life - Part 2
    July 07, 2018
    Mani Tafari, our Upstate Update Columnist, continues the story of his collegiate soccer career. After a somewhat disappointing freshman season, the Saints have a much more successful 1998 campaign. Mani's life lessons continue ...
  • Saint 4 Years, Saint 4 Life - Part 1
    June 26, 2018
    Mani Tafari, our Upstate Update Columnist, looks back at his collegiate soccer career. He starts with a brutally honest assessment of his transition from high school to college soccer. Mani probably has a lot of company with this experience.


4 Years 4 Life

Welcome to a four part series in what we hope develops into an on-going feature for this and future offseasons. "Upstate Update" columist Mani Tafari, apparently in a weak moment, volunteered to enter the "WABAC Machine" and take us on a journey through his experiences as a student athlete at St. Lawrence University

 

I would encourage anyone who knows a soccer player heading off to their first year at the college level to share Mani's reflection on his first encounter with soccer at the collegiate level.

 

If you would be interested in sharing your DIII soccer experiences like Mani, please E-mail Jim Hutchinson to discuss further.

 


 

Mani Tafari

 

Mani Tafari graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2001 with a History degree after four seasons playing for Coach Bob Durocher that included the Saints untied, undefeated national championship season in 1999. He was a three-time conference champion and as a senior led the Saints in scoring which earned him first team all-conference and third team NSCAA All-Region honors. [see full bio]

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