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 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]