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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (February 22, 2007)—Corey McAdam, a freshman guard on the Nazareth men’s basketball team, has been named Rookie of the Year as well as a second-team selection to the Empire 8 Conference all-start team fro 2006-07. The all-conference teams were chosen through a vote of the league’s eight head coaches.

In addition to McAdam, Nazareth’s Joe Canori was an honorable mention selection and senior Brian Steves was Nazareth’s conference representative as Sportsman of the Year.

Second seed Utica College was rewarded with the conference Player of the Year in senior forward Ray Bryant while Fisher head coach Rob Kornaker received the honor of being Coach of the Year.

Other first-team selections were Ithaca sophomores Jeff Bostic and Sean Burton; Utica senior and freshman Ray Bryant and Doug Herring; and Fisher senior Dan McSweeney.

McAdam, of Fairport, N.Y. and a graduate of Fairport High School, was Nazareth’s second leading scorer at 14.6 points, 7.4 assists, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.2 steals per game. He was named Rookie of the week five times.

Canori, of Webster, N.Y. and a graduate of Webster Thomas High School, was Nazareth’s leading scorer averaging 19.6 points per game. He was also the second leading scorer in this years Empire 8 Conference averaging 18.5 points per game.

Steves, of Syracuse, N.Y. and a graduate of Nottingham, was a two-year member of the Nazareth men’s basketball team.

Player of the Year: Ray Bryant, Utica College
Rookie of the Year: Corey McAdam, Nazareth College
Coach of the Year: Rob Kornaker, St. John Fisher College

Empire 8 Men’s Basketball All-Conference
First Team
Jeff Bostic, Ithaca College
Ray Bryant, Utica College
Sean Burton, Ithaca College
Doug Herring, Utica College
Dan McSweeney, St. John Fisher College

Second Team
Tim Bacon, RIT
Justin Beigel, St. John Fisher College
Jan Cocozziello, Hartwick College
Corey McAdam, Nazareth College
Robby McCarter, Alfred University
Dan Mueller, St. John Fisher College

Sportsman of the Year
Ryan Clemenson, Alfred University
Joe Prunier, Elmira College
Luigi Lanzi, Hartwick College
Sean Stahn, Ithaca College
Brian Steves, Nazareth College
Obinna Ukachukwu, RIT
Bill Lidell, St. John Fisher College
Dennis Munch, Utica College

Honorable Mention:
Joe Canori, Nazareth College; Kenny Gethers, RIT; Dillon Stein, Alfred