NEAC Student-Athlete Spotlight: Michelle Giordano, SUNY Cobleskill

NEAC Student-Athlete Spotlight: Michelle Giordano, SUNY Cobleskill

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - Each week throughout the fall semester, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) will highlight student-athletes from one of the conference's member institutions through a brief Q & A. Female student-athletes will be featured each Thursday followed by a male student-athlete spotlight each Friday. Today, we meet Michelle Giordano from SUNY Cobleskill.

Name: Michelle Giordano
Sport(s): Women's Soccer
Hometown: Ossining, N.Y.

What is your current class year and major? 

I am a junior pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Aminal Science.

Why did you choose to attend SUNY Cobleskill?

I wanted to be part of the animal science program and I also wanted to be a part of the women's soccer team which was a big part of my decision.

What does it mean to you to be a member of the SUNY Cobleskill Women's Soccer Team?

I feel it is very important because it teaches you a lot about not only soccer but all aspects of your life.

If you could pick one favorite moment at SUNY Cobleskill, what would it be?

Our first win this year when we broke the losing streak from last season was definitely my favorite moment.

What are your career aspirations or future goals?

I want to work with animals in the future. In particular, I want to work with large animals like cows and horses.

Are you involved in additional activities, clubs, etc. on campus outside of athletics?

I am part of CobyQuest which is a leadership program and I am also on the Student Code of Conduct Board.

Give us three words that best describe being a Division III student-athlete. 

Competitive, Goal-Oriented, Tough

What is your pregame routine? Any superstitions? 

I like to listen to my own music and I like to isolate myself to get focused on getting ready to play.

Share with us some of your favorites:

Food:  Macaroni and Cheese or Pasta

Professional Team or Player: New York Rangers

Movie: A League of Their Own

Class at SUNY Cobleskill: Psychology

Finally, what makes you #NEACStrong? 

I am #NEACStrong because I am resilient.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, Morrisville State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Wells College. Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and with the Colonial State Athletic Conference in the sport of Field Hockey. For more information, please visit: