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1 Simon Manka
Simon  Manka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buffalo, N.Y.

High School:
Orchard Park

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 166

Position:
M

WORTH NOTING: Dynamic, volatile athlete who should help the team in a variety of ways ... was redshirted last year ... competing for time in the midfield this spring.

AT VIRGINIA: 2004--Came in with an injured shoulder and had surgery which sidelined him for the entire season ... redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two letters in lacrosse and football ... first-team All-Western New York and All-ECIC as a senior midfielder ... second-team All-ECIC as a junior ... played on the silver medal winning Western New York squad in the 2002 Empire State Games ... played halfback, wide receiver and cornerback on the football team.

PERSONAL: Son of Kathy and Simon Manka ... born 3-14-85 in Buffalo, N.Y. ... has a younger brother, Adam, and two sisters, Meredith and Natalie ... one of the initial organizers of Orchard Park Little Loop Football.

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