Hall of Fame

Moussa Sy Class of 2001

Induction Class of 2009
Men’s Soccer

Born in Canakry, Guinea, Moussa started kicking around the soccer ball at the age of 2. While he started out young as a goalkeeper, Moussa was soon told by one of his coaches to “get out there and score some goals.” Soon enough, he would become a strong striker that would cause havoc for his opponents on the field. 

Graduating from Lycee Sainte Marie in 1996, Moussa had heard of Dowling from his friend Aboubacar Mady Camara, another stand out player for the Golden Lions. Strongly considering playing professional soccer for Switzerland around that time, Moussa would soon get a call from Dowling head coach John DiRico. Coach DiRico would make it an easy decision for Moussa as he came over to play for the Golden Lions in 1998. 

Moussa didn’t waste any time as he helped his team to their third NCAA Tournament appearance in his first year at Dowling. That same his team would go on to win their fourth NYCAC Championship. Moussa would also rank in the top ten that year for individual season records in goals with 22, assists with 9, and points with 53. He would also record 3 assists in one game to rank him second for an individual performance all-time. 

Despite temptations to move on to a DI institution to finish out his career, Moussa chose to stay at Dowling to build the foundation for future teams. Because of this decision, he would go on to receive numerous awards and honors including All-American First Team recognitions in 2000, All-New York First Team honors in 1998, NYCAC Player of the Year and All-Conference First Team honors in 1998 and 2000, Newcomer of the Year in 1998, and All-Conference Second team honors in 1999. 

After his undergraduate career at Dowling, Moussa would go on to play for the Long Island Rough Riders for 6 years, leading the team in goals for 2 straight seasons. He would then receive his coaching license and form the Skills, Unlimited Soccer Academy (SUSA) where he has been training future soccer stars since 2001. He would also go on to receive his MBA in Business Management from Dowling in 2004.   

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