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By Brian Fees
Southern Tier Sports Report
For the past four seasons Micah Cornfield was a standout soccer player for the Hawks, now he is heading to college where he’ll spend four more season as a Hawk, a member of the Red Hawks.

This season Micah Cornfield showed his ability to deal with adversity when he came back from an injury to play a key role for Corning as they won the sectional title this year.

Cornfield, an all-state selection, was the first All-STSR Player of the Year. All of that has helped lead Cornfield to Monday when he signed to play Division II soccer at Roberts Wesleyan College.

“It was close to home, I have family in Rochester,” Cornfield said. “I love the team aspect up there. They are like a family, so it seemed like the right choice for me.”

Cornfield was a four-year starter for Corning, playing every position on the field, except goalie. He helped lead the Hawks to two Section IV, Class AA titles in 2019 and 2021, there was no season in 2020 with Covid. The Hawks senior is a two-time captain, two-time STAC all-conference pick and a 2021 all-state pick.

This season he earned the all-state, and player of the year in the area honors, despite dealing with an injury late in the season.

Cornfield wasn’t 100% when the playoffs began, but he gutted it out and provided a big boost to the Hawks, including netting the winning goal in the sectional semis, to help the Hawks capture a sectional crown.

“Sometimes things aren’t perfect, you are going to go through hard moments and it’s all about how you react to those situations,” Cornfield said.

For Cornfield the titles, and the time with his teammates are some of the biggest memories of high school.

“Probably all the sectional titles we won, and being able to go to regionals and staying overnight with the team was fun,” Cornfield said.

The Corning senior knows that he would never be in this position without his family.

“I’m extremely thankful for all my family and they all played a big part and I wouldn’t be anywhere near here without them,” Cornfield said.

On top of his success with the Hawks, Cornfield also participated in the New York West ODP each year from 2019-2022 with the exception of the lost Covid year. He also is a participant of the semi-professional team out of Binghamton, Greater Binghamton FC Thunder, in their first and second seasons (2021-22). Cornfield’s premier travel team, the S’oaring Capital Ambition 2003 boys have competed in premier level leagues, tournaments and showcases all over the East coast and Central United States, and Cornfield was a leader for his club team.

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