AURORA, N.Y. – Former Wells College men's soccer goalkeeper C.J. Bayly '14 has been selected as an Assistant Coach for the Giants of Keystone College. Bayly will assist Keystone Head Coach Joe Schneck, a former top assistant at Cornell University, as he enters his second season with the men's soccer program.
"I am thrilled that C.J. was able to find a job that enables him to follow his passion and share his knowledge," Head Men's Soccer Coach Dan Kane remarked upon Bayly's hiring. "From his first day at Wells, everyone knew that he was natural leader and teacher. We were extremely fortunate to have him as part of our program for the last four years. This will be an outstanding experience for C.J. as he will be able to learn a tremendous amount from Joe Schneck and the Keystone administration. We wish him and Keystone the best."
A four-year member of the men's soccer program at Wells, Bayly graduated this past Spring as the all-time leader in career save percentage (.818), goals-against average (1.21) and goalkeeping victories (24-21-6). Additionally, his 16 shutouts rank him first all-time while his 278 saves places him second in team history. A winner of his team's Most Valuable Player award in 2013, Bayly also served as a team captain as a senior.
A five-time North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week, Bayly earned Second Team All-Conference honors as a senior after a strong senior campaign. He played in 1,160 minutes and accumulated a 1.01 goals-against average alongside an .849 save percentage. Against the conference's goalkeepers, Bayly posted the fourth-lowest goals-against average and the second-best save percentage. He also racked up a NEAC-leading four shutouts against league opponents.
Amongst the nation's men's soccer players, Bayly ranked 32nd in save percentage (.844), 55th in saves per game (6.13) and 74th in total saves (92) as a junior in 2013. In his fourth year with the team, his .849 save percentage ranked 27th and his 6.08 saves per game were 57th amongst qualifying players.
Bayly also graduated as one of the top men's volleyball players in the team's three-year history. Across 245 sets played, Bayly holds the program's top marks in digs (503), digs per set (2.05), sets played (245) and matches played (74). His 634 assists rank him second alongside his 2.59 assists per set and 64 total blocks.