49 Morrisville State Mustangs Receive Honors

Posted on Jul 19 2016 - 2:50pm by Jeff Pexton
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Courtesy of Morrisville State College Athletic Dept.


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its Scholar-Athlete selections from across its 14 full-time and six associate institution membership, honoring 49 from Morrisville State with the academic accolade for the 2015-16 academic year.

“I want to express my appreciation to all those individuals who have contributed to the academic success demonstrated by our student athletes, including the athletes themselves,” said Greg Carroll, Director of Athletics.

“Each year we challenge them to achieve more, succeed more, and contribute more; and they continue to respond positively.”

To be named a scholar-athlete, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.40 or higher for the fall and spring semesters combined while participating in a NEAC sponsored sport.

Morrisville State had a record setting year, besting last year’s high number (36) of scholar-athletes for a total 49 in 2015-16 since becoming a conference member in 2009. Across the year, those earning scholar-athlete honors for the Mustangs averaged a 3.664 GPA.

“Our coaches have committed themselves to recruiting athletes serious about academic success and then they have been holding each team member accountable,” Carroll stated. “Not only have they been up front from the beginning of the recruiting process about academic expectations, they have been following through which is truly challenging. We have also had great support from the faculty and academic support staff.”

“It really is a team effort and we are fortunate to be part of a campus so committed to overall student success.”

The following student-athletes at Morrisville State received scholar-athlete recognition:

Student-Athlete Sport(s) Hometown Major
Mohamed Ali Cross Country Utica, N.Y. Automotive Technology
Jordan Anderson * Basketball/Lacrosse West Edmeston, N.Y. Human Performance & Health Promotion
Paige Biviano * Cross Country Cazenovia, N.Y. Journalism and Communication for Online Media
Kelly Brennan Soccer Sauquoit, N.Y. Animal Science- Dairy
Jessica Chandler * Volleyball Morrisville, N.Y. Business Administration
Marc-Antoine Chaput Golf Mascouche, Quebec Business Administration
Sarah Childs * Volleyball Newark, N.Y. Early Childhood Education
Maura Conlon * Cross Country Marcy, N.Y. Human Performance & Health Promotion
Storm Cook Basketball Norwich, N.Y. Accounting
Kennedy Cox Basketball/Lacrosse Blythe, Calif. Agricultural Business Development
Zackary Cozzarin * Soccer Trumansburg, N.Y. Animal Science – Dairy
Mason Craine * Cross Country Red Creek, N.Y. Criminal Justice
Johna Cusworth Soccer Mohawk, N.Y. Humanities and Social Science
Justin Depue Cross Country Homer, N.Y. Dairy Management
Holly Gamlen * Field Hockey/Softball Cazenovia, N.Y. Health Related Studies
Kallie George * Soccer/Lacrosse Tully, N.Y. Equine Science and Management
Emily Goldstein Field Hockey Sauquoit, N.Y. Criminal Justice
Mickey Halstrom * Soccer Willet, N.Y. Health Related Studies
Helena Hanes Volleyball St. Mary’s, Pa. Wood Products Technology
Laura Harmon * Cross Country Millford, N.Y. Nursing
Bradley Hefner Golf Billings, Mt. Humanities and Social Science
Joe Hulbert * Basketball Duanesburg, N.Y. Criminal Justice
Lauren Kellum Field Hockey Eaton, N.Y. Travel & Tourism
Haley Kilmartin * Basketball Fort Plain, N.Y. Human Performance & Health Promotion
Brendan Kozak Cross Country Farmersville, N.Y. Criminal Justice
Jon Lauer Golf Camillus, N.Y. Renewable Energy
Emily Laurin Soccer Munnsville, N.Y. Equine Science and Management
Courtney Lavere Volleyball Oswego, N.Y. Applied Psychology
Sarah Linn Volleyball Portville, N.Y. Equine Science and Management
Justin Loverme Soccer Jamestown, N.Y. End User Support
Jennifer Macking Cross Country Rochester, N.Y. Equine Science
Angela Marriott * Soccer/Lacrosse Peekskill, N.Y. Criminal Justice
Brianna Martin Softball Apopka, Fla. Adolescent Education
Layne Martin * Golf Findlay, Ohio Nursing
Michael Millis * Lacrosse Seneca Falls, N.Y. Automotive Technology
Kylie Murphy * Volleyball Nichols, N.Y. Business Administration
Sara Murphy Soccer Oriskany, N.Y. Nursing
Anthony Ostuni Cross Country Liverpool, N.Y. Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
Alan Peckham * Soccer Webster, N.Y. Criminal Justice
Logan Peters Lacrosse Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Renewable Energy
Jesse Pflaumer Golf Elba, N.Y. Agricultural Engineering
Benjamin Seale Cross Country Chittenango, N.Y. Residential Construction
Daniel Sherlock Lacrosse Tully, N.Y. Business Administration
Victoria Squires Volleyball/Basketball Prattsburgh, N.Y. Tech Management: Resort and Recreation Management
Katherine St. Pierre Soccer Erieville, N.Y. Massage Therapy
Greg Stallone Soccer Hicksville, N.Y. Automotive Technology
CJ Underwood Lacrosse McDonough, N.Y. Network Administration
Marissa Woodard Basketball Unadilla, N.Y. Criminal Justice
Ben Zilka Soccer Wantagh, N.Y. Criminal Justice

Student-athletes marked with an asterisk have earned Scholar-Athlete recognition in previous academic calendar years.

Morrisville State College’s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.