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Morrisville State women’s soccer commence season Wednesday

Release written by Gretchen Cramer: Sports Information Intern

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.­ – The women’s soccer team looks to open the 2010 season with “higher intensity” than in previous years. The team hopes their “excitement” will have an impact on the number of people who will “come and support” them in upcoming games. 

One of the challenges the Mustangs will face is “finding time to practice on the turf” because the “grass field is much thicker, which slows the ball down” and “back-to-back games on the weekends”. The Mustangs play six of their eight home games on Drake field, an artificial turf surface.  

The addition of assistant coach Tifinie Lyn Cole, a former player for head coach Chris Perkins, adds a new perspective to the program this season. “She knows what I expect,” Perkins said. “She can relate to them, because she was a player.” 

The team has increased its size, which Perkins said provides additional options. Sophomore defender Hannah Farrell (Middleburg, NY) said, “I think it raises intensity because people will fight for more playing time.” 

With eleven newcomers to the program, it opens the door to improvement from last season’s record of 3-14, as Morrisville State will field additional talent on the roster in 2010.

The team opens their season away on Wednesday against Southern Vermont College at 4 p.m. and return for their home opener on Saturday, hosting Lyndon State College at 4 p.m. on Lemery Field.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.