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Wood named NEAC Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its student-athletes of the week, naming Morrisville State College freshman midfielder, Shelby Wood (Duanesburg, N.Y.) the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) West Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for the week ending April 15.

Wood recorded 20 points on 17 goals and three assists to go along with five ground balls and 15 draw controls during a 3-0 week for Morrisville State, will all three victories coming in conference play to keep the Mustangs undefeated in NAC West action at 5-0.

She began the week with a six goal, two assist performance in the 22-5 victory over SUNY IT on Wednesday, adding four ground balls, seven draw controls and three caused turnovers, before following up with five goals and an assist in the win over Lancaster Bible Saturday. Wood completed the week with six scores in the win over Wilson.

Wood currently leads Morrisville State in both goals scored (52) and points tallied (66) and is ranked third in the conference.

The freshman is a graduate of Holy Names Academy and is majoring in liberal arts and sciences: humanities and social science at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Michelle and David Wood of Duanesburg.

Beginning with the 2010 season, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in the sports of baseball, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s tennis. The NEAC will compete as associate members of the NAC in women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis, while the NAC will compete as associate members of the NEAC in baseball and women’s tennis. Members from each conference will be divided into an East and West Division for each sport, with each division holding a championship and the two divisional champions then facing off to determine the conference champion. The conference winner for each sport will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships. For baseball and women’s lacrosse, this partnership will end following the 2012 season.

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