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Morrisville State men's soccer looks to build off 2006 season

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s soccer team looks to build off the 2006 season, returning seven starters to the squad that tallied a 5-9 record in its debut in the NCAA last year.

Head coach Tom Daviau (42-26-3, four seasons) feels that although the team has a strong returning unit, they are still young, but will remain competitive as the returning class of 15 gained a wealth of experience in 2006 that should carry over to the field this season.

Daviau will look to tri-captains, Andrew Stoneburg (Chittenango, NY), Andrew Ketchum (Chili, NY) and Andrey Tomoroska (Solvay, NY), for leadership from their respective positions this season.

The Mustangs open the 2007 campaign on Saturday against Cazenovia College at 3 p.m. on the Morrisville State campus at Lemery Field.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the NCAA, Division III. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA. This fall, the Mustangs will begin competing in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), one of the strongest conferences at the Division III level, looking for full membership in the 2009 season.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. 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 also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.