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Morrisville State Lacrosse Coach leads team USA Athletes International to London Tournament Title

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– Morrisville State College head men’s lacrosse coach, Pat Yannarelli, and Kean University’s Shelley Sheiner, coached the men’s USA Athletes International team to a London Tournament Championship title in July. Yannarelli served as head coach while Sheiner assisted.

Posting a 8-0 record at Eton College, in Windsor, USA Athletes International were able to grab the tournament crown over team Gatorade in the championship game to remain undefeated. Team Gatorade was composed of post graduate players from Syracuse University, Ohio State, Hobart College, and Gettysburg.

The elite USA Athletes International team included Division III intercollegiate student-athletes from Morrisville State, Kean University, Brown University, Lycoming College, Susquehanna University and Mount Saint Vincent College. Additional teams in the tournament were from England, Manchester, South England and the United Kingdom.

Morrisville State’s Andrew Elsmore (Scituate, MA), Tim Barth (Rush, NY), Andrew Redmann (Littleton, CO), Michael Pascuzzi (Waterford, NY) and Adam Lewis (Corning-Painted Post, NY) competed for the USA team.

This was the second year Yannarelli coached an elite team during the summer for international competition. Last year the team competed in Germany.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 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.