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Volleyball ready to hit the courts in 2008

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College volleyball team is ready to hit the courts this season, expecting to improve on the 8-23 overall record in 2007, with a solid freshmen class added to its already experienced veteran squad.

Senior outside hitter Christina Fenaroli (Monroe, CT) and setter Jessica Robinson (Carmel, NY) along with sophomore middle hitter Ebony Whitfield (Benton Harbor, MI) will be looked to this season to dominate the court.

Fenaroli and Whitfield combined for 309 kills last season and added a collective 76 solo and 19 assisted blocks defensively while Robinson tallied 502 assists.

Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY), a junior transfer from Roberts Wesleyan, will make an immediate impact to the offensive and defensive game, as she averaged 2.21 kills per game while at Roberts, adding 32 service aces and 107 total blocks on the defensive side of the ball.

Morrisville State opens its season Friday at the D’Youville College Tournament against Keuka and Cazenovia. They will hit the courts for the first time at home against Cazenovia on the 2nd.

The full schedule and results can be found on the athletics web site at http://athletics.morrisville.edu or by calling the sports information office at 315.684.6250.

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.