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Three Mustangs named to all-SUNYAC field hockey team

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Three Morrisville State College field hockey players have been named to the 2008 All - State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) field hockey team, two earning first team honors.

Sophomore forward Lauren Bordonaro (North Tonawanda, NY) and senior defender Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY) received first team honors while freshman goalkeeper Sarah Snow (Camden, NY) received second team honors.

Bordonaro leads Morrisville State in scoring with eight goals and four assists for 20 points, two of her goals have been game winning scores for the Mustangs. In her career at Morrisville, Bordonaro has tallied 11 goals and seven assists for a team high 29 points.

Smith leads the defense in defensive saves, having tallied three this season. Splitting time between the field and the cage, Smith has recorded 45 saves in goal in six games this season. In her career with the Mustangs, Smith has tallied five defensive saves in field and 461 saves in cage.

Snow has recorded 134 saves in cage for Morrisville State, allowing 31 goals in over 955 minutes (16 games) of play. She has a goals against average of 2.27 and a save percentage of .812 while recording two shut outs in her five wins and nine losses in net.

Morrisville State is currently 5-12 on the season, placing fourth overall in SUNYAC action having tallied a 2-3 conference record. The Mustangs have two games remaining on the 2008 schedule, Saturday at Wittenberg University in Ohio and Sunday at Washington and Jefferson in Pennsylvania.

Cortland’s Kayla Chambers and Brockport’s Amanda Pickard shared Player of the Year honors while Kelly Collins (Oswego) was named the SUNYAC Rookie of the Year. Cortland’s Cynthia Wetmore was named Coach of the Year.

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.