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Stanton, Stein named Morrisville State "Athletes of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department recently selected women’s lacrosse midfielder Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) and men’s lacrosse midfielder Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) the Mustang “Athletes of the Week” for the week ending April 26, 2009.

Stanton helped the women to a 1-2 week, netting a combined seven goals while assisting another two, picked up 15 ground balls and caused eight opponent turnovers.

In the loss to Potsdam, Stanton tallied two goals before adding four in the victory over Maritime. On Saturday she added a goal against Geneseo.

Stanton is second on the team in scoring, netting 38 goals and assisting 10 for 48 points this season, while leading the team in caused turnovers with 42.

The sophomore is majoring in individual studies and is the daughter of Rhonda and David Stanton of Walton. Stanton is a two-sport athlete for the Mustangs, also participating in women’s basketball.

Stein led the men’s team over the course of the week, contributing 12 ground balls and one caused turnover in three games this week.

Against Geneseo, Stein collected six ground balls in the Mustangs efforts, while winning 8-of-12 face-offs. On Wednesday, he moved from his normal midfield position to goal, and recorded 14 saves and four ground balls in the loss to Oneonta. Stein added two ground balls against Cortland to complete his tallies for the week.

Stein is currently fourth on the team in scoring, netting 11 goals while assisting 10. He leads the team in ground balls, tallying 70 on the season.

The sophomore is majoring in mechanical engineering technology at Morrisville State and is the son of Phyllis and Robert Stein of Oswego. Stein is a two-sport athlete for the Mustangs, also participating in soccer.

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.