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Field hockey geared up for 2009 season

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s field hockey team is geared up for Tuesday’s season opener at Gordon College, returning a solid core of veteran players to the squad that finished fourth overall last season in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNY) action.

Junior tri-captain, Lauren Bordonaro (North Tonawanda, NY) and sophomore Lanae Maciag (Morrisville, NY) return to anchor the forward line. Bordonaro led the team in scoring last season, netting eight goals and assisting five, garnering first team All-SUNYAC honors.

Fourth year head coach, Adair Milmoe, will look to sophomore Brandy Tebo (Westernville, NY) to be the backbone of the midfield, combining her defensive game with her offensive ability after netting a goal and assisting on one last season.

Defensively, senior tri-captain Charlotte Brown (Earlville, NY) will anchor the defensive unit in front of senior goalkeeper Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY) that allowed on average 2.73 goals per game last season. Brown tallied a goal and assist last season while Smith recorded 45 saves in net.

The Mustangs return home Saturday, September 5, opening their home schedule against Ithaca College.

A complete schedule, roster and game results can be found on the athletics web site at or by calling the sports information office at 315.684.6250.

Morrisville State begins active membership within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2009-10 and is eligible for NCAA Championship Tournament play.

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.