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Pellegrino, Shue named Mustang "Athletes of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named field hockey’s freshman goalkeeper, Kelsey Pellegrino (Cicero, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse) and football junior wide receiver, Joe Shue (Phoenix, NY/G Ray Bodley) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending October 4, 2009.

Pellegrino recorded a career high 26 saves in the double overtime win on Friday over conference rival SUNY New Paltz, securing Morrisville State’s first conference win. On Sunday she added five saves against St. Vincent, as the Mustangs recorded a 2-0 week.

On the week, Pellegrino recorded 31 saves in 158 minutes, registered a goals against average of 1.13 and a save percentage of .939.

On Monday, Pellegrino was named the SUNYAC Field Hockey Player of the Week.

The 2009 graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse is majoring in nursing at Morrisville State College. She is the daughter of Julie and Russ Pellegrino of Cicero, NY.

Shue led the Mustangs receiving corps with four catches for a career high 110 yards and two touchdown scores in the 25-17 win over Western Connecticut State University on Saturday.

He led the Mustangs comeback with a 70-yard reception for a score minutes into the third quarter to bring Morrisville within two, and later gave the Mustangs their first lead, catching the game winner from 11-yards out midway through the fourth quarter.

Shue is currently second on the team in receptions, having caught 16 for 250 yards and three touchdown scores. He is averaging 50 yards per game for the Mustangs.

A graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, Shue is majoring in sports, nutrition and fitness management at Morrisville State College. He is the son of Donna Shue and Michael Whiteman of Phoenix, N.Y.

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.