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Pellegrino named ECAC Division III Mid-Atlantic Defensive Player of the Week

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced its players of the week for the week ending October 4, naming Morrisville State College freshman goalkeeper, Kelsey Pellegrino (Cicero, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse) the Division III Mid-Atlantic Defensive Field Hockey Player of the Week.

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.

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.

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.