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Featherly, Alarie named Morrisville State "Athletes of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named western equestrian rider Jill Featherly (Hilton, NY) and men’s ice hockey forward Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ON) the Mustang “Athletes of the Week” for the week ending February 7, 2010.

Featherly was high point rider for both western equestrian shows on Saturday, placing first in both reining and open western horsemanship in the morning and following with a first and second in the same riding classes in the afternoon.

Featherly qualified for the regional championships in both reining and open horsemanship with her top place finishes, while leading the riding team to high point team honors.

A graduate of Hilton High School, Featherly is majoring in equine science at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Fritz and Karen Lucas of Hilton, NY.
Alarie netted his first career hat trick against Potsdam on Friday, scoring three goals, two on the power play, and assisting another, to lead the Mustangs to the 5-4 victory. Alarie netted his third score of the night midway through the third period, giving Morrisville State the one goal lead over the Bears.

To date on the season, Alarie has tallied six goals and a team high 12 assists for 18 points. Four of his goals have been scored on special teams, three on the power play, and one a short-handed score.

Serving as team captain, Alarie is a two-time selection to the SUNYAC All-Academic Team and has been named to the Morrisville State Dean’s List four times.

The entrepreneurship and small business management major at Morrisville State is a 2002 graduate of Watertown District High. He is the son of Debbie and Michael Alarie of Carlisle, Ontario. Alarie earned his associate’s degree in business administration in 2008.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 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.