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Velazquez, Hinchey named Mustang Athletes of the Week

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named women’s lacrosse midfielder, Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) and men’s lacrosse goalkeeper, Michael Hinchey (Kingston, NY) the Mustang “Athletes of the Week” for the week ending March 14, 2010.

Velazquez tallied four goals and five draw controls in the 11-15 loss to Elmira College on Saturday and tallied three goals, assisted two others, and had four draw controls and two ground balls in the 22-0 win over NEAC opponent St. Elizabeth College on Sunday.

Velazquez currently leads the team in scoring with seven goals and two assists for nine team points.

The senior captain is a 2006 graduate of Fowler High and is majoring in liberal arts at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Carmen Hernandez of Syracuse, New York.

Hinchey assisted the Mustangs to their first win of the season, recording 14 saves (.737 percent) in net as Morrisville State earned the 9-5 victory over Marywood on Wednesday. He also tallied two ground balls.

He was named the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) men’s lacrosse athlete of the week on Monday.

The 2008 graduate of Kingston High School is majoring in business administration at Morrisville State. He is the son of Barbara and Michael Hinchey of Lake Katrine, New York.

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.