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Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) named NAC West Division Student-Athlete of the Week

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College senior midfielder Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY/Fowler) has been named the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) West Division women’s lacrosse student-athlete of the week for the week ending March 28.

Velazquez netted 12 goals on 19 shots on goal, recorded an assist, and tallied 14 individual ground balls for the Mustangs in a 1-2 week. In the 11-10 loss to Division II Fort Lewis, Velazquez netted a team high five goals and followed with a six goal, one assist performance over Medaille College, as the Mustangs remained undefeated in conference action.

Velazquez currently leads the team in scoring with 19 goals and three assists, and leads the team in draw controls with 16.

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

Beginning with the 2010 season, North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) members Cazenovia, College of St. Elizabeth, Keuka, Medaille, Penn State – Abington, Morrisville State, Wells and Wilson will play as associate members of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in a West Division. Each division will hold a championship and the two divisional champions will meet to determine the conference champion.

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.