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Yates, Anderson named Mustang "Athletes of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named softball shortstop Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY) and women’s lacrosse midfielder Jamie Anderson the Mustang “Co-Athletes of the Week” for the week ending April 4, 2010.

Yates led the softball team to a 2-2 week, while tallying two wins in conference action. She went 3-for-9 from the plate (0.333 batting average), while recording four RBI’s and three runs, including a double and two RBI’s in the first game against St. Elizabeth on Saturday.

Defensively, Yates had four put outs, six assists and an error.

She currently leads the team in runs scored (15) and is second on the team in hits (13).

The senior is a graduate of North Rose Wolcott High and is majoring in accounting at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Daniel and Natalie Yates, as well as Pamela Burgh of North Rose, New York.

Anderson led the women’s lacrosse team to a 1-1 week in conference action. On the week she tallied six goals on nine shots, including the game winner in the 13-12 conference victory over Cazenovia.

Anderson added seven ground balls, five draw controls and five caused turnovers to her tallies on the week.

She is currently third on the team in scoring (9 goals, 2 assists) and is first in ground balls (32) and second in caused turnovers (11).

The freshman is a graduate of Harpursville High, and is majoring in accounting at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Melissa and Paul Anderson of Harpursville, 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.