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Falkenburgh, Longland named Mustang "Athletes of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named women’s lacrosse defender Alison Falkenburgh (Bayport, NY) and men’s lacrosse defenseman Tom Longland (Dunnville, ON) the Mustang “Athletes of the Week” for the week ending April 18, 2010.

Falkenburgh assisted Morrisville State’s women’s lacrosse team to a 1-1 week, tallying three goals on five shots, six ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers on the week.

The sophomore is a graduate of Bayport-Blue Point High and is majoring in horticulture business management at Morrisville State. She is a three-time Dean’s List student-athlete for the Mustangs.

Falkenburgh is the daughter of Rosemarie and Robert Falkenburgh of Bayport, New York.

Longland led the men defensively to a 2-0 week, as the Mustangs remained perfect in conference action.

On the week he tallied two goals on three shots, picked up nine ground balls and caused five turnovers. In the win over Penn State Abington, Longland had five ground balls.

The sophomore is a graduate of Lakeshore Catholic High, and is majoring in sports, nutrition and fitness management at Morrisville State. He is a three time Dean’s List student-athlete, and previously earned SUNYAC All-Academic Team honors as a two-sport athlete (ice hockey and lacrosse).

Longland is the son of Carol and John Longland of Dunnville, Ontario.

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.