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Velazquez, Smith named Mustang "Co-Athletes of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named women’s lacrosse midfielder Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) and softball catcher Cassandra Smith (Lansing, NY) the Mustang “Co-Athletes of the Week” for the week ending April 25, 2010.

Velazquez led the women’s lacrosse team in a 0-1 week for the Mustangs. In the NAC West semi-final against Keuka, she netted three goals, picked up three ground balls and won three draws and earned Player of the Year honors for the conference.

The senior is a liberal arts and science: humanities and social science major at Morrisville State. Velazquez is the daughter of Carmen Hernandez of Syracuse, NY.

Smith was instrumental in leading the Mustangs to a 4-4 week. From the plate she went 9-for-18 (.500), tallied five RBI’s and crossed home four times. Three hits were doubles and two were home runs. Defensively, she had 23 put outs and three assists.

The sophomore is a graduate of Lansing High, and is majoring in massage therapy at Morrisville State. Smith is the daughter of Tracy and Douglas Smith of Lansing, NY.

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.