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Morrisville State announces 2010 football schedule, begins preseason camp

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.­ – The Morrisville State College football team opened preseason camp Tuesday afternoon, welcoming players to campus Monday for the 2010 season campaign, and start working towards the season opener Labor Day weekend.

The Mustangs, who finished 1-9 last season, enter their third season of New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) action after compiling a 1-8 record in the conference in 2009.

After taking the schedule on the road for most of last season, Morrisville State will play seven of its season total 10 games in the newly renovated/constructed Mustang Stadium on the Morrisville campus and will open September 4th against non-conference Hartwick College.

Following an off week, the Mustangs open conference action against Kean University on the 18th and follow the following week on the 25th against Montclair State University for Mustang Weekend.

On October 2nd Morrisville State hosts SUNY Brockport in their first ever game under the lights in the new stadium, and are on the road the 9th at William Paterson.

Morrisville State returns home for two straight, hosting The College of New Jersey on the 16th and SUNY Cortland on the 23rd before taking to the road for two additional games, the first against Rowan on the 30th and Buffalo State, November 6th.

The Mustangs will wrap up the season campaign at home against Western Connecticut State on November 13.

Morrisville State returns 16 starters to the squad this season, eight on both sides of the ball. Seniors Nick Omilanowicz (Cicero, NY) and Justin Balducci (Merrick, NY) return to anchor the offensive line while senior Joe Shue (Fulton, NY) is expected to take command at the quarterback position. Senior Sean Barrett (Hopewell Junction, NY) and junior Maurice Mitchelson (Bronx, NY) return to the back field and look to expand on last year’s running game.

Senior defensive back Tommy Moyon (Woodside, NY) is expected to lead the secondary unit while senior Sam Pelham (Voorheesville, NY) will anchor the defensive line. Junior Anthony Brown (Rochester, NY) returns as command of the linebackers.

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.