101.5 Seconds of Sports May 9th
Friday, May 9, 2014
The Morrisville State College athletic department has selected its 2013-14 student-athletes of the year, naming seniors Kolleen Brown (Willet) a recipient of the prestigious Mustang Athletics award. Brown has excelled both on and off the playing fields throughout her career as a two-sport student-athlete for the Mustangs in soccer and lacrosse. Her efforts on the soccer field this past year landed her the captain title and she concluded her career with North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) third team all-conference accolades. Off the field, Brown excels academically, boasting over a 3.00 cumulative grade point average, and is a four-time Dean’s List honoree at Morrisville State. Her academic prowess has also earned her NEAC Scholar-Athlete accolades. Aside from her dedication to academics and athletics, Brown is very active in the community and over the course of her career, has been involved in several service projects that have benefited not-for-profit and charitable organizations such as Special Olympics, One Love Foundation, Vera House, Friends of Jaclyn, Galisano Children’s Hospital, and Kickin’ It For Corbin. For three years she has served as a student representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), fulfilling the president’s role for the last two years. She also serves as a student-athlete representative on the Morrisville State Intercollegiate Athletic Board, playing a large role in several initiatives throughout her two years of service. Brown has also been actively involved at the conference level as a student representative on the NEAC Strategic Planning Committee and President’s Cup Award Committee. The senior earned her associate’s degree in sports, nutrition and fitness management in December 2012, and is slated to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in human performance and health promotion this May. She is a graduate of Cincinnatus High School.
Coming up tomorrow, the SUNY Cortland Men's and Women's Lacrosse teams host NCAA Second Round contests. The Women will face off with Mount Union at 1pm. If the Red Dragons win, they would likely host a regional round next weekend. Meanwhile, the Men will take on Springfield at 5pm, with the winner advancing to the Quarterfinals against either Tufts or Endicott.
In Minor League Baseball, Syracuse won their sixth straight game yesterday by completing the sweep of the Durham Bulls 8-5. The Chief are 18-15 on the season and will play at Columbus tonight. Meanwhile, the Binghamton Mets returned home and doubled-up Harrisburg 12-6. Game two of that series is tonight in Binghamton.