MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College Athletics Department has selected its weekly award winners, naming western rider Lexus Hoppes (Lehighton, Pa.) and men's lacrosse attackman Chris Dovi (Cortland, N.Y.) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 26.
Hoppes placed third overall in the novice horsemanship class at the national semifinals held in Hamburg, advancing to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship Finals in May.
Hoppes, one of 16 riders in the novice class, advanced to Sunday's competition round where she earned third place overall and the opportunity to compete for a National Title at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington May 4th through 7th.
The sophomore is an equine science and management major at Morrisville State College.
Dovi registered 10 points across three games on the week for the Mustangs, netting a total six goals and assisting another four.
The freshman posted a four point outing in the win over Kings College Thursday, recording all of his points in the final five minutes of the third quarter. He assisted a man-up score to break the 7-7 tie, before netting three straight scores (including the eventual game winner) within three minutes to lead Morrisville State to the win.
On the week he added a total 10 ground balls and two caused turnovers, five ground balls on the road at Potsdam to cap of the week.
A graduate of Cortland High, Dovi is majoring in wood products technology major at Morrisville State. He is the son of Terri and David Dovi of Cortland.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.