MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletics department has announced its weekly award winners, naming freshman goaltender Karoline Aarvik (Trondheim, Norway) and sophomore forward Nick DeVito (Averill Park, N.Y.) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending Nov. 26.
Aarvik led the Morrisville State women's hockey team to a 2-1 week, appearing 179:22 minutes in net while posting 66 saves for a .985 save percentage and 0.33 goals against average.
The freshman started the week with 25 stops in a 1-0 victory over #10 ranked Hamilton College on Tuesday for the shutout, including 12 in the final period to preserve the win.
She posted her second shutout on Friday as Morrisville State posted the 4-0 win over Concordia (WI) behind 18 saves, before wrapping up the week's action with 23 stops in the 1-0 loss against Concordia on Saturday.
A graduate of Strinda Vgs. in Norway, Aarvik and is majoring in business administration at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Jannicke Naess and Oddbjorn Aarvik of Trondheim.
DeVito assisted the men's hockey team to a 1-1-1 week, compiling four points across three games.
He began the week with a goal late in the third period in a tie with Chatham University Tuesday, finishing the contest with one point and a +1 on-ice rating.
DeVito continued with two points as he notched a goal and added an assist in the upset over #15 USCHO ranked Salve Regina on Friday. After trailing 2-0 midway through the second period, DeVito assisted on the Mustangs first goal of the night, before continuing the momentum as he posted the game tying score on a wraparound net late in the second.
The sophomore completed his week with a power play goal in the third period on Saturday against visiting Johnson and Wales University.
A graduate of South Kent High, DeVito played two seasons for the Wellington Dukes before joining the Mustangs as a business administration major. He is the son of Joanne and John DeVito of Averill Park.
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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.