MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletics department has announced its weekly award winners, naming freshman Abby Halsey (Palmyra, N.Y.) and sophomore Nick DeVito (Averill Park, N.Y.) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending Dec. 3.
Halsey assisted the women's basketball team to a 2-1 week behind her performance across the week's games.
The freshman netted double figures twice on the week, including 14 against Hamilton College on Friday night. In that same contest, Halsey shot 50% from the floor and 100% from the free throw line, while snagging five rebounds, one assist and three steals.
She followed that performance with a 13 point outing at Penn College Technology, as Morrisville State collected their second conference win on the season. Against the Wildcats, Halsey shot 71.4% from the floor and 67% from the free throw line, again pulling down five off the glass, while contributing three assists and two steals.
A graduate of Palmyra-Macedon High, Halsey is majoring in criminal justice at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Stephanie Halsey of Palmyra.
Devito led Morrisville State to a 2-0 sweep of SUNY Canton over the weekend, posting a combined eight points on six goals and two assists.
The sophomore started the weekend with a one goal, two assist performance Friday night, netting the eventual game winning tally late in the second period in the 5-3 win.
He then turned in a collegiate best performance on Saturday, netting all five scores as Morrisville State captured the 5-3 victory. Three of his tallies came on the power play, wrapping up his weekend with a +5 on-ice rating and two game-winning scores.
In all, the sophomore was involved in eight of the Mustangs 10 total scoring plays across the weekend, and was named the SUNYAC Player of the Week while earning D3Hockey.com National Team of the Week accolades.
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.