MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletics department has announced its weekly award winners, naming women's hockey student-athletes Jessica Ujcik (Munich, Germany) and Karoline Arvik (Trondheim, Norway) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 4.
Each played a vital role in the Mustangs claiming their second straight Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) title, earning the program's first automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
Ujcik collected a total of four points across both the semifinal and title games, netting the game winner in the 6-0 victory over Nichols in the semifinal, while adding an assist to lift the Mustangs to the championship game for a second straight season.
On Sunday, Ujcik contributed two assists in the come-from-behind and thrilling 3-2 overtime win over Endicott, including the assist on the game winner with 2:06 remaining in extra time. Her assist came as she wrapped behind the goal and found a wide open teammate for the scoring wrist shot.
Arvik also claims co-Mustang Athlete of the Week accolades for her contributions to the team title as well.
On Saturday, she posted her 9th shootout of the season behind 22 stops in net for the Mustangs in win over Nichols.
In Sunday's title game, Arvik collected a total 35 saves, including eight alone in the overtime period. Her efforts lauded her Most Valuable Player accolades of the tournament.
Morrisville State will travel to Norwich University for the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 10.
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.