MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletics department has announced its weekly award winners, naming women's lacrosse sophomore Lexi Firkins (Brockport, N.Y.) and hunt seat rider, Marcus Livermore (Syracuse, N.Y.) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending April 8.
Firkins assisted Morrisville State to a 3-0 week, 2-0 within conference play, as she collected a week's total 11 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers from her defensive position. She started the week with a ground ball and three caused turnovers in an 8-7 non-league win over Canton, and followed with three ground balls and four caused turnovers in the NEAC victory over Hilbert.
On Sunday Firkins wrapped up the week with seven ground balls and five caused turnovers in a 12-6 win over Medaille, helping to keep the Mustangs undefeated in conference play. The sophomore averaged nearly 4 ground balls per game, and four caused turnovers per game on the week.
A graduate of Brockport High, Firkins is majoring in criminal justice at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Amy and Jeff Firkins of Brockport.
Livermore claimed second in the novice equitation over fences and novice equitation on the flat class at the Zone Championships Sunday, to advance to the national finals to be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, beginning Thursday, May 3rd.
Livermore is one of the first riders to represent Morrisville State on the national stage since the Spring 2014 season.
A graduate of Henninger High, Livermore is majoring in equine science at Morrisville State.
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.