MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State athletics department has selected its weekly award winners, naming junior Amelia Baratier (Liverpool, N.Y.) and sophomore Daniel Sparkowski (East Meadow, N.Y.) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending October 7th.
Baratier, junior outside hitter for the women's volleyball team, was a critical offensive threat for the Mustangs in their weekend sweep of North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) competition against Penn St. Abington and College of St. Elizabeth.
She began Saturday's action with a weekend high 11 kills against Abington, hitting .409 at the net, while collecting eight digs to assist in the defensive efforts as the Mustangs downed the Nittany Lions 3-0.
Baratier followed with another 10 kills against St. Elizabeth in the 3-0 match sweep, adding another eight digs and hitting .334 from the outside.
Currently sitting second on the team in kills, Baratier is also ranked seventh in the conference in kills per set at 2.64 and is ninth in total kills with 161 to date on the season.
The graduate of Liverpool High is majoring in applied psychology at SUNY Morrisville. She is the daughter of Renee Baratier of Liverpool.
Sparkowski earns Mustang Athlete of the Week accolades after serving a critical role at center back for the men's soccer team in a 1-0 week within conference action.
The sophomore was part of a defensive unit that limited visiting Penn St. Berks to just four shots on goal, while picking up a crucial NEAC win to keep the Mustangs in second place overall in the conference standings.
The graduate of East Meadow High is majoring in criminal justice at SUNY Morrisville. He is the son of Kristen and Charles Sparkowski of East Meadow.
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.