MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Head coach Curt Fitzpatrick announced the 2017 Football Leadership Council members Thursday, selecting representatives from each class for Mustangs this upcoming season.
"The Leadership Council is a group of players chosen from all classes – senior, junior, sophomore, and freshman – who have tremendous leadership potential and represent our program in all the right ways," said Fitzpatrick.
"Our team voted these individuals to be the voice of the team. Many of these younger guys will probably be future captains in seasons to come," he continued.
"Our future is very bright."
Those selected to the council include the following:
- Freshman linebacker Marc Eberley (Marcy, N.Y. / Whitesboro)
- Freshman wide receiver Jace Eastman (Mexico, N.Y. / Mexico)
- Freshman quarterback Giovanni Vigliotti (Syracuse, N.Y. / Henninger)
- Freshman cornerback Marty Lee-Mitchell (South Floral Park, N.Y. / Sewanhaka High)
- Sophomore safety Michael Bodnar (Miller Place, N.Y. / Miller Place)
- Sophomore quarterback William Flatow (Mamaroneck, N.Y. / Manaroneck)
- Sophomore running back Kinsey Williams (Holland Patent, N.Y. / Notre Dame)
- Sophomore defensive lineman Rich Roberson (Buffalo, N.Y. / Canisius)
- Junior quarterback Brandon Gwinner (Schenectady, N.Y. / Schenectady)
- Junior running back Nick Edmond (Blythe, Calif. / Paloverde Valley)
- Junior linebacker John Shirley (Sandy Creek, N.Y. / Sandy Creek)
- Junior linebacker Rob Heitzmann (Oriskany, N.Y. / Westmoreland)
- Junior linebacker Bailey Faldetta (Lagrangeville, N.Y. / Arlington)
- Senior wide receiver Joseph Faniel (Clyde, N.Y. / Clyde-Savannah)
- Senior linebacker Kendall Clarke (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Tilden)
- Senior offensive lineman Brennan Pelkey (Beekmantown, N.Y. / Beekmantown)
- Senior offensive lineman Tyler Cowley (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Abraham Lincoln)
- Junior offensive lineman Marcus Thompson (Syracuse, N.Y. / Cicero-North Syracuse)
- Senior defensive lineman Greg Elliott (Hubbardsville, N.Y. / Waterville)
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 and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.