Cowley named Empire 8 Sportsman of the Year  

Cowley named Empire 8 Sportsman of the Year   


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Empire 8 announced its Football Sportsman of the Year Awards Thursday, selecting Morrisville State College senior captain Tyler Cowley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) as the 2017 honoree for the Mustangs.

Cowley, a four year starter for the Mustangs on the offensive line, was also honored with honorable mention All-Conference accolades this season.

The Sportsman of the Year Team award goes to one member of each team within the Empire 8 that distinguish themselves and consistently exhibits the critical traits as outstanding sportsman.

The Empire 8 emphasizes that "Competing with Honor and Integrity" is an essential component of a student-athlete's experience in conjunction with an institution's educational mission.

"Tyler has been a great representative of Morrisville State College football over his 4-year career, starting all four years on our offensive line unit," said head coach Curt Fitzpatrick. 

"He plays with toughness and class, and in doing so is a tremendous role model for his younger teammates.  We are certainly going to miss Tyler's leadership and consistency."

A graduate of Abraham Lincoln High, Cowley is majoring in criminal justice at Morrisville State. He is the son of Debra and James Cowley of Brooklyn.

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