MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its 2016 Field Hockey All-Conference selections Thursday, awarding honors to the top 11 players in the conference as selected by the conference coaches, including four from Morrisville State College.
Junior forward Lauren Kellum (Eaton, N.Y.) and sophomore defender Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) repeat All-Conference accolades from the inaugural team just a year ago, while newcomers Meredith Koziol (Waterford, N.Y.) and Giovanna Lisi (Marathon, N.Y.) round out the Morrisville State selections on the first team.
Kellum tallied a team high 15 points on the season behind her six goals and three assists while starting in all 17 contests for the Mustangs at forward. Twice on the season she posted two goals in a single contest, both against St. Lawrence University and Keuka College, where she registered the game winning score over the Wolves.
She finished the season tied for second in goals scored and assists recorded in the conference.
Gamlen serves as captain for the Mustangs and anchors the defense from her center back / low midfield position.
Her efforts on the field assisted Morrisville State to four shutouts on the year, as they from 5.0 goals per game a year ago to 2.41 this season.
Lisi finished the season as the second leading scorer for the Mustangs with six goals for 12 points. She ranks second overall in the NEAC in goals scored and is fourth in points.
One of Lisi's tallies was the game winning score, a 1-0 overtime decision over Wilson College to give the Mustangs a 2-1 record against NEAC opponents.
Koziol started in all 17 games between the pipes for the Mustangs, logging a conference high 1,148 minutes in net with a league leading four shutout performance across the season.
The freshman finished her inaugural collegiate season ranked second in the conference in saves (132), save percentage (.772) and goals against average (2.38). Her efforts between the pipes led to a 2-1 Mustang record against NEAC opponents, both wins recorded as shutout victories, while posting a 0.32 goals against average, 10 saves and .909 save percentage.
Morrisville State wrapped up the season slate with a 4-13 overall record, posting back-to-back victories in the final two games of the year.
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.