MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College field hockey announced it's 2017 leadership, naming senior Elizabeth Leva (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.), junior Natalie Diable (Morrisville, N.Y.) as it's captains for the fall season, with sophomore Emily Hunt (Harpursville, N.Y.) as an assistant.
"I feel really confident with the team's captain selections this year," said head coach Allison Beardsley.
Leva, who for the past three seasons could be found on both the field hockey and lacrosse fields in the Mustang uniform, will lead the charge from the forward line, after transitioning to a new role last season from her normal goalkeeper position.
The senior served as captain for the past two lacrosse seasons in the leadership role where she earned a slew of accolades; including All-Conference honors, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Inspirational Award, Scholar-Athlete accolades and was one of three selected to attend the NEAC Leadership Institute last May.
Diable will lead Morrisville State from the back line, anchoring the young unit. The junior has played two seasons with the Mustangs at defense and was one of three selected as well to attend the NEAC Leadership Institute last May. The junior also earned a slew of accolades, including NEAC Scholar-Athlete and Dean's List honors.
Hunt will provide assistance in leadership in the midfield, after appearing in 17 games last year as a freshman, while earning All-Conference honors and Dean's List accolades her inaugural collegiate season.
"Natalie, Liz and Emily have proven themselves to be strong competitors and leaders and the team recognized that," Beardsley continued.
"I'm positive that their leadership will continue to move Morrisville State Field Hockey in the right direction."
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.