MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its individual award winners in the sport of field hockey Wednesday, with league undefeated Morrisville State College sweeping all three awards, as voted by the conference coaches.
Senior Elizabeth Leva (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) was named the NEAC Offensive Player of the Year, senior defender Nicole Greiner (Eden, N.Y.) the NEAC Defensive Player of the Year, and freshman midfielder, Haley Evarts (Irondequoit, N.Y.) the NEAC Rookie of the Year.
Leva was a threat for opposing teams, posting a season total and team best 11 goals for 22 points to lead the NEAC in scoring.
Within NEAC action, the senior led the way with six scores, recording 12 points, for the league leading Mustangs who dominated offensive play with 14 total tallies on the year.
In nine games overall on the season, Leva posted at least one score, recording a single game high three goals against Wells College. She is currently ranked fourth overall in the NEAC with 22 points.
Greiner controlled the back line for the Mustangs defense that averaged a 1.50 goals against average, and .667 save percentage, as they collected a perfect league record, allowing just 6 goals across league action.
The senior collected three defensive saves on the year, and often was turned to, to mark the opposing best player. Her ability to transition the ball from the defensive end of the field to the midfield proved vital in the Mustangs success on the year.
Evarts was third on the team in scoring, recording 10 points behind her balanced offensive attack with three goals and four assists on the year. She also contributed on the defensive end of the field, registering a defensive save.
Evarts posted a single game high three points behind a goal and assist against Oswego, following with another single game high two assists in the victory over Wilson to garner player of the week accolades.
Morrisville State completed NEAC league play with an unblemished 4-0 mark, outscoring opponents 14-6.
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.