MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) selected its men's ice hockey Athletes of the Week for the week ending February 11, naming Morrisville State freshman forward Nick DeVito (Averill Park, N.Y.) the conference Rookie of the Week following his on ice performance over the weekend.
DeVito posted his first collegiate hat trick in an 8-4 win over Cortland on Saturday, collecting four points in the contest as he picked up an assist.
One of DeVito's tallies came on a power play seven minutes into the first period, his first of the night. He added a second score late in the second period, which proved to be the eventual game winner, before wrapping up scoring with an unassisted goal in the third, for a +2 on ice rating.
DeVito completed his inaugural collegiate season with six goals and 10 assists for 16 points.
The freshman is a 2014 graduate of South Kent High and is majoring in business administration at Morrisville State, following a two-year playing stint with the Wellington Dukes. He is the son of Joanne and John DeVito of Averill Park.
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.