MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) office announced its weekly award winners in men's soccer Monday, naming Morrisville State College senior goalkeeper, Cody Gaines (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) the Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 29.
Gaines recorded his second shutout win of the year, a critical victory over SUNY Polytechnic that assisted the Mustangs into securing the top seed in the North Division.
In the contest he registered four saves, with three of his stops coming in the second half of action as the Wildcats fired 11 attempts in an effort to net a score.
Morrisville State opens tournament play today, hosting SUNY Polytechnic at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinal round.
The senior is a graduate of Hoosick Falls High and is majoring in technology management at Morrisville State. He is the son of Calli and Ben Gaines of Hoosick Falls.
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.