Sparkowski gets nod as Defensive Player of the Week  

Sparkowski gets nod as Defensive Player of the Week  


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its weekly award winners in men's soccer, naming Morrisville State sophomore captain, Daniel Sparkowski (East Meadow, N.Y.) the Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 28.

Sparkowski played a critical role in the Mustangs 2-0 week within conference play, securing a post-season bid for Morrisville State in the conference tourney with two crucial conference wins.

Anchoring the back line, Sparkowski was part of a defensive unit that held SUNY Poly scoreless as the Mustangs picked up the 3-0 win.

On Sunday, he posted the game tying score in the minute of action on a header to send the game into overtime where the Mustangs posted the thrilling 2-1 overtime win over Cobleskill to secure the 3rd seed in the post-season.

The sophomore is a graduate of East Meadow High and is majoring in criminal justice at SUNY Morrisville. He is the son of Kristen and Charles Sparkowski of East Meadow.

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