STACEY MORRIS NOTCHES 300TH CAREER COACHING VICTORY

4/4/2008

SUNY Orange Softball Sweeps Westchester Community College to Push Mentor Past Milestone

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Pitcher Courtney Spreer fired a one-hitter and the SUNY Orange offense offered more than enough support in a 10-0 shutout of visiting Westchester Community College Thursday afternoon, vaulting head coach Stacey Morris to her 300th career coaching victory for the Colts.

Morris, who reached the coveted coaching milestone in just her 15th season at SUNY Orange, has guided to Colts to 11 Region XV titles during her stellar tenure in Middletown. Her team is off to a sparkling 10-4 start this spring and is 2-0 in Mid-Hudson Conference action following Thursday’s doubleheader sweep that also featured a 16-0 victory in the nightcap.

Following their victory in the opener, the players presented Morris with a “300” banner and a signed ball.

“Reaching 300 wins is a great accomplishment,” said Wayne Smith, SUNY Orange athletic director. “It speaks to Stacey’s coaching skills and longevity. It also speaks to her ability to communicate with her players. She is a master motivator, but what’s most impressive about her reaching 300 wins is that she’s done it for a long time with local players.”

SUNY Orange is next in action on Tuesday, April 8, when it hosts Morris Community College in a 3 p.m. doubleheader at Middletown’s Fancher-Davidge Park.

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