By Brandy Thurston, Director of Sports Information
(Morrisville, NY – Jan. 29, 2013) The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) as announced its weekly hockey award winners, naming Morrisville State’s Christopher Azzano (Oshawa, Ontario) the Goalie of the Week and Michael Markowitz (Staten Island, N.Y.) the Rookie of the Week.
Azzano backstopped Morrisville State to a weekend sweep of Buffalo State and Fredonia. On the weekend he turned away a total 63 shots (including 39 against the Bengals) and posted a .940 save percentage in the two contests. His play in net has led to three straight wins for the Mustangs, moving them into contention for a playoff bid.
The junior netminder is a business administration major at Morrisville State. He is the son of Linda and Dino Azzano of Oshawa.
Markowitz tallied a weekend best three goals and an assist in two conference wins. In the 3-1 victory over Buffalo State, he posted the first two tallies, including the game winner, and followed with a one goal, one assist performance against Fredonia the following night. Markowitz’s goal against the Blue Devils came at 18:25 in the third, and proved to be the winning tally for the second time in as many nights.
The freshman is majoring in business administration at Morrisville State. He is the son of Michelle and Steven Markowitz of Staten Island.
Pictured from left are Azzano and Markowitz.