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SUNY New Paltz Student-Athlete Advisory Committee organizes 13th annual Community Leaf Rake

STAFF REPORTS

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. -- SUNY New Paltz recognizes the student athletes who participated in the 13th annual Leaf Rake across the New Paltz community, Nov. 3 & 4. Nearly 250 students participated in the annual event, organized by the College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, including:

Coltan Goodwine of Webster (14580)
Nolan West of Springville (14141)
Thomas Dolan of Rochester (14613)
Matthew Logel of Grand Island (14072)
Bradley Schneider of Lockport (14094)
Degen Mariniello of Buffalo (14221)
Maggie Cottrell of Pittsford (14534)
Mackenzie Mortimer of Fairport (14450)
Jahna Beiling of Webster (14580)
Taylor Russell of Rochester (14624)
Katie Quagliana of East Amherst (14051)

Nearly all 15 varsity sports teams were part of the community service event, raking leaves for the elderly and other community members.

"New Paltz is a very special place," said SUNY New Paltz field hockey senior, and SAAC President Samantha Ackerman. "The community outside of our campus is wonderful and filled with many kind people. All of us student athletes look forward to the annual leaf rake because we love to provide a helping hand to the community. It is important we take time to give back when we are playing our sport. Some of them are our biggest fans too!"

Read more about the community Leaf Rake at nphawks.com.