Levatino Receives Rosa Parks Award
March 3, 2014
By Kasandra Martinson
By Kasandra Martinson
FRESNO, Calif. --- Junior Marcy Levatino was awarded the Rosa Parks Athletic "Just Do It" Award at the Fresno State Rosa Parks Awards banquet at the Satellite Student Union on Friday, Feb. 28.
"Marcy is an exceptional young woman who every day exemplifies the criteria set in place to be deserving of this award," said Fresno State head lacrosse coach Jessica Pausewang.
Requirements for the Rosa Parks Athletic "Just Do It" Award include extraordinary leadership qualities and passion for the betterment of the team. The recipient must have also been actively involved in community and display traits of strong character.
An outstanding student who has most recently started the prestigious Fresno State nursing program, Levatino is also a standout student-athlete and team captain on the Fresno State lacrosse team.
Coming off a strong sophomore season, Levatino is pivotal returner for the Bulldogs. She has started every game in the midfield this season and currently leads the team with seven points.
Levatino finished second on the team last season with 18 goals and 24 points. The junior attacker also added 17 groundballs and a team-high 30 draw controls. She earned MPSF Offensive Player of the Week in the first week of the season in 2013 and was named Fresno State Sysco Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 18. Levatino was also named to the 2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-MPSF Second-Team.
Levatino broke three school records in 2013, including the Fresno State single-game records for most points and goals with seven, and the single-game draw control record with eight.
The Laguna Hills, Calif., native is also an active member of the Fresno community and has achieved more than 700 hours of community service.
Levatino is the current secretary on the Fresno State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is a member of Big Hero Little Hero.
Levatino and the Fresno State lacrosse team are home for two conference games in Bulldog Stadium this week. The 'Dogs host No. 19 Stanford on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT and Colorado on Saturday at 12 p.m. PT.
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