Hudson Valley Bowling Teams Shoot for National Championships This Weekend

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, March 8, 2007

Fresh off capturing their third consecutive Mountain Valley Conference championships, the Hudson Valley Community College men’s and women’s bowling teams will be competing at the NJCAA national championship tournament Friday-Saturday, March 9-10 in Buffalo.

Hudson Valley’s women will be looking to take the next step after finishing second in the nation at the NJCAA tournament a year ago. The Lady Vikings have several veteran performers who already have earned accolades this season. Sophomore Kristina Jenkins (East Greenbush/Columbia High School) earned All-Region recognition after finishing fourth at the Region III championship. Sophomores Madison Spickler (Watervliet/Watervliet High School) and Kristen Koenig (Wynantskill/Catholic Central High School) and freshman Lauren Pulver (Albany/Colonie High School) each earned All-Conference recognition for the performances during the season.

Hudson Valley’s men finished fifth at the national championship a year ago but hope to use this year’s conference title and a second place finish in the Region III championship as a springboard to a national title. Sophomore Matt Lieberman (Averill Park/Averill Park High School), freshman Ryan Chestnut (Latham/Shaker High School) and sophomore Nick Harris (Latham/Shaker High School) each recently earned First Team All-Region recognition and should be primed to lead the Vikings in the national tournament.