Hudson Valley Bowling Program Home to Two Conference MVPs

CONTACT: Justin Hoyt, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

On Friday morning it was announced that Brian Mariano (Mechanicville/Mechanicville) and Victoria Jansen (Kingston/Kingston) were named Mountain Valley Conference MVPs. Ryan Sickler (Guilderland/Guilderland) and Chris Strom (Columbia/East Greenbush) also had strong seasons for the Vikings as they were named to First-Team All-Conference. The men's bowling team won their third consecutive Mountain Valley Conference Championship just two days earlier.

Mariano's hi-average of a 224.3 for 18 games and 4,037 pins was best in the conference in his match against Schenectady. He also led the conference with a hi-game of 290 at Adirondack earlier in the season. Jansen recorded a high-triple for the conference with a 727, averaging a 209.3 against Schenectady in the final match of the regular season.

The bowling team heads to the Region III Championships Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9:30 a.m., in Utica at Pin-O-Rama Lanes.