Hudson Valley Athletes Earn NFC Player of the Week Status
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Hudson Valley Community College's Shawn
Miller (Troy H.S.) was named Northeast Football Conference (NFC) Offensive
Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, and teammate Derrick
Dyer (John Marshall H.S.) earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
status. The duo was honored for their efforts in Hudson Valley's September
15 victory against SUNY Morrisville.
Miller, a preseason NJCAA First Team All-American
selection, had seven catches for a single-game school-record 189 yards
against SUNY Morrisville. He also had two receiving touchdowns, including
a 68-yard game-winner in the fourth quarter, leading the Vikings to a 27-20
win. Dyer, meanwhile, returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown with
just 35 seconds left in the first half. He also caught a seven-yard touchdown
Hudson Valley (2-0) plays at Dean College (0-1)
at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22.
Hudson Valley's football program was established
in 1969. At the time, Hudson Valley was one of only two junior colleges
in New York to field a varsity football team. Since then, nearly 300 Hudson
Valley football players have earned scholarships to four-year schools and
15 have gone on to play professionally. The Vikings competed in the Coca
Cola Bowl in Iowa in 1980. In 1996, Hudson Valley posted an 8-0 record,
part of a dominant stretch that included 15 straight victories.