Miller Honored By Region III

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, September 21, 2001

All-American wide receiver Shawn Miller (Troy H.S.) was named NJCAA Division III Region III Male Athlete of the Week on the most recent Region III athletic report, which was released September 18. The weekly report encompasses more than 30 colleges from across the Northeast.

Miller was honored for his efforts in Hudson Valley Community College's 27-20 victory against SUNY Morrisville on September 15. He had seven catches for a single-game school-record 189 yards, which also earned him Northeast Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week status. Against SUNY Morrisville, Miller had two receiving touchdowns, including a 68-yard game-winner in the fourth quarter.

Miller leads the Vikings with 13 catches for 258 yards and four touchdowns through two games this season. He also holds Hudson Valley's record for receptions in a game (11). Miller is currently being recruited by several major Division I colleges.

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.