Ice Hockey

New Jersey's Dean Vandervort Earns MVP Award For Ice Hockey Squad

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

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, June 22, 2001

New Jersey native Dean Vandervort was recently named Most Valuable Player of Hudson Valley Community College's 2000-01 national championship ice hockey team. Vandervort also earned All-American status.

Vandervort, the Most Valuable Player at the national championship tournament, was second in the nation in scoring among junior college players. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound center contributed 63 points, including 29 goals, and led Hudson Valley to a 24-4 record.

Vandervort came to Hudson Valley from North Burlington High School.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.