Men's Basketball

Honors Bestowed Upon Vikings

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Three Hudson Valley Community College men's basketball players were named to the All-Mountain Valley Conference Second Team today. Additionally, seventh-year head coach Vince Medici was honored as Second Team coach.

Jeremy Schneible (Greenwich H.S.), Markael Brace (Albany H.S.) and Paolo Walker (Columbia H.S.) all earned All-Star status. The three have helped Hudson Valley post an 18-10 regular-season record and earn the No. 4 seed in the NJCAA Division III Region III tournament. Play runs March 1 through March 3 at SUNY Cobleskill, and Hudson Valley tackles No. 5 Cobleskill at 8 p.m. Friday.

Schneible, a second-year guard, has started every game for the Vikings this season, averaging 10.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Brace, a first-year forward, is averaging 13.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. Walker, also a first-year forward, is averaging 10.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

Medici, meanwhile, is Hudson Valley's all-time winningest men's basketball head coach. He has posted a 137-67 career record.

In the 2000-01 academic year, Hudson Valley's athletic teams combined to win 72 percent of their contests. The ice hockey team won the NJCAA championship, the baseball team earned a berth in the NJCAA World Series and the football team won the Region III title. The women's basketball team earned a No. 1 national ranking and turned in a 24-3 record while the men's hoop squad competed in the Region III championship game. Additionally, two Vikings earned Region III Player-of-the-Year status, 20 were named All-Region III performers, and 10 were honored with All-American status.