Hudson Valley's Basketball Teams, Loaded With Section II Players, Schedule Joint Media Day
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, October 23, 2001
The men's and women's basketball teams at Hudson
Valley Community College will hold a Media Day on Wednesday, October 31.
Players and coaches will be available for interviews and photographs from
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the gym at Hudson Valley's McDonough Sports Complex.
All 14 players on Hudson Valley's men's team
hail from Section II high schools, and 11 of the 12 female basketball players
at Hudson Valley attended a Section II high school.
Colleen Ferris is entering her third season as head
coach of the women's basketball team at Hudson Valley. After a rough 1999-2000
debut, Ferris turned things around last season, leading the Lady Vikings
to a 24-3 record and a No. 1 national ranking. Ferris earned NJCAA Division
III Region III Coach of the Year honors and returning guard/forward Lindsey
Bradt (Bishop Maginn), who averaged 18.3 points and seven rebounds
per game in 2000-01, was tabbed NJCAA Division III Region III Player of
Men's head coach Vince Medici is entering his seventh
season at Hudson Valley. In six years, he has posted a 115-57 record. He
took the Vikings to the NJCAA Division III national tournament in 1999
and to the NJCAA Division III Region III title game each of the last three
seasons. He has twice been named Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the
Year. The Vikings were 22-7 last season.
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 Community College has an enrollment of
more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance
learning initiatives and worker retraining.