Averill Park Grad Earns All-American Status

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Hudson Valley Community College softball standout Christyn Hamel (Averill Park H.S.) recently was honored with Second Team All-American status as a pitcher. Hamel, who also plays first base, led the Lady Vikings to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III championship tournament. Hudson Valley finished second in the nation, posting a 37-9 record.

Hamel compiled a 16-3 record, tossing 14 complete games and striking out 89 batters in 110 innings pitched. She posted a 1.46 earned run average.

Hamel also was Hudson Valley's leader offensively: she batted .447 with 55 hits, 14 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 48 runs batted in.