Hudson Valley Names Volleyball Coach
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Drew Marrochello, Hudson Valley Community College's
athletics director, recently named Sarah Strain of Schenectady as head coach of
Hudson Valley's women's volleyball team.
Strain, who teaches physical education at Catskill Middle
School, is a 1994 graduate of Houghton College, where she earned a bachelor's
degree in Physical Education. She currently is pursuing a master's degree at
United States Sports Academy.
Strain, who spent six years as head volleyball coach at
Schenectady Christian School, also served as a volleyball coach at the 1997
World Scholar Athlete Games, held in Rhode Island.
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.