Delmar Resident And Hall Of Famer Tabbed To Lead Volleyball Squad
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, July 16, 2002
Hudson Valley Community College Athletics Director
Drew Marrochello announced today the hiring of Christina Kelly of Delmar, who
will serve as head coach of the college's volleyball team.
Kelly, who was inducted into Hudson Valley's Athletic Hall
of Fame in 1995, is a 1990 Hudson Valley graduate. She captained the college's
volleyball and basketball squads during her two years in Troy, and she was an
All-Region III selection as a volleyball player. Kelly also finished her
basketball career with 502 points (9.4 per game) and 540 rebounds (10.1 per
In addition, in the early 1990s, Kelly served as an
assistant coach for Hudson Valley's volleyball and basketball teams.
"Christina Kelly is obviously very familiar with
Hudson Valley Community College," Marrochello said. "During her time here as a
player and as an assistant coach, she demonstrated that she is a goal-oriented
person who also possesses a good amount of flexibility and patience. Those are
all qualities that will come in handy as a head coach."
Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in Leisure Studies
from SUNY Brockport. Currently, she is employed by Hope House as a therapeutic
Hudson Valley's volleyball team competes in the
Mountain Valley Conference at the National Junior College Athletic Association
Division III level.
In the 2001-02 academic year, Hudson Valley's
athletic teams combined to win 65 percent of their contests. The college's
softball team traveled to Illinois for the national championship tournament and
finished second in the country, and the women's basketball team placed seventh
in the nation. Hudson Valley's football team won the Northeast Football
Conference, and the baseball and bowling squads each added a Mountain Valley
Conference title. Additionally, three Vikings earned Region III
Player-of-the-Year status and eight were honored with All-American status.