Warwick's Katie Chandler Helping Hudson Valley's Volleyball Team to Its Best Season Since 1996

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, October 15, 2004

The Hudson Valley Community College volleyball team is having its best season since 1996. The Lady Vikings sport an 8-7 record and stand in second place in the Mountain Valley Conference with a 4-1 conference mark.

Sophomore Katie Chandler (Warwick/Warwick High School) is averaging 1.5 kills and 1.7 digs per game. She is second on the team with 38 blocks and has 36 service aces. In her two-year career at Hudson Valley, Chandler has accumulated 155 kills and 101 blocks in 87 games.

Hudson Valley has two matches remaining on its schedule before the National Junior College Athletic Association Region III Tournament, which takes place on October 30-31 in Corning. The Lady Vikings host Mohawk Valley Community College at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 18, and travel to Morrisville State College on Friday, October 22.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, is a member of the Mountain Valley Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association. Hudson Valley student-athletes compete on 14 varsity teams – baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's bowling, women's cross country, football, men's ice hockey, men's lacrosse, men's and women soccer, softball, women's tennis and women's volleyball.