Women's Basketball

Lady Vikings Dominate Conference Honors

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, March 1, 2002

The accolades continue rolling in for Hudson Valley Community College's nationally ranked women's basketball team. Head coach Colleen Ferris has been named co-Mountain Valley Conference (MVC) Coach of the Year and All-American Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn H.S.), recently selected as NJCAA Division III Region III Player of the Year, has been named MVC Player of the Year. Bradt also was honored as a member of the MVC First Team.

Ferris, who lives in Averill Park, also was named MVC Coach of the Year in 2000-01, and this is the second consecutive year that Bradt has been named MVC Player of the Year.

Additionally, center Megan Squires (Hoosic Valley H.S.) was named a 2001-02 MVC First Team player, and point guard Meg Davis (Greenwich H.S.) earned MVC Second Team status.

Ferris has guided the Lady Vikings to a 23-4 regular-season record, a No. 5 national ranking among Division III junior colleges, and the No. 2 seed in this weekend's Region III tournament.

Bradt, who is currently being recruited by a host of four-year colleges, is averaging 21.3 points per game, which places her third in the nation among Division III junior college players. Hudson Valley's all-time leading scorer, Bradt also is contributing 8.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. She leads Hudson Valley with 87 steals, and she is shooting a team-high 61.1 percent from the field.

Squires, meanwhile, is averaging 12.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. She has recorded a team-high 56 blocks to accompany her 45 steals.

Davis is averaging 6.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. She has recorded 78 steals, and she has contributed twice as many assists as turnovers this season.

In the Region III tourney, the Lady Vikings will play No. 7 seed Clinton Community College (12-10) at 8 p.m. this evening. If the Lady Vikings win, they will advance to a semifinal game against the winner of a game between No. 3 Mohawk Valley Community College (24-5) and No. 6 Corning Community College (17-10). The semifinal contest is slated for 3 p.m. Saturday, and the championship game will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday. All tourney games are being played at Mohawk Valley.