Lady Vikings Dominate Conference Honors
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
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.
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