Diamond Teams Grab No. 1 Ranking
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Hudson Valley Community College's baseball and
softball teams are both ranked No. 1 among NJCAA Division III Region III teams
on the most recent Region III athletic report, which was released on April 9.
The weekly Region III report encompasses more than 30 colleges from across the
Hudson Valley's baseball team, which competed in the
2001 NJCAA Division III World Series, is 5-0 in Region III competition and
Catcher Jason Martin (Pine Bush H.S.), who
has a pair of home runs, leads Region III with 16 runs batted in. Aaron
Marchese (Dennis-Yarmouth H.S., MA) has recorded the second-most strikeouts
of any Region III pitcher (24). Bobby Krogh (Troy H.S.) is third with 23
The college's softball squad is 4-0 in Region III action
and 5-5 overall. The Lady Vikings are currently ranked No. 4 in the nation among
Division III teams.
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.