Hudson Valley Bowlers Earn Honors
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Three members of Hudson Valley Community College's
2000-01 bowling teams were recently honored with post-season accolades.
Melissa Blair (Columbia), Bill Brouilette (Colonie) and Nicole
Nault (Lansingburgh) all earned All-Star status. Head coach Joe Prest
also was singled out; the 44-year-old Lansingburgh High School graduate
was inducted into the National Junior College Coaches Hall of Fame on March
Blair was named to a First Team All-Mountain
Valley Conference and First Team All-American performer. A freshman, she
posted a 192 average in 2000-01, second highest among female bowlers in
the Mountain Valley Conference. She also placed second in the All-Events
and doubles competition at the NJCAA championships.
Brouilette, a sophomore, earned First Team All-Mountain
Valley Conference and All-Region III status. He recorded the highest triple
in the Mountain Valley Conference this past season, rolling a 724 for three
games. His 217 average was the second highest in the conference. Brouilette
placed third in the All-Events competition at the Region III championships
and was third in the doubles competition at the Region III championships.
Nault, who last year captured the NJCAA doubles title
along with former teammate Linda Follett (Colonie), earned First
Team All-Mountain Valley Conference status. Nault, a sophomore, averaged
172, fifth-best in the conference, and placed fourth in the doubles competition
at the NJCAA Region III championships.
Prest has coached Hudson Valley for 13 years. He
currently owns a 223 average and has bowled several 299 games, as well
as a 781 triple. Prest has coached six Hudson Valley men's teams to regional
crowns. He led the women to the national title in 1995.