Hudson Valley Male and Female Athletes of the Month; Team of the Month - October
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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Oct. 29
The Hudson Valley Community College Athletics Department has announced that men's football running back Kenny Youngs (Lansingburgh/Troy) and women's volleyball player Billie Serfilippi (Catholic Central/Cohoes) have been named male and female Athletes of the Month for their athletic performance in October 2010. The men's cross country team was named Team of the Month.
As a sophomore, Youngs has been an essential part of the men's football team in rushing yards this season. He is currently in the top 20 in the nation and first in the Northeast Football Conference with 112 carries, 574 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
The women's volleyball team finished the season 11-11 from 3-13 last years. Coach Sayre has had a number of athletes step up and fill in great roles for their team when athletes were down with injury and illness. Sophomore Billie Serfilippi had an outstanding season with a willingness to fill positions that she does not usually play and to do it well. Serfilippi's numbers for the season are 16 kills and 92 digs.
Team of the Month - October
The Hudson Valley Community College men's cross country team struggled in its first season, but has made huge strides in its second season with runners placing in the top ten in most matches. Most recently, the men traveled to the Mountain Valley Conference meet where they placed third.