Media Day Scheduled For Vikings Football
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, August 14, 2001
The football team at Hudson Valley Community
College, ranked 25th in the 2001 NJCAA preseason poll, will hold a Media
Day on Friday, August 24. Players and coaches will be available for interviews
and photographs from 2 to 3 p.m. at the gym in the college's McDonough
Head coach Bob Jojo is entering his fourth
season at Hudson Valley. After posting a 6-3 mark in 2000, Jojo now has
a 15-10 overall record at Hudson Valley. He led the Vikings to a Region
III title last year and earned Northeast Football Conference Co-Coach of
the Year honors in 1998.
A preseason First Team All-America selection,
wide receiver Shawn Miller (Troy) will be a leader for the Vikings.
Miller had 33 catches for seven touchdowns in 2000. The Vikings also return
quarterback Justin Kastner (Hudson), who had a 137.0 passer rating
Hudson Valley's season begins on the road against
Lackawanna College (Pennsylvania) at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 1.
The Vikings are currently practicing twice a day.
Hudson Valley's football program was established
in 1969. At the time, Hudson Valley was one of only two junior colleges
in New York to field a varsity football team. Since then, nearly 300 Hudson
Valley football players have earned scholarships to four-year schools and
15 have gone on to play professionally. The Vikings competed in the Coca
Cola Bowl in Iowa in 1980. In 1996, Hudson Valley posted an 8-0 record,
part of dominant stretch that included 15 straight victories.