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Hall of Fame

2003 Inductees

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Jenifer Baldrey
Graduated: 1989
Basketball, Soccer, Softball

A three-sport standout at Hudson Valley from 1987 to 1989, Jenifer Baldrey played soccer, basketball and softball. She allowed only 1.06 goals per game in 1987 to rank as the fourth best goalie in the country at the two-year college level. Baldrey was a co-captain on the 1988-89 Hall of Fame basketball team. She averaged 6.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game during her career. She won the Otto V. Guenther Award in 1989, which is given annually to the Hudson Valley student-athlete who best combines academics with athletics. Baldrey played two years of soccer and softball at Russell Sage College after graduating from Hudson Valley.

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Paul Bishop
Coached: 1971-1999

At the time he retired, Paul Bishop had more wins than any other coach in Hudson Valley history. From 1971 to 1999, Bishop was 358-197 as the head coach of the Hudson Valley women’s basketball team. He led the Lady Vikings to four Mountain Valley Conference titles, three Region III championships, and the 1992-93 NJCAA national championship. He was named NJCAA Coach of the Year following the 1992-93 season. Bishop also coached the volleyball team from 1971 to 1988, posting a 276-153-4 record. His volleyball teams won four conference titles and one regional championship. The Hudson Valley Coach of the Year Award is named after Bishop.

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Mark Galuski
Graduated: 1981
Baseball, Football

A two-year starting quarterback on the football team, Mark Galuski was selected as a First Team All-Conference quarterback in 1979 and was the starting signal-caller for the North All Stars at the 1979 East Tennessee State All-Star Game. He gained more than 1,000 all-purpose yards in 1979. As a two-year starter on the baseball team, Galuski was a standout centerfielder.

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Daniel Hytko
Basketball

Daniel Hytko has contributed to Hudson Valley athletics as a student-athlete, coach and administrator. Hytko played basketball and tennis at Hudson Valley before graduating in 1971. A two-year starter on the basketball team, Hytko ranked second in the nation in free throw percentage and garnered Second Team All-Region honors his second year. As the men’s basketball coach, Hytko posted a record of 135-70 from 1981 to 1988. He guided the Vikings to four Mountain Valley Conference championships. As the tennis coach, Hytko led Hudson Valley to two conference titles in four years. He also served as the assistant athletic director from 1977 to 1987.

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Mary Nagle
Graduated: 1995
Softball

A two-time First Team All-Region III performer and softball team Most Valuable Player, Mary Nagle had a career earned run average of 1.05. She posted an 18-1 career record from 1994 to 1995, striking out 137 batters in 126.1 innings of work. The Lady Vikings were 41-3 during the two years that Nagle was the team’s ace. Nagle won the Lester Higbee Memorial Award in 1995, which recognizes the most outstanding female athlete at Hudson Valley.

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Mark Ray
Graduated: 1988
Bowling

One of the most accomplished bowlers in school history, Mark Ray was decorated with First Team All-Mountain Valley Conference, First Team-All-Region III and NJCAA First Team All-American honors in 1988. He led Hudson Valley to a third place finish at the 1988 Region III championships and a second place finish at the NJCAA tournament. The Vikings also finished third at the NCAA finals in Denver. Ray rolled a conference-high 217 average in 1988.

1992-93 Women’s Basketball Team

The 1992-93 Hudson Valley women’s basketball team defeated Quinsigamond to win the NJCAA Division II national title. The Lady Vikings finished the season 25-2, winning Mountain Valley Conference and Region III titles. The team won the final 18 games of the season en route to the championship.

Members: Barbara Benson; Kristina Bowles; Desiree Burgos; Angela Butler; Jennifer Chiera; Kerri Davis; Robin Finnegan; Latasha Johnson; Natasha Murray; Christy Squires; Corey Wasula; assistant coach Carole Selner; assistant coach Christine Kelly; assistant coach Kristen Randall; head coach Paul Bishop.

1992-93 Women's Basketball Team