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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
1992-93 Women’s Basketball
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.