A Pair Of All-American Vikings
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, April 11, 2002
Hudson Valley Community College hockey forward
Jim Sturges (East Hampton H.S., MA), who was a Second Team All-American
in 2000-01, recently was honored with 2001-02 First Team All-American status.
Additionally, defenseman Jim Corrigan (Bethlehem H.S.) has been awarded
Second Team All-American status.
After leading Hudson Valley to its first junior
college national hockey title in 2000-01, Sturges helped the squad post a 12-9-3
record this past season. He scored a team-high 43 points in 2001-02, including
19 goals, and he finished his two-year career with 43 goals and 109 points.
Sturges' 43 points in 2001-02 also was tops in the nation among junior college
Corrigan, meanwhile, played in every game for Hudson
Valley in 2001-02. During his two seasons, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound defender
tallied 12 points.
In the past two seasons, with Corrigan and Sturges
on the squad, Hudson Valley recorded a 36-13-3 record.
In the 2000-01 academic year, Hudson Valley's athletic
teams combined to win 72 percent of their contests. The ice hockey team won the
NJCAA championship, the baseball team earned a berth in the NJCAA World Series
and the football team won the Region III title. The women's basketball team
earned a No. 1 national ranking and turned in a 24-3 record while the men's hoop
squad competed in the Region III championship game. Additionally, two Vikings
earned Region III Player-of-the-Year status, 20 were named All-Region III
performers, and 10 were honored with All-American status.