Vikings Brace For Victory
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 14, 2002
Albany High Grad Markael Brace Scores A Career-
High As Hudson Valley Upends Adirondack, 85-67
Queensbury, N.Y., January 14, 2002 – First-year
guard/forward Markael Brace (Albany H.S.) exploded for a career-high
27 points as Hudson Valley Community College's men's basketball team downed
Adirondack Community College, 85-67. Brace hit three of Hudson Valley's
Hudson Valley is now 7-7 overall. Adirondack is 8-6.
Guards Steve Valente (La Salle Institute)
and Jeremy Schneible (Greenwich H.S.) also played well for Hudson
Valley. Valente picked up his first collegiate double-double, scoring 15
points and pulling down 12 boards. Schneible also contributed 15 points.
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