Honors Bestowed Upon Vikings
Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, February 26, 2002
Three Hudson Valley Community College men's
basketball players were named to the All-Mountain Valley Conference Second Team
today. Additionally, seventh-year head coach Vince Medici was honored as Second
Jeremy Schneible (Greenwich H.S.), Markael
Brace (Albany H.S.) and Paolo Walker (Columbia H.S.) all earned
All-Star status. The three have helped Hudson Valley post an 18-10
regular-season record and earn the No. 4 seed in the NJCAA Division III Region
III tournament. Play runs March 1 through March 3 at SUNY Cobleskill, and Hudson
Valley tackles No. 5 Cobleskill at 8 p.m. Friday.
Schneible, a second-year guard, has started every
game for the Vikings this season, averaging 10.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4
assists per game. Brace, a first-year forward, is averaging 13.2 points, 4.8
rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. Walker, also a first-year forward, is
averaging 10.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
Medici, meanwhile, is Hudson Valley's all-time
winningest men's basketball head coach. He has posted a 137-67 career 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.