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Men's Soccer

09/19/2001
Vikings Move Up To No. 7 In Nation

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, September 19, 2001
http://www.hvcc.edu

Hudson Valley Community College's men's soccer team climbed one spot in the most recent NJCAA Division III coach's poll, which was released on September 18. The Vikings (3-2), previously ranked eighth, are now the No. 7 team in the nation.

On September 8, Hudson defeated Michigan's Macomb Community College, then the No. 5 team in the country. Of the 26 players on Hudson Valley's roster, 24 hail from the Capital Region. All three captains – Chris Mahigian (Tamarac H.S.), Dan DiFiore (Averill Park H.S.) and Craig Hotaling (Columbia H.S.) – played at Section II high schools.

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.