Lady Vikings Land Three On All-Region Team
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, May 10, 2002
Three members of Hudson Valley Community College's
nationally ranked women's softball team were recently honored. Pitcher
Christyn Hamel (Averill Park H.S.) was named a First Team All-Region III
performer and teammates Casey Brinkman (Troy H.S.) and Lindsey Bradt
(Bishop Maginn H.S.) earned Second Team All-Region III status.
Region III encompasses more than 30 teams from
across the Northeast, and Hudson Valley (29-7 overall) is the top-ranked team in
the NJCAA Division III Region III tournament, which runs through Saturday in
Corning N.Y. The winner advances to the Division III national championship.
Hamel led the Lady Vikings to their current No. 4
national ranking among Division III junior colleges by posting an 11-2 record
and a 1.21 earned run average on the mound. She struck out 68 batters and she
topped Hudson Valley with a .450 batting average.
Brinkman and Bradt, meanwhile, are competing in
their second Region III championship tournament in about three months. Both
played for Hudson Valley's basketball team, which won the regional title and
finished the season among the top eight Division III teams in the country.
Brinkman, whom softball coach Chuck Sosnowski calls
"one of the best right fielders in Region III," is hitting .415 with 25 runs
batted in. She has belted eight doubles.
Bradt, Hudson Valley's all-time leading basketball
scorer and a two-time Region III Player of the Year as a hoop player, holds down
the shortstop spot for the Lady Vikings. Hudson Valley's leadoff hitter, she's
batting .390 with 20 runs batted in, five doubles and six triples.