Viking News

Message from Director of Athletics Drew Marrochello
Drew MarrochelloSpring is finally here. It is always great to get outside this time of year, and I encourage you to take advantage of the warm weather and come over to "The Joe" to check out Hudson Valley's nationally-ranked baseball team, or come and see the Vikings lacrosse and softball teams.

It is great to see our teams and student-athletes succeed on the playing field, the court or the ice, but nothing makes me prouder than when Hudson Valley student-athletes achieve success in the classroom. On March 28, three of our student-athletes Reality Price of the softball team, Terrence Bynum of the football team, and Don Govel of the men's bowling and soccer teams were presented the prestigious SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. Only 264 students from 60 SUNY campuses received this award.

Finally, I want to welcome new head football coach Oji Fagan back to Hudson Valley. He was an excellent assistant coach here for three years and I am glad he has chosen to return and lead the program.
Andrew M. Marrochello


In The News
Three Hudson Valley Student-Athletes Receive SUNY Chancellor's Award

Oji Fagan Selected as Hudson Valley's Football Coach

Three Hudson Valley Football Players Sign National Letter of Intent

Men's Basketball Standouts Aric Kucel and Khylan Hunt Receive Awards

Women's Basketball Forward Elizabeth Ferenczy Receives Postseason Accolades

Hockey's Jeff Beecher and Devin Krichbaum Recognized by Region III

Beecher Named to Hockey All-American Team


Spring Sports Update
Softball
The Hudson Valley softball team is looking to take the next step in 2005 after finishing last season as the Region III runner-up. After opening the season with five consecutive losses on their spring trip, the Lady Vikings have rebounded to win their last seven games and are ranked No. 10 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll. Hudson Valley swept a doubleheader from defending Region III champion Corning Community College on Sunday, April 10. Freshman Kim Wintergerst (Burnt Hills/Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School) picked up both wins on the mound in the sweep.

Baseball
Despite having to replace six starting players from the 2004 record-breaking season in which Hudson Valley posted 42 wins, the Vikings continue to win at a torrid pace. Hudson Valley has won 13 of its last 14 games to run its record to 20-7 on the season and is ranked fifth in the latest NJCAA Division III poll. Sophomore pitcher Billy Lewis (Middletown/Middletown High School) has led a strong starting staff that has allowed less than two runs per game since returning from the spring trip. He's 4-1 on the year with a 0.62 earned run average.

Lacrosse
Under first-year Head Coach Matt Alvey, Hudson Valley's lacrosse team is off to a 2-4 start. Two of the Vikings losses have come to Herkimer County Community College and Onondaga Community College, the NJCAA's top-ranked team at the time. Sophomore Jon McCardle (Delmar/Bethlehem High School) leads the team with 10 goals, including five in a 14-5 win over SUNY Cobleskill on April 13.


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