Vikings present awards to worthy members of the athletic community

Skylar Blankenship
Sports Editor

President Matonak was in attendance for the awards ceremony and spoke afterward. Photo by: Michael Schaefer

President Matonak was in attendance for the awards ceremony and spoke afterward.

The athletic department recognized members of Hudson Valley’s athletic community to close and celebrate the past fall, winter and spring seasons on May 3.

The men’s soccer team finished the season with an overall record of of 6-9-2 after losing to Jefferson 2-0. The women’s team ended with an overall record of 8-9 after losing 1-0 against Finger Lakes.

Danielle Sloan, a sophomore honor scholar student on the women’s soccer team, was presented the Female President’s Award. Elisabeth Morehouse, a sophomore individual studies major also on the soccer team, earned the Lester Higbee Award.

The men’s and women’s soccer team’s respective MVPs were Scott Joyal, sophomore business administration major, and Samantha Casale, freshman physical education major.

This year, the men’s cross country team finished 6th in the Regional meet held at Mohawk Valley and 15th at the National meet at Finger Lakes. The women’s cross country ended their season at the James Earley Invitational placing 39th.

Emily Wilk, sophomore fitness specialist major and member of the women’s cross country team, was given the Female Otto Guenther Memorial Award, an award given to athletes that have the best combination of academic and athletic success. Daniel Kusky, Student Senate Treasurer and member of the men’s cross country team was awarded the Male President’s Award.

The cross country team’s MVPs this year are Connor Terrell, a sophomore business administration major, and Sarah Carter, a sophomore physical education major.

The men’s football team ended their season with an overall record of 4-5 after a 28-24 win against Nassau Community College.

Jon Miller, a sophomore defensive tackle, received an Honorable Mention All-American Defensive honors and Football MVP for the Vikings. Miller will continue studying and playing at Southeastern Louisiana University, home of the Lions.

“We have high hopes for the season and hopefully can build on the solid foundation provided by last year’s young guys,” said head coach Michael Muehling in regards to the upcoming season.

The women’s tennis team ended their season with an overall record 0-8. Madeline Gibbons, a freshman business administration major, is this year’s tennis MVP.

The women’s volleyball team ended their season with an overall record 5-19. Daniele Pardo, a freshman business administration major, is this year’s volleyball MVP.

The men’s basketball finished their season with an overall record of 18-11 after losing to No. 1 Onondaga 97-95 at sub regionals. While the women’s basketball team finished their season with an overall record of 4-20.

The basketball team’s MVPs were Kevin Lenehan, sophomore individual studies major, and Chelsea Stevens, a sophomore early childhood major.

At the National Tournament in Buffalo, the men’s bowling team came in 9th and the women’s team placed 6th.

The bowling team’s MVPs were Clifford Miller, sophomore engineering science major, and Kaitlyn Goodermote, sophomore business administration major.

While at Nationals the men’s ice hockey team placed third and completed their season with an overall record of 13-12-2.

Kyle Constanty, a sophomore civil engineering major, was presented the Thomas Cahill Award and Nathan Muller, a sophomore architectural technology major, is this year’s ice hockey MVP.

As of May 5th, the men’s baseball team hold a record of 20-12.

Alex Koshgarian, a sophomore criminal justice major, is this year’s men’s baseball MVP.

At their most recent match the Genesee Community College Invitational at the Batavia Country Club on April’s last Sunday the women’s golf team scored as follows: Trisha Thomas, 53 (9 Holes), Shelby Dugan 64 (9 Holes), Rachel Swyer 69 (9 Holes).

Thomas, a sophomore physical education major, is this year’s women’s golf MVP.

The men’s lacrosse team finished their season with 13-12 loss in double overtime against Tompkins Cortland in sub-regionals. Their overall record is 6-5.

Jahn Ligon, a sophomore business administration major, is this year’s men’s lacrosse MVP.

Matthew Johnson, the men’s lacrosse head coach, received the Paul Bishop Coach of the Year Award.

The women’s softball team as of this past Thursday had a record of 7-12 after playing against Finger Lakes, losing the first game with the second being rained out.

Kaitlin DelSignore, a freshman individual studies major, is this year’s women’s softball MVP.

Additionally, Nurse Practitioner Ingrid Blydenburgh was awarded the Willie A. Hammett Award for Excellence in Student Services, which recognizes someone from Hudson Valley’s community for their dedication and steadfast service to the college’s student-athletes.

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