A season of victories and losses experienced by the Vikings

Skylar Blankenship
Sports Editor

Freshman forward Garrett Axtman, was named the Mountain Valley Player of the Year. COURTESY OF ATHLETICS.HVCC.EDU

Freshman forward Garrett Axtman, was named the Mountain Valley Player of the Year.

Putting in some serious effort on the field, the Vikings worked hard to earn their accomplishments and improve on their losses during the fall 2017 season.

The men’s soccer team finished the season at the NJCAA Region III Quarterfinal with an overall record of 9-8. The team had a total of 46 goals with a shot percentage of .958 and a goals-against average of 2.18.

Individual members of the men’s soccer team also celebrated their own successes.

Midfielder Ryan Euell, a sophomore liberal arts major, earned himself a spot on the Mountain Valley Conference First-Team and a NJCAA Region III honorable mention. Euell made a total of 12 goals and a total of 26 points this season.

Freshman forward Garrett Axtmann, a business major, was named the Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year. During the season, Axtmann was named NJCAA Region III Player of the Week on two occasions, as well as being named NJCAA Division III Player of the Week twice.

Travis Cooke, head coach of the men’s soccer team, was named Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year for the second time in his 12 years at Hudson Valley.

The women’s soccer team closed their season with an overall record of 12-5. The team had a total of 52 goals with a shot percentage of 1.444 and a goals-against average of 2.1.

Some members of the women’s soccer team were honored individually, as well.

Sophomore physical education major Courtney Conover, a defender and team captain, was named to First-Team All-Region and First-Team All-Conference.

Freshman individual studies major Sydnee Metzold, an offensive player, earned spots on both the Region III Second-Team and the Mountain Valley Conference First-Team. Metzold was also a NJCAA Region III Player of the Week. During the season, Metzold scored 12 goals and nine assists, adding to a total of 33 points.

Freshman individual studies major Kaitlin Nadeau, a goalie, earned spots on both the Region III Second-Team and the Mountain Valley Conference First-Team. The week of Sept. 27 she was named the Region III and National Goalkeeper. Nadeau had a total of 102 saves and five shutout games.

Sophomore individual studies major Sydney Buhrke, a midfielder and a team captain, was named to the Mountain Valley Conference First-Team. This season, Buhrke made seven goals and eight assists, contributing to a total of 22 points.

The women’s volleyball team ended their season at NJCAA Region III Championship game with an overall record of 9-14. The team had a total of 638 kills, a total of 2,943 attacks and about 7.42 kills per set.

Several members of the team were honored separately for their achievements.

Sophomore individual studies major Alayna Fredenburg, an outside hitter, earned a spot on the Mountain Valley Conference First Team. Fredenburg had 2.60 kills per set and a total of 221 kills this season.

The men’s football team finished the season in the postseason with an overall record of 1-8. The team had about 581 tackles, around 448 rushing yards and an average of 10.4 points per game. Against the Nassau Community College Lions, the Vikings went 42-13 and against the Monroe Community College Mustangs the final score was 24-0.

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