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Three Sign LOIs at Four-Year Football Programs

Football Signing Day 2019

CONTACT: Adam Sopris, a.sopris@hvcc.edu, 518-629-7898 or 518-416-2137
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Hudson Valley Community College football program celebrated three student-athletes on Wednesday afternoon as they each signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their football careers at four-year institutions.

Sophomore linebacker, John Bortz (Russell Pa./Eisenhower) committed to Millersville University, a division-II program in Millersville, Pa. Bortz played two seasons at Hudson Valley and totaled 53 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and led the team with three fumble recoveries in 2018. 

Charles Ransom (Jersey City, N.J./Henry Snyder), a second-year defensive linemen signed his letter of intent and committed to Lincoln University, a division-II program from Jefferson City, Mo. Ransom compiled 98 tackles, 12 sacks and five blocked field goals in two seasons at Hudson Valley. He also led the Vikings defense with 12.5 tackles for loss in 2018. 

Tabor College, a NAIA program from Hillsboro, Kan., signed Hudson Valley's defensive back Jericho Sylla (Amherst, Mass./Amherst) to a national letter of intent. Sylla totaled 13 tackles and led the Vikings defense with three interceptions in 2018. 

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Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 85 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training.