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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Hudson Valley’s women’s basketball student-athlete Taylor Engster (Troy/Catholic Central) was named the NJCAA Region III Female Athlete of the Week on Wednesday morning.
Engster guided the Vikings to a 2-1 week, including wins over Monroe College-Bronx and Corning Community College, averaging 16.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.3 steals per game last week. Taylor nearly had a triple-double in the Vikings win over Monroe College-Bronx, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
She scored 22 points in the Vikings record-breaking win over Corning on Sunday. The 205 combined points scored with Corning is an NJCAA Division III record. Engster forced double-overtime against Corning by hitting a buzzer-beating three-point shot at the top of the key, giving the Vikings the opportunity to win 104-101 in the second OT period.
The women’s basketball program improved to 7-2 on the year and is off to its best start since 2002-2003, when the Vikings went 6-3 in the team’s first nine games of the season.
The Vikings are on the road today, Wednesday, Dec. 6, as they travel to play Onondaga Community College for a 5 p.m. start.