Berkeley College Knights Earn Praise from Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
, 2014

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122

igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

BERKELEY COLLEGE KNIGHTS EARN
PRAISE FROM HUDSON VALLEY INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) announced its All-Conference selections on Monday morning, and the Berkeley College New York basketball teams were well represented. On the women’s side, three players – senior guard Aiyesha Brown, junior forward Milan Germany, and junior guard Janay Thomas – were named to the All-Conference team. For the men’s team, senior guard Jovan Bovell, senior center Elijah Craig, and sophomore guard Keenan Langston received All-Conference praise.

The Lady Knights were defeated in the semifinal round of the HVIAC Tournament on Saturday. Berkeley College is hopeful that it will receive a bid to the 2014 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament when selections are announced on February 26.

Aiyesha Brown earned her second HVIAC All-Conference selection. Thus far this season, she shares a team lead in points-per-game for the Knights by averaging 16.5 points per contest. The native of Jamaica in Queens has scored in double figures 10 times this year, and has scored 17 points or more seven times.

After being tabbed as a 2012-2013 All-Conference selection, Milan Germany was again named to the All-Conference team for the 2013-2014 campaign. Ms. Germany displayed excellent versatility on the court this past season, averaging team-highs in points-per-game with 16.5 and rebounds per contest with nine. The southern Bronx resident also posted eight double-doubles for the year.

Finally, speedy guard Janay Thomas of Central Islip earned All-Conference praise for the second time. This year, Ms. Thomas averaged 13 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per contest. She scored in double digits on 10 different occasions for the Knights, and played at least 37 minutes or more in seven of Berkeley’s games this year.

The Berkeley College Men’s Basketball also team fell in the semifinal round of HVIAC Tournament on Saturday. The Knights hope to earn an invitation to the USCAA National Tournament for the fourth straight season.

Senior center Elijah Craig of Brooklyn was named to the HVIAC All-Conference team for the third time. This year, Mr. Craig averaged nine points and a team-high 10.1 rebounds per game. He also posted seven double-doubles for the year.

Senior guard Jovan Bovell of Jamaica in Queens was named to the 2013-2014 All-Conference team after earning the same distinction a season ago. The senior guard was second on the Knights with his 11.5 points-per-game average. He also snatched 4.7 rebounds-per-contest and dished 3.9 assists-per-game.

Sophomore guard Keenan Langston earned his first All-Conference selection by putting forth a phenomenal campaign for his team. The Brooklyn native paced the Knights by scoring a team-high 16.4 points per contest and shooting 45.5 percent from the floor. He averaged 4.3 rebounds per game.

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