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FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015 Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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FIVE STANDOUT BERKELEY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYERS
EARN HVIAC ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) recently announced its 2014-2015 All-Conference team, and Berkeley College was well-represented. On the men’s side, Kenton Chan-Man, Keenan Langston and Massiah Merritt, all of Brooklyn, received honors. Champagne Hazel of Manhattan and Patricia Patterson of Brooklyn earned honors for the women’s team.
Kenton Chan-Man, an alumnus of Erasmus Hall High School, has played a pivotal role in Berkeley’s success during his lone season with the Knights. His 17.3 points per game leads the squad, and he has also connected on 48.7 percent of his attempts from the floor. The Brooklyn native also recorded 19 points in at least 12 games so far this season.
Keenan Langston, who was also a 2013-2014 All-Conference selection – earned conference recognition thanks to a phenomenal season during which he posted averages of 16.4 points per game, 3.2 assists-per-night, and 2.4 steals per game. He has scored at least 17 points in 10 of the 21 games he played, while also eclipsing 27 points or more on three occasions. He is an alumnus of Brooklyn Academy High School.
Massiah Merritt has played in every game during his first season with Berkeley. The guard has been a tremendous two-way player for the Knights, sparking the team on the offensive end while also making plays defensively. The alumnus of Alif Muhammad’s Nia School has averaged 15.6 points per game.
“Kenton, Keenan and Massiah are all hard-working, exceptional players who certainly earned All-Conference honors this season,” said Chris Christiansen, Berkeley College Head Coach, Men’s Basketball. “The three of them served as our primary offensive options this season, and they didn’t disappoint. Thanks to their phenomenal efforts, we’ve won 19 of our first 24 games this season – capturing an HVIAC title along the way.”
Champagne Hazel, an alumna of Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers, is one of only three players to appear in all 22 of Berkeley’s games this season. Her 18.2 points-per-game average is a team-best, and her 4.1 steals-per-contest average leads the team. The Harlem native eclipsed 15 points or more in 19 of the team’s 22 games.
Patricia Patterson is the squad’s leading rebounder, pulling-down 9.7 rebounds-per-night. The veteran player has played in 20 of the Knights’ games this season. Ms. Patterson is an alumna of Grand Street Campus High School.
“Champagne and Patricia have been two integral pieces to our puzzle this season,” said Sharod Tomlinson, Berkeley College Head Coach, Women’s Basketball. “They gave it their best efforts night in and night out, and did their best to keep us afloat during a very challenging second half of the season. They are both very deserving of All-Conference honors.”
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption A: Berkeley College student athlete Kenton Chan-Man of Brooklyn, NY, has been named to the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2014-2015 All-Conference team.
Photo Caption B: Berkeley College student athlete Keenan Langston of Brooklyn, NY, has been named to the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2014-2015 All-Conference team.
Photo Caption C: Berkeley College student athlete Massiah Merritt of Brooklyn, NY, has been named to the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2014-2015 All-Conference team.
Photo Caption D: Berkeley College student athlete Champagne Hazel of Harlem, NY, has been named to the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2014-2015 All-Conference team.
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