Pair of Berkeley College basketball standouts receive HVIAC praise

The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its weekly award winners on Tuesday morning, and Berkeley College was represented by New York women’s basketball standout Milan Germany who was tabbed as the conference’s Player of the Week. On the men’s side, Jovan Bovell was named to the Honor Roll.

Germany earned the recognition after two spirited performances last week against the College of Mount Saint Vincent and St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn. In the Knights’ 88-75 defeat at the hands of the Dolphins, the Notre Dame Prep High School product posted team-highs in points with 26 and rebounds with 13. She also dished six assists and tallied five steals as well. Then – two days later in a victory over the defending HVIAC champions, the Bears, Germany paced her squad as Berkeley picked up its first-ever win over St. Joe’s (Brooklyn) in the regular season. In that 57-54 victory, the junior forward posted a double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, and four blocks. Knights Head Coach Sharod Tomlin spoke volumes about his game-changing veteran.

“Milan has consistently given us terrific efforts night in and night out, and she has been a big part of our success this season,” Tomlinson said. “She played her heart out in our game against Mount Saint Vincent, and then she had a terrific all-around in our contest against St. Joseph’s. I’m very proud of her work ethic, and it’s very gratifying to see her hard work in practice pay off on the court.”

On the men’s side, Bovell has named to the Honor Roll this week thanks to his performances in Berkeley’s convincing victories over Albany College of Pharmacy (back on January 19) and Penn State DuBois (January 25). In the Knights’ 96-53 win over ACP, Bovell netted 13 points while pulling down five rebounds, dishing two assists and collecting two steals. He then posted totals of 23 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and four steals in Berkeley’s 99-64 victory over Penn State DuBois. Head Coach Chris Christanen praised Bovell for being named to the Honor Roll.

“Jovan Bovell is an energetic young man who brings a lot of pride with him to the basketball court,” Christiansen said. “He exemplifies the word effort, and he was a big part of two victories for us last week. Now a senior, I’m looking forward to seeing him finish out his career strong this final month.”

Berkeley College’s men’s basketball team will return to action Friday evening as the Knights take to the road to battle Valley Forge Christian College at 7:00pm, while the women’s basketball team hits the court again on Saturday evening against Briarcliffe at the College of New Rochelle at 4:00pm.