Golf Season Preview

Release Date:
September 6, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The 2011 Hilbert College Golf team, under the leadership of new head coach Andy Dvornski, returns five players from a season ago and welcomes two new faces to the program. 

The team will rely on the experience and leadership of returning senior captains John Nowak and Pat Brooks.   Senior Jim Pernick brings passion to the course and continues to develop his golf game in year-two of competing. This senior-trio has been practicing hard as they prepare for their final season as part of the Hawks golf program.

Also returning for their second season are sophomores Joe Pernick and Dave Grigsby. Both players will look to add a spark to the Hilbert lineup and will fight for that last spot for competition.

Rounding out this year’s team are two new golfers to the program. First year players, junior Gary Gawera and junior Mitch Rojek are looking forward to gaining the experience of playing golf at the collegiate level. Gawera is a current men’s volleyball member and is excited about his chance to swing a club for the Hawks.  

Coach Dvornski is looking forward to seeing the improvements in his player’s individual skills, their etiquette and sportsmanship on the course and he is looking forward to seeing what his team will be able to accomplish this fall. “We have a dedicated and hard working group this season who I am excited to be working with,” said Dvornski.

The Hawks open at the Bradford Invitational September 3, before they host their second annual Hilbert Invitational at Gowanda Country Club September 9. Before they head to the AMCC Championship match in October, Hilbert will participate in the Spartan Shootout (9/13), the Penn State Behrend Invitational (9/20), the Medaille Invitational (9/24) and the La Roche Invitational 9/27). This fall, the AMCC Championship match is being played at Oak Tree Country Club in Middlesex, OH on October 9 and 10th.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.