Hilbert Takes Medaille to Four Games

Release Date:
February 4, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College’s men’s volleyball team hosted the 15th ranked team in Division III volleyball on February 3rd.  Medaille College, heading into their second week of national rankings, hit the ball extremely well (.357) over the 4 sets played taking the NECVA match from Hilbert in scores of 30-26, 21-30, 30-18, 30-22. This was the second meeting for the two clubs this season and this match was much more competitive than the first face-off.  During Coach Walker's watch, this was the first time the Hawks took a set from Medaille.

Junior RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Munroe Falls) led the Hawks with 13 kills, 8 digs and 2 solo blocks followed closely by junior Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) with 11 kills and 12 digs. The Hawks move to 1-9 and 0-2 in the Western Division. Medaille continues its winning streak and stands at 7-2 and 3-0 in NECVA play.

Sophomore Vince Amico (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-St. Jude) once again distributed the ball among the hitters earning 33 of the 34 assists tallied. As a team, the Hawks were credited with 10 blocks against the hard hitting Mavericks, most of those occurred during the second set which Hilbert won 30-21. 
Hilbert has a week off from competition until Tuesday, February 9th when they host Western Division D’Youville College at 7 pm.

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.