2010 Men's Soccer Recap

Release Date:
November 3, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

2010 Season Review: The record may not show it, but the 2010 men’s soccer team had a successful season where some ‘firsts’ were accomplished. Coach Kronenwetter added two new assistant coaches to the program and their knowledge and motivation helped the young team develop into a competitive group fighting for a play-off spot at the end of the season.

The Hawks were led by underclassmen as they did not have a senior on the roster. Bringing and keeping the team together on the field were first year captains: junior Eric Russell (Hickory, NC/Iroquois) and sophomore James Knapp (Lockport, NY/St. Mary’s). 
The team’s first victory was found in their twelfth game into the season when they beat Mount Aloysius College (4-0) on the road. Prior to that match, the team struggled to score goals having gone score-less in seven of the eleven games.  As the season moved into October, the Hawks found the grit and fight necessary to stay in games and make opponents fight for their victories. The team surrendered 32 goals in September compared to 20 goals in October (9 games each month).
Two players were named as Player of the Week in the AMCC league, a first for the men’s soccer program. First year Ed Sarcione (Eden, NY/Eden) was recognized October 4th as the Offensive Player of the Week after scoring 2 goals against Franciscan to force the 2-2 OT tie. Junior Ed Heffron (Williamsville, NY/Cardinal O’Hara) received the nod as Defensive Player of the Week (October 18) after limiting tough AMCC opponents to one goal and getting an assist on a score that week. 
Sarcione led the offensive with 19 points (9 goals, 1 assist) from his forward position and coming up from the midfield with 16 points was Russell (5 goals, 6 assists).
The defense was anchored by several steady veterans.  Heffron was a stopper who found his offensive contribution (2 assists and 9 shots) along with Knapp (2 goals, 2 assists) who rotated between his natural midfield position to defense at the end of the season. Sophomore Scott Cvetkovski (Cheektowaga, NY/Depew) broke up many of the opponent attacks as a steady player starting all 18 games.
Junior transfer Kamil Cislak (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) earned two shut-outs during the season (La Roche and Mount Aloysius), which is a first for Hilbert since joining the AMCC in 2004.
Hilbert finished the season 3-14-1 and 3-5-1 in AMCC play. Read the season recap notes <here>.

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.