Wolfe Leads Hawks In Opening Day

Release Date:
February 13, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
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Beverly, MA – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team opened up day one at the Endicott Men’s Invitational Tournament with two losses in the middle of the afternoon February 12.   

In the three-set loss to MIT (25-16, 25-20, 25-19) , freshman Adam Weaver (Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) and senior RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) each had 9 kills with senior  setter Dan Wolfe(Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) dishing out 26 assists. Defensively for the Hawks, Weaver and sophomore Gary Gawera (Eden, NY/Eden) were strong with 14 and 13 digs, respectively. Weaver was also a presence at the net with four blocks while Tony Blasz (Eden, NY/Eden) add three more stops. MIT’s setter, senior Tim Lee dished out 26 assists while adding three digs, two aces and two blocks. Canine Jette had seven digs to lead the Engineers.

The Hawks turned right around and faced Eastern Mennonite University (MD) after their match against MIT. Even though the Royals took the match in three sets (25-18, 25-21, 25-20), Hilbert improved on their hitting percentage and scored more points. Wolfe again was the quarterback for the team chipping in 25 assists, nine digs, three blocks and two service aces in the loss. Sykora and Weaver recorded 12 and 10 kills each and Gawera brought up a team high 10 digs.Chris Moise logged a team-high eight kills and five blocks, while John Grove and Fankie Coto added seven kills apiece for the Royals.

Hilbert will face Hunter College February 13 in the Bronze bracket for play-offs in day two of the tournament.


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.