Men’s Lacrosse Appear in NCAA Division III Rankings

Based On Two Early Season Games
Release Date:
March 15, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY – Hilbert College lacrosse, in the program's first year of varsity competition, is ranked near the top in several national NCAA Division III categories as of the March 15th rankings. 

After the Hawks swept their first two games (19-6 over Abington, 14-8 Alvernia), the team is ranked #1 in Ground Balls Per Game (58.00), #1 in Win Percentage (tied with 33 other institutions without a blemish on their record), #5 in Points Per Game (26.00), #5 in Scoring Offensive (16.50), #6 in Scoring Margin (9.50), #6 in Face-Off Win Percentage (.741), #8 in Assists Per Game (9.50), and tied with 12 other institutions at #32 in Scoring Defense (7.00).

Individually, four Hawk athletes appear in the rankings for their hard work and strong efforts in their first two collegiate games for Hilbert. Ryan Wagner (Orchard Park, NY/Canisius) is ranked #2 in Ground Balls Per Game (13.00), #5 in Face-Off Win Percentage (.789), tied with seven other athletes at #9 for Goals Per Game (4.00) and tied with ten other athletes – including team mates Josh Baker and Kori Halftown – at #14 for Points Per Game (5.00); Kori Halftown (Gowanda, NY/Gowanda) and Sean Purtill (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) are tied with eight other athletes at #3 in Assists Per Game (3.00); Purtill is tied with five other athletes at #29 in Points Per Game (4.50); and Josh Baker (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) is ranked #6 in Goals Per Game (4.50).



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.