#7 NYU Has Hawks Number

Release Date:
February 12, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HOBOKEN, NJ – For the second game in a row, Hilbert College faced a top ten men’s volleyball program in the United Volleyball Conference eastern cross-over weekend. The Hawks surrendered to New York University in a three-set match February 12, dropping their UVC record to 1-3.   NYU improves to 4-0 (6-2 overall) and holds onto their #7th ranking in the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Sophomore Adam Weaver’s (.211) hitting percentage completed the weekend as he led the Hawks with 7 kills. Freshman Stephen Phillips passed for 13 assists and junior Scott Ross earned 3.5 blocks for the afternoon. 

An impressive stat for Hilbert was their 10.5 blocks even though the Violets doubled up the Hawks kills (36-15).

NYU finished the match with a team (.265) hitting percentage led by Luke Hamlet’s (.643) and 10 kills.

Following the weekend of crossover matches, three of the east region teams have winning records while Elmira College leads the west region with an unblemished record.

UVC Conference Standings
Stevens (#8)       4-0, 6-0                                                
NYU (#7)              4-0, 6-2                                                
New Paltz            3-1, 9-2                                                
Vassar                 1-3, 3-4                                                
Bard                      0-4, 5-4                                                
SUNYIT                0-4, 1-8                                                
Elmira                  4-0, 12-5
Medaille              2-2, 9-4
Nazareth             2-2, 8-5
D’Youville            2-2, 5-5
Hilbert                 1-3, 2-8
Behrend              1-3, 1-9

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.