Hilbert Cager Named NEAC Player of the Week

Release Date:
December 2, 2003
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HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College’s Sam Gioia (W. Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) has been named the North Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 30.

The junior point guard scored 20 of his game high 25 points in the first half in Tuesday’s 70-58 win over Alfred University. The 5’9 Gioia was 8-12 from the field including 5-6 from behind the arc and 4-6 from the foul line. He also dished out six assists and grabbed three rebounds and had two steals while playing 39 minutes for the Hawks (1-2).

Hilbert travels to Nazareth College tonight for an 8 p.m. contest against the Golden Flyers (2-2).

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.