Vander Sluis Earns Weekly AMCC Honors

Release Date:
February 13, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GIBSONIA, PA – Hilbert College men’s basketball player Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Player of the Week for the week ending February 12, 2006.

The junior transfer from Onondaga Community College averaged 21.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in three games while leading the Hawks (11-11, 9-7) to a perfect 3-0 week. He would go on to shoot better than 52% from the field while averaging 31.3 minutes per game.

Vander Sluis and the Hawks started the week at home versus Penn State Behrend where the 6’6 forward knocked down 12 points while adding 12 rebounds in a thrilling 55-54 come from behind win. Friday night against the visiting Panthers of the University of Pitt-Greensburg, Vander Sluis went off for 29 points and 12 rebounds to help the Hawks to a 102-89 victory. He then followed with a dominating 22 point, 15 rebound performance in a 72-67 win over Frostburg State on Saturday.

The Hawks currently stand in fourth place in the highly competitive 10-team AMCC. Hilbert will close out the regular season this Friday at Penn State Altoona before heading to Mount Aloysius College on Saturday.

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.