ECAC Honors Go To HC’s Vander Sluis

Release Date:
February 14, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

CENTERVILLE, MASS. – Hilbert College men’s basketball player Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Region Player of the Week for the week ending February 13th, 2006. On Monday, Vander Sluis garnished Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) weekly honors after leading the Hawks to three straight conference wins and sole possession of fourth place in the AMCC.

The 6’6 junior forward averaged 21.0 ppg, 13 rpg, and shot 52% (29 of 56) from the field in wins over Penn State Behrend, University of Pitt-Greensburg, and Frostburg State. Vander Sluis is currently second in the AMCC in rebounding (8.2), third in blocked shots per game (1.23), and eighth in scoring (16.7).

The ECAC consists of 184 NCAA Division III athletic programs from across four different regions. For more information on ECAC men’s basketball visit their website at

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.