HC Cagers Ranked Nationally

Release Date:
March 28, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Hilbert College men’s basketball team continues to be ranked among the nation’s NCAA Division III leaders as the 2005-06 final rankings have come out.

Out of 383 teams, the Hawks finish the 2005-06 season ranked 43rd in assists per game (16.6) and 71st in blocked shots per game (3.6).

Sophomore guard Michael Reyes (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) completed the season with 144 assists in 26 games (5.5 apg), good enough for a ranking of 29th nationally. In the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) semifinals, Reyes dished out 13 assists against Lake Erie College which ranks 9th on the year for game highs.

Sophomore guard Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) finished the year ranked 67th in three-point field goal percentage (38.9) while junior forward Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) was ranked 85th in rebounds per game (8.3).

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.