Hawks Drop to Medaille In Volleyball

Release Date:
February 10, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Buffalo, NY – Hilbert men’s volleyball dropped a non-conference game to #8 ranked Medaille College February 9, (3-0). The Hawks were competitive in the first set (25-20) but after that, Medaille seemed to control the net and kept the Hawks moving around the court chasing well placed balls. The Mavericks .40 hitting percentage was garnered through a balanced attack with seven players earning three or more kills for the match. 

Hilbert’s offense was directed by senior Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) who distributed 22 assists. Fellow Ohioans Adam Weaver (Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) and RJ Sykora (Stow, OH, Stow-Munroe Falls) had 10 and 9 kills a piece. Sophomore Gary Gawera (Eden, NY/Eden) matched the 9 digs that the boys from Ohio brought up and kept in play. Hilbert had forty-two digs for the 3-set match (25-20, 25-13, 25-17).

The Hawks (0-8, 0-2) travel this weekend to Beverly, MA to participate in the Endicott College Tournament, both Saturday and Sunday. They open up against MIT (11-2) and Eastern Mennonite University (6-6) Saturday then move into pool play on Sunday.


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.