Sickau Is A Hit For Hilbert

Release Date:
February 26, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY – Hilbert College men’s volleyball dropped a 4-set match to Thiel College February 26 with set scores 25-20, 25-27, 25-12, 25-17. The Hawks played tough the first two sets, capturing the second set 27-25. Sets three and four found the home team playing catch-up after falling behind early in both games. Hilbert’s four-game losing streak drops them to 1-15 after this non-conference loss. Thiel, out of the Midwestern Conference, improves to 5-14.

Freshman Fred Sickau (Eden, NY/Eden) {in photo to right} had 19 kills with no errors (.543) to lead Hilbert through the four sets. Senior Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) passed for 29 assists and senior RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow Munroe Falls) got to 14 digs and had three service aces.

Hilbert has a week off from competition before they travel to Poughkeepsie, NY to compete at the United Volleyball Conference cross-over match (hosted by Vassar College). The Hawks will play Vassar on March 5 and then Bard as well as SUNY New Paltz March 6.



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.