Volleyball Finishes Season At Elmira

Release Date:
March 25, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ELMIRA, NY – The Soaring Eagles from Elmira College flew over the Hawks from Hilbert March 24 claiming a 3-0 victory and ending Hilbert’s season at 1-24. The host institution finished the game hitting .322 with 42 kills and 10 total team blocks as they continue on in the United Volleyball Conference play-offs at Nazareth College March 26. In a match where both teams played only seven players, Hilbert didn’t have enough firepower at the net hitting only .079 with 28 kills.

Leading the Hawks was a duo from Stow, OH. Senior setter RJ Sykora (Stow Munroe Falls) had 24 assists and freshman outside hitter Adam Weaver (Archbishop Hoban) had 10 kills. Finishing his college career as Hilbert’s All-Time kill leader, senior Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) pushed his lead up with 8 more kills and 9 digs.

Elmira’s sensational freshman setter, Michael Vellutato passes for 38 assists and had 5 total blocks to pair with Ryan Gelenitis’ 17 kills in 25 attempts.


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.