Pingitore and Jimerson Named Players Of the Week
- Release Date:
- March 13, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY - After their first weekend of competition, the Hilbert College men’s lacrosse team received a double honor from the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) March 12. Junior John Pingitore (West Seneca West) was chosen as the NEAC Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week and freshman Roland Jimerson (Silver Creek) was named the NEAC Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week.
Pingitore opened the season with a goal and two assists to help lead the Hawks to a 22-0 victory over conference rival Penn State Abington March 10. The midfielder followed that up with a game-high five goals in the hard-fought 10-9 defeat to Mt. St. Vincent the next day. He also added three ground balls to his eight-point offensive performance for the weekend.
Jimerson scooped up 12 groundballs and caused one turnover in a pair of contests for the Hawks as they opened the season with a shutout win over conference foe Penn State Abington March 10. He then added four more groundballs and caused a turnover during the 10-9 loss to Mt. St. Vincent the next afternoon.
Hilbert (1-1) faces Cazenovia College March 22 at 4pm in their second NEAC game before they head to Alfred University March 24 for a non-conference match at 1pm.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.