Purtill Named Hilbert April Student-Athlete of Month

Release Date:
May 11, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333
Sean Purtill has been named as the Hilbert College April Student-Athlete of the Month.
Purtill (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) finished the month ranked in the top two spots in several offensive categories as the Hawks went 3-4 in April. The sophomore led Hilbert with 27 points (15 goals), and 64 shots (41 on goal) during the last month of the season just as the Hawks were fighting for a play-off spot in their first season of competition in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.  
As one of only four players to start all seven games in April, Purtill led the Hawks in goals scored on three occasions. He netted five goals (3 assists) in the 13-7 victory over SUNYIT; scored four goals against Thiel (16-5 win) and led the Hawks with three goals in the 15-9 loss to cross-town rival Medaille.
For the season, Purtill led the team in points (43) goals and assists (25/18), shots and shots on goal (95/60). 
Purtill is pursuing a business administration degree and carries a 3.07 grade point average.

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.