Purtill Repeats As NEAC Athlete of Week
- Release Date:
- April 1, 2013
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
GANSEVOORT, NY – For the third week in a row, the Hilbert College men’s lacrosse team has garnered a North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week award.
Sean Purtill (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) was named the NEAC Offensive Athlete of the Week on April 1.
After sharing the award last week, Purtill had a sensational outing in the Hawks 14-9 NEAC victory over Cobleskill on March 30. The junior midfielder posted eight points on seven first half goals and one assist to lead Hilbert in their lone contest of the week.
Purtill sits in second place in league standings for both goals (19) and points (31).
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.