Kilgore, Riker Earn Weekly NECVA Honors

Release Date:
March 18, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

March 17, 2004


Hamburg, N.Y. – Hilbert College men’s volleyball players Craig Kilgore

(Frontier/Buffalo, NY) and Dustin Riker (Frontier/Blasdell, NY) have earned weekly North East Collegiate Volleyball Association honors for the week ending March 15, 2004.

After not receiving an award in the first two and a half years of the program, the Hawks made up for lost time by sweeping the Western awards this week. 


Kilgore earns the first NECVA award in Hilbert volleyball history, in a week where he posted 4.56 kills and 2.33 digs per game. The 6’5 Western Player of the Week had 10 kills and 2 blocks in a loss to Mount Ida College, and then rebounded to lead Hilbert to a sweep of Elms College with 16 kills and 15 digs.  He also had 15 kills in a loss at Lasell College to round out the week.


Riker is the Western Rookie of the Week after posting an all-around effort defensively and distributing the ball, averaging 7.89 assists, 2.44 digs, and 0.89 blocks per game. The 6’2 opposite hitter had 32 assists and 11 digs in the 3-0 win over Elms and chipped in with 16 assists and six blocks in the Mount Ida loss.


The Hawks are 3-3 in there last six matches and will travel to Medaille College March 24 for the 8 p.m. season finale. 

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.