Hilbert Gives A Good Scare To Medaille

Release Date:
March 18, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY – In their best match played to date, the Hilbert College men’s volleyball team gave Medaille College a run for their money March 18. The Hawks lost in three sets (25-23, 27-25, 25-22) yet did not play like a 1-22 (0-9 UVC) club against the number 9 ranked team in the AVCA National Volleyball poll. Hilbert hung around in each of the sets fighting for every opportunity to grab a win but Medaille’s strength at the net proved to be too much for the Hawks to overcome. With a brief pre-game ceremony to honor Hilbert’s two seniors, Dan Wolfe and RJ Sykora, the Hawks played inspired volleyball hitting a season-high .306 with a season low nine errors on the match.  

Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) had 9 kills (.320) and a team-high 10 digs while Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow Munroe Falls) passed for game- high 33 assists and added 5 digs and 2 blocks. Also hitting well for the Hawks was freshman Adam Weaver (Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) with game-high 21 kills in 42 attempts (.405). Sophomore Anthony Blasz (Eden, NY/Eden) contributed at the net with 4 blocks (9 digs) as did Fred Sickau (Eden, NY/Eden) with 4 blocks.

Medaille (20-4, 8-1 UVC) finished the game hitting .351 from the floor (50 kills/16 errors/97 attempts) and was led by Erin Kelly’s 16 kills in 23 attempts (no errors) and Aaron Woomer’s 22 assists.

The Hawks travel to North Buffalo March 19 to play EMU at 1pm on the Medaille College campus. They finish their season March 23 when they travel to Elmira College.




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.