Dorsheimer Looks to Lead Cross Country Program in Fall of 2003

Release Date:
September 1, 2003
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Former University at Buffalo head cross country coach, Dick Barry, takes over the Hilbert College cross country program this fall. The former NCAA Division I mentor takes over a second year women’s program and will begin the process of building a men’s program from scratch.

Looking to make an immediate impact for the Lady Hawks is the 2002 North Eastern Athletic Conference champion, Katy Dorsheimer (Frontier/Hamburg, NY). Dorsheimer enters her junior year after having a sensational sophomore season in which she placed first in all three home meets and qualified for the ECAC championships held at Williams College in Massachusetts. She is the Hilbert College course record holder with a winning time of 22:53 over the 3.1 mile course on the Hamburg campus.

Alicia Mitchell (Traditional/Buffalo, NY) joins the Lady Hawks after transferring in from D’Youville College in Buffalo. With a year of collegiate experience, Mitchell will be counted on early and often if the Lady Hawks hope to compete for the league title on October 25th at Cazenovia College.

The first ever Hilbert College men’s cross country team has taken shape and will join the women’s program next season as first year members of the highly competitive Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Coach Barry hopes to recruit some talented distance runners to replace senior Andy Kozak (St. Francis/Hamburg, NY) as the men’s team prepares for the future. Kozak will lead the 2003 team through the exhibition season that will take the Hawks to meets at Houghton College, Penn State Behrend, and the University at Buffalo.

The men’s and women’s team will also be hosting three home meets with competition coming from D’Youville, Medaille College, and Pitt-Bradford University.

Top qualifiers in 2003 will set their goals on running at the AMCC Championships on November 1st at Pitt-Bradford University. The NCAA Division III Regionals will take place at Letchworth State Park outside of Rochester, New York on November 15th.

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.