Hoak and Lorusso Named Hilbert S-A March

Release Date:
April 5, 2013
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333



Chris Hoak from the baseball team and Sarah Lorusso from the women’s lacrosse team have been named as the Hilbert College’s Co-Student-Athletes of the Month for March, 2013.
Hoak (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) started all twelve games at short stop during the first month of the season. He led the team in just about every offensive category. The super-senior lead with .348 batting average; .457 slugging; 16 hits, 10 RBIs; scored 8 runs while hitting 3 doubles and 1 triple for the 1-12 Hawks. He covered a team high 21 bases and tied for the lead with four stolen bases in March.   On Defense, he assisted on 37 of the Hawks outs and led with 7 fielding double-plays. Hoak made two appearances on the mound and earned the Hawks only save for the season, against Pitt-Greensburg. His most productive game at the plate was against St. Scholastica when he went 3 for 3, earning his double bagger with one RBI and one stolen base.
Hoak is a Business Administration major.
Sarah Lorruso (Lakeview, NY/Frontier) led the women’s lacrosse team into new territory as they open their inaugural year of Division III lacrosse this season. The sophomore middie has already left her mark after only 4 games in March. She produced almost half the Hawks offense earning 10 points on 9 goals and 1 assist. She led the team with .409 shooting percentage off 22 shots. And of her 15 hosts on goal, she carried a .682 shot-on-goal percentage. Lorusso earned 9 ground balls and 7 draw controls in four games. The multi-sport athlete helped the Hawks come-from-behind to earn the programs first win, 9-8 against Franciscan. She scored 4 goals, added 2 ground balls, and 1 draw-control.  
Lorusso is a Criminal Justice major.

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.