Hilbert Women’s Soccer Team Receives Post-Season Honors

Release Date:
February 9, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, N.Y. – The 2002 Hilbert College women’s soccer team has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Adidas for having a team grade-point average of 3.0 for the 2002-03 academic year. The Team Academic Award is given out during the winter of the following year in which a team is nominated.

Team members and coaches will be recognized Feb. 18 during halftime of the 8 p.m. men’s basketball game against Penn State Behrend. 

“This is quite an accomplishment for the team,” said women’s soccer coach James Ruggiero. “Six of our players made the all conference academic team. I’m very pleased with their efforts on the field as well as in the classroom.”

Additionally, the 2003 women’s soccer team will receive the Silver Award for Ethics and Sportsmanship for this past season. The award is in recognition of playing the entire 2003 season without receiving a red card and for receiving only three cautions throughout the season. The 2002 team received the Gold Award.

The Lady Hawks finished the 2003 season at 12-9 and captured the North Eastern Athletic Conference tournament championship.

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.