2009 NSCAA College Scholar All East Region

Repeat Honorable Mention for DeVille, Fage and Sisson
Release Date:
December 21, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

KANSAS CITY, KS – The 2008-09 Hilbert College women’s soccer team has been recognized for the second time this month by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Three 2010 graduating seniors have been named to the All-East Region Honorable Mention academic team for their outstanding efforts in the classroom through the completion of their junior year at Hilbert. Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West), Maggie Fage (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem) and Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy Academy) were honored for the second straight season by the NSCAA.  To see a complete list of the 2009 NSCAA All East Region scholar athletes click here.

DeVille, who started every game as a defender for the Hawks this 2009 fall season, carried a 3.62 GPA in the forensic science/crime scene investigation program through the completion of her junior year. While anchoring the defense this fall with DeVille, Sisson earned 2 points on 2 assists. Her May ‘09 GPA was 3.47 in the criminal justice program. And Fage maintained a 3.88 GPA in the human service program and scored 14 points (7 goals) from her midfield position during her senior campaign for the Hawks.
"I am very excited that these three exceptional student-athletes have been recognized by the NSCAA for their academic achievements,” said James A. Ruggiero about this group of seniors. “All three are great examples of the type of individuals we have within our college and specifically our women's soccer program. With all three earning this honor as juniors and seniors it certainly is a great way for them to finish their careers." 
To be nominated for consideration, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout their career; start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team; be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA College Services member; be a junior or above in academic standing at the current institution and either be in their second year at the current school if a transfer student. In all, nearly 10,000 awards are presented by the NSCAA each year. These awards and recognition are available only to NSCAA member coaches and their players.

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.