HC Softball Team Looks to Build on Strong 2004 Campaign
- Release Date:
- March 7, 2005
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
Third year coach Bill Goc and the Hilbert College Hawks women’s softball team, coming off a school record 12 wins in 2004, are looking to make a splash in the newly revamped Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).
A core group of eight players from last year’s team are poised to lead the way. Co-captains Katie Ahearn (
Also returning for Hilbert is first-team ECAC Upstate Region selection, pitcher/first baseman Meghan Gollaher (
Sophomore Jeannette Testa (
The infield returns shortstop Kaitlyn Miller (
Three newcomers look to make an impact on the team, as first baseman/outfielder Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West), catcher/first baseman Nicolette Newton (
The Hawks open their season on March 21 at 2:30 p.m. as they travel to
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.