HC Softball Team Completes Fall Workouts

Release Date:
September 13, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG , NY - The Hilbert College softball team under fourth-year head coach Bill Goc wrapped up their fall season with a day long tournament on Saturday featuring some of the region’s top softball programs.

The Hawks faired well losing 6-5 to D'Youville College in extra-innings before dropping a competitive game to NCAA Division II Edinboro University. The young Hawks started six freshmen over the weekend and played well in their first action since last spring’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) tournament.

The 2005 team finished a respectable 11-14 overall while going 9-9 in AMCC play. The Hawks fifth place finish in the conference qualified them as the first Hilbert team to reach an AMCC post season tournament.

With All-AMCC selection Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) anchoring a young squad in 2006, the Hawks hope to again return to post-season play. A 2006 spring trip is currently in the works where the softball team hopes to play several games before returning to Western, New York to prepare for several key AMCC contests.

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.