AMCC Announces Academic All-Conference Members

Hilbert Honors 11 Chi Alpha Sigma Athletes
Release Date:
April 7, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Pittsburgh, PA – The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) is proud to celebrate the academic achievement of more than 670 student-athletes during the 2010-2011 academic year. Hilbert College would like to recognize 47 student-athletes who participate in AMCC championship-sponsored sports teams. These athletes have earned Academic All-Conference Honors by carrying a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher entering the spring 2011 semester.  Follow this (linkto see the entire list of AMCC honorees.

Hilbert College award winners are: Amber Bailey (New Berlin, NY/Unadilla Valley) soccer; Robbi Bailey (Saranac, NY/Saranac) soccer; Nicole Blair (Syracuse, NY/East Syracuse Minoa) soccer; Angela Borkowski (Buffalo, NY/Bennett) cross country; Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) soccer and basketball; Patrick Brooks (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) golf; Zach Cattoi (Alden, NY/Alden) soccer; Stephen Crane (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville South) cross country; Maria DelMonaco (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) soccer; Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) volleyball, basketball; Rebecca Elensky (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) soccer and softball; Nicole Estep (Barker, NY/Barker) soccer; Amber Grosch (Depew, NY/Depew) soccer, basketball and softball; Lanie Harrington (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) cross country; Ed Heffron (Williamsville, NY/Cardinal O’Hara) soccer; Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East) soccer; Elizabeth James (Hanoverton, OH/United Local) soccer and basketball; Valeri Janiga (North Collins, NY/North Collins) volleyball; Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) volleyball; Chelsey Jones (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown) soccer; James Knapp (Lockport, NY/St. Mary’s) soccer; Rachel Kwiatkowski (West Seneca, NY/Orchard Park) volleyball; Ryan LaCorte (Cheektowaga, NY/John F. Kennedy) baseball; Samantha Lawrence (East Chatham, NY/West Lebanon) soccer and basketball; Paul Liedkie (LeRoy, NY/Pavillion) soccer; Frank Mancuso (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) baseball; Michael Maritato (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) basketball; Jill Martucci (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) softball; Adam Matula (Campbell, NY/Campbell-Savona) basketball; Matthew Militello (Depew, NY/Lancaster) baseball; Kelly Milne (Honeoye Falls, NY/Honeoye Falls-Lima) softball; Jessica Morey (Gloversville, NY/Mayfield) soccer; Katie Newton (Elba, NY/Elba) soccer and basketball; Kayla Norman (Brockport, NY/Brockport) soccer;  Joe Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute) golf and baseball; Edvin Ramulic (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) basketball; Chelsea Reischuck (South Wales, NY/East Aurora) volleyball and softball; Emili Ripley (Batavia, NY/Notre Dame) softball; Jessie Rolland (East Aurora, NY/East Aurora) soccer; Eric Russell (Hickory, NY/Iroquois) soccer; Emily Schilling (Holland, NY/Holland) soccer; Sara Schmidt (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) soccer; Stephanie Smith (Waterloo, NY/Waterloo) cross country; Rebecca Sutton (Eden, NY/Eden) softball; Zach Taylor (Wattsburg, PA/Seneca) baseball; Samantha Tedesco (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) softball; and Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) soccer and basketball.

The AMCC consists of 10 institutions from across New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio who sponsor 14 different men’s and women’s athletics programs competing for an automatic qualifier to the NCAA championships.

In addition, on Tuesday, April 26, at the Hilbert College Athletic Awards Reception, the Chi Alpha Sigma’s New York Theta Chapter will be formally introduced. The National College Athlete Honor Society recognizes junior and senior student-athletes who carry a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Second-year members are Amanda Dudek, Carole Jones, Eric Russell, Emily Schilling and RJ Sykora. These five seniors will be joined by first year inductees: Lanie Harrington, Ed Heffron, Michael Maritato, Jill Martucci, Matt Militello, and Brandon Morse. 

The Athletic Awards Reception will be held in the Swan Auditorium beginning at 6:30pm with a light dessert reception to follow. 


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.