AMCC Honors Six Athletes

All-Sportsmanship Team announced
Release Date:
December 1, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

PITTSBURGH, PAThe Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) released the All-Sportsmanship Team for the 2009 fall sports teams.  Six student-athletes from Hilbert College are being recognized for their abilities on and off the field of play. AMCC Commissioner Donna Ledwin initiated this program during the 2007-08 academic year to complement the “Be Loud, Be Proud, BE POSITIVE” sportsmanship program originated by the AMCC. Since its inception, the NCAA has begun to use the same tag-line in its publicity materials and it is now accepted as the DivIIICA (Division III Commissioners Association) Fan Sportsmanship Program.

All AMCC institution sport teams may select one member from their team who displays good sportsmanship throughout the season to be a member of the All-Sportsmanship Team. These individuals are selected by the team members. The student-athlete selected must consistently demonstrate a high level of ethical conduct, respect and fair play in both practice and competition, whether on the sidelines or as an active competitor.  He/She must also serve as a positive representative of school spirit when a spectator at other teams’ sporting events.
Hilbert College has one repeat-selection in senior Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells) from the men’s soccer team. The five other first-time athletes are junior Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) from women’s volleyball; freshman James Costaines (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) from golf; sophomore Amanda Trickey (Clifton Springs, NY/Canandaigua) from women’s cross country; sophomore Paul Coleman (Buffalo, NY/Cardinal O’Hara) from men’s cross country; and junior Carrie Sisson (Eden, NY/Mt. Mercy) from women’s soccer.
“These students embody all the qualities we want in our student-athletes,” said athletic director Richard Walsh. “They are fine representatives of the college both on and off the athletic field. We are very proud of their recognition for these qualities.”

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.