Volleyball Splits at Spartan Invitational

Memminger Named to All Tournament Team
Release Date:
September 7, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
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Buffalo, NY - MedailleCollege finished with a perfect 4-0 record over the weekend and defeated Keuka College 3-0 in the championship match to win the Spartan Invitational at D’Youville College.  Hilbert College competed in the six-team tournament and finished the weekend with a 2-2 record during the two day tourney. Freshman Shannon Memminger (Amherst, NY/Sweet Home) had an impressive weekend for the Hawks as she was named to the Spartan Invitational All Tournament Team.

Hilbert opened the weekend up on September 3 with a 3-1 loss to D’Youville (25-19, 23-25, 25-19, 25-22) but rebounded with a 3-1 victory over Morrisville (25-15, 28-26, 11-25, 25-20). By finishing in second place in their pool, Hilbert earned to right to play Medaille, the number one seed in the opposite pool, the next morning. The Hawks played well enough to beat Medaille in one game, but ended up suffering a 3-1 match loss (25-13, 26-28, 25-11, 25-17).   The final match for Hilbert was a rematch from the night before against Morrisville. The Saturday games found the Hawks winning the fight 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-20).
Rachel Kwiatkowski (West Seneca, NY/Orchard Park) led Hilbert with 10 kills and Shannon Memminger (Amherst, NY/Sweet Home) added 19 digs and 19 assists in the Friday game against D’Youville. At the time of this article, statistics were not available for the other three games for posting.
Joining Memminger on the All-Tourney team were: MVP: Janine Benkelman (Eden, NY/Eden), Medaille; Meghan Fahy (Kendall, NY/Kendall), Medaille; Emily McDonald (North Syracuse, NY/Liverpool), D'Youville; Morgan Engelbert (ElmiHeights, NY/Thomas Edison), Keuka; ; Heather Fish (Newfield, NY/Newfield), Keuka; Nicole Wright (Dryden, NY/Dryden), Morrisville State; Kelsea Laubenstein (Randolph, MA/Norfolk), Becker.
The Hawks continue play September 10th and 11th as they travel to the Elmira Invitational to compete against Utica College, Houghton College, Hartwick College, and Elmira College.

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.