2009 Women’s Volleyball Season Recap

Release Date:
November 3, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

2009 SEASON REVIEW – The women’s volleyball team completed another season where growth continued to shine even as the season came to an end. First year head coach, Amanda Logue developed her player’s overall skills by exposing them to several different positions on the court. As the month of October came to a close, the Hawks maintained intensity and kept the play exciting. Though sometimes the set-score didn’t reflect what might be considered a well-played game, the Hawks kept working for side outs and points and just didn’t quit. Hilbert’s record finished at 4-19, 1-9 in the AMCC. The lone AMCC victory was against La Roche College.

Leading the way this year was junior Erica Page (Lake Shore). The Angola, NY native rotated around the court and played an outside hitter as well as the libero. She is second in the team in kills, first in service aces, first in digs and tied for third in most sets played this season. Another strong performer this year was junior Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth). The middle hitter led the team in kills, was third in service aces, first in sets played and second in blocks. Two athletes clearly ran the offense this year. Freshman Rachel Kwiatkowski (West Seneca, NY/Orchard Park) led her squad with 184 assists, just a few more than the 173 passed out by sophomore Dale Jonathan (Basom, NY/Akron).   As a team, the Hawks had 475 kills (.018% pct), 447 assists, 176 aces, 717 digs and 75 blocks.
The Hawks graduate one senior from Cheektowaga, NY. Melissa Radder (Sacred Heart Academy) finishes her three-year career with 73 kills, 17 assist, 30 service aces and 190 digs. Other players expected to return to the squad next year are 2011 graduates: Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda), and Brandi Mack (Gasport, NY/RoyHart). Freshmen who contributed this fall were: Brittany Baum (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown), Valerie Janiga (North Collins, NY/North Collins), Devan Jonathan (Basom, NY/Akron), and Jamie Racinowski (Kenmore, NY/KenWest). Coach Logue will be focusing her recruiting efforts on student-athletes who will push their team mates to perform on a daily basis. She needs to fill a few holes and shore up the talent she has on the current team, and, with a full year under her belt heading into next fall, the team will be fired up ready to go.  Season recap notes

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.