2010 Women's Soccer Named to the 2011 NSCAA Team Academic Award Winners

Release Date:
December 9, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Kansas City, KS – The Hilbert College’s women’s soccer team has earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Women’s Team Academic Award for achieving the team cumulative GPA of 3.0 of higher during the 2010-11 academic year, making this the third year in a row and sixth overall that the team has received this distinction. 

For the first time in since Hilbert College joined the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, all 19 of the women’s soccer players were named to the AMCC Academic All-Conference team for earning a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or higher.

The 2010 Hilbert women’s soccer team earned a 3.57 cumulative GPA. Of the other women’s team honored by the NSCAA, only 16 institutions earned a higher GPA than the Hawks in 2010-11. A total of 789 teams (571 women and 218 men) nationwide were recognized for this honor. 

The 2010 team members were: Amber Bailey, Robbi Bailey, Nicole Blair, Julie Bossard, Maria DelMoncao, Rebecca Elensky, Nicole Estep, Amber Grosch, Alyssa Hulbert, Elizabeth James, Chelsey Jones, Samantha Lawrence, Jessica Morey, Katie Newton, Kayla Norman, Jessie Roland, Emily Schilling, Sarah Schmidt and Mary Zinni.

First-year head coach Kelly Starchok-Gillow will accept a certificate of achievement on the team's (and former head coach James Ruggiero’s) behalf at the NSCAA’s 65th  convention being held next month in Kansas City, MO.

To see a complete list of 2010 teams click (here).

The NSCAA is the largest coaches’ organization in the U.S. Since its founding in 1941, it has grown to include more than 30,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. It fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long course, teaching more than 6,000 soccer coaches each year.


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.