Purtill Named to NEAC All-Conference Team
- Release Date:
- May 3, 2012
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GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its 2012 Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference selections, with first, second and third team honors being awarded by position to a total of 36 student-athletes, as selected by the conference coaches. Hilbert College’s Sean Purtill was named to the All-Conference Third Team after leading the Hawks to a 4-4 league record.
The sophomore attacker became Hilbert’s offensive threat as the season progressed. He held a twenty-shot advantage over his teammates with 60 shots on goal and led the Hawks with 43 points (25 goals). As one of only three players to start all 12 games this season, Purtill was a dependable performer who averaged 3.58 points per game and kept himself on the field, after earning only one (1) thirty-second foul which placed him in the penalty box. Purtill becomes the first Hilbert athlete to receive a NEAC league post season honor.
The NEAC has also announced its individual men’s lacrosse award winners. Medaille College sophomore attacker Brock Levick was selected as the Player of the Year after a record-breaking season for the Mavericks. Morrisville State College senior Michael Hinchey was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year after a phenomenal season between the pipes for the Mustangs. The conference’s inaugural Rookie of the Year award went to Morrisville State College’s Jack Martocello and Cazenovia College’s Kevin Johnson was selected by his peers as the Coach of the Year.
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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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.