Mackowiak Earns NEAC Player of the Week

Release Date:
May 1, 2013
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NEAC Student-Athlete of Week

GANSEVOORT, NY Kyle Mackowiak (Buffalo, NY) has been chosen as the NEAC men’s lacrosse Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week April 29. The junior defender scooped up 10 ground balls and caused seven turnovers while only committing one of his own to lead the Hawks to a 2-1 league record last week. With the wins, the Hawks secured their first play-off berth in the programs three-year history.

Besides his defensive effort and impressive presence in the back half of the field (six ground balls and three caused turnovers), Mackowiak posted a cluck goal against SUNYIT. His fourth quarter game-tying, unassisted, man-down goal forced overtime against the Wildcats April 27. The Hawks took the game only fifty-seven seconds into overtime which secured a tie for second place in the NEAC standings at 5-2.

This week's honor marked the Hawks third athlete and the program's fifth time being recognized for their stellar performances this season. 

Hilbert opens their 2013 play-off run May 1st when they travel to All-High Stadium to face Medaille College at 7:15pm


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.