Purtill Three-Peats!

Release Date:
April 22, 2013
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GANSEVOORT, NY – For the third time this season, junior Sean Purtill has been named as the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Student-Athlete of the Week in men’s lacrosse. He became the first Hilbert student-athlete to receive such an honor. 

Purtill led the Hawks to a 2-0 week after recording 14 points on nine goals and five assists. The Orchard Park native was also credited with six ground balls and just one turnover. He opened the week with a game-best six goals in a 16-11 NEAC win over Cazenovia College April 17. He closed the week with a team-best three goals and a game-high four assists in the thrilling 13-12 non-conference victory over La Roche College April 20. Purtill also was tracked with hitting the goal post four times during the windy and cold Saturday contest.

Purtill is now in third place in the NEAC in goals (31) and points (52) while holding onto the fifth slot in assists (21).

Hilbert (7-3) is off to its best start in the program’s three year history. The Hawks currently sit in 2nd place in NEAC standings with 3-1 league record.   

With only three games remaining, Hilbert hosts Medaille College (4-2) on April 23 and Wells College (0-4) April 25th before they travel to SUNYIT (4-2) this weekend for their final game. The top four teams in the nine-team league qualify for NEAC play-offs with the league’s champion extending their season in the NCAA tourney.

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.