Purtill Joins Wagner as NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week

Release Date:
March 25, 2013
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2013 Hilbert Stats

William Wagner and Sean Purtill were named the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Student-Athletes of the Week on March 25. Wagner was honored for the second week in a row as the Defensive Player while Purtill shares the Offensive Player award for the first time this season. 

Wagner becomes only the second student-athlete at Hilbert College to earn back-to-back Athlete of the Week selections with today’s announcement. He carried the Hawks to a 2-0 week and finished with 20 saves. The Rochester, NY native earned 17 saves against Thiel College March 20 and 5 more saves against Franciscan University March 24.  

Purtill, a 2012 NEAC All-Conference player, scored 7 goals and distributed 6 assists for the Hawks (3-2). In Hilbert’s 15-2 victory over Thiel, the attacker scored 5 goals (10 shots) and assisted once. He caused 1 turnover and was credited with 2 ground balls. Then, on March 24th, the Orchard Park native set up five of the Hawks’ 20 scores along with finding the back of the net twice himself. 

Currently, Wagner sits in 2nd place in league rankings with 9.40 goals-against average, 3rd in Saves (65) and 2nd in Save percentage (59.1). Purtill is ranked 3rd in goals (12), 2nd in assists (11), 2nd in Points (23), and 4th in Shots (37).

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.