Men’s Volleyball Kicks Off Season

Hosts tri-match January 10
Release Date:
January 10, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The men’s volleyball team hosted a tri-match on January 10 to kick off their 2010 season. College Saint-Jean-sir-Richelieu and Medaille College joined the Hawks for the Sunday afternoon affair.

The first game of the morning pitted Hilbert against College Saint-Jean-sir-Richelieu (Quebec, Canada). The Giants won the 3-game match (30-25, 30-19, 30-21). Junior Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) lead the Hawks with 15 kills and 39 digs while junior RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) contributed 11 kills and 26 digs. Sophomore setter Vince Amico (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-Saint Jude) earned 32 assists.
The middle game found a hard fought match between College Saint-Jean-sir-Richelieu and Medaille College. The local team earned the 3-set victory over the visitors from Quebec (30-28,30-22, 30-15).
The night cap found Medaille to be too much for the Hawks. Game scores were 30-16, 30-13, 30-20 in favor of the Mavericks, giving them a non-conference victory over the Hawks. Once again, Wolfe led the teams in digs with 39 and Sykora had 8 kills to pair with his 27 digs. Little Amico passed for 20 assists on top of his 2 solo blocks.
Hilbert starts the year off 0-1 after today’s matches. They will wait until January 22 for their next game which happens to be home against Pfeiffer College (North Carolina) with a start time of 8 pm.


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.