Schultz Inducted into NECVA Hall of Fame
- Release Date:
- February 28, 2011
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
Bill Schultz appears in photo with his former head coach John Hutton, his wife Katie and his parents Tracey and Bill Schultz.
Hamburg, NY - On February 24, 2011 Bill Schultz, head men’s volleyball coach at Hilbert College, was presented with his Class of 2010 North East Collegiate Volleyball Association’s (NECVA) Hall of Fame plaque. Making the presentation to Schultz on behalf of the NECVA was John Hutton, who coached Schultz during his undergraduate years at D’Youville College.
Schultz was a member of the nationally recognized D’Youville College team and was named a Division III First Team All-American in 2004. As well, in 2003 and 2004, the Grand Island native was honored as the NECVA Western Division Player of the Year. Schultz extended his playing days when he competed professionally for the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Beach Tour for two seasons. During that time, he qualified for the Main Draw Tournament and faced the Olympic Gold Medalists.
The NECVA Hall of Fame is a virtual Hall of Fame, whose sole purpose is to recognize and acknowledge outstanding achievements and contributions to the NECVA and/or the sport of Men’s Volleyball. Those nominated include coaches, players, administrators, and organizations who have made an impact on NECVA and/or the sport of men’s volleyball, and or off the court. The inaugural class was inducted on April 4, 2009 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the 2009 NECVA Sports Award Banquet.
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.