Volleyball Tripped by Thiel

Release Date:
March 17, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Greensburg, PA – The Hawks dropped a three-set non-conference loss to Thiel College March 16th (25-17, 25-20, 25-13) in men’ volleyball. Adam Weaver (Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) was a bright spot hitting (.273) for Hilbert but the Hawks didn’t have much success at the net with the team hitting (.099) and only two blocks total for the match.

Fellow Eden high school team mates, sophomore middle Anthony Blasz and outside hitter, freshman Fred Sickau, both finished with 6 kills. Senior RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow Munroe Falls) passed for 23 assists, had team-leading five digs,  while getting credit for one service ace along with each of the Eden boys.

The Hawks (1-21, 0-8) will host the 9th ranked Medaille College (19-4, 7-1)  March 18th in the final United Volleyball Conference game of the season. The department will also be honoring the two seniors on the squad, Dan Wolfe and RJ Sykora just prior to the 7 pm game. 

Hilbert will then travel Saturday morning to Medaille College to host Eastern Mennonite University in a 1pm match.



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.