Reinard, Vander Sluis Named to All-AMCC 2nd Team

Release Date:
February 26, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GIBSONIA, PA – Hilbert College’s Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) and Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) were named to the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Second Team for their performance during the 2005-06 men’s basketball season.

Reinard averaged a team-best 17.9 points per game, which ranked sixth in the league. The sophomore guard also ranked 10th in the AMCC in 3-point field goal percentage, knocking down 39% from behind the arc. The 6’3 sharpshooter was also named AMCC Player of the Week, for the week ending January 23rd.

Junior transfer Corey Vander Sluis had an immediate impact this year for the Hawks, as he poured in 17.2 points per game (8th in the AMCC) and grabbed 8.3 rebounds per game (2nd in the AMCC). His 3.42 offensive rebounds per game led the conference during the 2005-06 season, while the 6’6 forward also finished fifth in blocked shots with 1.08 per game. He helped Hilbert finish the season 1st overall in blocks per game where the Hawks swatted 3.58 per contest. Vander Sluis was most recently named AMCC and ECAC South Region Player of the Week, for the week ending February 13th.

Hilbert finished the 2005-06 season with an improved 12-14 record and a fourth place finish in the 10 team AMCC after going 9-9 in league play. The Hawks advanced to the semifinals of the AMCC Tournament where they lost to eventual champion Lake Erie College in overtime.

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.