Hilbert, AMCC represented at 2010 Empire State Games

Release Date:
July 27, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

 BUFFALO, NY – The Western men’s open basketball team held off Hudson Valley 86-81 on Sunday to clinch the gold medal at the 2010 Empire State Games in Buffalo, NY. Hilbert College men’s basketball coach Rob deGrandpre served as one of the coaches for western team, which finished the week with a 3-1 record. 

Now in its 32nd year, the Empire State Games is one of the longest tenured amateur sporting events in the United States. Through the years, many Games' alumni have moved on to national, international and Olympic competition. They include world champions, Olympic gold medalists, college and high school All-Americans, professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL - as well as figure skaters, skiers, and soccer players.
The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) was well represented on deGrandpre’s 2010 roster. Newly hired Penn State Behrend assistant coach, Corey McAdam laced-up along with University of Pitt-Bradford junior Sam Moore. Pitt-Bradford junior Zach Moore and Hilbert’s Chris Parrott served as alternates during the five-day event. 

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.