McFarland Named AMCC Player Of The Week

Release Date:
January 17, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – For the first time this season, junior Dan McFarland has been named as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week. Released every Monday afternoon, McFarland became the seventh week’s honoree January 16.

McFarland averaged 22.5 points per game and 5.5 assists per game in the Hawks’ two conference wins last week. The 6’1 guard contributed on the defense with a 7.5 rebound and a 2.5 steal per game average as Hilbert extended their win streak to four straight league games. McFarland converted crucial free throws at the end of the come-from-behind, two point win over cross-town rival, D’Youville (86-84) January 11. Then, his 29 point, six assist performance against Mount Aloysius was a result of shooting 71% from the floor (10-14) and 100% from charity stripe (8-8). 

To date, McFarland leads the Hawks in scoring with 17.6 ppg, has the most steals (35) and is second best in rebounding with 4.7 rpg while averaging 29.6 minutes per game. His career point total sits at 966 after the Pitt-Bradford win (1/16/12) which projects him to break 1,000 points by the end of January, 2012.

With a 9-7 overall record, the Hawks are on-fire in league play with a 6-3 AMCC record. They currently sit in a three-way tie for third place with Penn State Behrend (71-69 OT loss) and D’Youville College (86-84 win). The second round of league play begins January 21 when the Hawks host La Roche College.

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.