2005 Men’s Cross Country Preview

Release Date:
September 13, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY - The 2005 Hilbert College men’s cross country team enters the 2005 season with quite a different look than it did a year ago. Guiding the Hawks is first-year head coach Mick Kuberka, who has been a familiar face on campus as the assistant men’s basketball coach for the past three years.

The Hawks will be looking for someone to fill the shoes of departed senior Andy Kozak (Lackawanna, NY/St. Francis), the team’s top finisher in 2004. Leading candidates to step into this role are seniors Adam Moody (Chaffee, NY/Chaffe) and Chris Frunzi (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis). Frunzi has run well for the Hawks in previous seasons.

The team’s first meet in preparation for the 2005 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championship is on Saturday September 17 at Penn State-Behrend. The lone home meet for the fall is scheduled for Friday, September 23rd against the University of Pitt-Bradford and D’Youville 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.