Hawks Fall To Nationally Ranked Mavericks

Release Date:
February 7, 2012
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HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team came out hot in the first set, but ultimately fell to nationally ranked (10th) Medaille College 3-0 on February 7. 

Hilbert stayed in the battle, rallying many times, before dropping to the Mavericks 27-25 in the first set. Fred Sickau {in photo to right} paced the Hawk offense with seven kills and Ryan Ratajczak played solid defense earning eight digs. 

Medaille put the match away in the next two sets, 25-15 and 25-13.

Sickau finished the night with nine kills for the Hawks, followed by teammate Adam Weaver with five kills and seven digs.  Ratajczak added 11 digs for the match and Stephen Phillips passed for 17 assists.

The Hawks are back in action this weekend, when they travel to Stevens University in a UVC crossover weekend tournament.

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.