Hawks Wings Clipped at Medaille

Release Date:
February 25, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


BUFFALO, NY: Medaille College (14-4, 7-0), the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association’s (NECVA) #2 ranked team, controlled the men’s volleyball match February 25. Hilbert College fought against a hard-hitting, balanced host team who has found their recipe for success. The Hawks (2-15, 0-5), looking to win their second game in a row, couldn’t get in the rhythm against the Mavericks and ended up losing in 3 (15-30, 14-30, 21-30). 

Junior Eric Davies (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) was the most proficient hitter for the Hawks at .333 (3 kills, 1 error in 6 attempts) but junior Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) lead the team in total kills with 7 for the night. In stat comparison, Medaille finished the match with 54 kills to Hilbert’s 17; thirteen of the fourteen Mavericks earned at least one kill on their home court. Hilbert’s Vince Amico (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-St. Jude) was credited with double-digit assists (16 of team’s 17) while Medaille’s portion of the score sheet showed 3 athletes passing the ball for double-digit assists (Arnold – 23, Woomer – 17 and Maxwell -11).
The Hawks look forward to their first meeting of the year against Nazareth College (#10 ranked team in NECVA) on March 3rd. Following that match, the Golden Flyers (8-8, 2-3) will travel to Hamburg for a rematch on March 9th. And then, the next night, March 10th, our Hawks complete their season at cross-town rival D’Youville College.
The NECVA holds an annual 16-team conference tournament each April with the top two schools in each division and six at-large selections earning berths. The NECVA champion receives one of four automatic bids to the Molten Division III Final Four in April.

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.