Davies Honored in Senior Night

Nazareth maintains national Division III ranking
Release Date:
March 9, 2010
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HAMBURG, NY: For the second time in less than a week, the Hilbert men’s volleyball team faced Nazareth College, ranked #15 in the Division III national poll on March 9.  Nazareth (11-10, 5-3) continued to dominate at the net on their way to a 3 set victory (30-19, 30-9, 30-23). Prior to the game, head coach Andy Walker and his team honored Eric Davies (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) in his last home game as a Hawk.

Hilbert struggled to score points off their offense          (-.04 hitting percentage) while Nazareth finished the match hitting .443 percent. Eric Davies finished the night with 3 kills and 6 digs. Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) and RJ Sykora (Stow, OH, Munroe Falls) each had 6 kills, with Sykora getting to one more dig (9) than Wolfe (8). Vince Amico (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon – St. Jude) finished with 5 digs and 12 assists as the team’s main ball distributer for the season. 
The Golden Flyers were led by Billy Gimello who tallied a match-high 13 kills while fellow teammate Hans Schroeder added 12 kills. EJ Wells Spicer tallied a team-high 30 assists in the victory for Nazareth.
On Wednesday, March 10, the Hawks close out their 2010 season with a road game against D’Youville College at 7 pm.

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.