Hilbert’s Adam Weaver Named Rookie of Week in UVC

Release Date:
January 25, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY - With the men’s volleyball season just beginning, the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) announced their weekly awards winners January 24th. Hilbert College’s Adam Weaver (Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) was named the Rookie of the Week and Kevin Stross (SUNY New Paltz) was announced as the Player of the Week.

Weaver opened his collegiate career with 58 kills (4.1 per set) and a hitting percentage of .306 in four matches for the Hawks. The Outside Hitter added 18 digs and two service aces when Hilbert opened their season at the SUNYIT tournament.

Stross led New Paltz to a 3-2 record with team-highs of 47 kills and 15 total blocks against four nationally ranked teams. The junior Middle Blocker earned all-tournament honors at the annual Hawks Tournament over the weekend with key victories over MIT and Baruch.

The UVC is a newly formed men’s volleyball conference comprised of nine inaugural member institutions that are committed first and foremost to the pursuit of academic excellence. Through spirited and sportsmanlike participation, appropriately conducted athletics competition supports each institution’s educational mission and is important to the overall development of their student-athletes.

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.