Hawks Hit by Behrend

Release Date:
March 21, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Box Score


HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team closed out the home portion of their 2012 season in a three-set loss to Penn State Behrend March 21.  Penn State’s .477 hitting percentage contributed to their two-game sweep of the Hawks dropping Hilbert to 6-16 overall.

Behrend’s Evan Fullerton led his squad with 33 set assists and five kills.   Nate Steele finished with team-high 12 kills while Anthony Capizzi’s .727 hitting percentage (nine kills) led the team’s charge. 

Fred Sickau’s 11 kills were very impressive and powerful but it was Adam Weaver who finished with a team best 13 kills (.550).  Ryan Ratajczak was credited with another double-digit dig night (13) and Stephen Phillips earned 29 assist of the team’s 31 assists.

Hilbert travels to Beverly, MA this weekend to participate in the Endicott Invitational, a very competitive fourteen-team tournament, March 24 and 25.  The Hawks face Johnson & Wales (10-8) and #12 Hunter (15-7) Saturday.  They turn-around and play Stevenson (10-9) and Sage (14-5) before they head back to Western New York.  Other top 10 teams participating in the tournament are: #5 Stevens, #8 MIT and #10 Rivier.  Follow the tournament results at this link:

Hilbert finishes their season March 31st  when they face the number one seeded team, Medaille College, in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference semi-final game at 11am.  The championship game is set for 5pm that afternoon. 

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.