Bergman Named AMCC Co-Newcomer of the Year

Release Date:
February 26, 2006
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McHale, Lee-Jeffries Earn Honorable Mention Recognition

GIBSONIA, PA – Hilbert College freshman Lindsay Bergman (Amherst, NY/Holy Angels), a freshman on the women’s basketball team, was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Co-Newcomer of the Year. Bergman shares the 2005-06 honors with Frostburg State’s Caryn Wright.

The 5’10 Bergman made a direct impact this year for the lady Hawks playing in all 25 games where she averaged 9.6 points per game. Her 7.0 rebounds per contest was good enough for ninth in the AMCC where she also ranked eighth in block shots (0.76) and sixth in field goal percentage (50%).

Hilbert’s Amanda McHale (Bradford, PA/Archbishop Walsh) and Autumn Lee-Jeffries (Buffalo, NY/Holy Angels) were both named to the All-AMCC Honorable Mention Team.

McHale averaged a double-double on the season, with 10.9 points per game for the 6-19 Hawks. Her 10.4 rebounds per game ranked her first in the conference and 36th in the nation. The 5’11 sophomore also finished the season ranked first in the AMCC in blocks and 23rd in the nation. McHale was named AMCC and ECAC Player of the Week, for the week ending January 23rd, 2006.

Lee-Jeffries closed out her collegiate career as the college’s all-time leader in points with 1,090. Her 12.6 points per game led the Hawks and ranked her seventh in the conference. The 6’1 forward’s 50 blocked shots ranks her second in the conference and 36th nationally.

The Hawks finished the 2005-06 season in sixth place in the 10 team AMCC where they reached the conference tournament for the first time.

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.