HC Lady Harriers Primed For New Season

Release Date:
August 15, 2006
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2006 Season Preview

HAMBURG, NY - The Hilbert College women’s cross country team heads into the 2006 season with high hopes. The Hawks will be counting on the leadership of two experienced runners from last year’s team to lead them closer to the front of the pack in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). The Hawks will participate in five meets this season in preparation for the conference Championships on October 28th at Lake Erie College.

Second-year head coach Mick Kuberka will rest his hopes on senior Sue Devlin (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) who was the Hawks top finisher in every meet in 2005. Devlin took two third place finishes against the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and a 21st place finish at the AMCC Championships. “ Sue is always pushing herself to get better and is a great example for her younger teammates”, said Kuberka. Look for Devlin to pace the Hawks again in 2006.

Sophomore Ashley Giordano (Edmeston, NY/Edmeston) has a full year of experience at the collegiate level and will be counted on to show improvement from last season. Newcomer and highly touted freshman Amanda Phillips (Buffalo, NY/Cleveland Hill) should make an immediate impact after coming off a solid high school career.

The Hawks first meet of the season is scheduled for September 8 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Other schedule highlights include the Hawks lone home meet on September 29th at Chestnut Ridge Park, the potential site of the 2007 AMCC Championships.

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.