Opala And Brady Earn NEAC Weekly Honors

Release Date:
September 8, 2003
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Men’s soccer player Jacob Opala (West Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) and women’s soccer player Jeanmarie Brady (Lakeshore/Derby, NY) have been named the North Eastern Athletic Conference Players of the Week for men’s and women’s soccer respectively.

Opala, a junior forward, scored 5 goals and added 1 assist in the Hawks four games last week. On Sept. 6, he erupted for 4 goals in Hilbert’s 5-1 win over D’Youville College. Currently, the Hawks have a 1-3 record and a 1-0 mark in conference play. Their next game is on the road against Penn State-Behrend on Sept. 10.

Sophomore midfielder Brady contributed 4 goals and 2 assists in leading the women’s soccer team to a 2-2 record last week. The Lady Hawks currently have a 1-0 conference record and will host Hiram College on Sept. 10 at 4:30 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.