Macri Named to adidas® NSCAA Scholar All-East Region Third Team

Release Date:
January 3, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

January 3, 2005


MISSION, KS – Hilbert College senior midfielder Jessica Macri (Lewiston, NY/Niagara Falls)  has been named to the adidas® National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) College Women Scholar All-East Region third team for the 2004 season. 


Macri, a business administration major with a 3.82 GPA, finished the season as the Hawks co-leader in assists (5) and game-winning goals (2).  She also finished her career at Hilbert as the school’s all-time leader in assists (50) and ranks second in points (88). 


Macri was also selected to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) second team in 2004, as well as previously being named to the Northeastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) all-conference team in her first three seasons with the Hawks.


“On behalf of the entire women’s soccer program, I would like to congratulate Jessica in becoming the first Hilbert College student-athlete to receive this prestigious award,” said head coach Jamie Ruggiero.  “Jessica is truly deserving of this award and we are extremely proud of her.”


The NSCAA is the largest coaches' organization in the United States, including over 17,000 members who coach both males and females at all levels of the sport.  In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents more than 10,000 individual awards every year.


To be eligible for this award, a student-athlete must be a junior that has maintained a 3.3 cumulative GPA throughout their career, start in at least 50% of their team’s games, and must be a member of a program in which the school and the coach are members of the NSCAA.

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.