Brady, Zver Earn All-Conference Honors

Release Date:
November 7, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GIBSONIA, PA – Hilbert College women’s soccer players Jeanmarie Brady (Derby, NY/LakeShore) and Lucy Zver (Jasper, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) have been named 2005 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Honorable Mention selections. Brady finished the 2005 season starting all 17 games for the Hawks this season while Zver finished her freshman campaign second on the team with 15 points.

Brady completes her career at Hilbert as the all time leader in games played with 71. The senior midfielder scored two goals, including one game winner along with two assists. “ I am very excited for Jeanmarie, this is her first selection to a post season conference team and I think it was well deserved,” said head coach Jamie Ruggiero. “Jeanie has had a great collegiate career and this past season she was a warrior again for us,” Ruggiero added. Brady also served as the team’s co-captain.

Zver had a productive rookie campaign as a defensive specialist compiling six goals and three assists. The freshman made the most of her few scoring opportunities, finding the back of the net 61% of the time. “Lucilla Zver had an immediate impact on our squad,” commented Ruggiero. “She took charge and played extremely well all season. It is a great way for her to start her collegiate career.”

The Hawks finished the 2005 season 6-9-2 overall and 1-6-1 in conference play. Ruggiero will look forward to the scheduled return of 15 players for the 2006 season.

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.