2009 Women’s Soccer Season Recap

Release Date:
November 2, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

2009 Season Review - The Hilbert women’s soccer team had a successful 2009 campaign. They were crowned the 2009 Alfred University Tournament champions defeating both Cazenovia College and Thiel College to capture the title in opening weekend of play. Two players were honored during the season for their outstanding performance on the field as well. After just missing the play-offs in 2008, the Hawks rebounded to capture a post-season berth with a 7th seed in the AMCC tournament.

Sophomore goalkeeper Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/ Batavia) was named AMCC goalkeeper of the week for September 21,as well as Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Co-Defensive player of the week for her exceptional performances in two shut outs earning a conference win and a non conference tie.
Sophomore forward Kayla Norman (Brockport, NY/ Brockport) lead the team in goals this year finding the back of the net 11 times this season and registering three assists for a team high of 25 points. Norman also had multiple goal games against La Roche, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and Thiel College.
Senior forward Maggie Fage (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem) and sophomore midfielder Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda, NY/ Kenmore East) each recorded a hat trick this season. Hulbert scored three goals and added an assist in a decisive 7-0 win over Pittsburgh at Greensburg which earned her AMCC Player of the Week for the week of September 21. Fage earned a hat trick in a 6-0 win over Mt. Aloysius.
The Hawks graduate a senior class consisting of defenseman Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/ Kenmore West), defenseman Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/ Mt. Mercy) and forward Maggie Fage. Hilbert will be returning a talented group of fifteen underclassmen who gained valuable playing experience this season while accomplishing post-season play.
Hilbert finished the season with an overall record of 7-10-2 and an AMCC record of 4-6. Season recap notes.
The 2010 recruiting class looks to compliment the returning core of players to continue a successful 2009 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.