Hawks Land Two on All-AMCC Team

Release Date:
May 8, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GIBSONIA, PA – Hilbert College juniors Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) and Sarah Collins (Milroy, PA/Indian Valley) have been recognized by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) as members of the 2009 All-AMCC Softball Team. 

Parker hit a conference second-best .450 this spring and paced the Hawks in eight different offensive categories to land second team honors. A first-team selection in 2008, Parker had 80 putouts and a .964 fielding percentage as one of the league’s premier infielders.
Collins was recognized as an honorable-mention selection after starting 35 games at first base for the Hawks. Consistently right behind Parker statistically, Collins paced Hilbert in seven offensive categories and ranked eighth in putouts (175) and ninth in chances (191) amongst the conference’s top defenders.    
Conference tournament champion and NCAA participant Penn State Behrend had ten players honored including Player of the Year Julie Koman and Newcomer honoree Amy Greene. The Behrend Lions’ Stacey Pondo shared Coach of the Year honors with Carl Teeter from Mount Aloysius College.

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.