Hoak and Weaver Named March Student-Athletes of Month

Release Date:
April 9, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Chris Hoak from the baseball team and Adam Weaver from the men’s volleyball team have been named as the Hilbert College’s Co-Student-Athletes of the Month for March, 2012. 

Hoak (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) started fifteen games as the Hawks short stop during the first month of the season. He led the team with 19 RBIs and tied for the top honor with 20 hits (out of his 52 appearances at the plate) (.385). Hoak covered 31 bases, earning a perfect 3 for 3 in stolen bases, on his way to scoring 11 runs for Hilbert during their 4-12 start. He was the only player to hit for a cycle, with team-leading four doubles, two triples and the only home run by March 31. Hoak also spent 5.2 innings on the mound for the Hawks. His most productive game at the plate was against Mount Aloysius when he went 2 for 3, sent one hit over the fence in centerfield and earned 5 RBIs in the team’s 11-4 victory. 
Weaver (Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) almost doubled his kills per set from one month earlier in the season, after playing in all 44 sets for the Hawks in March. The outside hitter averaged 4.09 kills per set securing 180 kills (.290) in the 13 matches played. Weaver outdistanced his team mates by 90 kills at the net. The Hawks finished the month going 3-10 with wins over Wells, Lancaster Bible and Bard College. The sophomore’s most impressive hitting was against Wells College when he finished with 15 kills (.500%). Against Lancaster Bible and The Sages, Weaver earned 28 and 27 kills, respectively, hitting .469 or higher in both matches.  Twice during the month, Weaver was honored as the United Volleyball Conference Player of the Week (March 5) and, for the second time this season, as the AMCC Player of the Week (March 26).

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.