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HAMBURG, N.Y. – The Hilbert College athletics department is excited to announce the future expansion of its athletics programs with the addition of Women’s Bowling and Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track.
Beginning this fall, John Czarnecki, Director of Athletics, will oversee the addition of the three new sport teams which will compete at the club level, prior to their planned Division III intercollegiate competition in 2017-18. The new additions will increase the department’s sport offerings to 16 teams.
“This is an exciting time for Hilbert College and the Department of Athletics,” stated Czarnecki. “The addition of these three sports offers more opportunities for our current and future students to be involved in intercollegiate athletics. Although these teams will operate under club status this coming year, they will be given the full support of the department and will be welcomed into our athletic family immediately.”
The women’s bowling team will become members of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) upon elevation to varsity status. The college joined the AMCC as full members at the start of the 2004-05 academic year supporting athletic competition in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and women’s volleyball.
The outdoor track teams will compete locally as independents before exploring conference options with a push to see individual student-athletes reach their full potential in the running events.
Currently, the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams as well as the men’s volleyball team at Hilbert are associate members in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC).
The search for head coaches of each program will begin immediately, with emphasis placed on individuals with coaching experience in order to help facilitate the implementation of the programs as well as the elevation to varsity status.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please visit www.hilbert.edu/about/human-resources.
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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 evening degree programs geared to adult learners.
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