A total of 40 student-athletes along with one coach were introduced as the best of 2016.
Brenden Deady was named to the All-Conference 2nd Team and James Duffy to the All-Conference 3rd team on attack. For the third consecutive year Deady has been recognized as one of the top goalies in the league. Duffy, after leading the Hawks in points for the season, earned his first collegiate All-Conference honor.
In his third and final season, Deady collected 170 saves with a 13.08 saves per game average to set two new single season records at Hilbert. Deady was credited with nine double-digit save games earning his career-best 24 saves against Morrisville State. The Albany native protected the house for a full 60-minutes in seven of the 13 games this season and earned a .714 save percentage in the opening game of the 2016 season against La Roche (20 saves in 10-8 victory).
He graduates (in December 2016) having made 448 saves with a .572 save percentage and a 20-17 overall record. He became the first Hilbert player named to three consecutive NEAC All-Conference teams after earning the Rookie of the Year/3rd Team in 2014, as well as the 2nd Team in 2015.
Duffy led the Hawks with 22 assists and was second on the team in goals (22). His 44 points this year lifted him to 6th best and he moved to #4 in assists in the program’s single season record book. He started 12 of the 13 games and posted at least one point in 12 games. His most productive game was against Alfred State when he scored seven goals and added two assists. Duffy finished with seven multi-assist games while scoring one or more goals in 10 games. The Hamburg native also scored three man-up and two man-down goals while scooping 22 ground balls.
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