Women’s Soccer Looks to Improve on Slow Start

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by Jamie Hehir

Photos by Anna Grande

For the 2018 season, the Hilbert women’s soccer program parted ways with Coach Kelly Starchok and welcomed new Head Coach Donald Herlan.

Herlan decided to make his new home here at Hilbert, feeling that it was a good fit switching from a Division I program to our Division III program, he said.

“Division I is a different thing,” Herlan said. “It’s not much fun to coach Division I. It’s very cut-throat when you have scholarship athletes and they get renewed just one year at a time. There’s pressure on coaches to win games and recruit and if you don’t win games you might be out.” The stresses of maintaining a record and appearance can often affect players and coaching staff causing a disconnect, which frustrated Herlan, he said. Herlan also said the campus of schools like the University at Buffalo are not as appealing as smaller schools like Hilbert.

“Even the campuses are cold and impersonal,” Herlan said. “Someplace smaller and friendlier you get to coach more and teach more. If what you like to do is teach and have good relationships on the team then you’re disappointed (at a Division 1 school). I was disappointed.”

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The team has struggled this year, starting off with a 0-8-0 record. Coach Herlan attributed the team’s slow start, to being shorthanded.

“The overlying obvious problem is that it’s a small roster,” Herlan said “There were folks on the roster last year that didn’t return, there was unhappiness last year that came over from people who didn’t get along last year to this year.”

Constant injury also played a hand in this season’s struggles.

“We haven’t had more than 12 or 13 people healthy at the same time,” Herlan said. “Every time I feel we’re about to get someplace somebody else goes off, gets injured, one of the better players goes down. We haven’t had a full roster of 15 players yet, not even close. So that’s made it pretty hard.”

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As the season continues to advance Herlan is working to use his team’s strengths to his advantage and work on their weaknesses for future seasons to come.

“We’re strong up the middle of the field,” Herlan said. “The weaker parts are just technique on the ball and possession. There’s not enough technically sound people to where you don’t have to worry about, ‘Oh boy. I really can’t pass it here or the ball, the plays going to die right here.’ Load up the defense you got no attack, move some people at the attack, you’ll lose by seven,” he added

Despite the team’s losing record Herlan remains optimistic.

“I can say I’ve looked at the first six games based on last year and based on our own roster that we were gonna get any of the first six but there’s a couple later in the year that we got a chance to get,” he said.

The next home game – the senior day game – is Saturday October 13th at 2 p.m.

Gallery: Global Feast for Peace

by Mary Kate Wirfel

Jeff Papia, head of campus ministry, hosted an event titled “make a peace flag” as a way to participate in International Peace Day on September 20th. Students and staff got a chance to make a peace flag in an effort to spread peace throughout Hilbert’s campus. A free Breakfast was also provided for students who participated, with breakfast foods were from all over the world available. This also let students taste different foods from a variety of cultures.  To see some more pictures from International day of Peace check out this photo gallery below. (photos by Mary Kate Wirfel)

Hawk Wheels: ’92 Camaro

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of columns where the Scribe’s Garret Derkovitz will profile interesting cars and their owners on Hilbert’s campus.

by Garrett Derkovitz

There are many cars in this world. It’s impossible to miss them when they’re constantly moving around you. Some are fast and some are slow. But what I got for you today is now a surviving gem of years gone by. It is a Chevy Camaro, but not just any Camaro. It’s the 25th Anniversary Edition.

The 1992 Chevy Camaro RS 25th Anniversary Edition is something to behold when it is driving up next to you revving its engine. Besides having a long title, the Camaro is recognized as one of the best American cars, a sports car enthusiasts drool over when they see it down at the dragstrip.

The Chevy Camaro was originally created to rival one specific car: the Ford Mustang. Created back in the mid 60’s, the Mustang was loved by all, and was in a class all its own when it was introduced to the public. Chevy decided they needed a car to compete with the hugely popular Mustang, a car that remains a big hit today. They then created the Camaro with the sole purpose putting Ford’s pony car into the ground, spurring a decades long rivalry.

The 1992 Chevy Camaro, 26 years old this year, is a part of that history. Camaro owner and Hilbert student Carl Zarcone owns this little speed demon and says he doesn’t have a single regret about it. As a young kid Carl was always into sports cars. “When the opportunity came up, could not pass up the opportunity,” he said.

Carl purchased the Camaro from a huge car buff, who sold the car because there was no more room in his garage to keep it.

Carl’s 25th Edition Camaro has red interior, a motorized trunk, and a V8 engine. It runs smoothly, Carl said. “A lot of cars are too bumpy.” he added.  “This runs really smooth. That’s why I like it.”

As many members of older generations have said, they don’t make them like they used to. Younger people like Carl are helping to immortalize the older cars. They most likely will not be around forever, so any young guys or girls who would be interested in giving these old cars new life would help keep them around for the next generations to come. Carl suggests to you that you buy a 92 Camaro. “It’s fast and has a T-top option available.”

Gallery: Commuter BBQ

by Mary Kate Wirfel

Early this month Hilbert College hosted its annual Commuter BBQ. Hilbert College’s commuters were treated to a free lunch with a variety of delicious foods. From Chiavetta’s chicken to roasted vegetables, commuters really enjoyed the free lunch. (Photos by Mary Kate Wirfel).

 

Gallery: September 11th Rememberance

by Mary Kate Wirfel

Hilbert College hosted a September 11th remembrance. Students and staff gathered around the flagpole in front of McGrath Library to remember the attacks that happened 17 years ago. Jeff Papia, head of Campus Ministry, lead the students in a remembrance prayer followed by a moment of silence. Professor Mark Paoni gave a speech about responsibility and how our first responders risked their lives saving others on that fateful day in 2001. Tanya Moreta head of the Veterans department and Diversity Inclusion thanked everyone for coming and also welcomed the Hamburg Police Department, who came to the memorial service. Signs representing the victims on September 11th were placed all around the campus. Flags were placed by the signs that represented the first responders. To see what happened at the September 11th remembrance event look at the photo gallery below. (Photos by Mary Kate Wirfel).