Dangel, Schaible Earn HCAC Player of the Week Honors


746-pow-week7fallTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seniors Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio) and Eric Schaible (Findlay, Ohio) have been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Players of the Week for their efforts last weekend.

Dangel was honored as the conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week, while Schaible took home the Football Special Teams Player of the Week award.

The honor marks the third Player of the Week Award for Dangel this season and the second for Schaible  Coincidentally, this marks the second time that Dangel and Schaible have been named Players of the Week in the same week.

Dangel earned sixth career Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week Award for her efforts in wins over Manchester and Franklin last week.  The civil engineering major led the Rose defense with 42 digs, averaging 7.0 digs per set, as the Engineers swept Franklin and Manchester to secure the No. 4 seed in the upcoming HCAC tournament. 

On the season, Dangel leads Rose-Hulman with 571 digs (5.01 per match) and has increased her career total to 1,582 digs to rank fourth in program history.  The Engineers (15-17) host Hanover in the first round of the conference tournament on Tuesday at 7:30.

Schaible averaged 41.9 yards per punt in Rose-Hulman's 34-0 win over Mount St. Joseph on Saturday as part of the Fightin' Engineers first shutout since 2006.  The senior punter averaged 41.9 yards per kick, including a long of 51 yards, in the win.  Schaible had four punts land within the 20-yard line to help the Engineers win the field possession battle. 

On the season, the chemical engineering major averages 39.9 yards per kick and has booted 14 punts inside the 20-yard line with just three touchbacks.  His career totals include 47 punts inside the 20, with only eight touchbacks.  He has booted 213 career punts for 8,289 yards (38.9 avg. per kick) in his Rose-Hulman career.  The marks rank second in school history for total punting yards and punting average.

The football team stands 5-3 overall and 5-1 in conference play after Saturday's win over Mount St. Joseph.  The Fightin' Engineers travel to Anderson University on Saturday.