Dangel, Schaible Named HCAC Players of the Week


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 effots 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.

Dangel earned her second Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week award this season and the fifth of her Fightin' Engineer career.  The civil engineering major recorded 65 digs in 11 sets (5.91 digs per set) as the Engineers earned conference victories over Anderson and Hanover.

On the season, Dangel leads Rose-Hulman with 420 digs (4.83 per match) and has increased her career total to 1,431 digs to rank eighth in program history.  The Engineers (11-13, 2-3 HCAC) will travel to California for three non-league matches this weekend against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Pomona-Pitzer, and Cal Lutheran.

Schaible averaged 45.7 yards per punt in the Engineers’ 34-26 comeback win at Bluffton on Saturday to earn his first Special Teams Player of the Week award this season and the third of his Rose-Hulman career.  The chemical engineering major booted three punts for a 45.7 yard average, with one kick inside the 20-yard line, to help sway field position in the win. 

On the season, Schaible averages 41.6 yards per kick and has booted 10 punts inside the 20-yard line with just three touchbacks.  His career totals include 43 punts inside the 20, with only eight touchbacks.  He has booted 201 career punts for 7,874 yards (39.2 avg. per kick) in his Rose-Hulman career.  The marks rank second in school history for average yards per punt and third in number of punts and punt yardage.

The football team stands 4-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play after Saturday's win.  Rose-Hulman will host nationally ranked Franklin College in its next contest on Oct. 26.