Green, Vatterrodt Named HCAC Players of the Week


GreenINTTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student-athletes earned two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors, in results released today by the league.

Senior Matt Green (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) was named league Defensive Player of the Week in football, and senior Clint Vatterrodt (Bloomington, Ill./University) captured the weekly honor in men's soccer.

Green became the first Rose-Hulman football player since Pat Thomas in 1987 to record 20 tackles in a game in the team's 20-14 win over Mount St. Joseph.  Green had 11 solo tackles and nine assists, and also forced two of the five Lions fumbles on the day.  He added 1.5 tackles-for-loss in the performance and earned his second HCAC Defensive Player of the Week honor in 2011.

On the season, the mechanical engineering major leads Rose-Hulman and ranks third in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with 70 tackles.  The football team improved to 3-3 overall and 3-1 in league play, and hits the road for Bluffton University in Ohio on Saturday

VatterodtKCVatterrodt recorded his second career hat trick with three goals in a 4-0 win over Manchestser College on Saturday.  His effort vaulted Vatterrodt into second place on the single-season school record list with 15 goals in 2011.

The civil engineering major ranks in the national top 10 in goals scored and stands third in Rose-Hulman history in goals scored (34), first in assists (21) and third in points (89).  The men's soccer team stands 10-5 overall and 4-1 in league play, and travels to Anderson University on Tuesday.