TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's soccer team has been regionally ranked by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, in this week's NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region poll.
Rose-Hulman is tied for 10th place in the Great Lakes Region with a 10-4-3 overall record and a 6-0-1 mark in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play. The Fightin' Engineers are tied with Transylvania University (eighth in the region this week) for the top spot in the HCAC standings.
Rose-Hulman has won six of its last seven matches and has not lost since September 23 entering Wednesday night's matchup with Earlham College. The Fightin' Engineers could secure at least a share of their third HCAC regular season championship since 2008 with two victories this week.
The ranking also makes 2012 the fourth year in the past
seasons that Rose-Hulman has been regionally ranked by the NSCAA.
Junior Drew Belk (Jasper) leads the Rose-Hulman scoring attack with 10 goals and 21 points this season. Junior William Senat (Edmond, Okla./North) has also provided eight goals and a team-high three assists for 19 points.
Rose-Hulman's remaining 12 goals have been distributed among nine players, and 16 Fightin' Engineers have scored points this season.
Sophomore goalkeeper Drew Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick) has led the defensive effort with a 9-4-3 record and six shutouts. Miller has recorded 63 saves, an .818 save percentage and ranks second in the conference with a 0.85 goals against averge.
Rose-Hulman hosts Earlham on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., then travels to Manchester for the regular season finale on Saturday at 1. The Fightin' Engineers have guaranteed themselves a home game in the HCAC Tournament Semifinals that will take place on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.