TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology placed nine players on the all-Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference men's soccer team, including five first-team
honorees, the league's Defensive Player of the Year and the
conference Coach of the Year award.
Junior Mike Schiff
(Martinsville/Mooresville) led the way with HCAC
Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive
years and also earned a spot on the first-team all-conference
Five other Fightin' Engineers also earned spots on the
first-team all-league squad. Sophomore defender
Andrew Bartush (Granger/Penn), junior forward
Drew Belk (Jasper), junior midfielder
Marshall Ishmael (Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut),
sophomore goalkeeper Drew Miller (Cincinnati,
Ohio/Bishop Fenwick) and junior William Senat
(Edmond, Okla./North) joined Schiff on the first-team
Second-team honorees included junior Max Brown (Atlanta,
Ga./Chamblee Charter), senior Adam Carlson
(Brownsburg) and junior Spencer Johnson
(Yorkville, Ill./Covenant Christian).
addition, head coach Sean Helliwell received the
HCAC Coach of the Year honor. Helliwell, who has improved his
career record against conference competition to 40-5-4 in his five
years at the college, has earned four conference Coach of the Year
awards in his five years at Rose-Hulman.
Schiff claimed HCAC Defensive Player of the Year honors for the
second consecutive year and becomes just the second player in
Rose-Hulman men's soccer history to win two conference Player of
the Year awards (Rhys Evans). His award marks the seventh
HCAC Player of the Year award in school history and each has
occurred since 2006.
Schiff appeared in 19 matches this season, including scoring his
first career goal as the game winner against Hanover College in
Bartush earnes his second all-league award, after capturing
second-team and all-region honors in 2011. He started 19
matches for Rose-Hulman with one assist and helped anchor the
Belk scored 10 goals with 21 points to finish second on the team
in scoring. The academic all-district honoree also earned his
first career hat trick in the victory at Mount St. Joseph.
Ishmael appeared in 18 games as a defensive midfielder with one
assist. His efforts helped anchor the midfield effort and
allowed Rose-Hulman to outshoot its opponents 255-183 this
Miller finished with an 11-5-3 record and a 0.82 goals against
average for the Fightin' Engineers this season. His efforts
included seven shutouts, 75 saves and an .824 save
percentage. He had a season-high 10 saves against Olivet.
Senat led Rose-Hulman in scoring with 10 goals, three assists
and 23 points. He tallied three game-winning goals and had
both goals in the team's key 2-0 HCAC victory over Franklin.
Brown appeared in 20 matches for the Engineers with two assists
as another defensive midfielder. Carlson capped his career
with one goal and one assist as a senior. Johnson appeared in
16 games with the game winning goal against Wabash. Johnson
also earned a spot on the league's all-sportsmanship team.
Rose-Hulman finished the season with a 12-5-3 record and was
8-0-1 to tie for first place honors in the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference standings. The Fightin' Engineers won
their third conference title in the last five years and improved
their record to 40-5-4 in HCAC play in the five years of the Sean
Helliwell coaching era.
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