Schiff, Vatterrodt Named Academic All-District

746-acad-mTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Two members of the Rose-Hulman men's soccer team captured first-team Capital One Academic All-District honors in results released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Sophomore Michael Schiff (Martinsville/Mooresville) and senior Clint Vatterrodt (Bloomington, Ill.) were chosen to the first-team NCAA Division III academic all-district seven squad.

As first-team honorees, Schiff and Vatterrodt will advance to the Academic All-America Ballot, with the team scheduled for release on Tuesday November 29. 

Both players will also represent the Fightin' Engineers in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship match on Saturday at 1 p.m., with the winner earning a bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Schiff helps lead a Rose-Hulman defensive attack that has allowed just 15 goals and outscored the opposition 54-15 this season.  The Fightin' Engineers have allowed just two goals during the months of October and November as part of the team's school record 10-match winning streak.

In the classroom, the chemical engineering major has earned Dean's List honors during multiple quarters and is a member of the Triangle fraternity.

Vatterrodt has established a new single-season school record with 48 points this season.  His 20 goals ranks No. 6 nationally in NCAA Division III this week, and his eight assists stands third on the college's single-season school record list.

The civil engineering major also stands third in Rose-Hulman school history with 39 career goals and 100 points as a Fightin' Engineer.

The duo has helped Rose-Hulman achieve a record of 30-4-3 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matches during their playing careers entering Saturday's league title contest.

Rose-Hulman stands 15-5 overall and was 8-1 in league play and will host Earlham College in the HCAC Tournament title match at 1 p.m.