HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior
Clint Vatterrodt (Bloomington, Ill./University)
became the first men's soccer player in school history to earn
All-American honors, in results released today.
Vatterrodt earned third-team honors on the
2011 NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Men's Division III All-America
Team after a historic season that helped lead Rose-Hulman to the
NCAA Division III Tournament.
Vatterrodt was also named a first-team
all-Great Lakes Region honoree. Andrew Bartush
(Granger/Penn) captured third-team all-region honors and
is the first freshman in school history to earn all-region
Vatterrodt ranked No. 6 nationally in NCAA Division III
this season with 21 goals and finished No. 7
nationally with 52 points. He was named Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player, earned
two all-region honors in his career and was a three-time
first-team all-league honoree.
Vatterrodt stands third in
school history with 40 goals and 104 points, and holds
Rose-Hulman's career school record with 24 assists. He shared
a school record with 10 assists this season.
During Vatterrodt's career, the
Fightin' Engineers compiled a 32-4-3 mark against Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference opponents. The
team also won HCAC Tournament titles and made NCAA Division III
Tournament appearances in 2008 and 2011.
Bartush joined Vatterrodt in
helping Rose-Hulman close the regular season
on a school record 11-match
winning streak entering the NCAA Division III Tournament as part of
the team's 16-6 season. He made 22 starts as a freshman
defender and was a key reason the Engineers allowed just 18 goals
Vatterrodt becomes the second
soccer player in Rose-Hulman history to earn All-American honors
and the first on the men's side. 2008 graduate Jennifer
Gordon captured All-American honors after leading the nation in
assists and helping the Fightin' Engineers qualify for the NCAA
Division III Tournament in 2007.
Vatterrodt also earned the 75th All-American award in
Rose-Hulman athletic history with this honor.
#1 in the nation for 15 years!
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