Dangel, Lewer Sweep HCAC Weekly Volleyball Honors

lewer-serve2TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Anna Lewer (Indianapolis/Lutheran) and junior Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio) swept Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors, in results released today.

Lewer smashed 30 kills (4.29 kps) and finished the week with a .375 hitting percentage to lead Rose-Hulman's offensive effort in wins at Hanover and Manchester.  Against Hanover, Lewer had 13 kills and 12 digs.  She followed that performance with 17 kills and 10 digs against Manchester Sunday. 

dangel-digDangel paced the Engineers defense last week and earned her third HCAC Defensive Player of the Week award.  The junior led the Engineers with 31 digs, registering 4.43 digs per set, in the two victories.  She tallied 16 digs at Hanover with 15 digs at Manchester. 

Dangel helped Rose-Hulman finish a perfect 4-0 and win the Illinois College Invitational to kick off the 2012 season last weekend.  She also earned a spot on the event's all-tournament team for her efforts.

Lewer stands third in Rose-Hulman history with 1,134 kills and is seventh all-time with 1,389 digs.  Dangel is rapidly closing in on the 1,000-dig mark with 874 in her career.

Rose-Hulman stands 14-7 on the season and 3-1 in HCAC play.  The Fightin' Engineers travel to Mount St. Joseph on Thursday and Franklin on Friday.