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September 18, 2012

METRO ROUNDUP: Engineers dominate HCAC honors

TERRE HAUTE — Rose-Hulman Institute student-athletes earned three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week awards, in results released by the league office on Monday. 

West Vigo graduate John Burt was named HCAC Defensive Player of the Week and Eric Schaible the Special Teams Player of the Week in football, and B.J. Thompson earned Player of the Week honors in men’s soccer.

Burt returned an interception 20 yards for his first college touchdown, had 10 total tackles and made two key stops inside the 5-yard line to key Rose-Hulman’s win at Defiance. Burt had five solo and five assisted tackles, including a stop on the 3-yard line as time expired in the first half. 

On the season, Burt has 15 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups and one interception. 

Schaible punted six times for a 47.2-yard average, highlighted by a 60-yarder. He had punts downed at the 1- and 3-yard lines to keep Defiance in long fields. 

Schaible averages 42.4 yards per kick this season, with four inside the 20-yard line and four over 50 yards.

Thompson scored the game-winning goal in Rose-Hulman’s 3-0 victory over Millikin on Saturday. He also had the team’s lone score in a 2-1 loss to Illinois Wesleyan. 

For the season, Thompson leads the Engineers with two goals and has career totals of nine goals and one assist.

In other awards:

* Vigo County stars recognized — West Vigo graduate John Burt and Terre Haute North graduate Paige Cook are being recognized by the Exchange Club of Terre Haute for performances in their Rose-Hulman sports last week. Both will receive the club’s Athlete of the Week awards during the club’s luncheon meeting today at the Holiday Inn.

Burt’s weekend heroics are listed above. Cook had a 3-0 record in singles play and 2-1 mark in doubles matches to help the Engineers have a perfect week.

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