November 18, 2009

Mount’s Prosser and Rose-Hulman’s Eitel Headline All-HCAC Football Selections

GREENWOOD, IN - The College of Mount St. Joseph placed eleven players on the 2009 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team, including the conference's defensive Most Valuable Player.  Mount St. Joseph's Erik Prosser (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) has been named the HCAC Defensive Most Valuable Player for the first time.  Lions' head coach Rod Huber garnered Coach of the Year honors for the third time in his career.

Rose-Hulman's Derek Eitel (Marshall, Ill./H.S.) was honored as Offensive Most Valuable Player for 2009, while his teammate Kyle Kovach (Munster, Ind./Andrean) picked up the Freshman of the Year award.  Manchester College's Chris Cecil (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) was selected as Special Teams Most Valuable Player this fall.

Prosser, a junior linebacker for the Lions, led the Mount defense that helped propel MSJ to a conference championship.  The junior led the Lions with 103 tackles, and added 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two fumble recoveries (1st HCAC), and three forced fumbles (2nd HCAC).  As a team, Mount St. Joseph ranked fourth in the conference in team defense (331.7 ypg) and led the conference in scoring defense (21.5 ppg).

Eitel, a senior quarterback for Rose-Hulman, threw for 2,723 yards this season and helped his team to four consecutive seasons of six or more wins for the first time in school history.  The senior set single-season school records for passing yards (2,723), efficiency (152.8), and touchdown passes (24) during the 2009 season.  He also established career school records for career passing yards (7,507) and touchdowns (52) during his time in Terre Haute.  Eitel crossed the 300 yard mark passing four times during the season, including a 422 yard effort against Franklin (2nd in school history).

Cecil, a senior return specialist for Manchester, returned a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown for the Spartans this season.  The senior totaled 439 yards and averaged 20.0 yards per kickoff return this season, highlighted by an 89 yard return for a score against Anderson.  He added a league-best 14.7 yards per punt return this fall, including an 88 yard return for a touchdown against Mount St. Joseph.

Kovach, a freshman running back for Rose-Hulman, started the last seven games of the season after Calvin Bueltel ended his season with a knee injury in week three.  The freshman was instrumental in the Engineer running game, finishing the season with 736 yards and nine touchdowns.  His 736 yards and nine rushing touchdowns ranked second in the HCAC in both categories.

Mount St. Joseph head coach Rod Huber has been selected as the HCAC Coach of the Year for the third time in his career.  He guided the Lions to their fourth conference title and a 9-1 overall record.  The Mount finished alone in first place in the HCAC with a perfect 7-0 mark.  The only loss this season for MSJ was a 42-17 defeat to rival Thomas More in the final game of the regular season.  The Lions open the NCAA Playoffs Saturday at Wittenberg.

Offensive Most Valuable Player: Derek Eitel, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Defensive Most Valuable Player: Erik Prosser, College of Mount St. Joseph

Special Teams Most Valuable Player: Chris Cecil, Manchester College

Freshman of the Year: Kyle Kovach, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

 

Coach of the Year: Rod Huber, College of Mount St. Joseph

First Team All-HCAC

Name

School

Year

Position

Hometown/High School

Derek Eitel

Rose-Hulman

Sr.

QB

Marshall, Ill./H.S.

Noah Joseph

Mount St. Joseph

Jr.

RB

Roswell, Ga./Blessed Trinity

Brandon Wells

Manchester

Sr.

RB

Woodburn, Ind./Woodlan

Ben Hopf

Rose-Hulman

Jr.

TE

Huntingburg, Ind./Jasper

Bobby Smart

Hanover

Sr.

TE

Coral Springs, Fla./H.S.

Dante Dinkins

Manchester

So.

TE

Hammond, Ind./East Chicago Central

Derick Tabar

Mount St. Joseph

Jr.

WR

Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain

Daniel Passafiume

Hanover

So.

WR

Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier

Adam Mellencamp

Franklin

Sr.

WR

Freetown, Ind./Brownstown Central

Reed Eason

Rose-Hulman

Jr.

WR

St. Louis, Mo./Parkway North

Anthony Walsh

Mount St. Joseph

Sr.

OL

Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller

Seth Qualls

Franklin

Sr.

OL

Evansville, Ind./Reitz

Chase Estepp

Manchester

Jr.

OL

Nappanee, Ind./Northwood

Joe Noble

Mount St. Joseph

So.

OL

Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain

Chad Schenkel

Franklin

Jr.

OL

Carmel, Ind./H.S.

Robbie McKerr

Manchester

Sr.

OL

Ft. Wayne, Ind./Carroll

Alex Harbin

Mount St. Joseph

Sr.

DL

Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder

Brett Hambrick

Mount St. Joseph

So.

DL

Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder

Rob Fox

Mount St. Joseph

Jr.

DL

Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain

Leonard Wells

Anderson

So.

DL

Warsaw, Ind./H.S.

Austin Hedderly

Defiance

Jr.

DL

Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman

Erik Prosser

Mount St. Joseph

Jr.

LB

Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills

Mike DePoy

Manchester

Sr.

LB

South Bend, Ind./Clay

Ryan Hildenbrand

Anderson

Jr.

LB

Goshen, Ind./Fairfield

Joe Rush

Franklin

Sr.

LB

Speedway, Ind./H.S.

Dan Cornely

Hanover

Sr.

LB

Palmetto Bay, Fla./H.S.

Scott Eaton

Rose-Hulman

Jr.

LB

Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern

Corry Stewart

Hanover

Sr.

DB

Nashville, Tenn./Ryan

Jeremiah Jones

Manchester

Sr.

DB

East Chicago, Ind./E. Chicago Central

Tony Sierra

Defiance

Fr.

DB

Warren, Mich./Cousino

Ryan Smithmeyer

Mount St. Joseph

Sr.

DB

Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder

Jerrick Boykin

Mount St. Joseph

Fr.

DB

Cincinnati, Ohio/Glen Este

Brian Weimer

Mount St. Joseph

Jr.

K

Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills

Max Woodbury

Franklin

So.

P

Morgantown, Ind./Indian Creek

Chris Cecil

Manchester

Sr.

Ret.

Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central

Thomas Reives

Rose-Hulman

Gr.

Ret.

Indianapolis, Ind./Tech

Todd Trotter

Bluffton

So.

Specialist

Cincinnati, Ohio/Aiken Uni. H.S.

 

Second Team All-HCAC

 

Name

School

Year

Position

Hometown/High School

Craig Mustard

Mount St. Joseph

Jr.

QB

Mason, Ohio/H.S.

Rick Powell

Defiance

So.

QB

Rochester, Mich./Cousino

C.J. Croft

Hanover

Fr.

QB

Fort Campbell, Ky./H.S.

Kyle Kovach

Rose-Hulman

Fr.

RB/Ret.

Munster, Ind./Andrean

Jason Johnson

Bluffton

So.

RB

Lansing, Mich./Lansing Eastern

Thomas Reives

Rose-Hulman

Gr.

WR

Indianapolis, Ind./Tech

Jeremy Brinck

Mount St. Joseph

Sr.

WR

Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder

Mitch Deffner

Franklin

So.

WR

Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove

Adam Miller

Hanover

Sr.

WR/Ret.

Franklin, Ind./H.S.

Matt Baber

Rose-Hulman

Jr.

OL

Galveston, Ind./Lewis Cass

Pat Hillenburg

Franklin

Sr.

OL

Bloomington, Ind./South

Jeff Ketchum

Rose-Hulman

So.

OL

Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore

Nick Nicol

Defiance

Sr.

OL

Temperance, Mich./Bedford

Joe Zimmerman

Anderson

So.

OL

Lebanon, Ind./Western Boone

Joe Vormohr

Hanover

Sr.

OL

Portland, Ind./Jay Co.

Pat Duncan

Rose-Hulman

Sr.

DL

Terre Haute, Ind./South

Andre Osby

Defiance

Jr.

DL

Benton Harbor, Mich./Rainy River

Jathan Wilsey

Anderson

So.

DL

Fishers, Ind./Heritage Christian

Joel Billings

Defiance

Sr.

DL

Waynesfield, Ohio/Goshen

David O'Rourke

Franklin

So.

DL

Evansville, Ind./Memorial

Nick Cochran

Franklin

Jr.

LB

Plainfield, Ind./H.S.

Vince Smith

Mount St. Joseph

Sr.

LB

Middletown, Ohio/H.S.

Josh Kapla

Manchester

Sr.

LB

Holland, Mich./H.S.

Mark Sudhoff

Manchester

Sr.

LB

Warsaw, Ind./H.S.

Beau Fulk

Manchester

Sr.

LB

Ft. Wayne, Ind./Carroll

Kyle Longsdorf

Defiance

Jr.

DB

London, Ohio/H.S.

Rory Mannering

Hanover

So.

DB

Walton, Ind./Lewis Cass

Luke Hurst

Anderson

Jr.

DB

Clayton, Ohio/Northmont

Brecken Kennedy

Manchester

So.

DB

N. Manchester, Ind./Manchester

Ross Tierney

Franklin

Sr.

DB

Logansport, Ind./H.S.

Tristan Cork

Anderson

Sr.

K

Indianapolis, Ind./Heritage Christian

Tom Foos

Defiance

Jr.

P

Helena, Ohio/Lakota

Nic Jackson

Anderson

Fr.

Specialist

Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove

 

 


 

 

 





Honorable Mention All-HCAC

 

Name

School

Year

Position

Hometown/High School

Tristan Cork

Anderson

Sr.

P

Indianapolis, Ind./Heritage Christian

Kaleb Donahue

Anderson

So.

LB

Carmel, Ind./Heritage Christian

Mitch Tuttle

Anderson

Fr.

DB

Greensburg, Ind./H.S.

David Mango

Bluffton

So.

OL

Fishers, Ind./H.S.

Ross Shoup

Bluffton

So.

WR

Apple Creek, Ohio/Waynedale

Stephen Miller

Bluffton

Fr.

DL

Logan, Ohio/H.S.

Justin Crosier

Bluffton

So.

DL

Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township

Shane Hubbard

Bluffton

So.

LB

Johnstown, Ohio/Big Walnut

Steve Sealscott

Bluffton

So.

DB

Van Wert, Ohio/H.S.

Brandon Herr

Bluffton

Sr.

DB

Bluffton, Ohio/H.S.

Mike Szuma

Defiance

Sr.

DL

Brownstown, Mich./Gabriel Richard

Ryan Momberger

Franklin

Jr.

WR

Franklin, Ind./Frankfort

Matt Zmich

Franklin

Jr.

WR

Noblesville, Ind./Westfield Washington

Adam Wheat

Franklin

Jr.

LB

Aurora, Ind./South Dearborn

Bruce Whitehead

Hanover

Jr.

OL

Petersburg, Ind./Pike Central

Andy Dalton

Hanover

Fr.

LB

Guilford, Ind./East Central

Ryan McKee

Manchester

So.

LB

Elkhart, Ind./Concord

David Davis

Mount St. Joseph

Sr.

DB

Longwood, Fla./Lake Mary

Reed Eason

Rose-Hulman

Jr.

P

St. Louis, Mo./Parkway North

Kyle Stevens

Rose-Hulman

Sr.

DB

Santa Cruz, Cali./Harbor

Robby Alumbaugh

Rose-Hulman

Jr.

DB

Mooresville, Ind./H.S.