November 10, 2011

RHIT’s Vatterrodt & Schiff & Transy’s Sizemore Claim Men’s Soccer MVPs

GREENWOOD, IN Rose-Hulman's Clint Vatterrodt (Bloomington, Ill./University) and Mike Schiff (Martinsville, Ind./Mooresville) and Transylvania's  Evan Sizemore (Versaille, Ky./Woodford Co.) have been named the 2011 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Players on offense and defense respectively.  Vatterrodt and Schiff helped guide the Engineers to their second HCAC men's soccer tournament title, while Sizemore led the Pioneers to their seventh HCAC crown with an 8-0-1 conference mark.

Vatterrodt has led the Rose-Hulman offense this season, leading the conference in points, goals, and assists.  The senior forward has scored 21 goals (5th nationally) and added 10 assists to lead the Engineers offense that ranks first in the HCAC in scoring with 59 goals this season.  In conference matches, Vatterrodt led the league with a conference record 11 goals and 24 points scored in nine matches.

Schiff and Sizemore were named Co-Defensive Most Valuable Players for their efforts this fall.  Schiff anchored the Engineers defensive unit during the season as the Engineers allowed only five goals in league play.  The sophomore back was the star of the Rose defense that allowed only 16 goals in 21 matches this season, including 10 shutouts.

Sizemore was instrumental in Transylvania boasting the HCAC's top defensive unit in 2011.  The Pioneers allowed only two goals in HCAC action to lead the conference.  The sophomore back helped the Transy defense limit its opponents to only 13 goals in 19 matches, including a HCAC-best 12 shutouts.

Rose-Hulman's Andrew Bartush (Granger, Ind./Penn) has been selected as the 2011 HCAC Freshman of the Year.  Bartush, a back for the Engineers, alongside Schiff helped the RHIT defense rank among the leaders of the HCAC during the 2011 season.  Offensively, Bartush contributed one goal during the campaign.

Rose-Hulman's Sean Helliwell has been named the 2011 HCAC Coach of the Year, earning his third honor as the head man for the Engineers.  He has led Rose-Hulman to a 16-5 record this season, including the school's second trip to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Fourteen players join Vatterrodt, Schiff, and Sizemore as All-HCAC First Team members. Those players include Anderson's Austin Fridley (Sr., Anderson, Ind.), Defiance's Kevin Elson (Sr., Wauseon, Ohio), Franklin's Drew Ferguson (Jr., Louisville, Ky.), Hanover's Jake Stawick (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.) and Matt Flora (Fr., Scipio, Ind.), Manchester's Dian Radev (Jr., Burgas, Bulgaria) and Corey Brueggeman (Sr., Loveland, Ohio), Mount St. Joseph Chris Corbett (So., Cincinnati, Ohio), Rose-Hulman's Will Senat (So., Edmond, Okla.), Tim Hollingshead (Sr., St. Peters, Mo.), and Drew Miller (Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio), and Transylvania's Christian King (So., Nicholasville, Ky.), Peter Mikhail (Sr., Park Hills, Ky.), and Tony Spero (Sr., Lexington, Ky.).

 

Offensive Most Valuable Player: Clint Vatterrodt, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Co-Defensive Most Valuable Player:  Mike Schiff, Rose-Hulman & Evan Sizemore, Transylvania University

Freshman of the Year: Andrew Bartush, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Coach of the Year: Sean Helliwell, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

 

All-HCAC Team

Austin Fridley

Anderson

Senior

Forward

Anderson, Ind.

Kevin Elson

Defiance

Senior

Back

Wauseon, Ohio

Drew Ferguson

Franklin

Junior

Back

Louisville, Ky.

Jake Stawick

Hanover

Senior

Midfield

Indianapolis, Ind.

Matt Flora

Hanover

Freshman

Forward

Scipio, Ind.

Dian Radev

Manchester

Junior

Forward

Burgas, Bulgaria

Corey Brueggeman

Manchester

Senior

Midfield

Loveland, Ohio

Chris Corbett

Mount St. Joseph

Sophomore

Forward

Cincinnati, Ohio

Clint Vatterrodt

Rose-Hulman

Senior

Forward

Bloomington, Ill.

Will Senat

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

Forward

Edmond, Okla.

Tim Hollingshead

Rose-Hulman

Senior

Midfield

St. Peters, Mo.

Mike Schiff

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

Back

Martinsville, Ind.

Drew Miller

Rose-Hulman

Freshman

Goalkeeper

Cincinnati, Ohio

Christian King

Transylvania

Sophomore

Forward

Nicholasville, Ky.

Peter Mikhail

Transylvania

Senior

Midfield

Park Hills, Ky.

Tony Spero

Transylvania

Senior

Midfield

Lexington, Ky.

Evan Sizemore

Transylvania

Sophomore

Back

Versaille, Ky.

 

Second Team All-HCAC

Eric Spencer

Anderson

Senior

Midfield

Noblesville, Ind.

Kyle Boyer

Anderson

Sophomore

Midfield

Franklin, Tenn.

Dan Saville

Bluffton

Senior

Goalkeeper

Toledo, Ohio

Sean Roberts

Defiance

Sophomore

Goalkeeper

Canal Winchester, Ohio

Joe Loftis

Defiance

Senior

Forward

Armada, Mich.

Irhad Strika

Earlham

Senior

Forward

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Frank Mbaya

Earlham

Sophomore

Midfield

Lexington, Ky.

Craig Wood

Franklin

Senior

Forward

Fishers, Ind.

Blake Bowers

Franklin

Sophomore

Midfield

Indianapolis, Ind.

Matt Grau

Hanover

Freshman

Midfield

Cincinnati, Ohio

Ryan Moriarty

Hanover

Freshman

Back

Louisville, Ky.

Cody Freels

Manchester

Junior

Back

Auburn, Ind.

Matt Servizzi

Manchester

Senior

Back

Loveland, Ohio

Lee Rogers

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

Midfield

Cincinnati, Ohio

Tim Pope

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

Midfield

Cincinnati, Ohio

Ben Green

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

Midfield

Frisco, Tex.

Andrew Bartush

Rose-Hulman

Freshman

Back

Granger, Ind.

Ethan Collins

Transylvania

Senior

Back

Lawrenceburg, Ky.

Kyle Smith

Transylvania

Sophomore

Forward

Cincinnati, Ohio

Robbie Gorham

Transylvania

Sophomore

Back

Nicholasville, Ky.

 

HCAC All-Sportsmanship Team

Matt Young

Anderson

Senior

Midfield

Westerville, Ohio

Andrew Keeler

Bluffton

Senior

Back

Bluffton, Ohio

Sean Roberts

Defiance

Sophomore

Goalkeeper

Canal Winchester, Ohio

Felipe Buitrago

Earlham

Junior

Forward

Bogota, Colombia

Kevin Black

Franklin

Junior

Back

Indianapolis, Ind.

Matt Grau

Hanover

Freshman

Midfield

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cody Freels

Manchester

Junior

Back

Auburn, Ind.

Nicholas Siko

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

Forward

Avon Lake, Ohio

Spencer Johnson

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

Back

Yorkville, Ill.

Jake Ruckman

Transylvania

Senior

Midfield

Monroe, Ohio