KANSAS CITY, KS - The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference placed three men's soccer players on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's All-Great Lakes Region team in a vote of NCAA Division III coaches.
Rose-Hulman's Clint Vatterrodt (Bloomington, Ill./University) earned the conference's only spot on the first team. The senior forward ranked No. 6 nationally with 21 goals and stood No. 5 nationally with 52 points scored this season. He was named the HCAC Most Valuable Player and was also a Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-American.
Rose-Hulman's Andrew Bartush (Granger, Ind./Penn) and Franklin's Drew Ferguson (Louisville, Ky./Whitefield Academy) were named as third team members.
Bartush anchored the defense of the No. 2 ranked unit in the HCAC this fall. The freshman also netted a goal for the Engineers.
Ferguson, a junior defender for the Grizzlies, led the blue and gold's defensive unit all season as the Grizzlies posted an 8-10-1 overall mark.
A total of 36 players were selected for the All-Great Lakes Region team.
For the complete 2011 NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Team, click here