CARMEL, Ind. – With the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) men's soccer regular season complete, Hanover College claimed the regular season title. For the upcoming HCAC Championship tournament, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is the No. 2 seed, Transylvania University the No. 3 seed and Manchester University claimed the No. 4 seed.
Around the League:
Athletes of the Week:
Takezo Kelly (Cincinnati, Ohio) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Midfield | Freshman – Kelly has scored in Rose-Hulman's last three games - all wins - including the only goal in the team's 1-0 win over Transylvania. Kelly also had one goal and one assist in the 5-2 win over Anderson to finish the wee with three points.
Will Bedel (Walton, Ky.) Hanover College | Goal Keeper | Junior - The junior keepers return has been a huge part of the Panthers success down the stretch. Posting a perfect 6-0-0 overall record, Bedel recorded two shutout victories in frame as Hanover blanked Mt. St. Joseph and Defiance en route to their second consecutive HCAC Regular Season Championship. Bedel finished the week with eight saves and a perfect 1.000 save percentage.
- Daniel Collins (Jamestown, Ind.) Anderson University | Midfield | Senior - Collins tallied a goal and two assists as Anderson went 1-1 on the week. He netted a goal in a 2-5 loss to Rose-Hulman on Wednesday. Collins then dished out two assists in a 2-1 victory against Bluffton on Saturday.
- Jacob Kiger (Groveport, Ohio) Bluffton University | Midfield | Sophomore - Kiger netted the only goal of the week for Bluffton in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Anderson in the season finale.
- Henry Wildes (Kingsburg, Calif.) Earlham College | Goal Keeper | Sophomore - Wildes posted a win and a loss for Earlham men's soccer in the final week of the 2019 season. He charted three saves in the opening half of play in Earlham's 1-0 home win over Defiance on Wednesday, in a game played in a downpour on a water-logged and muddy Matlack-Messer Stadium field. On Saturday, Wildes recorded five saves over 90 minutes in Earlham's 1-0 home loss to Manchester University, as the Quakers nearly pulled off the upset over the HCAC tournament-bound Spartans.
- Carlos Schryver (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Hanover College | Defense | Sophomore - Schryver helped propel the Panthers to their eighth straight victory and their second consecutive HCAC Regular season crown. The sophomore netted the game-winning goal in a 2-0 decision over Mt. St. Joseph, while also adding a goal and an assist in the team's victory over Defiance. He finished the season ranking second among the team in assists and third in goals scored.
- Leo Rees (Orlando, Fla.) Manchester University | Midfield | Freshman - Rees scored what proved to be the game-winning goal on Saturday at Earlham. Rees' goal in the 39th minute helped MU defeat the Quakers 1-0. Manchester secured a third consecutive berth in the HCAC Tournament after securing a pair of shutout victories last week.
- Justin Winterboer (Indianapolis, Ind.) Manchester University | Goal Keeper | Senior - Winterboer helped the Spartans secure a third-straight bid to the HCAC Tournament as MU posted a pair of shutout victories last week. Winterboer kept two clean sheets after tallying seven total saves in wins against Bluffton and Earlham.
- Pascal Schlee (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Goal Keeper | Senior – Schlee recorded his NCAA Division III leading 12th shutout in a 1-0 win over Transylvania, after recording a 5-2 win over Anderson. He recorded three saves in each match and completes the regular season by leading the HCAC in GAA (0.55), shutouts (12) and wins (15).
- Mitchell Crispin (Cleveland, Tenn.) Transylvania University | Forward | Freshman - Crispin scored a pair of goals in the Pioneers' 6-1 victory over Franklin on Wednesday night. The freshman now ranks third in the HCAC with eight goals on the year, and second in points with 23 so far in 2019.
- Zach Hill (Mount Sterling, Ky.) Transylvania University | Defense | Junior - Hill anchored a Transylvania defensive unit that allowed just two combined goals last week. Additionally, Hill scored his first goal of the season in the Pioneers 6-1 victory over Franklin on Wednesday night. Hill and the Transylvania defense currently ranks third in the HCAC with a mark of 1.11 goals allowed per contest.