HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover College Sports Information Department will be recognizing Hanover student-athletes with a new monthly award this year, and fan interactions will help decide each month's top male and female athletes.
To help recognize more Hanover student-athletes for their outstanding accomplishments on the playing surface, we will dedicate an award to one male and one female athlete each month throughout the 2017-18 season.
Nominees will be decided on by the sports information staff and the accomplishments of each athlete nominated will appear in a release at the beginning of each month. Only statistics, awards and other accomplishments from the most recent month will be accounted for during the nomination process.
Family, friends and fans will have the opportunity to vote for their Athlete of the Month on our Twitter page. To make sure you do not miss your chance to vote for your favorite Hanover athlete, make sure to follow us, @HanoverPanthers, on Twitter.
Voting will be open for one week, with daily reminders coming on our social media pages. This week's poll will be closed at 5 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 11. The athlete with the most combined votes between the two social media polls will be named Hanover Male and Female Athletes of the Month.
Below are the list of nominees and their accomplishments for the month of September.
TANNER KORFHAGEN | SOCCER | JR | CINCINNATI, OHIO
The junior transfer has fit right into the Panther offensive attack, as he recorded a team high six goals and 13 points over the month of September…Korfhagen helped lead the Hanover men's soccer team to a 6-3 record over the first month of the season…He logged the game-winning goal during the 2-1 overtime victory over Wabash on Sept. 10, en route to earning HCAC Player of the Week honors…Posted four points in the 4-0 win at Spalding (Ky.), registering two goals and one assist…After going scoreless in the first two matches of the season, Korfhagen logged at least one goal in five of the next six contests…Added the game-winning assist during the team's conference opening, overtime victory at Manchester.
JACOB HEDRICK | CROSS COUNTRY | JR | MEMPHIS, IND.
The junior has the Hanover men's cross country team off to a fast start in 2017, leading the squad in all three September races…Placed first in the season-opening meet, the Hanover Invitational, posting a six-kilometer time of 20:05.2…The team also finished first at the Hanover Invitational…Earned an eighth place finish in the Little State Championship at the Indiana Intercollegiate, back on Sept. 15, logging an eight-kilometer time of 27:17.9…Registered his fastest 8K time of his career this past weekend at the Greater Louisville Classic…The Greater Louisville Classic race HC participated in featured 400 runners from NCAA Division I, II and III schools, as well as NAIA and club organizations, and Hedrick won the "Other Divisions" section and placed second overall…Recorded the eighth fastest time in school history at the Greater Louisville Classic, 25:39.49…Is the only Hanover athlete to log multiple HCAC Player of the Week awards over the first month of the season.
KYLE TREBER | FOOTBALL | FR | MISHAWAKA, IND.
Treber's first season with the Hanover football team is off to an explosive start, as he leads the team and the HCAC in tackles per game, 11.4…His tackle per game average is also among the top 25 in the country…The freshman's collegiate debut saw him record 20 total tackles, which was the second most of any NCAA Division III player during the opening weekend of play…Treber has added a pair of interceptions, as he is the only Panther defender with multiple picks in 2017…Has recovered one fumble and recorded 1.0 tackle for loss…Has helped lead a Hanover defense that ranks first in the HCAC in total defense and is third in the conference in scoring defense…In five first halves this season, the Panthers have held opponents to under 50 total offensive yards twice…Treber and the rest of the run defense also held Anderson to minus-20 rushing yards on 20 attempts during the 64-21 victory.
Contact: Tyler Jester