GREENWOOD, Ind. – After a dominating performance last Saturday, freshman Kyle Treber (Mishawaka, Ind.) has been named HCAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Treber, who entered last week as the top tackler in the HCAC, led the Panther defense with 20 total tackles Saturday, marking the second time this season he has posted 20 stops in a game.
The freshman helped secure the victory late for HC as he denied the Beavers their opportunity of a comeback on the final drive of the game. After Bluffton moved the ball to midfield with close to 30 seconds remaining, Treber made a sack and followed with a forced fumble in the backfield on the final play of the game.
To go with his 20 stops, the linebacker added two tackles for loss, one sack and one pass break up en route to his first career HCAC Defensive Player of the Week award. Treber's honor is Hanover's second weekly conference defensive award this season.
Overall, Treber is now up to 12.8 tackles per game, which is close to three more than the second best mark in the HCAC. The freshman entered last week ranked among the top 15 in NCAA Division III in tackles per game as well.
Hanover (2-4, 2-2 HCAC) will look for its second straight victory when they travel to face Earlham at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21.
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