September 10, 2013

Butler, Hetzer and Felix Earn Weekly PAC Honors

(GREENVILLE, Pa.) - Thomas More College junior football defensive lineman Erick Butler (Eminence, Ky./Henry County), freshman women's tennis student-athlete Anna Hetzer (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) and freshman women's soccer defender Laura Felix (Burlington, Ky./St. Henry) earned weekly honors from the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) office on Monday.

Butler was named the PAC Football Defensive Player of the Week.  He helped anchor a Saints' defense that limited Capital University to just 190 yards of total offense (147 rushing, 43 passing) in their 20-0 win on Saturday.  Butler led the team in tackles with 10 (three solo, seven assisted), including 3.5 tackles for a loss.

Hetzer was named the PAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week.  She led the Saints to a 3-0 record last week against PAC opposition, going 3-0 at No. 4 singles and finishing 3-0 at No. 2 doubles with classmate Jenny Block (Sellersburg, Ind./Silver Creek).  In singles action, Hetzer posted a 6-0, 6-0 win against Bethany College, a 6-0, 6-1 win against Chatham University and a 6-1, 6-2 win against Thiel College.  The duo of Hetzer and Block won 8-1 against Bethany, 8-3 against Chatham and 8-1 against Thiel.

Felix was named the PAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player/Goalkeeper of the Week.  She helped anchor a Saints' defense that posted a pair of shutout victories last week.  The Thomas More defense limited Otterbein University to just two shots on-goal in Saturday's 2-0 victory, while holding Wittenberg University to six shots on-goal in Sunday's 1-0 win. Felix also scored the Saints' game-winning goal in Sunday's victory.

The football team is idle this week before returning to action on September 21 with a 7 p.m. game against Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, the women's tennis team takes the court on Friday (September 13) when it travels to Hamilton, Ohio for a 4:45 p.m. match with Miami University-Hamilton and the women's soccer team hosts Capital University on Wednesday (September 11) at 3 p.m. at The Bank of Kentucky Field.