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Landwehr Player of the Year Leads 5 First-Team All-HCAC Honorees

Landwehr Player of the Year Leads 5 First-Team All-HCAC Honorees

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology sophomore Ian Landwehr has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Year, and Dan Hopkins earned Coach of the Year honors to lead a parade of Fightin' Engineer honorees.

Rose-Hulman had five first-team all-HCAC award winners in teams released by the conference office on Tuesday.  First-team honorees included Landwehr, Andre AdamCam MetzgerAustin Perry and Andrew Schiffman.  Brendan Goldacker earned honorable mention all-league accolades.

Head Coach Dan Hopkins earned HCAC Coach of the Year honors on Tuesday.  Hopkins has led the RHIT tennis program for three decades.  Hopkins has helped guide the men's tennis team to four consecutive HCAC Titles and four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.  Coach Hopkins has now won Coach of the Year honors three times. In 2017, Rose-Hulman recorded its first NCAA Tournament win, defeating Wheaton (Ill.) 5-4 in a first round match.  Hopkins has 299 career victories heading into the weekend.  

First-team all-HCAC honoree Ian Landwehr has been Rose's No. 1 singles player in 2018.  Landwehr went a perfect 19-0 against Division III opponents this season.  Landwehr has twice been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week and has been ranked as high as No. 18 in ITA Central Region singles rankings.  Ian is a mechanical engineering major from Daleville, Indiana. 

Senior Cam Metzger also earned first-team all-HCAC honors on Tuesday.  Metzger was also named the 2018 HCAC Tournament MVP on Sunday.  Metzger is the only Rose-Hulman athlete in the history of the school to compete in four NCAA Division III Tournaments.  Metzger moved into No. 2 in Rose-Hulman history with 61 career singles wins following a victory against Franklin College on Saturday.  Metzger also landed a spot on the HCAC All-Sportsmanship team.  Cam is a computer science major from Westfield, Indiana. 

Junior Andre Adam garnered first-team all-HCAC honors after compiling a 17-7 mark in singles action this season.  Adam has gone 4-0 at the No. 2 slot and 12-6 at No. 3 singles.  Adam owns a career singles record of 55-26.  Adam is a mechanical engineering major from Barueri, Brazil.

Austin Perry earned first-team all-HCAC honors and delivered a pair of victories in the HCAC Tournament this past weekend.  Perry has posted an overall singles record of 17-11 this spring and split this season between the No. 4 and No. 5 singles flights.  Perry is a mechanical engineering major from Lorton, Virginia.

Andrew Schiffman rounded out the first-team all-HCAC honors for RHIT.  Schiffman won the deciding match against Earlham in the 2018 HCAC Tournament Championship that propelled Rose to its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament.  Schiffman has gone 15-11 in singles play in 2018.  Schiffman is a mechanical engineering major from Rancho Sante Fe, California.

Senior Brendan Goldacker earned honorable mention all-HCAC honors to round out the accolades for Rose-Hulman.  Goldacker anchored Rose-Hulman's No. 6 singles flight and No. 3 doubles slot this season.  Goldacker is a software engineering major from Jerseyville, Illinois.

Rose-Hulman will face No. 9 Carnegie Mellon in Chicago on Saturday May 12 at 2 p.m. CT in the Second Round of the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Tournament.