TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's and women's soccer schedules feature 17 home matches, including contests against some of the top teams in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The men's soccer schedule home schedule features a four-game homestand starting in early October. The stretch includes contests against Earlham, Manchester, Anderson and Defiance from Oct. 4-14. Senior Day features a rematch of the 2016 HCAC Tournament Championship Game when Hanover visits the Rose-Hulman campus on Oct. 28.
The men's soccer team finished 14-6 and won the 2016 HCAC regular season championship with a perfect 9-0 record. The 2017 team returns six starters and 15 letterwinners from last year's squad. Individually, all-conference, all-region and Academic All-American honoree Austin Webb leads the returnees. Turner Perkins was also a first-team all-league selection, and Trevor Bednarek was chosen honorable mention all-conference last fall.
The Fightin' Engineer men have compiled a record of 115-47-26 since 2008, including a mark of 75-8-10 in matches against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponents. The Fightin' Engineers have won six regular season conference championships (2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016) and have also captured five HCAC Tournament championships (2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015) since 2008.
On the women's side, the home schedule includes nine games and five HCAC contests. The regular season wraps up with four of the last five matches at home, including the top-two teams in the 2016 league standings in Franklin (Oct. 25) and Hanover (Oct. 28) to wrap up the regular season. Rose-Hulman also hits the road to face defending NCAA Division III national champion Washington University (Mo.) on Sept. 7.
The women's soccer squad finished 11-8 overall and 6-3 in conference play to qualify for its third HCAC Tournament in the last four years.
Rose-Hulman returns 19 letter winners from last season's roster, including 10 starters from a team that allowed just 25 goals in 19 matches in 2016. Individually, first-team all-league honorees Jessica Wells and Madeline Romeo return, and Wells was named 2016 HCAC Freshman of the Year. Honorable mention all-league selection Samantha Jacobs also returns to the lineup.