Thursday, October 31, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Westminster College senior defensive back Dylan Heitmeier (Venetia, PA/Peters Township) and junior defensive lineman Rich Ellebie (Farrell, PA/ Kennedy Christian) were named to the D3football.com National Team of the Week presented by Scoutware.
Heitmeier blocked a punt off of the foot of Bethany's Steven Amic and recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown Saturday afternoon, helping the Titans secure a 7-6 road victory. Heitmeier's touchdown, his first as a Titan, came with just 44 seconds remaining and Bethany holding a 6-0 lead.
Ellebie posted a career-high nine tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss and a sack, at Bethany. Ellebie broke up Bethany's third-and-18 pass attempt at its own 20-yard line late in the fourth quarter before Heitmeier blocked the Bison punt and recovered the ball in the end zone for the go-ahead score.
Heitmeier and Ellebie were also named Presidents' Athletic Conference Players of the Week.
Westminster will host Waynesburg Saturday at 1 p.m.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.