Joe Schroeder Named NEC Special Teams Player of the Week

Oct. 13, 2008

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 13, 2008) - Sacred Heart junior place kicker Joe Schroeder (Jackson, NJ) was named this week's Northeast Conference Special Teams Player of the Week announced by the league office.

Schroeder connected on two field goal attempts (45, 42) and was perfect on five PAT opportunities in helping the Pioneers past Saint Francis (PA) on Saturday. A week after nailing the game-winning field goal to sink Robert Morris, the junior place kicker opened Saturday's affair by drilling a career long 45-yard field goal that staked Sacred Heart out to a 3-0 lead. Equally as important in helping Sacred Heart remain undefeated, Schroeder boomed two of his eight kickoffs for touchbacks while averaging 66.1 yards per kick during the Pioneers' sixth straight victory.