October 6, 2008 – For the first time this season, Hillsdale College teammates earned GLIAC Player of the Week accolades in the same week.
Senior defensive back Alex Wojcik was named the GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week, and defensive end/punter Eric Schweller was named the GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week. Both awards were announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.
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Wojcik was in the center of several big defensive plays in Hillsdale’s 20-13 win over the University of Findlay. He blocked a field goal in the first half, and intercepted a pass on the Charger 13-yard-line with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter to preserve the victory. He finished the game with eight total tackles and four solo stops. Wojcik has a team-high three interceptions this season.
Schweller, normally a starting defensive lineman for Hillsdale, news story imagewas pressed into punting duties due to an injury to freshman Andrew Wilburn. Schweller performed very well, launching four punts that averaged 47 yards per kick. Two of his punts pinned the Oilers inside their own 20-yard-line. One of Schweller’s punts was measured at 58 yards.
Wojcik played his high school football at Detroit Catholic Central, where he was part of two state championship teams. Schweller played at Bellbrook High School in Bellbrook, Ohio