8/14/2012 8:53:00 AM
Peiffer and Shulman are Athletes of the Week
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.
- Blake Peiffer and Erin Shulman are the Montgomery Bank Southeast Missouri Athletes of the Week.
A native of Jackson, Mo., Peiffer was named the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and is one of 20 nominees on the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List. Peiffer, who led the OVC and ranked third in the nation with 13.7 tackles per game a year ago, broke the Redhawks single-season record with 151 tackles. He also landed a spot on several preseason All-America teams. Peiffer enters the year ranked among Southeast's top-20 career leaders in tackles (17th, 242).
Shulman, who hails from Bloomington, Ill., scored 18 points to earn OVC Freshman of the Year honors in 2011. Shulman tied for the team lead with nine goals and finished second with 18 points en route to First-Team All-Conference and OVC All-Newcomer accolades. The Redhawks, who open their season at home against Illinois State Friday, were picked second in this year's OVC Preseason Poll.
Two Southeast Missouri Athletes of the Week, presented by Montgomery Bank, will be selected each week during the 2012-13 season.