Guilford's Vogelbach Named ODAC Offensive Player of the Week

Greensboro, N.C. (11/6/06) -- Guilford College's Josh Vogelbach won his second Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Offensive Football Player of the Week Award of the season late Sunday. He also received Guilford's Student-Athlete of the Week prize, presented weekly by the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Vogelbach, the Quakers' starting quarterback, completed 27-of-47 passes for 397 yards and five touchdowns in just over three quarters of work in Saturday's 41-18 ODAC win over visiting Catholic. He did not throw an interception for the first time in 2006 and passed for over 300 yards for the sixth time in nine games. Vogelbach completed touchdown passes of 1, 25, 26, 58 and 13 yards before giving way to backup Pete Bobak in the fourth quarter. His 58-yard scoring pass to Carlton Hughes just before halftime marked the Quakers' longest pass play of the year.

Vogelbach broke his own school standards for pass attempts and completions in a season in the win. His 282 completions this season are a league record and his 495 pass attempts rank second only to Brian Partlow's (Randolph-Macon) 507 attempts in 1999. Vogelbach entered the weekend ranked second among NCAA Division III total offense leaders and averages a league-best 354.0 yards per game. He became the seventh ODAC student to pass for over 3,000 yards in a season and ranks fourth in league history with 30 touchdown passes this year. Vogelbach has thrown at least four touchdowns in a game five times in 2006. Through 19 college games, he owns Guilford's career records for passing yards (6,645), completions (562), attempts (970) and touchdowns (67).

Coach Kevin Kiesel's Quakers have won four of their last five games and carry a 6-3 overall record (3-2 ODAC) into Saturday's (11/11) season finale at league-rival Emory & Henry. Guilford's six victories mark their most since 1997 and the Quakers have secured their second straight non-losing season for the first time since the 1990 and 1991 campaigns.

Guilford's SAAC is comprised of representatives from each of the school's 16 varsity teams. The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and seeks to build community among the school's student-athletes and non-student-athletes. Other recent Guilford SAAC activities include a canned-food drive to benefit local charities and dodgeball competitions among representatives from Guilford's administration and athletic teams.

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