Howedes said that he hopes that he is recognised as the type of captain who can motivate his teammates when results are not going their way.
"It fills me with a lot of pride," he told UEFA.com. "It's my second year as captain and I'm very proud to be captain of such a big team and such a big club.
"I try to fulfil my duties as well as possible, trying to be a role model and trying to push my team forward when it's not going well."
Schalke's victory over Borussia Dortmund lifted them into fourth in the Bundesliga.