2010 Northern Athletics Conference Football Weekly Awards

November 8-14

Football - Defensive
Josh McCormick, Wisconsin Lutheran College
...6-3, 227...Senior...Linebacker...Fond du Lac, Wis. (Winnebago Lutheran)...
McCormick finished with a career and game-high 13 tackles (six solo, seven assisted) in his final game for the Warriors on Saturday against Benedictine. He also added an interception which he returned 45 yards, and one-and-a-half sacks for a loss of nine yards.

Other nominees: Mike Langhurst (Auroa), Curtis Underwood (Concordia Chicago), Bobby O'Brien (Maranatha)

Football - Offensive
Evan Hackbarth, Aurora University
...6-2, 175...Junior...Wide Receiver...Dixon, Ill. (Dixon)...
Hackbarth had a tremendous afternoon for the Spartans as he scored twice on eight catches, for 174 yards. He also threw an 80-yard touchdown strike of his own.

Other nominees: Khyree Copeland (Concordia Chicago)

Football - Special Teams
no nominations

 

November 1-7

Football - Defensive
Mike Langhurst, Aurora University
...6-2, 185...Senior...Cornerback...Merrillville, Ind. (Merrillville)...
Langhurst started the day's scoring with a 56-yard interception return for the touchdown. The interception is his ninth of the season, one shy of tying an AU single season record.

Other nominees: Dan Kleppin (Benedictine), Marty Beckman (Concordia Chicago), Ray Diven (Lakeland)

Football - Offensive
Jamal Thomas, Concordia University Chicago
...5-10, 180...Sophomore...Wide Receiver...Weirsdale, Fla. (Lake Weir)...
Thomas scored three touchdowns to lead the Cougars' to their fifth straight win. He ran out of the Wildcat formation for touchdown runs of 34 and 39 yards. Thomas also caught a screen pass and motored 47 yards for a score.

Other nominees: Spenser Adams (Aurora), Preston Earl (Benedictine), Roberto Flores (Lakeland)

Football - Special Teams
Ryan Subick, Aurora University
...5-10, 140...Senior...Kicker...Mount Olive, Ill. (Mount Olive)...
Subick kicked the game-winning 23-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining to give AU the 24-21 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran and remain in contention for a share of the NAC football title.

Other nominees: Billy Dixon (Benedictine), Nic Horstmeier (Lakeland)

 

October 25-31

Football - Defensive
Matt McWilliams, Benedictine University
...5-11, 185...Junior...Defensive Tackle...Belleville, Mich. (Divine Child)...
McWilliams had two interceptions in the Eagles' 46-21 victory at Lakeland on Saturday. He returned one of the picks 25 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Other nominees: Jimmy Fierro (Aurora), Curtis Underwood (Concordia Chicago), Josiah Brendemuehl (Maranatha), Jason Kramer (Wisconsin Lutheran)

Football - Offensive
Logan Beer, Maranatha Baptist Bible College
...6-0, 175...Sophomore...Wide Receiver...Atlanta, Ga. (Shiloh Hills Christian)...
Beer scored all three of the Crusaders' touchdowns on Saturday versus Concordia Chicago. He snagged 13 catches for 185 yards in the loss.

Other nominees: Jimmy Bevell (Aurora), Preston Earl (Benedictine), Khyree Copeland (Concordia Chicago)

Football - Special Teams
Billy Dixon, Benedictine University
...6-3, 165...Freshman...Punter/Kicker...Peoria, Ill. (Notre Dame)...
Dixon had five punts for 164 yards in BU's victory over Lakeland, including one pinned inside the 20-yard line.

Other nominees: none

 

October 18-24

Football - Defensive
David Sodetz, Concordia University Chicago
...6-0, 180...Junior...Safety...Chicago, Ill. (Kennedy)...
Sodetz, who recently moved to free safety, intercepted two Lakeland passes in Saturday's 48-7 win. He returned the first interception 33 yards for a touchdown that gave CUC a 14-0 first-quarter lead.

Other nominees: Adam Siwicki (Aurora), Caleb Rader (Maranatha), Kaylan Gaines (Wisconsin Lutheran)

Football - Offensive
Khyree Copeland, Concordia University Chicago
...5-10, 180...Senior...Running Back...Jacksonville, Fla. (Potter's House Academy)...
Copeland shattered his previous single-game rushing record of 221 yards with 333 yards on 28 carries in Saturday's win. He had touchdown runs of 39 and 95 yards, the latter coming on his final carry of the day. He became CUC's first-ever 1,000-yard rusher in a season--currently at 1,100 yards with three games remaining.

Other nominees: Evan Hackbarth (Aurora)

Football - Special Teams
Ryan Subick, Aurora University
...5-10, 140...Senior...Punter/Kicker...Mount Olive, Ill. (Mount Olive)...
Subick was instrumental in the field position battle for the Spartans, pinning Concordia Wisconsin four times inside the 20 yard line, one of which was inside the 10 and another that went out at the 3 yard line. The punt that he pinned at the 3 yard line, led to a turnover and eventual Aurora score.

Other nominees: none

 

October 11-17

Football - Defensive
Kaylan Gaines, Wisconsin Lutheran College   
...5-11, 216...Senior...Defensive End...Lake Worth, Fla. (American Heritage)...
Gaines recorded six tackles, three of which were sacks, on Saturday in the Warriors’ 20-9 win over Lakeland.

Other nominees: Al Sarno (Benedictine), Josiah Brendemuehl (Maranatha)

Football - Offensive
Jamal Thomas, Concordia University Chicago
...5-10, 180...Sophomore...Wide Receiver...Weirsdale, Fla. (Lake Weir)...
Thomas had touchdown receptions of 60 and 47 yards in the Cougars' 44-0 victory over Rockford. He had 147 yards on five receptions for a 29.4 yards per catch average.

Other nominees: David Gray (Aurora), Preston Earl (Benedictine)

Football - Special Teams
Pedro Hardy, Wisconsin Lutheran College
...5-10, 150...Sophomore...Kick Returner/Punt Returner...Milwaukee, Wis. (South)...
After fumbling a punt which led to a Muskies field goal trimming WLC’s lead to 13-9, Hardy redeemed himself by returning the ensuing fourth-quarter kickoff a school-record 100 yards for a touchdown to seal a 20-9 win for the Warriors Saturday at Raabe Stadium.

Other nominees: Anthony Beres (Rockford)

 

October 4-10

Football - Defensive
Mike Hatfield, Benedictine University
...6-3, 170...Junior...Safety...Madison Heights, Mich. (Bishop Foley)...
Hatfield helped the Eagles remain undefeated in NAC play as he forced a fumble late in the game to keep the Eagles lead alive over Aurora. He had 19 tackles and two forced fumbles in the 28-21 victory.

Other nominees: Matt Rolf (Concordia Chicago), Tony Faller (Lakeland), Josiah Brendemuehl (Maranatha), Shaun Stannard (Wisconsin Lutheran)

Football - Offensive
John Borsellino, Benedictine University
...5-8, 180...Sophomore...Running Back...Oak Brook, Ill. (Montini Catholic)...
Borsellino scored three of the four Eagle touchdowns in the 28-21 win over Aurora. He had a game-high 142 yards rushing for a 4.7 yards per carry average.

Other nominees: Mike Marotta (Concordia Chicago), Roberto Flores (Lakeland)

Football - Special Teams
Jake Koehler, Concordia University Chicago
...6-3, 225...Sophomore...Punter...Belvidere, Ill. (Rockford Lutheran)...
The sophomore punter had best the punting day of his season with 40.5 average on four punts, only one of which was returned. The average starting position for WLC's offense on Koehler's four punts was the WLC 31.5-yard line.

Other nominees: Justin Laack (Lakeland)

 

September 27-October 3

Football - Defensive
Mike Langhurst, Aurora University
...6-2, 185...Senior...Cornerback...Merrillville, Ind. (Merrillville)...
Langhurst had three interceptions--one shy of the AU record--in Aurora's 23-7 NAC win over Lakeland. He had seven tackles and four pass break-ups to go along with his three picks.

Other nominees: Jason Bruggink (Lakeland), Ethan Lane (Maranatha), Nate Rosenberg (Wisconsin Lutheran)

Football - Offensive
Jamal Thomas, Concordia University Chicago
...5-10, 180...Sophomore...Wide Receiver...Weirsdale, Fla. (Lake Weir)...
Thomas's 231 receiving yards set a new CUC single-game record, topping the 211 yards that former Chicago Bear Todd Black set in 1984. His touchdown was a 26-yard play, most of the yardage coming after the catch.

Other nominees: Jacob Herres (Maranatha), Zach Shaw (Wisconsin Lutheran)

Football - Special Teams
Shem Biebert, Wisconsin Lutheran College
...6-1, 221...Senior...Punter...Inver Grove Heights, Minn. (St. Croix Lutheran)...
Biebert placed three of his six punts inside Maranatha’s 20-yard line Saturday in WLC’s 40-7 NAC-opening win over the Crusaders. He averaged 37.7 yards per punt, which included a long of 58 yards.

Other nominees: Matt Gillette (Aurora)

 

September 20-26

Football - Defensive
Tony Faller, Lakeland College
...6-3, 195...Junior...Safety...Oostburg, Wis. (Oostburg)...
Faller led the Muskies with six tackles, including one and a half for a loss in Lakeland's 27-12 victory over Hope College. He had an interception which was returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, sealing the Muskie victory and ending a 16-game nonconference losing streak.

Other nominees: none

Football - Offensive
Roberto Flores, Lakeland College
...6-1, 210...Senior...Wide Receiver...Milwaukee, Wis. (Thomas More)...
Flores was the Muskies' leading receiver with 167 receiving yards, including a 36-yard snag--his longest of the season.

Other nominees: none

Football - Special Teams
Nic Horstmeier, Lakeland College
...6-2, 190...Senior...Kicker/Punter...Mount Olive, Ill. (Mount Olive)...
Horstmeier was outstanding in Lakeland's win over Hope, helping the Muskies win the special teams battle. Horstmeier pinned four punts inside the 20 and added three extra points as kicker.

Other nominees: none

 

September 13-19

Football - Defensive
Josh McCormick, Wisconsin Lutheran College
...6-3, 227...Senior...Linebacker...Fond du Lac, Wis. (Winnebago Lutheran)...
McCormick led WLC to its first 2-1 start since 2002 after he recorded a team-high 11 tackles, including one for a loss, and intercepted two passes in the Warriors’ 50-21 nonconference win over Minnesota-Morris Saturday at Raabe Stadium. He returned both interceptions for a total of 40 yards.

Other nominees: Cory Young (Aurora), Marty Beckman (Concordia Chicago), Ethan Rosen (Maranatha)

Football - Offensive
Mike Egebrecht, Concordia University Chicago
...5-8, 180...Senior...Wide Receiver...Wheeling, Ill. (Buffalo Grove)...
Egebrecht tied a single-game school record with 14 catches in CUC's win over St. Scholastica for 162 total yards. He started the scoring with a six-yard touchdown reception and later scored on a 31-yard catch.

Other nominees: Evan Hackbarth (Aurora), Zach Shaw (Wisconsin Lutheran)

Football - Special Teams
Ryan Subick, Aurora University
...5-10, 140...Senior...Kicker...Mount Olive, Ill. (Mount Olive)...
Subick was perfect on the day going 2-for-2 in field goals in a seven-point loss to No. 24 Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday.

Other nominees: none

 

September 6-12

Football - Defensive
Alex Allister, Wisconsin Lutheran College
...6-1, 198...Senior...Safety...Like Mills, Wis. (Lakeside Lutheran)...
Allister accumulated a team-high eight tackles, all solo, and broke-up two passes on Saturday in the Warriors’ 17-14 win over Hope College at Raabe Stadium in Milwaukee.

Other nominees: Jerome Christmas (Aurora), Ethan Lane (Maranatha)

Football - Offensive
Jesse Muldrow, Wisconsin Lutheran College
...5-8, 164...Junior...Running Back...Milwaukee, Wis. (Wisconsin Lutheran)...
Muldrow rushed for 113 yards on 15 carries, including the go-ahead 49-yard touchdown run with 2:41 left in the fourth quarter, to lift the Warriors to their first win over Hope College, 17-14. Muldrow, who averaged 7.5 yards per carry, has rushed for over 100 yards for two consecutive games this season.

Other nominees: Jimmy Bevell (Aurora), Josiah Brendemuehl (Maranatha)

Football - Special Teams
no nominations

 

August 30-September 5

Football - Defensive
Josiah Brendemuehl, Maranatha Baptist Bible College
...5-10, 170...Freshman...Safety...Mishicot, Wis. Mishicot)...
Brendemuehl had two interceptions and returned one for 100 yards to score the Crusaders' first touchdown of the season in a loss to Martin Luther. He also recorded six tackles, including one for a loss, in the season-opener.

Other nominees: Jerome Christmas (Aurora), Tim Shanahan (Benedictine), Jason Kramer (Wisconsin Lutheran)

Football - Offensive
Mike Marotta, Concordia University Chicago
...6-0, 190...Senior...Quarterback...Brookfield, Ill. (Riverside-Brookfield)...
Marotta helped Cougars rack up 514 yards of offense in 52-23 rout of Lake Forest on Saturday. He threw for five touchdowns--the third time he has accomplished that feat during his career--and 316 yards on 24-of-42 passing on the day.

Other nominees: Jimmy Bevell (Aurora), Mike Trombetta (Benedictine), Logan Beer (Maranatha), Jesse Muldrow (Wisconsin Lutheran)

Football - Special Teams
Shem Biebert, Wisconsin Lutheran College
...6-1, 221...Senior...Punter...Inver Grove Heights, Minn. (St. Croix Lutheran)...
Biebert averaged 41.3 yards on six punts in the Warriors 20-10 season-opening loss at Ripon on Saturday.

Other nominees: none