WIAC All-Football Team

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s Brett Kasper,  UW-River Falls’ Nick Jacobsen and UW-Oshkosh’s Dom Todarello were named  the Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and  Special Teams Player of the Year, respectively, to lead the individuals  chosen to the 2017 All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  (WIAC) Football Team by the league coaches. In addition, UW-Oshkosh head  coach Pat Cerroni was selected the George Chryst Coach of the Year.

Kasper also secured the offensive award following  the 2015 campaign. He leads the conference with 230.0 total offense  yards per game, 226.0 passing yards per game, 21 passing touchdowns and a  187.0 pass efficiency rating, while ranking second with 2,034 passing  yards. Kasper has thrown at least three touchdown passes in five games  and only four interceptions in 191 attempts. He produced a season-high  339 passing yards against UW-Whitewater on Sept. 30.

Jacobsen collected first team honors for the  second consecutive season. He compiled 28 tackles, including 18 solo  stops, and had 8.5 tackles for losses of 45 yards and 3.5 quarterback  sacks. Jacobsen registered a season-high eight tackles against Coe  College (Iowa) on Sept. 2. The Falcons lead the conference in rushing  defense with 79.8 yards per game and rank fourth in total defense with  316.0 yards per contest.

Todarello was a first team choice for the second  straight year after leading the WIAC with 575 kick return yards. He also  compiled 113 punt return yards. Todarello had a league-best 98-yard  kickoff return for a touchdown against UW-River Falls on Oct. 28, and  61-yard punt return for a touchdown against University of Virginia  Lynchburg on Sept. 9.

Repeat selections on  the first team from a season ago included:  UW-Oshkosh’s Dylan Hecker;  and UW-Whitewater’s Marcus Hudson and Drew Patterson. Hecker and Hudson  were also first team selections in 2015, along with UW-River Falls’ Kyle  Narges.

Cerroni received the  coaching award for the third time in his career (2012, 2015) after  leading the Titans to a 9-0 regular-season mark and the 10th WIAC  championship in program archives. UW-Oshkosh also secured a spot in the  NCAA Division III Championship for the third consecutive season.

An All-Sportsmanship Team was chosen for  individuals that displayed exemplary sportsmanship throughout the  season. It included one member from each school.

2017 All-WIAC Football Team

First Team - Offense

Name, School, Year, Position, Hometown (High School)

Tony Gumina, Whitewater, Senior, Tight End, Sussex, Wis. (Hamilton)

Caleb Adams, Stout, Junior, Offensive Line, Rochester, Minn. (Mayo)

Ben McFall, Whitewater, Senior, Offensive Line, Rewey, Wis. (Iowa-Grant)

Tyler Powers, Oshkosh, Junior, Offensive Line, Greenville, Wis. (Hortonville)

Alex Wendorf, Oshkosh, Junior, Offensive Line, Watertown, Wis.

Ty Summers, Oshkosh, Senior, Center, Lake Villa, Ill. (Lakes Community)

Brett Kasper, Oshkosh, Senior, Quarterback, Two Rivers, Wis.

Dylan Hecker, Oshkosh, Senior, Running Back, Winneconne, Wis.

Drew Patterson, Whitewater, Junior, Running Back, Sussex, Wis. (Hamilton) 

Marcus Hudson, Whitewater, Senior, Wide Receiver, Delavan, Wis. (Delavan-Darien)

Nick Holcomb, La Crosse, Senior, Wide Receiver, Germantown, Wis.

Sam Mentkowski, Oshkosh, Senior, Wide Receiver, Greenfield, Wis. (Whitnall)

Dom Todarello, Oshkosh, Junior, All-Purpose Back, Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead)

 

First Team - Defense

Tanner Beaman, Stevens Point, Senior, Defensive Line, Phelps, Wis. (Northland Pines)

Isaiah Hardy, Stout, Senior, Defensive Line, Olympia Fields, Ill. (Rich Central)

Harry Henschler, Whitewater, Junior, Defensive Line, Janesville, Wis. (Craig)

Nick Jacobsen, River Falls, Senior, Defensive Line, Prescott, Wis.

Chandler Crary, Platteville, Senior, Linebacker, St. Charles, Ill. (Burlington Central)

Derrick Jennings Jr., Oshkosh, Junior, Linebacker, DeForest, Wis.

Josh Johnson, Stout, Senior, Linebacker, Little Canada, Minn. (St. Agnes)

Bryce Leszczynski, Whitewater, Junior, Linebacker, Milwaukee, Wis. (Pius XI)

Max Prashak, River Falls, Sophomore, Linebacker, Somerset, Wis.

Noah Risch, La Crosse, Senior, Linebacker, Holmen, Wis.

Famus Hasty, Whitewater, Junior, Defensive Back, Naperville, Ill. (Neuqua Valley)

Steve Law, La Crosse, Senior, Defensive Back, Neenah, Wis.

Kyle Narges, River Falls, Senior, Defensive Back, Cumberland, Wis.

Cole Yoder, Oshkosh, Junior, Defensive Back, Oshkosh, Wis. (West)

 

First Team - Special Teams

Turner Geisthardt, Oshkosh, Junior, Place Kicker, Omro, Wis. (Oshkosh North)

Connor Foley, Platteville, Junior, Punter, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Xavier)

Dom Todarello, Oshkosh, Junior, Return Specialist, Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead)

Derek Polkowski, Oshkosh, Senior, Special Teams Player, Rockford, Ill. (Winnebago)

 

Second Team - Offense

Cole Spieker, La Crosse, Sophomore, Tight End, Brainerd, Minn.

Levi Ross, River Falls, Sophomore, Offensive Line, St. Francis, Minn.

Donnie Rydzewski, Platteville, Senior, Offensive Line, Tinley Park, Ill. (Lincoln Way North)

Mitchell Schauer, Whitewater, Senior, Offensive Line, Tomahawk, Wis.

Bradley Schultz, La Crosse, Junior, Offensive Line, Altura, Minn. (Plainview-Elgin-Millville)

Isaac Bowe, River Falls, Senior, Center, Kasson, Minn. (Kasson-Mantorville)

Drew David, La Crosse, Junior, Quarterback, Sugar Grove, Ill. (Kaneland)

Michael Diggins, River Falls, Senior, Running Back, Andover, Minn. (Centennial)

Rayshawn Graham, Stout, Sophomore, Running Back, Blue Island, Ill. (Eisenhower)

Mark Johnson, Platteville, Junior, Wide Receiver, Johnston, Iowa

Kevion McDonald, Stout, Junior, Wide Receiver, Hopkins, Minn.

Trenton Monson, River Falls, Junior, Wide Receiver, Big Lake, Minn.

Kevion McDonald, Stout, Junior, All-Purpose Back, Hopkins, Minn.

 

Second Team - Defense

Cal Durni, Whitewater, Junior, Defensive Line, Brookfield, Wis. (East)

Sean Fassbender, Platteville, Senior, Defensive Line, Slinger, Wis.

Brady Heimer, Oshkosh, Sophomore, Defensive Line, Kimberly, Wis.

Brandon McKandes, La Crosse, Senior, Defensive Line, Oconomowoc, Wis.

Jon Kallas, Oshkosh, Senior, Linebacker, Cedarburg, Wis.

Scott Skornicka, Oshkosh, Junior, Linebacker, Two Rivers, Wis.

Luke Johnson, Platteville, Sophomore, Defensive Back, Milan, Ill. (Rockridge)

AJ Plewa, Oshkosh, Junior, Defensive Back, South Milwaukee, Wis.

Luke Winnen, La Crosse, Senior, Defensive Back, Appleton, Wis. (Kimberly)

Levi Wolf, Stout, Junior, Defensive Back, Elmwood, Wis.

 

Second Team - Special Teams

Drew Pearson, Stout, Junior, Place Kicker, Wausau, Wis. (West)

Turner Geisthardt, Oshkosh, Junior, Punter, Omro, Wis. (Oshkosh North) 

Clark Riedel, Stout, Senior, Punter, Waukesha, Wis. (West) 

Mark Johnson, Platteville, Junior, Return Specialist, Johnston, Iowa

Michael Pakos, La Crosse, Sophomore, Special Teams Player, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

 

Honorable Mention - Offense

Cody Moon, Oshkosh, Junior, Tight End, Eldorado, Wis. (Laconia) 

Brodrick Bailey, Stevens Point, Senior, Offensive Line, Baraboo, Wis.

Jordan Mueller, Whitewater, Senior, Offensive Line, Plymouth, Wis.

Mitch Overbeck, Stevens Point, Junior, Offensive Line, Brussels, Wis. (Southern Door)

Austin Summers, Oshkosh, Junior, Offensive Line, Lake Villa, Ill. (Lakes Community) 

Nate Trewyn, Whitewater, Junior, Center, Janesville, Wis. (Milton) 

Tarek Yaeggi, La Crosse, Senior, Quarterback, Watertown, Wis.

Steve Herra, Stevens Point, Junior, Wide Receiver, Rockford, Ill. (Boylan)

Ryan Kruser, La Crosse, Senior, All-Purpose Back, Waunakee, Wis.

 

Honorable Mention - Defense

Rakeem Felder, River Falls, Junior, Defensive Line, Maple Grove, Minn. (Osseo)

Nick Kilianek, Platteville, Senior, Defensive Line, Villa Park, Ill. (Willowbrook)

Iyen Ogbomoh, Stout, Senior, Defensive Line, Olympia Fields, Ill. (Rich Central)

Jay Robinson, River Falls, Senior, Defensive Line, Bloomington, Minn.

Michael Garvey, La Crosse, Senior, Linebacker, Sun Prairie, Wis.

Victor Martinelli, Eau Claire, Freshman, Linebacker, Milton, Wis.

Nick Schulenburg, Stout, Senior, Linebacker, Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Kaeleb Stangler, Eau Claire, Senior, Linebacker, Rochester, Minn. (John Marshall)

Ryan Strick, Stevens Point, Junior, Linebacker, Naperville, Ill. (Waubonsie Valley)

Ryan Ames, Eau Claire, Senior, Defensive Back, Shakopee, Minn.

Juleyan Givens, Stevens Point, Senior, Defensive Back, Bolingbrook, Ill. (Plainfield East)

Ryan Weber, La Crosse, Senior, Defensive Back, Holmen, Wis.

Michael Pierson, Stout, Senior, Defensive Back, Lino Lakes, Minn. (Centennial) 

Taylor Ripplinger, Oshkosh, Junior, Defensive Back, Nashotah, Wis. (Hartland Arrowhead)

Enzo Rosani, Stout, Senior, Defensive Back, Gagny, France (La Hotoie)

 

Honorable Mention - Special Teams

Sean Parker, La Crosse, Freshman, Punter, Portland, Ore. (Westview)

Josh Ringelberg, Whitewater, Junior, Return Specialist, Greendale, Wis.

Beau Ash, Oshkosh, Senior, Special Teams Player, Waupaca, Wis.

Bo Babich, Platteville, Freshman, Special Teams Player, Appleton, Wis. (North)

Clay Dziekan, Stout, Junior, Special Teams Player, Mondovi, Wis.

 

All-Sportsmanship Team

Jake Coenen, Eau Claire, Senior, Center, Schofield, Wis. (D.C. Everest)

Nick Flesland, River Falls, Senior, Special Teams Player, Vadnais Heights, Minn. (White Bear Lake)

Jacob Grant, Oshkosh, Senior, Wide Receiver, Rolling Meadows, Ill. 

Harry Green, Whitewater, Senior, Defensive Line, Chicago, Ill. (Shepard)

Blake Lehman, Stevens Point, Senior, Defensive Back, Edgar, Wis.

Marty McGrail, Platteville, Senior, Linebacker, Plainfield, Ill. (North)

Troy Rudesill, Stout, Senior, Defensive Line, Spring Valley, Wis.

Jacob Wudtke, La Crosse, Senior, Defensive Line, Bonduel, Wis.

Offensive Player of the Year:  Brett Kasper of Oshkosh

Defensive Player of the Year:  Nick Jacobsen of River Falls 

Special Teams Player of the Year:  Dom Todarello of Oshkosh 

George Chryst Coach of the Year:  Pat Cerroni of Oshkosh 

Max Sparger Scholar-Athlete:  Michael Diggins of River Falls

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