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Football Players Earn All-WIAC Honors
By: Kevin Meinholz, Sports Information Director
MADISON, Wis. (UWECBlugolds.com) - A total of eight UW-Eau Claire football players were mentioned in this year's All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team, conference sports information director Matt Stanek announced today.
Cory Sartorelli (Sr.-Appleton, Wis./North) and Brett Schreiner (Sr.-Somerset, Wis.) led the Blugolds as they were named to the first team offense. Three others earned second team honors while two more were honorable mention and one was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Sartorelli is receiving All-WIAC first team recognition for the second time. Prior to receiving first team honors last year, he earned honorable mention recognition the year before. Sartorelli capped off an impressive career at running back with 1,022 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. The 1,022 yards ranks fourth in the WIAC this year while he was second in the conference in scoring. Sartorelli finishes third on the Blugolds' all-time career rushing yards list with 3,644, third in rushing attempts (925), fourth in rushing touchdowns (45) and fourth in total points scored with 307 (48 TDs, 16 PAT, 1 FG).
Schreiner, who earned All-WIAC first team honors last season as well, led the Blugolds and was fifth in the conference with 55 receptions this year. He accumulated 522 yards, an average of 9.5 yards per catch. He also finished with eight touchdowns.
Paulson, who received honorable mention recognition a season ago, led the conference in passing yards per game with 262.2. He had 2,622 overall yards and completed 213 passes on 337 attempts with just eight interceptions. Paulson was also second on the team in rushing with 311 total yards and led the Blugolds and WIAC in total offense with 2,933 yards. He finished his career second on the Blugolds' all-time career pass attempts list (968), second in completions (558), tied for second in passing touchdowns (47), third in passing yards (6,377) and total yards (7,163).
Goodman led the Blugolds this year with 733 receiving yards (73.3 per game), which ranks second in the WIAC. He finished with 10 touchdowns for an average of six points per game, which tied for fourth in the conference. Goodman also returned punts this season, finishing with 13 of the team's 14 returns. He accumulated an average of 6.1 yards per return, which ranks sixth in the conference.
On defense, Leis led the Blugolds with 63 total tackles (40 solo, 23 assists). He had four sacks, eighth best in the WIAC, and a total of 7.5 tackles for loss. Leis also helped the Blugolds as he forced one fumble and recovered another while he blocked one kick. Leis was honorably mentioned on last year's All-WIAC team.
Andy Prevost (Sr.-Galesville, Wis./G-E-T) earned All-Sportsmanship Team honors. The All-Sportsmanship Team is chosen for individuals who displayed exemplary sportsmanship throughout the season.