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Football Hands Out Team Awards
Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2004
EAU CLAIRE - The UW-Eau Claire football team recently handed out team awards for the 2004 season.
Nels Fredrickson (Sr.-Burnsville, MN) was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Fredrickson passed for 2,022 yards and 15 touchdowns while being named to the All-Conference Second Team. Fredrickson concluded his Blugold career third all-time among Eau Claire quarterbacks in passing yards, touchdowns and completions.
Derek Sikora (Jr.-Neillsville) was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Sikora was named to the All-West Region Third Team and All-Conference First Team this year. He was second on the team in tackles with 80 and added three fumble recoveries, 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack and an interception. Sikora was also named the Special Teams Player of the Year. Sikora averaged 6.5 yards per punt return on 26 returns.
Andy Schneider (Jr.-Green Bay/Ashwaubenon) was named the Specialist Player of the Year. Schneider hit all seven of his field goal attempts and 24 of 27 extra point attempts. Mitch Schaeuble (Fr.-Wrightstown) was named the Special Teams Newcomer of the Year. Schaeuble was an All-Conference Honorable Mention selection averaging 40.7 yards a punt with 18 punts inside the 20-yard line.
Joe Gast (Jr.-Waconia, MN) was named the Tailback of the Year. Gast was named Second Team All-Conference for the second consecutive year running for 965 yards and scoring 10 touchdowns.
Matt Evensen (Jr.-Junction City/Auburndale) was named Wide Receiver of the Year and Tony Hull (Fr.-Blaine, MN/Spring Lake Park) received the Offensive Newcomer of the Year award. Evensen was a First Team All-Conference selection with 563 yards on 48 catches and five touchdowns. Hull had a strong debut season gaining 612 yards on 45 catches and four touchdowns.
Don Kahl (Sr.-Brookfield/East) was named Tight End of the Year. Kahl was an All-Conference Honorable Mention catching 36 passes for 339 yards and four touchdowns. Devon Disrude (Sr.-Milton) was named the Offensive Lineman of the Year paving the way for Fredrickson and Gast throughout the year.
Jared Roeker (Jr.-Mauston) was named Linebacker of the Year while Dave Maas (Sr.-Waunakee) was named Defensive Lineman of the Year. Roeker was named to the All-Conference Second Team in leading the Blugolds in tackles with 96 tackles. Maas led all defensive linemen with 44 tackles including 2.5 for loss. Adam Zehm (Fr.-Chippewa Falls/McDonell) was named the Defensive Newcomer of the Year with 14 tackles and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.
Ryan Darley (So.-Chippewa Falls/Chi-Hi) was named the Offensive Scout Player of the Year while Brian Larson (So.-York/Whitehall) was named the Defensive Scout Player of the Year and Dan Monfre (So.-New Berlin/Eisenhower) the Special Teams Scout Player of the Year.
Anthony Pizzo (Jr.-Hartland/Arrowhead) was given the A.C.E. award for attitude, character/commitment and effort/enthusiasm while Josh Molnar (Sr.-Menomonie) was given the Justin Greenwood Award for being the hardest worker in the off-season. Justin Greenwood was named the Blugold Fan of the Year.
Roeker, Evensen and Sikora were named team captains for the 2005 season.
- JL -