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St. Norbert Posts 17 to All-MWC Teams

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, November 15, 2017 | Football
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE -- St. Norbert College had 17 players named to the All-Midwest Conference North Division Team, announced today by the conference office.

Junior offensive lineman Kyle Rademaker, freshman offensive lineman E.J. Mastrocola, senior quarterback Jack Becker, senior tight end/fullback Grant Murray, junior kicker Spenser Thompson-Meyers, senior return specialist Drew Rhodes, senior running back Elijah Fort, sophomore wide receiver Samuel Staehling, junior defensive lineman Will Utesch, sophomore defensive lineman Kordell Draves, senior linebacker Ben Kornowski, junior linebackers Matt Gurgone and Matt Barrett and senior defensive back Hunter Prokash were all first-team selections.

Sophomore offensive lineman Isaac Mears, senior defensive lineman Stuart Kwaterski and senior defensive back Tyler Jensen were second-team choices.

Coach Dan McCarty was named MWC North Division Coach of the Year.

Rademaker, an Eden Prairie, Minn., native, Mastrocola, a Burlington native, and Mears, a Denmark native, helped the Green Knights average 194.7 yards per game rushing and allow just 19 quarterback sacks this season. It was the first All-MWC honor for all three players.

Becker, a Hingham, Mass., native, completed 107 of 194 passes for 1,683 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Becker was a second-team All-MWC North Division choice in 2015.

Murray, an Argonne native, helped as a lead blocker and also caught one pass for 10 yards this season. Murray was a first-team All-MWC North Division selection in 2015.

Thompson-Meyers, a San Ramon, Calif., native, was a first-team All-MWC selection for the third consecutive season. Thompson-Meyers was 13-for-17 on field goals and made all 10 tries from inside 40 yards. He also made 39 of 42 point-after attempts and had 21 touchbacks on kickoffs.

Rhodes, a Waukesha native, returned 20 punts for 240 yards (12.0 average) and one touchdown and also returned 11 kickoffs for 242 yards (22.0 average). Rhodes also caught two passes for 35 yards.

Fort, a Waukesha native, led the Green Knights in rushing with 629 yards on 131 carries and six touchdowns. He also caught eight passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Fort was a first-team All-MWC pick in 2015 and was a second-team selection in 2014 and 2016.

Staehling, a Plymouth native, hauled in a team-high 41 receptions for 916 yards with 16 touchdowns, a St. Norbert record. He was a second-team All-MWC choice in 2016.

Utesch, a Walworth native, finished with 21 tackles and had 6 1/2 tackles-for-loss and two quarterback sacks. He also forced two fumbles and recovered one.

Draves, a Forestville native, had a team-high six quarterback sacks and finished with 8 1/2 tackles-for-loss. He finished with 22 total tackles.

Kornowski, a Green Bay native, finished with 44 tackles including 13 tackles-for-loss, 2 1/2 quarterback sacks, four passes defended and one interception. Kornowski was a second-team selection in 2014 and 2016.

Gurgone, an Orland Park, Ill., native, had a team-high 16 tackles-for-loss and finished with 50 overall tackles. He also had 2 1/2 quarterback sacks, forced two fumbles and blocked two kicks.

Barrett, a Battle Creek, Mich., native, had a team-high 61 tackles along with five tackles-for-loss and 1 1/2 quarterback sacks. Barrett was a first-team All-MWC pick in 2016.

Prokash, an Algoma native, was fourth on the team in tackles with 36. He shared the team lead in interceptions with three and also had five passes defended.

Kwaterski, an Oneida native, totaled 15 tackles on the season with five going for losses. He also had two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one quarterback sack. He was a second-team All-MWC choice in 2016.

Jensen, a Waunakee native, finished with 30 tackles. He had a team-high 10 passes defended and shared the team lead with three quarterback sacks. Jensen was a first-team All-MWC choice in 2016.

St. Norbert finished the season 7-3 overall. The Green Knights went 5-0 in the MWC North Division before falling in the conference championship game 9-6 in overtime to Monmouth College.

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