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December 29, 2009

2009 Season - Lee, Westemeyer, Rosset, Meyer earn MVP honors

Three seniors and a sophomore took home Most Valuable Player honors for the 2009 Augustana football team at the Vikings’ annual awards banquet. The seniors were defensive back Aaron Setchell (Amboy HS, Amboy, Ill.), offensive tackle Blaine Westemeyer (Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Ill.) and Andrew Rosset (Maine West HS, Des Plaines, Ill.) while the sophomore was David Lee (Springfield HS, Springfield, Ill.).

Setchell was the Most Valuable Defensive Player after he led the team in tackles with 72 (43 solo and 29 assists). He had five tackles for loss with one quarterback sack. He also had two pass interceptions, three deflections, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. He was a first team all-conference selection in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin and twice during the year he was selected as the CCIW’s “Player of the Week”.

Westemeyer and Lee shared the Most Valuable Offensive Player award. Lee had a banner year after he won the starting quarterback position prior to the second game of the season. He finished the campaign with 1,714 yards passing on 152 completions in 237 attempts with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also was the second leading rusher on the team with 310 yards on 93 attempts and six touchdowns. Lee was twice named CCIW “Player of the Week” and he established two single game school records. He completed 28 passes in a loss to North Central on November 7 to break the old mark of 25 set by Ken Anderson, a former NFL MVP with the Cincinnati Bengals, against Carroll on October 10, 1970. Lee also passed for 422 yards in a win over Millikin on November 14. That took down Anderson’s previous record of 410 yards set against North Park on November 2, 1968.  

Westemeyer was named the winner of the Gagliardi Trophy, which went to the “Player of the Year” in NCAA Division III. The Gagliardi Trophy combined athletic prowess, academic excellence and community involvement. He was one of just 16 (only two were from NCAA Division III) William V. Campbell post-graduate scholarship winners by the National Football Foundation. He was a consensus NCAA Division III All-American and was named to the all-conference team for the third straight year. He was also the winner of the Jack Swartz Award in the CCIW and was a CoSIDA Academic All-American for the second straight year.

Rosset was the Special Teams Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. He was the third leading tackler on the team with 58 (37 solo and 21 assists). He had 10 tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks, four interceptions, two blocked kicks and one fumble recovery.

Senior Eric Meyer (Loves Park Harlem HS, Machesney Park, Ill.) was the winner of the Jerry Freck Most Inspirational Award. Meyer, was fourth on the team in tackles with 55 (29 solo & 26 assists) with one tackle for loss and one interception. The Freck Award is named for the late Jerry Freck, who was the Augustana team manager in the late 1970’s and it symbolizes the intangible concept of being a team player and contributing wherever possible to the success of the Vikings.

Junior Jack Madden (St. Viator HS, Barrington, Ill.) was the Defensive Scout Player of the Year and junior John Porter (Mahomet-Seymour HS, Mahomet, Ill.) won the Offensive Scout Player of the Year award.

Augustana finished the 2009 season with a 6-4 regular season and a 4-3 mark in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, which was good for third place in the league.

2009 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS FOOTBALL ROSTER

NAME

POS

HT

WT

YR

HOMETOWN

HIGH SCHOOL

Keith

Abbey*

TE

6-4

230

Jr

Park Forest, Illinois

Rich East

Brock

Alekna**

OL

6-2

280

Jr

Rockford, Illinois

Rockford Guilford

Kevin

Allibone**

OL

6-2

270

Jr

Mundelein, Illinois

Stevenson

Michael

Anderson*

DE

6-1

220

Fr

Spring Grove, Illinois

Richmond Burton

Corbett

Ball*

RB

5-10

170

Jr

Arlington Heights, Illinois

Buffalo Grove

Sean

Beseka*

DL

6-0

225

So

Flossmoor, Illinois

Homewood Flossmoor

Adam

Bohland**

DL

6-2

295

Jr

Orion, Illinois

Orion

David

Brickner***

OL

6-2

290

Sr

Rock Island, Illinois

Alleman

Ben

Carter*

OL

6-2

250

Jr

South Elgin, Illinois

St. Charles North

Tony

Chesser*

TE

6-3

235

Jr

Rock Island, Illinois

Alleman

Kelly

Clennon**

OL

6-2

260

Jr

Naperville, Illinois

Joliet Catholic

Parker

Cleveland***

RB

5-7

195

Sr

Mokena, Illinois

Providence Catholic

Michael

Cochran**

OL

6-2

300

Sr

Oak Brook, Illinois

Hinsdale Central

Luke

Cohen*

WR

6-0

190

Fr

Deerfield, Illinois

Deerfield

Chad

Collins*

WR

6-3

180

Fr

Dolton, Illinois

Thornridge High

Mark

Constantine***

OL

6-0

275

Jr

Naperville, Illinois

Waubonsie Valley

Jeff

Daisy**

DL

5-9

245

Sr

Lansing, Illinois

Thornton Fractional South

Kevin

Day**

LB

6-2

215

Sr

Chillicothe, Illinois

Peoria Notre Dame

Tim

Day**

OC

6-2

230

Jr

Wheaton, Illinois

Wheaton – Warrenville

Henry

Deters****

RB

6-0

205

Sr

Tolono, Illinois

Tolono Unity

Matt

Downing***

SE

6-4

205

Sr

Morton, Illinois

Morton

John

Draminski*

LB

6-1

200

Fr

Kewanee, Illinois

Wethersfield

Ray

Fiedler*

TE

6-1

225

Jr

Elmhurst, Illinois

York

Arnie

Fitzwater*

K

6-2

190

Fr

Waterford, Wisconsin

Waterford Union

Matt

Franzen*

DE

6-3

230

So

Chicago, Illinois

Niles Notre Dame

Ryan

Gibbons***

K

6-1

200

Sr

Peoria, Illinois

Richwoods

Jack

Gilleland*

TE

6-0

220

So

Bull Valley, Illinois

Marian Central

Matt

Glawe*

DB

5-10

175

So

Winfield, Illinois

Wheaton-Warrenville South

Mack

Gray**

DB

5-8

175

So

Chicago, Illinois

Simeon Career Academy

Ben

Hall**

DB

6-0

195

So

Normal, Illinois

University

Andrew

Hansen***

OL

6-3

260

Jr

Downers Grove, Illinois

Downers Grove South

Alfonso

Herrera**

DE

6-1

225

So

Naperville, Illinois

Waubonsie Valley

Danny

Hess**

DB

5-7

170

So

Naperville, Illinois

Naperville North

AJ

Hoger*

QB

5-7

155

So

Cary, Illinois

Cary Grove

Brandon

Holl***

LB

6-1

235

Jr

North Aurora, Illinois

Batavia

Shane

Holl*

DE

6-2

245

Fr

North Aurora, Illinois

Batavia

Kyle

Hundman**

QB

5-10

180

Jr

Bloomington, Illinois

Bloomington Central Catholic

Preston

Jones**** (C)

LB

6-0

210

Sr

Sheffield, Illinois

Bureau Valley

Jordan

Kettler*

FB

6-0

205

So

Dixon, Illinois

Dixon

Andy

Klink***

FB/P

6-0

215

Sr

McHenry, Illinois

McHenry East

Aaron

Kwasigroch*

DB

6-1

165

So

Wauconda, Illinois

Carmel Catholic

David

Lee*

QB

6-3

200

So

Springfield, Illinois

Springfield

Jack

Madden*

QB

5-11

185

Jr

Barrington, Illinois

St. Viator

Robert

Mago*

S

5-10

180

Fr

Cary, Illinois

Cary Grove

John

Mago***

LB

5-11

200

Jr

Cary, Illinois

Cary Grove

Brandan

McAtee***

DL

6-0

225

Sr

Channahon, Illinois

Homewood Flossmoor

Zachary

McCullough**

WR

6-1

175

So

St. Charles, Illinois

St. Charles North

Mitch

McGilliard**

FS

5-11

180

So

Naperville, Illinois

Neuqua Valley

Eric

Meyer***

LB

5-11

230

Sr

Machesney Park, Illinois

Harlem

Grant

Ollenburger*

TE

6-2

200

So

Evergreen Park, Illinois

Evergreen Park

Andrew

O’Reilly*

DL

6-0

220

Fr

Elgin, Illinois

Driscoll Catholic

George

Papandreou*

DL

6-0

270

Fr

Waukegan, Illinois

Waukegan

Maxx

Parcell*

DL

6-2

255

Jr

Geneva, Illinois

Geneva

Jake

Parke**** (C)

RB

6-0

205

Sr

St. Joseph, Illinois

St. Joseph-Ogden

Jordan

Peart**

WR

6-0

190

So

Bull Valley, Illinois

Marian Central

Nate

Pena*

RB

5-9

195

Fr

Bolingbrook, Illinois

Neuqua Valley

Curt

Perschnick***

DE

6-5

220

Jr

Dwight, Illinois

Dwight

John

Porter*

RB

5-8

180

Jr

Seymour, Illinois

Mahomet-Seymour

Peter

Rasmussen**

SE

6-4

210

Sr

Kirkland, Illinois

Hiawatha

Andrew

Rosset***

LB

5-10

215

Sr

Des Plaines, Illinois

Maine West

Sammy

Santana*

WR

5-9

160

Fr

St. Louis, Missouri

Mary Institute CDS

Pete

Schimeck*

DE

6-1

230

So

Naperville, Illinois

Benet Academy

Derek

Schneeman*

QB

6-2

195

Fr

Streator, Illinois

Streator High

Alex

Schroeder***

DB

5-10

160

Jr

Batavia, Illinois

Batavia

Andrew

Schweitzer****

DB

5-10

185

Sr

Wheaton, Illinois

Wheaton North

Aaron

Setchell**** (C)

DB

6-2

215

Sr

Amboy, Illinois

Amboy

Bud

Sievert**

OL

6-0

260

Sr

Mundelein, Illinois

Carmel Catholic

Jeremy

Smith**

DB

6-2

210

Jr

Milan, Illinois

Sherrard

Zachary

Spoor**

DL

6-2

245

Sr

Crystal Lake, Illinois

Crystal Lake South

Tyler

Trimberger*

RB

5-9

180

So

Chatham, Illinois

Chatham-Glenwood

David

Venegoni**

QB

6-0

195

So

Gurnee, Illinois

Carmel

Jason

Wagner**

WR

6-1

195

So

Elgin, Illinois

Burlington

Nick

Welch*

QB

6-3

190

Fr

Oswego, Illinois

Oswego

Blaine

Westemeyer**** (C)

OL

6-5

285

Sr

Overland Park, Kansas

Blue Valley Northwest

Cody

Wickenhauser**

LB

5-11

220

Jr

Downs, Illinois

Tri-Valley

Robert

Wood***

RB

5-8

210

Jr

Loves Park, Illinois

Boylan Central

 

HEAD COACH: Jim Barnes

ASSISTANT COACHES: Jeff Lindmark (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), Rob Cushman (defensive coordinator/linebackers), Tom Schmulbach (offensive line), Kyle Reade (defensive backs), Mike Brewers (offensive line), Dick Blair (tight ends), Aaron Call (defensive line), Cam Torres (kickers & punters), Jim Sanders (running backs), Tim Podulka (wide receivers), Jake Snider (defensive line), Rob Erwin (linebackers), Billy Lynch (outside linebackers).