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November 16, 2011

2011 Season - Westerberg, Fitzwater first team All-CCIW

Junior Arnie Fitzwater, who ranks 12th in the nation with a 40.5 punting average, was named Tuesday to the All-CCIW first team.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Sophomore linebacker Erik Westerberg (York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.) and junior punter Arnie Fitzwater (Union HS, Waterford, Wis.) were named Tuesday to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin all-conference first team. Senior wide receiver Zach McCullough (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.) and junior linebacker Joe Weber (Marmion Academy, South Elgin, Ill.) were second team All-CCIW selections.

 The 6-3, 211-pound Westerberg led the Vikings in tackles this season with 106, including 72 solo stops. He led the CCIW with 72 total tackles (10.3 per league game) and 51 solo stops and ranks seventh in the nation with an overall average of 7.20 solo tackles per game. He was named CCIW Defensive Player of the Week after recording 14 tackles, 13 of which were solo, in a Homecoming win over North Park on October 22. In addition, he was a first team Capital One Academic All-District selection.

 Fitzwater led the conference with a gross average of 41.0 yards per kick in league play and a net average of 36.9. Overall this season, he averages 40.5 yards per punt, which ranks 12th nationally at the NCAA Division III level. He tied a 44-year old school record with a 76-yard boot against Elmhurst on November 5.

 Weber, 6-2 and 240 pounds, was the Vikings' second-leading tackler this season with 48, split evenly between solo stops and assists. He was the team's leader with five sacks and three fumble recoveries and tied for the lead in tackles for loss with five.

 McCullough was Augustana's leading receiver this season with 34 catches for 409 yards. His 2011 reception total tied for the 10th-best single season mark in school history. He finished sixth in career receptions at Augustana, with 81 and fifth in career receiving yards, with 1,329.

2011 CCIW All-Conference Football Team  

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

Pos.

 Ht.

 Wt.

 Yr.

 Hometown/High School

 Shane Dierking - North Central

 DB

 5-9

 171

 So.

 Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton-Warrenville South

 Josh McLeod - North Central

 DB

 6-0

 200

 Sr.

 Lisle, Ill./H.S.

 Brian McMullen - Wheaton

 DB

 6-3

 210

 Sr.

 Oceanside, Calif./Vista

 Josh Mitchell - North Central

 DB

 6-1

 191

 Jr.

 Bloomington, Ill./H.S.

 Scott Wenzel - Illinois Wesleyan

 DB

 6-1

 175

 Sr.

 Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows

 Brad Fortney - Carthage

 LB

 5-11

 232

 Sr.

 Antioch, Ill./Community

 Ryan Gresko - Illinois Wesleyan

 LB

 6-0

 230

 Sr.

 Woodridge, Ill./Downers Grove North

 Scott Skuteris - North Central

 LB

 5-11

 205

 Sr.

 Elmhurst, Ill./York

 ERIK WESTERBERG - AUGUSTANA

 LB

 6-3

 211

 SO.

 ELMHURST, ILL./YORK

 Peter Bulandr - North Central

 DL

 6-4

 270

 Sr.

 Long Grove, Ill./Stevenson

 Valente Garza - North Central

 DL

 6-0

 232

 Sr.

 Winfield, Ill./Wheaton North

 Willie Hayes - North Central

 DL

 6-0

 235

 Sr.

 Lemont, Ill./H.S.

 Ryan Jenkins - Illinois Wesleyan

 DL

 6-2

 215

 Sr.

 Park Forest, Ill./Rich South

 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

 Pos.

 Ht.

 Wt.

 Yr.

 Hometown/High School

 Garrett Meador - Wheaton

 QB

 6-2

 205

 Sr.

 Fishers, Ind./Heritage Christian

 Nick Kukuc - North Central

 RB

 5-10

 200

 Jr.

 Naperville, Ill./Central

 Scottie Williams - Elmhurst

 RB

 5-6

 170

 Jr.

 Woodridge, Ill./Downers Grove South

 Joey Driver - Illinois Wesleyan

 WR

 6-1

 175

 Sr.

 Matteson, Ill./Rich Central

 Mark Hiben - Wheaton

 WR

 6-4

 197

 Fr.

 Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West

 Teddy Watkins - Wheaton

 WR/RS

 5-10

 187

 Sr.

 Washington, Mo./St. Francis Borgia

 Kyle Fiedorowicz - North Central

 TE

 6-7

 266

 Sr.

 Johnsburg, Ill./H.S.

 Nick Capristo - North Central

 OL

 5-11

 272

 Sr.

 Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley

 Charlie Homoky - Elmhurst

 OL

 6-3

 265

 Jr.

 Boca Raton, Fla./West Boca

 Dustin Moore - Millikin

 OL

 6-6

 280

 Sr.

 Decatur, Ill./Maroa-Forsyth

 Peter Stamos - Elmhurst

 OL

 6-4

 275

 Sr.

 Portage, Mich./Portage Northern

 Jace Werkheiser - North Central

 OL

 6-5

 280

 So.

 Freeport, Ill./H.S.

 FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS

 Pos.

 Ht.

 Wt.

 Yr.

 Hometown/High School

 ARNIE FITZWATER - AUGUSTANA

 P

 6-3

 205

 JR.

 WATERFORD, WIS./WATERFORD UNION

 Scott Roche - Wheaton

 K

 5-9

 200

 Sr.

 Evergreen, Colo./Faith Christian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

 Pos.

 Ht.

 Wt.

 Yr.

 Hometown/High School 

 Stewart Charles - North Central

 DB

 6-1

 200

 Sr.

 Batavia, Ill./H.S.

 P.J. Cummings - Illinois Wesleyan

 DB

 5-10

 205

 Sr.

 Chicago, Ill./Niles Notre Dame

 Jon Janus - Elmhurst

 DB

 5-9

 190

 Sr.

 Lake Zurich, Ill./H.S.

 Andrew Saltzman - North Park

 DB

 5-11

 205

 Jr.

 Coloma, Mich./H.S.

 Jordan Chapman - Wheaton

 LB

 5-10

 210

 Sr.

 Indianapolis, Ind./Carmel

 Ben Houk - Illinois Wesleyan

 LB

 6-1

 220

 Sr.

 Willow Springs, Ill./Lyons Township

 Richard Jacobson - Wheaton

 LB

 6-2

 212

 Sr.

 Tucson, Ariz./Catalina Foothills

 Brandon Mecozzi - Carthage

 LB

 5-10

 198

 Jr.

 Kenosha, Wis./Bradford

 Joey Michals - North Central

 LB

 6-3

 220

 Jr.

 Frankfort, lll./Providence Catholic

 Wayne Tuckson - Elmhurst

 LB

 6-0

 220

 Jr.

 Louisville, Ky./Dupont Manual

 Peter Alfano - Elmhurst

 DL

 6-0

 270

 Sr.

 Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandburg

 Trey Cunningham - Illinois Wesleyan

 DL

 6-2

 240

 Jr.

 Springfield, Ill./Chatham-Glenwood

 Brandon Dykstra - Wheaton

 DL

 6-3

 323

 So.

 Hudsonville, Mich./Unity Christian

 JD East - Wheaton

 DL

 6-1

 252

 Sr.

 Indianapolis, Ind./North Central

 Tyler O'Brien - Carthage

 DL

 6-2

 198

 Jr.

 Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove

 Robert Ramsay - Wheaton

 DL

 6-2

 236

 Sr.

 Fredericksburg, Texas/Heritage

 JOE WEBER - AUGUSTANA

 DL

 6-2

 240

 JR.

 SOUTH ELGIN, ILL./MARMION ACADEMY

 SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

 Pos.

 Ht.

 Wt.

 Yr.

 Hometown/High School

 Matt Holmes - Millikin

 QB

 5-10

 180

 Jr.

 Wheeling, Ill./H.S.

 Matt Hassan - North Park

 RB

 5-6

 205

 Jr.

 Wheaton, Ill./Glenbard West

 Jordan Tassio - North Central

 RB

 6-1

 210

 Jr.

 Naperville, Ill./North

 ZACH MCCULLOUGH - AUGUSTANA

 WR

 6-2

 195

 SR.

 ST. CHARLES, ILL./NORTH

 Joe Musso - Illinois Wesleyan

 WR

 6-0

 192

 Jr.

 Chicago, Ill./Fenwick

 Rodney Payton - Elmhurst

 WR

 6-3

 190

 Jr.

 Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy

 Erik Tobey - Millikin

 WR

 6-1

 201

 Jr.

 Herscher, Ill./H.S.

 Griffin Gibson - Elmhurst

 TE

 5-10

 200

 Sr.

 Stevensville, Mich./Lakeshore

 Alex Haan - North Central

 TE

 6-2

 230

 Sr.

 Home Glen, Ill./Chicago Christian

 Evan Gawel - North Park

 OL

 6-1

 308

 Sr.

 Warren, Mich./Cousino

 Joe Guenther - North Central

 OL

 6-1

 275

 Jr.

 Shorewood, Ill./Joliet Township

 Trace Hummel - Illinois Wesleyan

 OL

 6-2

 265

 Sr.

 Crystal Lake, Ill./South

 Nolan Randall - Wheaton

 OL

 6-3

 250

 So.

 Naperville, Ill./North

 David Steele - Carthage

 OL

 6-3

 256

 So.

 Gurnee, Ill./Carmel Catholic

 Brett Virgil - Elmhurst

 OL

 6-0

 260

 Sr.

 St. Joseph, Mich./H.S.

 SECOND TEAM SPECIALIST

 Pos.

 Ht.

 Wt.

 Yr.

 Hometown/High School

 Tyler Rasche - North Central

 P

 6-4

 210

 Jr.

 Moline, Ill./H.S.

 

Bob Reade Coach of the Year
John Thorne - North Central

  

Art Keller Offensive Player of the Year
Garrett Meador - Wheaton 

Don Larson Defensive Player of the Year
Peter Bulandr - North Central