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WIAC Football Athletes of the Week and Standings: Oct. 28-Nov. 3

11/05/2019, 10:00pm CST

From the WIAC -- 

WIAC Kwik Trip Athletes of the Week
(Week of October 28-November 3)



Ryan Wisniewski, Junior (Sparta, Wis.), Wide Receiver of UW-Whitewater

Wisniewski totaled five receptions for 111 yards and helped the No. 3-ranked Warhawks swing the momentum in the second half to defeat UW-La Crosse 21-17 at Perkins Stadium on Nov. 2. After posting two catches for six yards in the first half, Wisniewski enjoyed a big second half. With UW-Whitewater trailing 10-0 midway through the third quarter, he caught a 15-yard pass on first down. Two plays later, he recorded a 33-yard catch to set the Warhawks up in Eagle territory for an eventual touchdown. With the team trailing 17-14 in the fourth quarter, Wisniewski got separation from the defense and caught a 57-yard pass to put the team into the red zone. Two plays later, UW-Whitewater took the lead for good.

Also nominated:

UW-La Crosse, Cole Spieker, Senior, Wide Receiver, Brainerd, Minn.
UW-Oshkosh, Kobe Berghammer, Freshman, Quarterback, Cumberland, Wis.
UW-Platteville, Colin Schuetz, Junior, Quarterback, Aviston, Ill. (Breese Mater Dei Catholic)
UW-River Falls, Alex Traxler, Sophomore, Wide Receiver, Platteville, Wis.
UW-Stevens Point, Matt Urmanski, Senior, Quarterback, Edgar, Wis.
UW-Stout, Sean Borgerding, Sophomore, Quarterback, Spring Valley, Wis.


Nevada Laabs, Sophomore (Merrill, Wis.), Linebacker of UW-Stevens Point

Laabs led all players with 24 tackles in a 40-12 win over UW-Eau Claire on Nov. 2. He had 12 solo tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. The 24 tackles mark the highest total in the WIAC this season

Also nominated:
UW-Oshkosh, Nick Noethe, Junior, Linebacker, Blue Mounds, Wis. (Mount Horeb)
UW-Platteville, Tyler Reinhardt, Senior, Safety, Slinger, Wis.
UW-River Falls, Ben Ertz, Sophomore, Glen Haven, Wis. (River Ridge)
UW-Stout, Cannon Griner, Freshman, Defensive Back, Mesa, Ariz. (Red Mountain)
UW-Whitewater, Kaleb Kaminski, Junior, Linebacker, Tomahawk, Wis.

Special Teams

Donovan Lucas, Junior (Milwaukee, Wis./Brown Deer), Defensive Back/Returner of UW-Stevens Point

Lucas returned a kick for a touchdown for the second time in as many games. In a 40-12 victory over UW-Eau Claire, he returned a free kick following a safety 65 yards for a touchdown to put UW-Stevens Point up 30-6. He totaled 122 yards on three returns and had an interception in the contest.

Also nominated:

UW-Oshkosh, Jaydon Haag, Sophomore, Kicker/Punter, Sparta, Wis.
UW-Platteville, Andrew Schweigert, Freshman, Kicker, Sussex, Wis. (Hamilton)
UW-Stout, Aaron Wisecup, Senior, Defensive Line, Monticello, Minn.
UW-Whitewater, Hayden Iverson, Freshman, Wide Receiver, Lake Mills, Wis.

WIAC STANDINGS - 11/5/2019

UW-Whitewater 5-0 1.000 8-0 1.000 4-0 4-0 0-0 W8
UW-Oshkosh 4-1 0.800 6-2 0.750 4-0 2-2 0-0 W1
UW-Platteville 3-2 0.600 6-2 0.750 4-1 2-1 0-0 L1
UW-La Crosse 3-2 0.600 5-3 0.625 4-0 1-3 0-0 L1
UW-Stevens Point 2-3 0.400 3-5 0.375 3-1 0-4 0-0 W1
UW-Stout 2-3 0.400 3-5 0.375 2-3 1-2 0-0 W2
UW-Eau Claire 1-4 0.200 3-5 0.375 3-1 0-4 0-0 L3
UW-River Falls 0-5 0.000 1-7 0.125 0-3 1-4 0-0 L7

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