From the WIAC --
WIAC Kwik Trip Athletes of the Week
(Week of November 8-14)
Kole Hinrichsen, Senior (Farmington, Minn./Farmington), Quarterback of UW-River Falls
Hinrichsen led the Falcons to their first win over UW-Oshkosh since 2005, defeating the No. 19-ranked Titans 28-21 on Nov. 13. Hinrichsen collected 376 yards of total offense, completing 29-of-44 passes for 249 with three touchdowns and rushing for 127 yards.
UW-La Crosse, Joey Stutzman, Junior, Running Back, Lake Zurich, Ill. (Lake Zurich)
UW-Oshkosh, Tony Steger, Sophomore, Wide Receiver, Kewaskum, Wis. (Kewaskum)
UW-Stout, Matt Pomietlo, Freshman, Running Back, Chippewa Falls, Wis. (Chi Hi)
UW-Whitewater, Douglas Kosch, Senior, Offensive Line, Bridgeview, Ill. (St. Laurence)
Ryan Daines, Sophomore (Westby, Wis./Westby), Linebacker of UW-La Crosse
Daines had a team-leading nine tackles, including six unassisted, in UW-La Crosse's 44-20 win over UW-Eau Claire on Nov. 13. He had a team-high 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks as UW-La Crosse earned its first eight-win season since 2017. The Eagles won their sixth WIAC game for the first time since 2006. Daines forced a fumble on a quarterback sack in the second quarter leading to a UW-La Crosse field goal and 20-14 halftime lead.
UW-Oshkosh, Kyle Scharenbroch, Junior, Strong Safety, Appleton, Wis. (East)
UW-River Falls, Michael Brown, Freshman, Defensive Back, Victoria, Minn. (Chaska)
UW-Stout, Hayden Miller, Senior, Linebacker, Zimmerman, Minn. (Zimmerman)
UW-Whitewater, Matt Burba, Freshman, Defensive Line, Lake in the Hills, Ill. (Huntley)
Ryan Beirne, Senior (West Salem, Wis./West Salem), Kicker of UW-La Crosse
Beirne went three-of-three in field goals and four-of-four in extra-point attempts in UW-La Crosse's 44-20 win over UW-Eau Claire on Nov. 13. He converted a 41-yard field goal in the first quarter to give UW-La Crosse a 10-7 lead. Beirne's 20-yard field goal with 13 seconds left in the second quarter made it 20-14 at halftime. He hit a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter to give the Eagles a 37-14 lead. Beirne also caught a 24-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. He is now 42-of-44 in extra-point attempts and nine-of-13 in field goals this year. Beirne's 42 extra-points are tied for second in single-season school history.
UW-Oshkosh, Jacob Edwards, Junior, Linebacker, Sparta, Wis. (Sparta)
UW-Whitewater, Tyler Holte, Junior, Wide Receiver, Elgin, Ill. (St. Edward Central Catholic)