From the WIAC --
WIAC Kwik Trip Athletes of the Week
(Week of September 5-11)
Evan Lewandowski, Senior (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Lake Zurich), Quarterback of UW-Whitewater
Lewandowski had a career game to lead the Warhawks to a 28-24 win over No. 1-ranked University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) on Sept. 10. He completed 28 of 35 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns, all career highs. He led UW-Whitewater on a 99-yard, game-winning drive in the last three minutes of the game hitting Tommy Coates in the end zone with just 13 seconds remaining to seal the victory. In that drive, Lewandowski was 8-11 for 92 yards.
UW-Eau Claire, Ivan Ruble, Sophomore, Running Back, Clear Lake, Wis. (Clear Lake)
UW-La Crosse, Joey Stutzman, Senior, Running Back, Lake Zurich, Ill. (Lake Zurich)
UW-Platteville, Tag Habedank, Sophomore, Running Back, Rockford, Ill. (Lutheran)
UW-River Falls, Kaleb Blaha, Sophomore, Quarterback, Coon Rapids, Minn. (Fridley)
UW-Stout, Arthur Cox, Senior, Wide Receiver, Dixon, Ill. (Dixon)
Justin Blazek, Senior (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley), Defensive Line of UW-Platteville
Blazek had six total tackles (four solo), one tackle for loss, one sack, one quarterback hit, and two pass deflections anchoring the Pioneer defense and holding No. 11-ranked Bethel University (Minn.) to seven points for the first time since 2019. The Pioneers held the Royals to 162 total yards in the 10-7 victory.
UW-Eau Claire, Jacob Wysocki, Senior, Defensive Back, Milwaukee, Wis. (South)
UW-La Crosse, Ryan Daines, Junior, Linebacker, Westby, Wis. (Westby)
UW-Oshkosh, Tory Jandrin, Senior, Linebacker, Kolberg, Wis. (Kolberg)
UW-River Falls, Caleb Johnson, Senior, Linebacker, Muscoda, Wis. (Riverdale)
UW-Stout, Nick Arguedas, Senior, Cornerback, Waterville, Minn. (New Prague)
UW-Whitewater, Luke Nelson, Sophomore, Linebacker, Union Grove, Wis. (Union Grove)
Nathan Shackelford, Junior (Effingham, Ill./Effingham), Punter of UW-Platteville
Quarterback turned punter, Shackelford not only started his first ever collegiate game against Bethel University (Minn.) on Sept. 10, and was able to knock off the No. 11-ranked team in the nation. He punted six times for a 34.2 yard average, including a long of 49 yards and three inside the 20.
UW-La Crosse, Ryan Beirne, Senior, Kicker, West Salem, Wis. (West Salem)
UW-Stout, Patrick Corcoran, Sophomore, Wide Receiver/Returner, Mindoro, Wis. (Melrose-Mindoro)