The Kevin Stemke Award is presented annually to the state's top senior kicker or punter as part of the WSN Senior Football Awards. The award is named after former Green Bay Preble and University of Wisconsin standout Kevin Stemke. At Wisconsin, Stemke was presented with the Ray Guy Award as the nation's top punter and holds UW records for highest punting average in a career (43.5) and total punting yards (10,660).
The pre-season watch list was trimmed down to 15 semi-finalists, and five finalists for the award have now been selected. Winners are announced the week of the state finals.
Kevin Stemke Award Finalists:
Chris Keider, Neenah - Keider is tied for the state lead with 11 field on 14 attempts, while making 31 of 33 extra points. He also averages 39.2 yards per punt, earning First Team All-Conference as a defensive back and kicker, with Honorable Mention recognition as a punter.
Zach Lichosik, Whitefish Bay - Lichosik is an outstanding two-way specialist as both a kicker and punter. He made seven of eight field goal attempts this season, as well as all 49 extra points. As a punter he averaged 37.2 yards per punt.
Alex Norz, Arrowhead - Norz has been a huge weapon for the Warhawks this season, making 11 of 14 field goal attempts and 25 of 26 extra point attempts.
Alex Oakley, Sun Prairie - Oakley is a three-time First Team All-Conference pick in the Big Eight, connecting on seven of nine field goal attempts and 51 of 52 extra points. He recorded touchbacks on 60% of his kickoffs and also handled some of the punting for the Cardinals.
Bradley Woldt, Homestead - Woldt is an outstanding running back for the Highlanders, could play linebacker in college, and just happens to be one of the best punters in the state. As a senior he averaged 43.8 yards per punt.
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