From the WIAC --
WIAC Athletes of the Week
(Week of Nov. 6-12)
Nick Holcomb, Senior (Germantown, Wis.), Wide Receiver of UW-La Crosse
Holcomb caught 11 passes for 253 yards and five touchdowns in UW-La Crosse's 56-7 win at UW-River Falls on Nov. 11. He caught touchdown passes of 75, 19 and eight-yards in the second quarter and from 35 and 24-yards in the fourth quarter. Holcomb's five touchdown catches set a single-game school record and tied the WIAC record set by Jon May of UW-Oshkosh in 1998. Holcomb's 253 yards against UW-River Falls ranks second in single-game school history. He set single-season school records for receptions (80), yards (1,401) and touchdowns (20) in 2017. His 20 touchdown catches also broke the WIAC single-season record of 19 set by UW-Whitewater's Jake Kumerow in 2003. Holcomb's 1,401 yards is second in single-season conference history.
UW-Oshkosh, Brett Kasper, Senior, Quarterback, Two Rivers, Wis.
UW-Platteville, Mark Johnson, Junior, Wide Receiver, Johnston, Iowa
UW-Stevens Point, Steve Herra, Junior, Wide Receiver, Rockford, Ill. (Boylan)
UW-Whitewater, Drew Patterson, Junior, Running Back, Sussex, Wis. (Hamilton)
Harry Henschler, Junior (Janesville, Wis./Craig), Defensive Lineman of UW-Whitewater
Henschler increased his WIAC-leading sack total to 14 with two more for a loss of 13 yards and totaled six tackles, including three for a loss, in the No. 23-ranked Warhawks’ 36-3 triumph over UW-Eau Claire at Perkins Stadium on Nov. 11. He started with a sack on a fourth-down play that gave UW-Whitewater the ball near midfield near the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, he stopped J.T. DenHartog for a loss of one yard on a running play to help set up a Warhawk interception later on the drive. On a Blugold drive in the fourth quarter, Henschler stopped a running play for no gain and sacked DenHartog on second down later in the drive to force a third-and-long situation. He concludes his season ranked third in the nation in sacks per game (1.40).
UW-La Crosse, Luke Winnen, Senior, Defensive Back, Appleton, Wis. (Kimberly)
UW-Oshkosh, Scott Skornicka, Junior, Linebacker, Two Rivers, Wis.
UW-Platteville, Marty McGrail, Senior, Linebacker, Plainfield, Ill.
UW-Stevens Point, Kevin Sanchez, Senior, Defensive Back, Jefferson, Wis.
UW-Stout, Josh Johnson, Senior, Linebacker, Little Canada, Minn. (St. Agnes)
Jacob Erbs, Sophomore (Reedsburg, Wis.), Linebacker of UW-Whitewater
Erbs blocked a punt early in the second quarter and got his hand on another punt during the Warhawks’ 36-3 victory over UW-Eau Claire at Perkins Stadium on Nov. 11. With 11:37 to play in the first half, he shed his block and blocked Brad Goetsch’s punt to give UW-Whitewater the ball at the Blugolds’ 25-yard line. Five minutes into the third quarter, Erbs got a piece of a punt by Goetsch again to help set the team up with field position near midfield. He added nine tackles defensively.
UW-Oshkosh, Turner Geisthardt, Junior, Punter/Placekicker, Omro, Wis. (Oshkosh North)
UW-Platteville, Connor Foley, Junior, Punter, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
UW-Stevens Point, Alex Malueg, Senior, Punter, Green Bay, Wis. (Bay Port)