Wednesday, December 15, 2010

LSC Roundup 12-15

2010 Daktronics Football All America release
BROOKINGS, S.D. - A pair of record breaking performers headline the 2010 Daktronics All America team as released Tuesday afternoon.

Central Missouri's Eric Czerniewski topped NCAA Division II with 5,207 passing yards and 46 touchdown passes while leading the Mules to an 11-3 mark and a national quarterfinal appearance to earn Ron Lenz Offensive Player of the Year honors.

The senior quarterback set new Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association career marks with 12,874 passing yards and became the league's total offense leader.

Czerniewski three for 300 yards 10 times in 2010.

Valdosta State's Larry Dean led the Blazers to an NCAA Division II postseason appearance tallying 122 tackles in 11 games while becoming the Gulf South Conference's career tackles record holder to gamer Ron Lenz Defensive Player of the Year recognition.

Dean eclipsed the old GSC mark by 25 tackles while besting the Valdosta State career mark of 340 previously held by Jessie Tuggle.

The first-team offensive selections features 12 seniors out of the possible 13 positions which included a Harlon Hill finalist in Czerniewski, Gene Upshaw awardee Brandon Fusco of Slippery Rock and two Upshaw award finalists in Grand Valley State's Cameron Bradfield and Abilene Christian's Trevis Turner.

Carson-Newman's Michael Tribue and Kyle Thornton of North Alabama rounded out the first-team picks on the offensive line with West Liberty State's Ryan Travis at tight end.

The nation's leaders in regular season receiving yards gained first-team honors at wide receiver as St. Cloud State's Fred Williams finished with 95 receptions for 1,616 yards and Central Missouri's Jamorris Warren closed the season with 109 catches for 1,458 yards.

Bloomsburg's Franklyn Quiteh and Michigan Tech's Phil Milbrath followed suit at the running back position.

Quiteh, who as a redshirt freshman was the lone underclassman to earn first-team offensive accolades, led the nation with 2,015 yards on 309 carries and 22 touchdowns while Milbrath ran for 1,412 yards and 10 TDs.

Angelo State return man Garrett Tidwell and Tusculum kicker Gareth Rowlands earned special teams honors.

A trio of Upshaw Award finalists highlighted first-team defensive selections including Marc Schiechl of Colorado Mines, Courtney Harris of North Alabama and Malcolm Jenkins of Elizabeth City State.

Dean was joined at linebacker by Urbana's Travis Brisco, Pittsburg State's Nate Dreiling and Minnesota-Duluth's Kiel Fechtelkotter.

Eastern New Mexico's Tillman Stevens and Jeremy Jones of Wayne State (Mich.) are the safeties while Valdosta State's Stevie Harden and Northwest Missouri State's Ryan Jones rounds out the secondary selections at the cornerback posts.

Angelo State's George Shamblin earned top punter honors.

The is in its 18th year of sponsorship by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every sport at every level of competition. The team is voted on by the NCAA Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), with online nomination and the voting process powered by

Special Honors

Offensive Player of the Year - Eric Czerniewski, Central Missouri

Defensive Player of the Year - Larry Dean, Valdosta State

First Team

Pos - Player - School
TE - Ryan Travis - West Liberty State
OL - Cameron Bradfield - Grand Valley State
OL - Trevis Turner - Abilene Christian
OL - Brandon Fusco - Slippery Rock
OL - Michael Tribue - Carson-Newman
OL - Kyle Thornton - North Alabama
WR - Jamorris Warren - Central Missouri
WR - Fred Williams - St. Cloud State
QB - Eric Czerniewski - Central Missouri
RB - Franklyn Quiteh - Bloomsburg
RB - Phil Milbrath - Michigan Tech
RS - Garrett Tidwell - Angelo State
PK - Gareth Rowlands - Tusculum

Second Team
TE - DeMarco Cosby - Central Missouri
OL - Orion Matthies - Nebraska-Kearney
OL - Chandler Rearden - Lenoir-Rhyne
OL - Matt Desotell - Michigan Tech
OL - Amini Silatolu - Midwestern State
OL - Harrison Lingenfelter - Nebraska-Omaha
OL - Dennis Bergland - Nebraska-Omaha
WR - Edmund Gates - Abilene Christian
WR - Deonte’ Gist - Tusculum
QB - Zach Amedro - West Liberty State
RB - Isaac Odim - Minnesota-Duluth
RB - Josh Birmingham - Central Oklahoma
RS - D.J. Winfield - Minnesota-Duluth
PK Steve Ivanisevic - Washburn

First Team

DL - Marc Schiechl - Colorado Mines
DL - Courtney Harris - North Alabama
DL - Malcolm Jenkins - Elizabeth City State
LB - Larry Dean - Valdosta State
LB - Travis Brisco - Urbana
LB - Nate Dreiling - Pittsburg State
LB - Kiel Fechtelkotter - Minnesota-Duluth
S - Tillman Stevens - Eastern New Mexico
S - Jeremy Jones - Wayne State (Mich.)
CB - Stevie Harden - Valdosta State
CB - Ryan Jones - Northwest Missouri
P - George Shamblin - Angelo State

Second Team
DL - Armonty Bryant - East Central
DL - Aston Whiteside - Abilene Christian
DL - Maurice Harris - Mars Hill
LB - Tressor Baptiste - Texas A&M-Kingsville
LB - Matt Freed - East Stroudsburg
LB - Chad Kilgore - Northwest Missouri
LB - Harrison Bryant - North Alabama
S - Craig Ray - Indianapolis
S - Ron Parker - Newberry
CB - Keon Robinson - Shepherd
CB - Chad Daniel - North Alabama
P - Kevin Berg - Chadron State

Silatolu picks up All-American honors - Times Record News
ASU's Shamblen, Tidwell named D-II All-Americans - San Angelo Standard Times
Hounds' Stevens earns another award - Clovis News Journal
Javelinas' Baptiste named All-American - Corpus Christi Caller Times

Incarnate Word’s men’s basketball team has opened the season with a nine-game winning streak and based on that beginning the Cardinals are listed in the latest national Division II poll.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches released it voting today and UIW is number 21 in the country. A week ago the Cardinals were among “others receiving votes” and in the 26th slot.

Incarnate Word plays in the Lone Star Conference and that league is well-represented this week. Central Oklahoma, who the Cardinals defeated earlier, is at number 13 while Midwestern State is 24. Tarleton State received votes giving the LSC a four-pack in the rankings.

The 9-0 start by UIW is the fifth best in school history opening a season. And that mark is the best the Cardinals have achieved in their 11-plus years of NCAA competition. Incarnate Word opened the 1998-1999 season at 17-0 playing in the NAIA.

NABC/Division II Coaches Poll (December 14, 2010 – Poll #4)
Record Points Pvs
1. Bellarmine, Ky. (7 first place votes) 7-0 199 1
2. Findlay, Ohio 8-0 189 2
3. West Liberty, W.Va. (1 first place vote) 8-0 188 4
4. South Carolina Aiken 6-1 166 8
5. Central Washington 8-0 156 12
6. Alabama-Huntsville 9-1 150 9
7. Winona State, Minn. 6-1 149 3
8. Augusta State, Ga. 7-0 148 10
9. Fort Hays State, Kan. 9-1 128 6
10. Hillsdale, Mich. 10-0 114 17
11. Grand Valley State, Mich. 6-1 105 14
12. Montevallo, Ala. 6-1 104 5
13. Central Oklahoma 9-1 103 15
14. Kentucky Wesleyan 5-1 79 18
15. Cal Poly Pomona 2-2 78 16
16. Southern Indiana 7-1 77 20
17. Cal State-Dominguez Hills 6-1 64 19
18. Indiana, Pa. 5-2 55 7
19. Lincoln Memorial, Tenn. 8-0 52 24
20. Bowie State, Md. 5-1 49 11
21. Incarnate Word, Texas 8-0 38 NR
22. Minnesota State 7-1 27 21
23. Virginia Union 2-0 24 25
24. Midwestern State, Texas 5-1 23 NR
25. Missouri Southern 9-0 22 NR

Others receiving votes: Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 17, Tarleton State (Texas) 17, Bentley (Mass.) 14, Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 13, Eckerd (Fla.) 11, Flagler (Fla.) 10, Northern Kentucky 8, Merrimack (Mass.) 7, Drury (Mo.) 4, Tampa (Fla.) 4, California (Pa.) 3, Fort Lewis (Colo.) 2, Valdosta State (Ga.) 2, Saint Anselm (N.H.) 1.

Dropped out: Tarleton State (13), Merrimack (22), Northern Kentucky (23).

Lady Buffs Move Up to No. 23 in WBCA Rankings
LILBURN, Ga. - The West Texas A&M Lady Buff basketball team moved up to the No. 22 spot in this week's USA Today/ESPN Division II Coaches Poll, according to a release from the Women's Basketball Coaches of America (WBCA) league office on Tuesday.

The Lady Buffs went 2-0 this past week, collecting a pair of road wins over Lone Star Conference North Division opponents, which allowed the Lady Buffs to move up one spot from last week’s No. 23 ranking.

The Lady Buffs have now been ranked inside the top-25 poll for an 84-straight weeks dating back to the first weekly poll of the 2005-06 season.

Delta State remained at No. 1 for a third straight week and Lander followed right behind at No. 2 this week. Fort Lewis stayed at No. 3, Washburn remained at No. 4 and Arkansas Tech held down the No. 5 spot as no movements were made within the top five teams from last week’s poll.
Clayton State (No. 6), Northeastern State (No. 7), Emporia State (No. 8) and Grand Valley State (No. 9) each remained in their same positions from last week, but Wayne State moved into the No. 10 spot this week, making it the only change among the top 10 teams. Last week’s No. 10 team, Franklin Pierce, fell three spots to No. 13 this week.
Other notable movements made this week were Millersville University falling six spots from No. 11 to No. 17, while Seattle Pacific (No. 23), Bently University (No.24) and South Carolina-Aiken (No. 25) all entered the poll this week after not being ranked last week. Pace University, California University of Pennsylvania and Indianapolis all dropped out of this week’s poll.

The Lady Buffs return to action this Saturday and Monday with home contests against Central Oklahoma and No. 7 Northeastern State. Saturday’s tip-off against the Bronchos is set for 4 p.m., while Monday’s game against the RiverHawks is scheduled to tip-off at 6 p.m. Both games will be played at the First United Bank Center in Canyon.

Week 4 Poll: December 14, 2010

USA TODAY ESPN Division II Top 25 women's basketball poll, with first-place votes to the right, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th.

Rank Institution- First Place Votes Previous Rank Record Total Points
1 Delta State University (Miss.) -22 1 8-0 692
2 Lander University (S.C.) -4 2 9-0 646
3 Fort Lewis College (Colo.) -2 3 8-0 629
4 Washburn University (Kan.) 4 8-0 596
5 Arkansas Tech University 5 7-1 557
6 Clayton State University (Ga.) 6 9-0 516
7 Northeastern State University (Okla.) 7 7-0 490
8 Emporia State University (Kan.) 8 7-1 482
9 Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 9 8-0 439
10 Wayne State College (Neb.) 13 7-1 381
11 University of Alaska - Anchorage 12 8-2 378
12 Michigan Technological University 15 6-1 289
13 Franklin Pierce University (N.H.) 10 8-2 280
14 Rollins College (Fla.) T19 10-0 254
15 Holy Family University (Pa.) 16 5-2 237
16 Augustana College (S.D.) T19 10-1 216
17 Millersville University of Pennsylvania 11 6-1 210
18 Western Washington University 14 6-1 205
19 Grand Canyon University (Ariz.) 21 10-1 195
20 California State University - Chico 17 7-1 161
21 Gannon University (Pa.) 22 3-1 159
22 West Texas A&M University 23 5-2 128
23 Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) NR 4-2 120
24 Bentley University (Mass.) NR 6-1 115
25 University of South Carolina - Aiken NR 9-2 93

Dropped Out: Pace University (N.Y.); California University of Pennsylvania; University of Indianapolis (Ind.).

Others receiving votes: Dixie State College of Utah 74; Pace University (N.Y.) 70; Metropolitan State College of Denver (Colo.) 59; West Liberty University (W.Va.) 50; California University of Pennsylvania 46; University of Indianapolis (Ind.) 46; Shaw University (N.C.) 31; West Chester University of Pennsylvania 30; Adams State College (Colo.) 22; University of Wisconsin - Parkside 21; Harding University (Ark.) 20; Johnson C Smith University (N.C.) 19; Tarleton State University (Texas) 19; University of California - San Diego 14; Northern Kentucky University 13; American International College (Mass.) 12; Augusta State University (Ga.) 9; Fort Valley State University (Ga.) 9; Virginia State University 9; University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 8; University of Tampa (Fla.) 8; Drury University (Mo.) 7; Barton College (N.C.) 6; Southeastern Oklahoma State University 5; Tusculum College (Tenn.) 5; Northwest Missouri State University 4; Concordia University (Minn.) 3; Florida Southern College 2; Francis Marion University (S.C.) 2; Henderson State University (Ark.) 2; Minnesota State University - Moorhead 2; Seton Hill University (Pa.) 2; Georgia College & State University 1; Southwestern Oklahoma State University 1; West Virginia Wesleyan 1.

The USA TODAY ESPN board of coaches is made up of 30 head coaches at Division II institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2010-11 board: Carmen Dolfo - Non-voting Chair (Western Washington University), Gloria Bradley (Wayne State University), Mike Brandt (University of South Carolina - Aiken), Lester Butler (University of the District of Columbia), Dennis Cox (Clayton State University), Charity Elliott (University of California - San Diego), Corey Fox (Limestone College), Scott Hyland (Texas A&M University - Kingsville), Chris Kielsmeier (Wayne State College), Angie Kristensen (Dixie State College of Utah), Kelly Kruger (Adams State College), Ferne Labati (Seton Hill University), Shawna Lavender (Abilene Christian University), Jason Martens (Saint Mary's University, Texas), Patrick Mashuda (Chowan University), Stephen McDonald (Fairmont State University), Ron McHenry (Washburn University), Mark Miller (Holy Family University), Barbara Nelson (Wingate University), Tim O'Hagan (Molloy College), Sandra Rushing (Delta State University), Rick Stein (University of Southern Indiana), Mark Swasey (California University of Pennsylvania), Latricia Trammell (Western State College of Colorado), Julie Van Beek (Seattle Pacific University), Phillip Wallace (Miles College), Dave Wilbers (Arkansas Tech University), Glenn Wilkes (Rollins College), Helen Williams (Merrimack College), and Nancy Winstel (Northern Kentucky University).

Graduation News

Incarnate Word conducted its annual fall commencement ceremonies over the weekend and with more than 850 names on the degree lists the Cardinals athletic department was well represented.

Of the 19 athletic teams sponsored by the University 13 had either student-athletes or staff members receive their degrees, many with honors or distinction. In the case of men’s golf, it was both honors and distinction. Jordan Lambkin, an accounting major, earned both a master of science degree with distinction (4.0 GPA), and a bachelor’s of business administration, magma cum laude (3.70 GPA or better).

To earn a graduate degree with distinction the student must post a 4.0 grade point average. Undergraduate degree honors are cum laude (3.5 to 3.69 GPA), magna cum laude (3.7 to 3.89) and summa cum laude (3.9 or better).

For those who might be counting, UIW’s baseball program produced six graduates this fall to lead all Cardinals teams. Women’s basketball had five collect diplomas while both men’s soccer and softball checked in with four each. And, the fledgling Cardinals football program had its first player graduate when Thomas Specia received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, cum laude.


Master of Science
Jordan Lambkin, accounting with distinction, men’s golf

Bachelor of Business Administration
Drew Hamilton, management, baseball
Ashley Hinojosa, sports management, softball
Mohamed Ibrahim, international business, men’s basketball
Jordan Lambkin, accounting, magna cum laude, men’s golf
Nate Ramirez, banking and finance, baseball
Nora Szilagyi, international business, women’s swimming
Richard Torres, management, baseball


Master of Science
Cornelio Castanon, kinesiology, cross country graduate assistant
Amanda Gamboa, kinesiology, softball graduate assistant
Andrea Prieto, sports management with distinction, women’s tennis
Nicole Silvas, kinesiology, cross country graduate assistant
Jackie Sova, kinesiology with distinction, sports information graduate assistant

Bachelor of Science
Leah Bravo, athletic training, women’s soccer
Alex Carraman, kinesiology, softball
Georgia Haas, athletic training, women’s soccer
Reza Masomi, kinesiology, men’s basketball
Tommy Morrill, kinesiology, magna cum laude, men’s soccer
Chris Pacheco, kinesiology, baseball
Yvonne Rodriguez, kinesiology, women’s cross country
Thomas Salas, kinesiology, baseball
Jamie Scope, kinesiology, magna cum laude, men’s soccer
Thomas Specia, kinesiology, cum laude, football
Jennifer Tatsch, athletic training, women’s basketball
Nia Torru, kinesiology, cum laude, women’s basketball


Bachelor of Arts
Tamika Mims, administration, women’s basketball


Bachelor of Arts
Erica Engberg, psychology, women’s tennis
Cinnamon Kava, psychology, women’s basketball
Michelle Luna, psychology, softball
Rachel Watson, psychology, women’s swimming

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Sarah Arditti, art, cum laude, women’s soccer


Bachelor of Arts
Burgundi Bernal, communication arts, women’s swimming
Dustin Lemley, communication arts, magna cum laude, men’s soccer
Stephanie Tomasik, communication arts, magna cum laude, volleyball


Bachelor of Science
Liz Chinoransky, mathematics and meteorology, synchro swimming
Gretchen Trautmann, biology, summa cum laude, women’s tennis
Todd Trevino, biology, baseball

TAMK - 26 Athletes, Staff Members To Receive Degrees Friday
Twenty-three Texas A&M-Kingsville athletes and three staff members will receive their degrees at the winter commencement Friday in the Steinke Physical Education Center.

The staff members are Carlos Alvarado, football assistant coach from Farmington, N.M.; Joe Barron, football assistant coach from Monterey, Mexico, and Destany Burns of Corpus Christi (Moody). She is a student employee in the Javelina athletic ticket office.

The athletes graduating are
Cassie Anderson, softball player from Splendora;
Chris Campbell, football player from Kingsville (King);
Rhonida Carter, track and field athlete from Houston (Nimitz
Margarito Corona, track and field athlete from Premont;
Robert Cox, baseball player from Corpus Christi (Calallen);
Ted Dugie, track and field athlete from Yorktown.
Travis Earles, baseball player from Houston (Cypress Falls);
Jason Garcia, football player from Brownsville (Rivera);
DeIra Glover, football player from Hempstead.
Ursula Hill, basketball player from Houston (Cypress-Fairbanks);
Mardrick Johnson, football player from Orange (West Orange-Stark);
Kirby Krueger, volleyball player from New Braunfels (Canyon).
Ryan Lincoln, football player from Bastrop;
Jimmy Lugo, football player from Alice;
Billy Martin, football player from Longview;
Harold Nair, track and field athlete from Fiji.
Kayla Naylor, basketball player from Corpus Christi (Calallen);
Antonio Padilla, track and field athlete from Kingsville (King);
Michael Price, football player and track and field athlete from Corpus Christi (Calallen)
Daniel Sharpe, football player from Houston (Cypress Falls);
Charles Simmons, football player from San Antonio (Judson),
Clinton Willis, football player from El Campo.

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