Duhawks gather for 2013 Dewey Awards
Wed, May. 8, 2013 - [Loras]

The Loras College Department of Athletics once again celebrated their achievements and successes with the annual Dewey Awards on Sunday. A total of 23 awards were handed out in a variety of categories. Additionally, the members of the senior class who participated for four full seasons were presented with their purple letterman's "L" blankets. 


Female Underclassman of the Year


Kara Grant: VolleyballKara played a major role in the volleyball team's success this year.  She earned 1st team All-Conference honors and was selected to two weekend All-Tournament teams.  She also ranked 2nd on the team in kills, aces and blocks, and was 3rd on the team in digs. 


Male Underclassman of the Year


James Buss: WrestlingFreshman NCAA All-American placing 4th at the NCAA Championships.  IIAC Wrestler of the Week.  DIII Wrestler of the Week (DIIIwrestler.com).  IIAC Freshman of the Year.  Central Region 285 Champion.  Champion at Loras Open, Luther Open, and Dick Walker Invitational.  37-6 with 12 falls.  2nd highest placing freshman at DIII National Wrestling Championships. 


Student Athletic Trainer of the Year

Ashley Robbins


Coaching Staff of the Year

Men's Soccer


Contribution to Loras Athletics


Travis MisnerPresident of Loras SAAC, National SAAC member and named President this January at NCAA Convention.


Male Career Achievement of the Year (athletic achievement over 4 years)


Austin Steil: Cross Country3 time All-Conference, 3 time All-Region, 1 time National Qualifier, team Captain, Academic All-American.  TrackIIAC Champion, team Captain, Academic All-American. 


Female Career Achievement of the Year (athletic achievement over 4 years)


Regan Riley: VolleyballRegan has been a four year starter on the volleyball team and has led the team in kills during the past two seasons while tallying 1,280 kills in her career.  She recorded 1,500 digs, ranking her 2nd all time, and she recorded 119 ace serves, ranking her 3rd.  Regan has earned All-Conference recognition during three of her four seasons for the Duhawks and has provided instrumental leadership throughout her career, which included four berths to the IIAC tournament and one conference championship. 


Male Student Athlete of the Year

Kody Massner: Baseball


Female Student Athlete of the Year

Kristina Everding: Women's Soccer         


Men's Team GPA of the Year

Tennis: 3.034


Women's Team GPA of the Year

Cross Country: 3.397


Comeback Athlete of the Year

Connor Mooney: Men's Basketball


Strength and Conditioning Performers of the Year


Nate Suchomel, Brandon Ronan, Mike Canevello, Kyle Bergquist, Kati Wubben, Rachel Drees, Caileen Seguin, Juan Gonzalez, Jake Breakey, Tucker Brady


Female Team Player of the Year


Rachel Weglarz: Tennis She was the Captain of the women's tennis team and has kept the team on track for the last two seasons.  Regardless of not being highly recruited, Rachel has developed into one of the best Captains that Coach Stubben has ever had.  Always positive despite all odds, Rachel epitomizes the spirit of a champion


Male Team Player of the Year


Pat Langan: SoccerPat tore his ACL during the season but continued to lead the team and even gave a speech representing Loras College and the soccer program in San Antonio at the Final Four banquet.


Moment/Play of the Year


Baseball Triple play against Cornell in the last series of the season. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVL1cdjmJyM


Individual Performance of the Year


James Buss: Wrestlingfinished 4th in the NCAA Tournament


Best Upset of the Year


Softball Beating #6 ranked Central College 3-2 at Central.  This was Loras' first win versus the softball powerhouse, Central, since 2008.  Splitting with Central that day qualified the Duhawks for the IIAC Tournament for the third consecutive season. 


Record Breaking Performance of the Year


Men's SoccerGoing through the IIAC regular season undefeated and untied without giving up a goal. 


Inspirational Athlete of the Year


Emily Roth: Women's Track & FieldEmily's mother passed away this indoor season and she went on to finish 4th in conference in the pole vault and set a new PR of 10'5", the 5th best vault in Loras history, just a few weeks after her mother's passing. 


Female Athlete of the Year


Kinsey Campbell: Women's Soccer2nd Team All-American, 1st Team All-Region, IIAC MVP


Male Athlete of the Year


Sam Herrmann: Men's Golf2012 IIAC Conference Player of the Year (4th golfer in Loras history to do so).  IIAC All Conference selection in 2011.  Team Captain for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 seasons. 


Team of the Year

Men's Soccer


Below is the list of the 70 recipients of our second annual "L" Blanket.


Cassie Crabill

Kenzie Goedken

Regan Riley

Rachel Weglarz

Sarah Alt

Carly Villano

Erica Frana

Amy Nader

Jayne Eslinger

Hillary Wilson

Sean Lewis

Brad Joiner

Kyle Marxkors

Andy Filipiak

Malcolm Calbert

Ryan Schneider

Marcelo Garrido

Forrest Olson

Katie Flogel

Maria Kalb

Ashley Rouse

Joe Hughes

Kyle Schaffer

Tyson Squiers

Austin Steil

Caitlin Groeper

Genna Kinley

Rachel Kolbeck

Michelle McWilliams

Molly Pilcher

Cassie Thill

Tim Derr

Lucas Link

Sam Ross

Jeff Schmidt

Sam Herrmann

Abby Potts

Christina Jackson 

Alex Lehmann

Nick Holeton

Kyle Kirchhoff

Ryan Baez

Michael Donnelly

Dan Badovinac

Andrew McFadden

Brandon Ronan

Eli Eastmann

Aaron Strong

Mike Wuertzer

Kelly Rogowski

Niki Rivera

Melissa Herrmann

Brittney Cato

Brit Kent

Rachel Kerchefske

Stephanie Czarobski

Gabrielle Gaulke

Bob Kupfert

Jason DeWane

Kevin Walsh

Connor Mooney

David Skrzypiec

Shelby Perkins

Beth Miller

Regan Thies

Kellie Klein

Travis Misner

Mike Canevello

Jordan Ries

Ben Cottrell