November 17, 2010

Hillsdale’s Troy Weatherhead Named 2010 GLIAC Football “Player of the Year”

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Senior quarterback Troy Weatherhead (Grand Rapids, Mich./Comstock Park) of Hillsdale College was named the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Football “Player of the Year” in balloting conducted by the league’s head coaches.  Michigan Technological University senior running back Phil Milbrath (Norway, Mich.) was voted “Offensive Back of the Year”, while Michigan Tech’s Tom Kearly garnered “Coach of the Year” honors.

2010 GLIAC Football Postseason Awards

"Player of the Year"

Troy Weatherhead (Sr, QB, Hillsdale)

"Offensive Back of the Year"

Phil Milbrath (Sr, RB, Michigan Tech)

"Defensive Back of the Year"

Craig Ray (Sr, DB, Indianapolis)

"Offensive Lineman of the Year"

Cameron Bradfield (Sr, OT, Grand Valley State)

"Defensive Lineman of the Year"

Todd Storm (Jr, DE, Michigan Tech)

"Freshman of the Year"

Jamie Meder (Fr, NT, Ashland)

"Coach of the Year"

Tom Kearly, Michigan Tech

The rest of the GLIAC’s postseason awards were chosen as follows:  rookie nose tackle Jamie Meder  (Parma, Ohio/Valley Forge) of Ashland University earned “Freshman of the Year” accolades; senior defensive back Craig Ray (Plainfield, Ind.) of the University of Indianapolis earned “Defensive Back of the Year” honors; senior offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield (Grand Rapids, Mich./Creston) of Grand Valley State University earned the “Offensive Lineman of the Year” award; while Michigan Tech junior defensive end Todd Storm (Calumet, Mich.) was named “Defensive Lineman of the Year”.

Weatherhead guided Hillsdale College to a 9-2 regular-season record, the co-championship of the GLIAC South Division, and its second straight NCAA Division II playoff spot. In 2010, Weatherhead set a new GLIAC record for single-season completion percentage (.772), completing 220 out of 285 passes in the team’s 10 GLIAC games this season. He led the conference in total passing yards (2,815), average passing yards per game (255.9), and pass efficiency rating (174.0). Weatherhead also holds Hillsdale College career records for most touchdown passes (63), most completions (795) and most passing yards (9,144). He is the second Charger signal-caller to be named GLIAC “Player of the Year” in the past four seasons.

Milbrath  earned GLIAC “Offensive Back of the Year” accolades after leading the league in rushing (141.2 yards per game) and scoring (9.6 points per game). He had eight 100-yard games and two 200-yard games with his career-best performance of 293 yards and two touchdowns coming vs. No. 1-ranked Grand Valley State. The 5-9, 200-pound tailback racked up 1,412 rushing yards, 375 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns during his senior campaign.
 

Ray, a two-time All-GLIAC First Team Defense honoree, racked up a career-high 116 total tackles from the strong safety position this year.  He amassed double-digit totals in tackles in eight games, including a season-high 18 in a win versus Ashland on Sept. 11.  Ray started all 11 games for the Greyhounds, ranking fourth in the league and 13th in the nation in tackles per game (10.5).  The UIndy pass defense ranked 13th in Division II, while the Hounds finished with their first winning season since 2007.

Bradfield anchors an offensive line that has yielded just eight quarterback sacks in 11 games this season. In addition, Bradfield is a key contributor to an offense that led the GLIAC in total offense (453.5 ypg.) and is the only offense in the country to average more than 223.5 yards per game passing and 230.0 yards per game rushing. GVSU also led the GLIAC in scoring (38.9 ppg). Bradfield is part of a GVSU senior class that is 46-5 with four GLIAC titles and he becomes the fifth straight GVSU offensive lineman that has earned GLIAC “Offensive Lineman of the Year honors” the last six years.

Storm was selected as the GLIAC “Defensive Lineman of the Year” after pacing the GLIAC in sacks at 1.0 per game. The 6-3, 240-pound junior registered 10.0 sacks and 14.0 total tackles for loss, which was good for third in the league. Storm was also credited with 38 tackles, four quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and three pass breakups during the 2010 season.

Meder was Ashland’s leader in sacks (five) and tackles for loss (10.5-42) this season.  He finished tied for eighth in the conference in sacks and tied for 10th in tackles for loss.  Meder’s presence helped transform the Eagles into one of the GLIAC’s top defenses. Ashland permitted just 17.8 points per game, allowed just 309.3 yards per game in total offense and recorded 27 sacks.  The Eagles ranked third in the GLIAC in scoring defense and total defense, while tying for second in sacks.

Kearly was named GLIAC “Coach of the Year” after turning Tech around from a 2-8 season in 2009 to an 8-2 finish in 2010. The Huskies finished in second place in the GLIAC North Division and were tied for second in the league’s overall standings. Michigan Tech handed Grand Valley State its only loss and Wayne State one of its two losses as part of a 5-0 record at home on the season. The Huskies were the No. 6-ranked team in the final NCAA Super Region 3 rankings.


A complete listing of the 2010 All-GLIAC Football teams is located below:

 

2010 All-GLIAC Football Teams

First Team Offense

Position

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown 

QB

Troy Weatherhead

Hillsdale

Sr.

Grand Rapids, Mich./Comstock Park

RB

Joe Glendening

Hillsdale

So.

East Grand Rapids, Mich.

RB

Phil Milbrath

Michigan Tech

Sr.

Norway, Mich.

RB

Josh Renel

Wayne State

Jr.

Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams

H-Back

Bryan LaChapelle

Michigan Tech

So.

Crystal Falls, Mich./Forest Park

WR

Andrew Beaver

Saginaw Valley State

Sr.

Dearborn Heights, Mich./Dearborn

WR

Troy Burrell

Wayne State

Jr.

Port Huron, Mich.

WR

Greg Gay

Grand Valley State

Jr.

Macomb, Mich./Dakota

WR

Andre Holmes

Hillsdale

Sr.

Elk Grove, Ill./James B. Conant

OL

Matt Armstrong

Grand Valley State

So.

Lansing, Mich./Sexton

OL

Cameron Bradfield

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Grand Rapids, Mich./Creston

OL

Matt Desotell

Michigan Tech

Sr.

Green Bay, Wis./Ashwaubenon

OL

Phil Doerfler

Hillsdale

Sr.

Allen Park, Mich.

OL

Joe Long

Wayne State

Jr.

Lapeer, Mich./East

OL

Justin Magruder

Ashland

Sr.

Westerville, Ohio/South

PK

Gregg Berkshire

Ashland

Jr.

Ashland, Ohio

Spec.

Josh Renel

Wayne State

Jr.

Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams

First Team Defense

DL

Daunte Akra

Wayne State

Sr.

Detroit, Mich./Kettering

DL

Nick Lawrence

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Brighton, Mich.

DL

Jamie Meder

Ashland

Fr.

Parma, Ohio/Valley Forge

DL

Todd Storm

Michigan Tech

Jr.

Calumet, Mich.

DL

Drew Vanderlin

Michigan Tech

Jr.

Green Bay, Wis./Southwest

LB

Ed Knoblock

Northern Michigan

Jr.

Lake Orion, Mich.

LB

Mike Rittenour

Michigan Tech

Sr.

Becker, Minn.

LB

Matt Ryan

Ferris State

Sr.

Howell, Mich.

LB

Nick Thomas

Wayne State

Jr.

Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary

LB

Justin Victor

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Allen Park, Mich.

DB

Zach Breen

Grand Valley State

Jr.

Rockford, Mich.

DB

Jeremy Jones

Wayne State

Jr.

Grand Rapids, Mich./Rockford

DB

D.J. Oke

Northern Michigan

Sr.

Oak Park, Mich.

DB

Craig Ray

Indianapolis

Sr.

Plainfield, Ind.

DB

Stan Thornton

Wayne State

Sr.

Cincinnati, Ohio/Withrow

P

Gregg Berkshire

Ashland

Jr.

Ashland, Ohio

Second Team Offense

Position

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown 

QB

Steve Short

Michigan Tech

Sr.

Iron Mountain, Mich./Kingsford

RB

Ronnie Lark

Saginaw Valley State

So.

Flint, Mich./Powers Catholic

RB

D.J. McCoy

Ashland

Jr.

Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood

RB

Justin Sherrod

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Wyoming, Mich./Park

H-Back

Tony Carreri

Grand Valley State

Jr.

Clinton Township, Mich./L'Anse Creuse

WR

Jovonne Augustus

Grand Valley State

Jr.

Grand Rapids, Mich./Creston

WR

Mike Blanchard

Hillsdale

Sr.

Hillsdale, Mich.

WR

Joe Horn

Ashland

Sr.

Waynesfield, Ohio/Goshen

WR

Dustin Zielaskiewicz

Findlay

Sr.

Brunswick, Ohio

OL

Marc Cuddeback

Wayne State

Sr.

Sterling Heights, Mich./Warren De La Salle

OL

Matt Gaudard

Michigan Tech

Jr.

Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

OL

Jake Hancock

Ferris State

Jr.

Big Rapids, Mich.

OL

Greg Hanson

Saginaw Valley State

Sr.

Bay City, Mich./Central

OL

Will Khoury

Wayne State

Jr.

Canton, Mich.

OL

Nate Schaffer

Findlay

Sr.

Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary

PK

Cameron Stevens

Findlay

Sr.

Orlando, Fla./ Timber Creek

Spec.

Akeem Cason

Michigan Tech

So.

Benton Harbor, Mich.

Second Team Defense

DL

Zach Anderson

Northern Michigan

Fr.

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

DL

John Blessing

Northern Michigan

Sr.

Birch Run, Mich.

DL

Josh Fulton

Saginaw Valley State

Sr.

Mishawaka, Ind.

DL

Jordan Morgan

Ferris State

So.

Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel

DL

Jake Moreno

Ferris State

Sr.

Holt, Mich.

LB

Grant Caserta

Saginaw Valley State

So.

Holland, Mich./West Ottawa

LB

Max Davis

Indianapolis

So.

Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral

LB

Wayne Sanders

Saginaw Valley State

Sr.

Rochester, Mich./Rochester Adams

LB

Luther Ware

Grand Valley State

Fr.

Bay City, Mich./Central

LB

Carmon Wolfe

Ashland

Jr.

North Tonawanda, N.Y./Erie C.C.

DB

Rob Carlisle

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Detroit, Mich./Lutheran East

DB

Nick Hixson

Hillsdale

Jr.

Remus, Mich./Chippewa Hills

DB

Logan Kerr

Ashland

Jr.

Ashland, Ohio

DB

Rick Neaves

Northern Michigan

Sr.

Cooper City, Fla.

DB

Jesse Vandenberg

Michigan Tech

Jr.

Kaukauna, Wis.

P

Tyran Fakes

Indianapolis

Sr.

Plainfield, Ind.

2010 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team

Ashland: Dirk Dickerhoof (Sr./DL), Taylor Housewright (So./QB), Matt Knez (Sr./OL), Christian Livingston (Sr./WR), DL), Jeris Pendelton (Jr./DL), Matt Stoinoff (Jr./DL); Ferris State: Brad Iskow (So./DE), William Miles (Jr./DB), Mike Ryan (Jr./WR), Tom Schneider (Jr./QB), Scott Shattuck (Sr./G), Chad Wilson (Sr./S); Findlay: Scott Dearwester (So./OL), Craig Hoying (Jr./DT), Kenny Klatt (Fr./LB), Richard Sumlin (So./DT), Monterae Williams (So./RB), Steve Winner (Sr./WR); Grand Valley State: Matt Bakker (Sr./DB), Ryan Bass (Sr./WR), Steve Gawronski (Sr./DL), Kyle McMahon (Sr./QB), Kurt Schnitger (Sr./LS); Hillsdale College: Bren Bergquist (Jr./TE), Evan Duey (Sr./OL), Patrick Harbour (Sr./OL), Kevin Hershock (Sr./HB), Kam Mueller (Sr./DL), Joe Vear (Jr./DB); Indianapolis: Joe Britner (So./OL), Alex Byrnes (Sr./DB), Mike Dum (Jr./LB), Mar’Quone Edmonds (So./WR), Ryan Forney (Jr./WR); Lake Erie:  Sean Bedevelsky (Jr./QB), Rudy Glenn (Jr./DB), Mike Gritz (Jr./OL), Mike Hounshell (Jr./OL), Brandon James (Jr./WR); Michigan Tech: Justin Armstrong (So./LB), Ben Foelker (Jr./DB), Jake Klingelhutz (Jr./DT). Quinn Parnell (Jr./DB), Matt Payment (Sr./DL), Anthony Santi (Sr./C); Northern Michigan:  Dustin Brancheau (Sr./WR), DJ Catalano (Sr./DT), Jason Dumont (Sr./OL), John Privitelli (Jr./RB), Eric Wells (Sr./LB); Northwood: Anthony  Brandon (Sr./FB), Quillan Mathis (Jr./WR), Steve Michalak (Sr./OL), Aaron Shavers (So./QB), Pat Sijan (Sr./PK), Andrew Smith (Sr./DT); Ohio Dominican: Andrew Carpenter (So./OC), Manju Jabbie (Sr./DE), Jason McCurdy (Sr./DB), Mike Noffsinger (Jr./RB), Brandon Robinson (Jr./WR), Vincent Vasquez (Fr./LB;)  Saginaw Valley State: Zach Cecich (So./TE), Rick Evans (Sr./FS), JaVae Ingraham (Sr./CB), Nate Snyder (So./DE), Frank Toarmina (Jr./OG), Paul Webb (Jr./DT); Tiffin: Joe Collard (Fr./DE), David Singleton (Sr./WR), Mike Virgin (So./DB), Brendton Williams (So./WR), Trey Williams (Sr./WR), Jason Young (Fr./QB); Wayne State: Curtis Ferguson (So./LG), Greg Hasse (So./DE), Austin Hughes (Sr./TE), Raleigh Ross (Jr./LB), Cortez Smith (So./CB), Stefan Treleckyj (Fr./PK).

 

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