November 30, 2011

Hillsdale ’s Glendening Named Daktronics Super Region #3 Offensive Player of Year

Release courtesy of Nick Kornder, Asst. Commissioner for Media Relations, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Burnsville, Minn. - Hillsdale’s Joe Glendening was named the NCAA Super Region #3 Offensive Player of the Year while Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Lee Meisner was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year.

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Glendening, the 2011 GLIAC Player of the Year, led Hillsdale to the GLIAC championship with a record-breaking season on the ground. He establishedsingle-season school-records in three major categories: carries (325), rushing yards (1,604) and touchdowns (27). He broke his own carries record, set last year, and the school’s rushing yardage record that had stood for 19 years. But the oldest record Hillsdale College had on its record books – in any sport – was shattered by Glendening with his 27 rushing touchdowns. The old record was 24, set by Nate Clark back in 1955.

First team all-region honorees are now eligible for Daktronics, Inc. Division II Football All-American selection. The announcement of those All-American teams is expected on December 13th, preceding the NCAA Division II Football Championship, which takes place Dec. 17 in Florence, Ala.

The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and  programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The team is voted on by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) from Super Region #3, made up of football playing institutions in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

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DAKTRONICS SUPER REGION #3 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

#

Name

POS

HT

WT

YR

HOMETOWN

SCHOOL

88

Brian Leonhardt

TE

6-5

253

Jr.

Blaine, Minn.

Bemidji State

11

Josh Sandoval

RS

5-10

180

So.

Pueblo, Colo.

Colorado St.-Pueblo

10

Kyle Major

PK

6-3

230

Sr.

Littleton, Colo.

Colorado St.-Pueblo

70

Tyler Hendrickson

OL

6-8

318

Sr.

St. Paul, Minn.

Concordia-St. Paul

32

Joe Glendening*

RB

5-10

188

Jr.

 East Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hillsdale

88

Tyler Steffan

WR

6-4

210

Jr.

Dickinson, N.D.

University of Mary

64

Garth Heikkinen

OL

6-4

305

Jr.

Duluth, Minn.

Minnesota Duluth

64

Cordell Bell

OL

6-4

305

Sr.

Detroit, Mich.

Minnesota State

65

Stephen Goodin

OL

6-6

310

Sr.

Hastings, Neb.

Nebraska-Kearney

12

Jake Spitzlberger

QB

5-10

175

Sr.

Lakewood, Colo.

Nebraska-Kearney

1

Troy Burrell*

WR

5-10

182

Sr.

Port Huron, Mich.

Wayne State (Mich.)

79

Joe Long*

OL

6-6

308

Sr.

Lapeer, Mich.

Wayne State (Mich.)

1

Rayon Simmons

RB

5-10

210

Jr.

University City, Mo.

Winona State

DAKTRONICS SUPER REGION #3 FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

#

Name

POS

HT

WT

YR

HOMETOWN

SCHOOL

4

Rocco DeLorenzo

LB

6-2

230

Sr.

Arvada, Colo.

Adams State

32

Brody Scheff*

S

6-0

206

Sr.

Waconia, Minn.

Bemidji State

7

Connor Wright

DL

6-1

250

Sr.

Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Colorado Mesa

16

Taylor Accardi

P

6-2

205

Jr.

Littleton, Colo.

Colorado School of Mines

36

Lee Meisner*

LB

6-0

240

Sr.

Sterling, Colo.

Colorado St.-Pueblo

3

Andre Thomas

DL

 6-0

255

Sr.

Detroit, Mich.

Grand Valley State

93

Todd Storm*

DL

6-0

250

Sr.

Calumet, Mich.

Michigan Tech

30

Rob Huberty

LB

 6-1

225

Sr.

Lena, Wis.

Minnesota Duluth

24

Arthur Hobbs*

CB

5-11

190

Sr.

San Diego, Calif.

Nebraska-Kearney

37

Jordan Campbell

LB

6-0

230

Jr.

Corona, Calif.

New Mexico Highlands

2

Wes Edwards

CB

5-9

200

Sr.

Columbus, Ohio

Urbana

8

Jeremy Jones

S

5-10

189

Sr.

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Wayne State (Mich.)

DAKTRONICS SUPER REGION #3 SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

#

Name

POS

HT

WT

YR

HOMETOWN

SCHOOL

78

Aaron Esselink

OL

6-5

290

Sr.

Hills, Minn.

Augustana (S.D.)

65

Cory Immerman

OL

6-0

278

Sr.

Becker, Minn.

Bemidji State

60

J.T. Haddan

OL

6-2

295

Sr.

Craig, Colo.

Colorado St.-Pueblo

3

Charles Gilbert

WR

6-0

180

Sr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Concordia-St. Paul

88

Nate Thienes

TE

6-3

245

Jr.

Mahtomedi, Minn.

Concordia-St. Paul

89

David Nadeau

PK

6-3

205

Sr.

White Bear Lake, MN

Minnesota Duluth

51

Tim Lelito

OL

6-0

315

Jr.

St. Clair, Mich.

Grand Valley State

21

Erik Thompson

RS

6-1

200

So.

Pontiac, Mich.

Grand Valley State

12

Ryan Forney

WR

5-8

175

Sr.

Crown Point, Ind.

Indianapolis

10

Chris Mills

QB

6-4

201

So.

Lafayette, Ind.

Indianapolis

76

Matt Theis

OL

6-7

307

Sr.

Eden Valley, Minn.

St. Cloud State

31

Chris Smith

RB

5-8

180

Fr.

Brown Deer, Wis.

Upper Iowa

19

Josh Renel

RB

5-9

191

Sr.

Rochester Hills, Mich.

Wayne State (Mich.)

DAKTRONICS SUPER REGION #3 SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

#

Name

POS

HT

WT

YR

HOMETOWN

SCHOOL

45

Austin Luecke

LB

6-1

225

Jr.

Groton, S.D.

Augustana (S.D.)

12

Mark Sterling

CB

6-0

190

Jr.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Colorado St.-Pueblo

45

Isaiah Ballard

S

5-10

215

Sr.

Toledo, Ohio

Findlay

20

Brad Howard

LB

6-0

230

Sr.

Mishawaka, Ind.

Grand Valley State

45

Mike Dum

LB

6-1

210

Sr.

Indianapolis, Ind.

Indianapolis

7

Cody Eich

S

6-1

205

Sr.

Farmington, Minn.

Minnesota Duluth

92

Chris Schaudt

DL

6-4

265

So.

Slater, Minn.

Minnesota State

18

Kellen Werner

LB

6-1

220

So.

Grand Island, Neb.

Nebraska-Kearney

32

Marvin Matthews

CB

6-0

197

Jr.

Roseville, Minn.

St. Cloud State

41

Anthony Rouba

DL

6-3

270

Sr.

Chicago, Ill.

St. Joseph’s (Ind.)

44

Randy Weich

P

6-3

250

Jr.

Pierce, Neb.

Wayne State (Neb.)

91

Richard Daniel

DL

6-2

225

Sr.

Papillion, Neb.

Wayne State (Neb.)

 

* Top vote-getter at position (where multiple players are selected)

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