|Senior offensive tackle John M. Anderson earned MIAC All-Conference honors for the third straight season.
|2009 MIAC Postseason Awards!|
2009 Concordia MIAC Postseason Award Winners
John M. Anderson, Sr., Cambridge, Minn.
Travis Aufderheide, Sr., New Ulm, Minn.
Zach Debeltz, Jr., Anoka, Minn.
Mike Dunham, So., Willmar, Minn.
Andrew Larson, Sr., Fergus Falls, Minn.
Ryan McKay, Sr., Brainerd, Minn.
Jake Krause, Sr., Moorhead, Minn.
Justin Hensch, Sr., Fergus Falls, Minn.
Jed LaPlante, Sr., Fergus Falls, Minn.
Levi Pole, Sr., Sioux Falls, S.D.
Troy Henne, Sr., Moorhead, Minn.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (11/23/09) -- Concordia had six players receive MIAC All-Conference honors and five more earn All-Conference Honorable Mention honors it was announced by the league office on Monday.
John M. Anderson, Travis Aufderheide and Zach Debeltz were named to the MIAC All-Conference First Team while Mike Dunham, Andrew Larson and Ryan McKay earned MIAC All-Conference Second Team awards. Jake Krause, Justin Hensch, Jed LaPlante, Levi Pole and Troy Henne were placed on the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. Craig Lachowitzer was the team's representative on the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.
Anderson earns All-Conference honors for the third straight season. He was one of the defensive line's standouts and helped the Cobbers finish third in the conference in total offense in MIAC games as Concordia put up an average of 357.1 yards per game in their eight league games. CC was also fourth in rushing offense and fourth in passing offense. The Cobbers also averaged 21.8 points per conference game - fourth best in th MIAC.
A year after winning the MIAC's Stam Award as the top lineman, Aufderheide had another stellar season. He had 19 total tackles and 3.0 tackles for a loss. He helped the Cobber defense finish fifth in total defense (292.4 yds/game), fifth in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense. Concordia led the league in opponent's third-down conversion. CC's conference opponents converted on only 29.7 of their third-down attempts.
Debeltz had a breakout season in the Cobber defensive backfield. He led the team in tackles in conference play. He had 55 tackles in the eight league games. He also had three interceptions in the MIAC and finished in a tie for fourth in the league.
Dunham was inserted as the team's starting quarterback in the fifth conference game of the year and went 3-1 to finish out the year. He was fourth in the MIAC in passing yards per game (166.9 yds/game), fourth in total yards per game (185.4) and sixth in passing efficiency (126.5).
Larson started as the team's quarterback and was then switched to the No.1 running back position. In his four full games as a RB, he averaged 98.0 yards per game and had six touchdowns. He also averaged 129.2 all purpose yards. It is the second straight year for Larson to earn conference postseason honors.
McKay was the anchor of the defensive line from his nose guard position. He had 19 total tackles in the league and 1.0 tackles for a loss and 2.0 quarterback hurries.