2000 All-MIAC Football 1st Team
| See Also 2nd Team All-MIAC Cobbers |
11/20 Mark Hankel Wins MIAC Most Outstanding Lineman Award.
Joel Nelson and Joel Vettleson also Named to All-MIAC First Team.
Named the Most Outstanding Lineman in the MIAC.
All-MIAC Second Team in 1999.
Led the team in tackles.
Concordia's defense finished 2nd in the MIAC in yards allowed
Concordia College defensive end Mark Hankel (Sr., Mapleton, ND, Oak Grove H.S.) was named the Most Outstanding Lineman (Stam Award) in the MIAC for the 2000 season. Hankel, who recorded 12.5 sacks this year, ended his career with a school record 36 sacks. To go along with his 12.5 sacks, Hankel was in on 50 tackles and led the Cobber defense that finished second in the league in yards allowed. Over the last two years Hankel has recorded 26.5 sacks and set the individual season record for sacks, which he set last fall with 14. Hankel was also the team MVP in 1999. Along with the Most Outstanding Lineman Award he was also named to the All-MIAC First Team for the second consecutive year.
Joining Hankel on the All-MIAC first team are offensive lineman Joel Nelson (Fargo, ND, Fargo South H.S.) and linebacker Joel Vettleson (Richmond, MN, Rocori-Cold Spring H.S.). Nelson was a All-MIAC second team selection in 1999. He moved to the offensive line in his sophomore year and has started ever since. Nelson was named to the All-State football team as a senior at Fargo South High School and was selected to the Forum's Fab 44 team in 1996. Vettleson, a co-captain, anchored the middle of the Cobber defense from his middle linebacker position. He led the team in tackles this season with 66 tackles and also interceptions.
All-MIAC Second Team selections for the Cobbers are wide receiver Adam
Strainer (Sr., East Helena, MT, Helena H.S.) and defensive backs Dan Tollefson
(Sr., Madison, MN, Lac Qui Parle Valley H.S.) and Eric Wold (Sr., Fargo,
ND, Fargo South H.S.). It is the second time for Strainer to be named to
the All-MIAC Second Team. Tollefson and Wold are receiving the honor for
the first time. Strainer finished the year with 53 receptions and 839 yards
both are career highs. He finished sixth in the MIAC in total receptions
and fourth in total yards. Tollefson led the team in interceptions, and
was named MIAC player of the week twice for his outstanding performances
against MSU-Moorhead and Hamline. Wold had 43 tackles on the year and intercepted
one pass. He also was the Cobbers kicker, and only missed two extra points
and one field goal all year long.
Concordia College All-MIAC First Team Selections
Mark Hankel DE Sr 6-2 235 Mapleton ND, Oak Grove H.S.
Joel Nelson OG Sr 6-1 260 Fargo ND, Fargo South H.S.
Joel Vettleson MLB Sr 6-1 225 Richmond MN, Rocori-Cold Spring H.S.
2000 MIAC FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE
Name School Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown YR Doug Amsden Hamline WR 6'2" 190 No. St. Paul, MN JR Jake Barkley Saint Thomas RB 5'8" 195 Plymouth, MN SO Hans Bengtson Bethel FS 6'3" 211 Northfield, MN JR Brian Bergstrom Gustavus LB 6'1" 205 Burnsville, MN JR Brady Brau Gustavus WR 6'1" 210 Lucan, MN SR Matt Chappuis Augsburg DT 6'0" 254 Faribault, MN JR Marc Davies Saint Olaf TE 6'3" 250 Richfield, MN JR Brian Fearing Hamline LB 6'3" 225 St. Paul, MN SR Jeff Flugum Saint Olaf OL 6'3" 260 Apple Valley, MN JR Jon Foss Bethel DE 6'2" 195 Hinton, IA JR J.J. Franz Carleton DE 5'10" 200 Northfield, MN SR Mark Hankel Concordia DE 6'2" 235 Mapleton, ND SR Andy Hansen Augsburg OG 6'3" 298 Mankato, MN SR Andrew Hilliard Saint Thomas WR 5'11" 175 Woodbury, MN SO Andy Howard Augsburg DE 6'0" 220 Waseca, MN SR Mike Johnson Bethel IB 5'10" 205 Pine City, MN SO Deon Jordan Bethel WR 5'10" 170 Long Beach, CA SR Andy Kaiser Saint Thomas DL 6'4" 255 Mora, MN JR Scott Kirchoff Bethel QB 6'2" 214 Hutchinson, MN SO Nathan Kirschner Saint John's TE 6'3" 215 Mora, MN SR Andy Kopperud Gustavus OL 5'9" 230 Westbrook, MN SR Beau LaBore Saint John's LB 6'2" 215 So. St. Paul, MN SR Matt Lafferty Saint Olaf LB 6'2" 220 Apple Valley, MN SO Tom Linnemann Saint John's QB 6'2" 200 Melrose, MN SR Ben Matthews Bethel CB 6'1" 191 Milaca, MN SR Rick Meyer Bethel DE 6'5" 244 Dodge Center, MN JR Chris Moore Saint John's RB 5'11" 200 Edina, MN SR Brent Nelson Saint Thomas DE 6'3" 245 Hibbing, MN JR Joel Nelson Concordia OG 6'1" 260 Fargo, ND SR Chris Nickel Saint Olaf P 6'0" 205 Fort Collins, CO SR Seth Olson Bethel K 6'3" 210 Bloomington, MN SR Andrew Porter Macalester DE 6'3" 215 Rogers, MN SO Aaron Quitmeyer Macalester QB 6'0" 185 Williston, ND SR Dan Reider Carleton ST 5'9" 165 Blaine, MN SR Steve Ryan Saint Olaf DB 6'3" 180 So. St. Paul, MN JR Josh Schroeder Carleton DB 6'1" 185 Florence, MT SR Mannuel Spreigl Saint Olaf RB 6'1" 185 So. St. Paul, MN JR Joe Thorvig Gustavus QB 6'2" 180 Stacy, MN JR Andy Traetow Gustavus RB 5'9" 190 Jackson, MN SO Joel Vettleson Concordia LB 6'1" 225 Richmond, MN SR Mike Westland Saint Thomas RB 6'1" 225 Albert Lea, MN SR Alex Wesley Saint John's DL 6'3" 245 Waterville, MN SR
MIAC MVP - Steve Ryan, Saint Olaf College
MIAC STAM AWARD - Mark Hankel, Concordia College
MIAC Coach of the Year - Steve Johnson, Bethel College
Concordia College All-MIAC Second Team Selections
Adam Strainer SE Sr. 6-3 190 East Helena MT, Helena High H.S.
Dan Tollefson CB Sr. 5-10 170 Madison MN Lac Qui Parle Valley H.S.
Eric Wold CB/K Sr. 5-11 190 Fargo ND, Fargo, South H.S.
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