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1999 Hamline Football Preview Information

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College Info
Hamline University
Founded: 1854
Location: St. Paul,MN
Enrollment: 1450
President: Dr. Larry Osnes
Athletic Director: Dr. Richard Tressel (men), Katherine Romme (women)
Team Nickname: Pipers
Colors: Scarlet and Gray
Stadium(capacity): Norton (2000)
Press Box phone: (651) 523-3077
Home Page:  http://web.hamline.edu/CLA/Athletics/index.htm

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Football Staff:
Head Coach:   Dick Tressel
Alma Mater/year of grad.: Baldwin Wallace/’70
Starting 22nd season.
Record with current school: 120-86-2
All-Time Record/yrs.: Same
Coach's phone/best time to call: (651)523-2326/Mornings

Assistants/Position:
Bob Knutson, Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers
Ron Woodbury, Defensive backs
Tom Rooker, Defensive line
Larry Boyle, Offensive line
Dave Gottschalk, Linebackers
David Faust, Tight ends / Special teams
Marcus Macalla, Rceivers
Chad Rogosheske, Running backs
Ben Tressel, Defensive backs
Marcus Macalla, Receivers

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Sports Information
S.I.D.: Tom Gilles
Office Phone: (651)523-2242
Home Phone:
Fax: (651)523-2390
Email Address: tgilles@piper.hamline.edu
Website:   http://web.hamline.edu/CLA/Athletics/index.htm
 

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1998 HAMLINE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE AND RESULTS

Sept. 12 at Jamestown, ND L 27-13
Sept. 19 at Augsburg L 24-14
Sept. 26 Bethel (Hall of Fame) L 23-7
Oct. 3 at Concordia-Moorhead L 38-0
Oct. 10 Carleton (Homecoming) W 27-24
Oct. 17 St. Olaf W 14-13
Oct. 24 at St. John's L 49-13 2-4
Oct. 31 Gustavus Adolphus L 53-14
Nov.7 at Macalester L 27-17
Nov. 12 St. Thomas ( at Dome) L 26-23
 
 

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1999  Schedule
Sept. 11 Jamestown, ND  1:00
Sept. 18 Augsburg  1:00
Sept. 25 at Bethel   1:00
Oct. 2 Concordia-Moorhead   1:00
Oct. 9 at Carleton   1:00
Oct. 17 at St. Olaf   1:00
Oct. 24  St. John's   1:00
Oct. 30 at Gustavus Adolphus   1:00
Nov. 6  Macalester   1:00
Nov. 11 St. Thomas ( at Dome)  8 pm
 

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Player & Team Information
1998 Overall Record: 2-8
1998 Conference Record:  2-7 T-7th

Lettermen returning:  38 Offense  21 Defense 16 Kicking  1
Starters returning:  17 Offense

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Returning Starters (Pos.. year. ht.. wt. misc. notes:
Returning Starter:
Offense:
 QB Tim Couchman JR, 6', 170#, 1241 yards passing
 FB Brian Swanson SR, 5'11, 200#, excellent blocker
 WR Aaron Danielson SR, 5'11, 180#, 24 receptions
 TE Mike Yankee  SR, 6'2, 198#, 14 receptions
 OT Seth Lieffort  SR, 6'2, 240#
 OT Adam McDonald SR, 6', 215#
 OG Dominic DeFrance SR, 5'11, 240#, captain
 OG Luke Kopel  JR, 5'10, 220#
 C David Brown  SR, 6'4, 245#
 K/P Steve Koehn  SR, 6', 180#, HU record 79-yard punt and 46-yard fieldgoal

Defense:
 DE Nate Schneeberger SR, 6', 205#
 DE John Weyandt  Sr, 6', 220#
 DT Cory Molenaar SR, 6'1, 230, captain, first-team All-MIAC, school record: 12 sacks
 LB Kris Staples  SR, 5'11, 215#, captain, second-team All-MIAC
 CB Luke Tressel  JR, 5'10, 180
 S Jabari Thompson SR, 5'11, 185#
 LB Brian Fearing  JR, 6'3, 225#, Second-team All-MIAC

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Key Newcomers (Pos.. YR. hometown/HS/IC/last school at: notes):
 

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Key Losses (Pos.. ht.. wt.. reason absent (grad/transfer/injury/misc.): notes):
KEY LOSSES
Offense:
 RB Corey Hanson  644 yards rushing, first-team All-MIAC
Defense:
 LB Dan Benning  First-team All-MIAC, leading tackler
 DT Dan Ogiba  Two-year starter
 LB Ty Uhlenkamp
 

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Season Outlook and Notes:
Season Preview:
The 1999 Hamline University Football Fighting Pipers hope the sports adage that “you win with seniors” holds true.  Following a difficult 2-8 season the Pipers charge into the ‘99 season with 24 seniors and a wealth of experience.  Twenty-one year veteran head coach Dick Tressel made the following statement.  “If our seniors act on their wisdom and better prepare for the rigors of our schedule, football ‘99 could be fun!  We plan to be the season’s most improved NCAA III football team.”

The battle starts in the trenches where the Pipers are well stocked with veterans.  Eight lettermen return on the offensive front and six lettermen return on the “D” line.  Leading the defensive charge will be three year lettermen Nathan Schneeberger and Cory Molenaar (sack leader, All-MIAC, Tri-Captain-elect).  These men embody relentless pursuit and toughness that will hopefully spread throughout the Piper defense.  Offensive linemen Dominic DeFrance (Tri-Captain-elect, 5'11", 240#) and Seth Leiffort (6'2", 231#) have been moving opponents for the previous two years.  The veteran status of the “O” line should lead to consistent play from tackle to tackle.

Perimeter play must drastically improve for Hamline to win in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the abilities seem to be available -the plays need to be made!  Tim Couchman (JR, QB) and Brian Swanson (SR, FB) are strengths to which the offense can turn.  However a letterman returns at every ball handling position.  On the defensive perimeter inside linebacker is exciting.  Kris Staples (Tri-Captain-elect, All-MIAC) and Brian Fearing (JR) are big play people!  They should be the foundation from which Hamline defensive perimeter play can improve.

The kicking game portion of Piper Football should be a plus in 1999.  Steve Koehn (SR) returns to punt and placekick.  Steve holds the HU record for the longest punt (79 yards) and longest FG (46 yards).  This should be a big play opportunity for Hamline.
 
 

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1999 Preseason Roster
1999 Hamline Preseason Roster
No. Name Pos Ht Wt Yr Howetown
1 Cody Schmidt QB 6’10 200 JR Waseca
2 Ryan Wodele DB 6’1” 194 JR Wabasha
3 Aaron Danielson WR 5’11” 180 SR Stillwater
4 Gabe Hackett DB 6’3” 205 JR Milaca
5 Grant Harding DB 5’1” 178 JR Sandstone
6 Andy Seliga QB 6’1” 200 FY Inver Grove Hts
7 Jeremy Bailey DB 5’8” 160 JR St. Paul
8 Michael Dubois QB 6’0” 197 FY Brooklyn Center
9 Brian Swanson RB 5’11” 200 SR Shafer
10 Justin Werner DB 5’11” 182 SO Hastings
11 Eric Rogness LB 6’2” 215 SO Mankato
12 Andrew Kunzmann QB 6’5” 195 FY Chisago
13 Luke Tressel DB 5’10” 180 JR St. Paul
14 Jack Rowan OLB 6’0” 195 JR Mahtomedi
15 Michael Schirra QB 5’8” 170 FY Cottage Grove
16 Dan Soular FB 6’1” 205 SR Hoyt Lakes
17 Tim Couchman QB 6’0” 169 JR St. Paul
18 Doug Amsden WR 6’2” 195 SO No. St. Paul
19 Reed Johnson DB 6’0” 185 JR St. Paul
20 Matt Stolski FB 5’8” 240 JR Anoka
21 Steve Koehn P/K 6’0” 180 SR Paynesville
22 Marlon Beal RB 5’10” 185 FY Minneapolis
23 Isaac Vanloon DB 5’9” 165 FY Waseca
24 Brian Fearing LB 6’3” 225 JR St. Paul
25 Carl Bisciglia RB 6’0” 200 FY Mendota Heights
26 Adam Friedman DB 5’11” 165 FY Mankato
27 Ben Kvamme DB 5’10” 175 SR Warren
28 DR Schroeder WR 6’0” 200 SR Renville
29 Andy Gross RB 5’10” 210 FY W. St. Paul
30 Jabari Thompson DB 5’11” 185 ST St. Paul
31 Joey Kvamme RB 5’7” 180 SO Warren
32 Josh Diemer RB 5’11” 185 FY Leroy
33 David Roper RB 5’10” 160 FY Blue Earth
34 Mike Yankee TE 6’2” 198 SR Ashland, WI
35 Tom Morris DE 6’0” 215 JR So. St. Paul
36 Marc Nelson DB 6’2” 195 SO Roseville
37 Brandon Swenson RB 5’8” 190 SO Farmington
38 John Peterson OLB 5’11” 200 SR Braham
39 Josh Dudzik DB 6’0” 170 FY Eau Claire, WI
40 Brian Lempola RB 6’0” 173 FY Park Rapids
41 Kris Staples LB 5’11” 215 SR Mendota Heights
44 Robbie Bakeberg OLB 5’11” 190 JR Howard Lake
45 Chad Strehlo DB 6’0” 185 FY Maplewood
46 Frank Marchio DB 6’2” 190 SO St. Paul
47 Ben Nyquist LB 6’1” 225 SO Cokato
49 Tony Aarseth OLB 5’11” 200 SR Minneapolis
50 Jim Boufford C 5’10” 225 SO St. Paul
51 Joe Slusarczyk LB 5’9” 200 FY St. Paul
52 David Brown C 6’4” 245 SR Woodbury
53 Dominic Crolius DT 5’11” 315 FY Fridley
54 Jesse Kraemer LB 5’11” 198 FY Mankato
55 Nick Defrance G 5’11” 240 SR Shakopee
56 Seth Aho DE 6’1” 215 FY Kettle River
57 Matt Medeiros T 6’0” 220 SR Banks, OR
58 Mike Peterson LB 5’11” 186 FY Richfield
59 Joe Davies G 6’2” 283 SR Brooklyn Park
60 Hank McCarthy DT 6’1” 240 FY Janesville
62 Ben Albaugh LB 6’0” 182 FY Roseville
63 Blake Boche T 6’1” 238 SO Inver Grove Hts
64 Neil Miller DE 6’2” 225 SO Coon Rapids
65 James Lindauer T 6’1” 245 SO Farminton
66 Nathan Schneeberge DE 6’0” 205 SR Edgerton, WI
68 Joe Holl C 5’11” 275 JR Roseville
69 Robert Ruud DT 6’4” 245 FY Oakdale
70 Lucas Fahey T 6’3” 215 FY Brooklyn Center
71 Seth Lieffort T 6’2” 240 SR Hoffman
72 Ryan Donnay C 6’0” 224 SO Elk River
74 Lucas Kopel G 5’10” 220 JR Bird Island
75 Adam McDonald T 6’0” 215 SR Minnetonka
77 Jonah Underwood T 6’1” 245 FY Sandstone
78 Jesse Reinert DT 6’1” 230 SO Sartell
79 Adam Grinsteiner DT 6’1” 230 JR Cottage Grove
80 Don Marchio WR 6’1” 180 FY St. Paul
81 Michael Knox WR 5’11” 175 FY St. Paul
82 Casey O’Rourke WR 6’2” 185 FY Richfield
83 Jon Cleveland TE 6’2” 225 SR Eagan
84 Steve Ennis WR 6’0” 170 SO Brooklyn Park
86 Casey Hallin CB 6’0” 185 SO Mora
87 Jim Miller TE 6’6” 225 SO Annandale
88 Luke Wright WR 6’3” 185 SO Faribault
89 Tony Schumann WR 6’1” 185 FY Kiester
90 Cory Morenaar DT 6’1” 230 SR Renville
91 BJ Dillard-Carn DE 6’1” 200 FY Shoreview
92 John Weyandt DE 6’0” 220 SR St. Paul
93 Ted Strough DE 6’0” 200 SO N. Oaks
94 Mike Wolff OLB 5’7” 175 FY Punto Gorda, FL
95 Jeff Hoernemann DT 6’0” 230 SR Chaska
97 Mike Peoples DT 6’1” 240 SR Victoria
98 Alex Leonard DE 6’3” 222 SO St. Paul
 
 

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