Kindler repeats as first-teamer
WHITEWATER Eric Kindler got is foot into another All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first-team selection.
Kindler, a UW-Whitewater junior, was named the conference's first-team kicker for the second straight season.
Five teammates joined Kindler on the first team. Jimmy Norris, a 6-foot-2, 283-pound senior lineman joined Kindler on the elite offensive squad.
Loussaint Minett, a 6-foot, 238-pound junior out of Whitewater High, and Jake Hohlstein, a 6-1, 280-pound senior were first-team defensive linemen.
Junior linebacker Kyle Wismer and senior defensive back Ryan Wenkman rounded out the Whitewater players honored.
Kindler converted 17 of 25 field-goal attempts, with the longest from 46 yards. Kindler also earned honorable mention at punter after averaging 41.8 yards per punt, with 10 being downed inside the 20.
Norris was the starting left guard. The Warhawks allowed the second fewest sacks in the league and averaged 4.1 yards a carry.
Minett, a defensive end, was third in the WIAC with 11.5 tackles for losses, and added 5.5 sacks. He was the WIAC Defensive Player of the Week Nov. 12.
Hohlstein, a tackle, had 12 solo tackles and 6.5 tackles for losses.
Wismer had 24 solo tackles and 18 assisted, with nine tackles for losses. Wenkman made 33 solo tackles, assisted on 20 others, and led the team with five interceptions.
Linebacker Cole Klotz was a second-team selection, as were running back Desmin Ward and all-purpose back Bernie Tamsett.
Marcus McLin, a sophomore defensive back out of Delavan-Darien High, earned honorable mention. A pair of Warhawk linebackers, juniors Ryan Cortez and Josh Williams, also earned honorable mention.
Milton High graduate Hank McIvor, a 5-9, 165-pound senior running back at UW-Platteville, earned honorable mention.
Quarterback Nate Wara, who led UW-Oshkosh to an undefeated regular season, earned the George Chryst Coach of the Year honor.
2012 ALL-WIAC FOOTBALL TEAM
Name School Year Position Height Weight
Austin Goetsch Eau Claire Sr. TE. 6-1 227
Jake Holterman Eau Claire Sr. OL 6-3 292
Tyler Miller Platteville Sr. OL 6-5 286
Jimmy Norris Whitewater Sr. OL 6-2 283
Brandon Peter Oshkosh Sr. OL 6-2 280
Ben Strehlow Oshkosh Sr. Center 6-1 270
Nate Wara Oshkosh Sr. QB 6-1 220
Cole Myhra Oshkosh Jr. RB 5-11 210
Joel Sweeney Eau Claire Jr. RB 6-1 249
Ryley Bailey Platteville Jr. WR 6-1 200
Theo Maglio Stevens Point Sr. WR 6-1 190
Caleb Voss Oshkosh Jr. WR 6-2 195
Christian Hallingstad La Crosse Sr. Punter 5-11 185
Eric Kindler Whitewater Jr. K 6-1 181
Robbie Flom River Falls Fr. Returner 5-11 161
Zach Kasuboski Oshkosh Soph. A-P 6-1 195
Jake Hohlstein Whitewater Sr. Lineman 6-1 280
Corey Marks Platteville Sr. Lineman 6-3 236
Loussaint Minett Whitewater Jr. Lineman 6-0 238
Nathan Smith Oshkosh Sr. Lineman 6-0 255
Andrew Thompson Oshkosh Sr. Lineman 6-3 245
Taylor Goodman Oshkosh Sr. LB 6-0 220
Nate Smits River Falls Sr. LB 6-5 225
Nick Snyder Platteville Sr. LB 5-11 213
Kyle Wismer Whitewater Jr. LB 6-3 228
Tim Filter Oshkosh Sr. DB 5-9 180
Ryan McWethy Platteville Sr. DB 6-2 220
Jake Meckstroth La Crosse Sr. DB 6-1 215
Ryan Wenkman Whitewater Sr. DB 5-10 183
Josh Peterson Stout Sr. TE. 6-4 230
Tony Berry Platteville Soph. OL 6-4 250
Andy Coenen Stevens Point Jr. OL 6-4 280
Matt Krier La Crosse Soph. OL 6-2 300
David Reyes Stout Jr. OL 6-1 260
Paul Santi Eau Claire Jr. Center 6-1 282
Bryce Corrigan Platteville Soph. QB 6-0 202
Eric Brown Stout Sr. RB 5-10 195
Desmin Ward Whitewater Sr. RB 6-0 252
Nate Brandt River Falls Sr. WR 6-2 196
Jake Welch La Crosse Sr. WR 6-0 200
Trevor Whitehead Platteville Soph. WR 5-11 165
Austin Neu Eau Claire Sr. Punter 6-1 202
Nate Ray Oshkosh Soph. K 6-1 180
Tanner Kuehn Stout Soph. Returner 5-8 170
Bernie Tamsett Whitewater Sr. A-P Back 6-0 235
Nick Berg La Crosse Jr. Lineman 6-2 215
Pat Hendricks Eau Claire Sr. Lineman 6-1 306
Bronzun Kyles Platteville Jr. Lineman 6-1 224
Alex Schaefer Platteville Jr. Lineman 6-3 240
Alex Smith Oshkosh Soph. Lineman 6-0 250
Dave Daino Platteville Sr. LB 5-11 205
Sean Graham Eau Claire Jr. LB 6-0 211
Cole Klotz Whitewater Jr. LB 6-4 244
Ryan Stefaniak Oshkosh Jr. LB 6-0 195
Tyler Janus Eau Claire Sr. DB 5-11 190
Tommy Magna Platteville Sr. DB 6-3 190
Frank Martin Oshkosh Sr. DB 6-1 205
Colton Zimmerman Stevens Point Sr. DB 5-10 185
OL—Garrett Porter, Oshkosh, Jr., 6-3, 290
C—Brian Lurquin, Platteville, Soph., 5-11, 276
RB—Hank McIvor, Platteville, Sr., 5-9, 165
Punter—Brandon Matznick, Stevens Point, Sr., 6-2, 205; Eric Kindler, Whitewater, Jr., Punter, 6-1, 181.
Returner—Colton Zimmerman, Stevens Point, Sr., , 5-10, 185
A-P—David Goebel, Stout, Jr., 6-2, 240
DL—Jimmy Hall, Eau Claire, Sr., 6-4, 268; Nate Johnson, Eau Claire, Sr., 6-3, 289; Jon Pahl, Stevens Point, Soph., 6-2, 235.
LB—Lincoln Bjorklund, River Falls, Sr., 6-1, 228; Jake Mandoza, River Falls, Sr., 6-0, 220; Ryan Cortez, Whitewater, Jr., 6-0, 218; Josh Williams, Whitewater, Jr., 6-0, 227; Collin Laursen, Stout, Soph., 6-0, 180; Nick Jolin, Oshkosh, Sr., 6-1, 200; Jake Zilbar, Platteville, Soph., 5-11, 210.
DB—Alex Adams, River Falls, Jr., 6-1, 172; Marcus McLin, Whitewater, Soph., 5-7, 188; Tyler Naatz, Stout, Soph., 5-11, 160
Nathan Bollinger, Eau Claire, Sr., TE., 6-2, 229
Tony Golden, River Falls, Sr., Lineman, 6-2, 271
Jack Leahy, La Crosse, Sr., LB, 6-2, 220
Steve McCollom, Whitewater, Sr., DB, 6-1, 217
Paul Reit, Platteville, Jr., WR, 6-5, 210
Austin Schwartz, Stout, Sr., TE., 6-0, 220
Skylar Stecker, Stevens Point, Sr., DB, 6-2, 215
Zach Wettengel, Oshkosh, Sr., DB, 6-0, 195
Player of the Year: Nate Wara of Oshkosh
George Chryst Coach of the Year: Pat Cerroni of Oshkosh
Max Sparger Scholar-Athlete: John Schimenz of River Falls