William Penn Athletics News–September 3‏

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Statesmen Preseason Favorites in MCC

Oskaloosa–For the first time in its history, the William Penn women’s golf squad will be the hunted as the 2014-2015 Midwest Collegiate Conference women’s golf coaches’ poll was released today.

The Statesmen, who won last year’s title (their first ever) and placed 15th at the NAIA National Championships, nearly claimed all of the first-place votes. WPU received 48 points and six first-place votes.

Grand View should give William Penn a good battle with 43 points and the final first-place vote. Viterbo (33 points), Mount Mercy (23), Clarke (22), AIB (16), and St. Ambrose (11) finish off the poll.

William Penn continues its fall campaign by traveling to Moravia next Monday and Tuesday to host the Midwest Collegiate Invitational at The Preserve Golf Course.

2014-2015 MCC Women’s Golf Preseason Coaches’ Poll
(Number in parentheses is first-place votes)
1. William Penn–48 (6)
2. Grand View–43 (1)
3. Viterbo–33
4. Mount Mercy–23
5. Clarke–22
6. AIB–16
7. St. Ambrose–11

WPU Picked for Sixth on the Links

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen men’s golf team will look to surprise a lot of folks this year as the 2014-2015 Midwest Collegiate Conference men’s golf coaches’ poll was released today.

The Statesmen were chosen sixth in the seven-team league standings with 14 points. Five-time defending champion Grand View was a unanimous pick to keep the crown with 49 points and all seven first-place votes.

With 41 points, Mount Mercy is expected to give GVU a good push, while St. Ambrose (33) and AIB (28) could also get into the mix. Viterbo (21) was fifth and Clarke (10) was seventh to round out the rating.

William Penn begins the fall by traveling to Moravia next Monday and Tuesday to host the Midwest Collegiate Invitational at The Preserve Golf Course.

2014-2015 MCC Men’s Golf Preseason Coaches’ Poll
(Number in parentheses is first-place votes)
1. Grand View 49 (7)
2. Mount Mercy 41
3. St. Ambrose 33
4. AIB 28
5. Viterbo 21
6. William Penn 14
7. Clarke 10

Football Game Notes: Week Two: South Dakota

Oskaloosa–After cruising to a blowout in the season opener, the Statesmen football team will seek a respectable outing against the big boys as it meets South Dakota Saturday.

The Statesmen (1-0) will play the Coyotes (0-1) in the DakotaDome at 2 p.m. South Dakota is a member of NCAA Division I FCS (formerly NCAA Division I-AA) and plays in the Missouri Valley Conference. USD is fresh off a 62-13 throttling by the Oregon Ducks.

FOLLOW THE STATESMEN: Saturday’s game can be followed on the radio (KBOE 740 AM) as well as on the internet at:

–http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/kboe.portal (audio)

The game will have a social media presence as well with updates available on Facebook (William Penn University Athletics) and Twitter (@WPUAthletics).

Fans can also watch South Dakota’s video stream free of charge at http://www.dakotacast.org/usd/index.htm

SERIES HISTORY: William Penn is 0-1 all-time in its series against South Dakota, losing the first-ever meeting 52-0 back in 2009.

The Statesmen were outgained 506-147 in that matchup, but caused the game’s lone turnover in the second quarter (Dominic Peace interception). WPU also dominated the time of possession, 36:37-23:23.

Ryan Van Dalen passed for 80 yards (6-for-16) and rushed for another 38.

2009–South Dakota, 52-0

WILLIAM PENN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Players of the Week for Week 1 were:
Offensive–Taylor Parsons

Defensive–Kevin Shrauger
Special Teams–JT Dotson
Offensive Scout Team–Dakota Ryckman
Defensive Scout Team–Bernard Flowers

WILLIAM PENN PROFILE: Todd Hafner is in his 11th year as head football coach at William Penn, entering this fall with a 66-46 career record.

Hafner, who is the program’s winningest coach with a 66-46 career record, guided William Penn to its sixth league crown in school history in 2012. The team finished 9-3 and qualified for the NAIA Football Championship Series, its first playoff appearance since 1976 and second all-time.

The squad also went 10-1 in 2010 to win its first conference title since 1976. William Penn tied the school record for wins and also broke the NAIA’s single-season marks for total rushing yards and yards per attempt. Numerous other school marks were set in 2010. The Statesmen again paced the NAIA in rushing in 2011.

The 2008 and 2010 Midwest League Coach of the Year, Hafner was also the recipient of the VSN NAIA Coach of the Year and the NFCA Region 2 Coach of the Year honors in 2010. As skipper, he has produced 153 all-conference players and 15 All-Americans.

Hafner graduated from Pittsburg State in 1994.

William Penn opened this fall with a 52-13 win over Bethel (Tenn.) last week.

Headlined by 448 rushing yards, the Statesmen owned a 557-181 total edge. WPU scored the game’s first 43 points.

Sam Tvedt (Sr., Oskaloosa, Iowa, Business Management) sprinted for 176 yards on just ten carries, while eight of his teammates had at least 12 rushing yards.

Taylor Parsons (Sr., The Woodlands, Texas, Sociology) found Jatavius Stewart (Jr., Rock Hill, S.C., Biology) for a 74-yard touchdown pass on the team’s first offensive play, finishing with 109 yards on three completions.

In 2013, William Penn averaged 24.9 points and 329.9 yards per game, including 274.5 rushing and 55.5 passing. The Statesmen were fourth in the NAIA in rushing yards per game and sixth in total rushing yards (3,019 yards).

Evan Ressler (Sr., Cascade, Iowa, Biology) led the team with 728 rushing yards, while Tvedt was next with 697 yards. Three others also tallied over 200 yards.

Tyler Hafner (Jr., Oskaloosa, Iowa, Undecided) led the passing game by going 61-for-145 for 535 yards. Aaron Broyles paced the receiving corps with 27 catches for 219 yards.

William Penn committed 20 turnovers last fall.

Defensively, the Statesmen gave up an average of 20.5 points and 295.5 yards, including 159.0 passing and 136.5 rushing. WPU ranked sixth in the NAIA in total yards allowed per game.

Isaac Samek (Jr., Bolivar, Mo., Industrial Technology) topped William Penn with 82 tackles, while Nick DiMarco had a team-best 13 sacks (26 tackles for loss) and Batterson intercepted four passes.

The Statesmen forced 19 turnovers last year.

Kerrigan was 25-for-28 in extra points and 9-for-19 in field goals. The senior paired up with Jason Johnson to make a strong punting duo. Johnson punted 20 times for a 39.5 yard clip, while Kerrigan also had 24 attempts for a 37.7 mark.

Batterson topped the kick return game with a 22.9-yard average (18 attempts), including one TD. Chris Crawford had a 7.3-yard punt return average over nine tries.

William Penn is picked by the league’s coaches to finish in a tie for third in the MSFA Midwest League.

SOUTH DAKOTA PROFILE: Joe Glenn is in his third year as head football coach at South Dakota, entering this fall with a 5-18 record.

A graduate of South Dakota in 1971 (Master’s from USD in 1975), he has had great success in his other head coaching stints at Doane (Neb.), Northern Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming.

Glenn has taken 11 teams to the postseason (one bowl game) and has won three national titles (two with Northern Colorado, one with Montana).

The Coyotes played up a level last week and were handed a tough 62-13 loss to NCAA Division I FBS powerhouse Oregon.

The team was outgained 673-370, but exchanged scores in the first few minutes of the game to trail just 8-3. Unfortunately, the rest of the game belonged to the Ducks.

Kevin Earl completed exactly half of his 26 attempts for 136 yards. Nine different players caught a pass in the loss. Jasper Sanders led the running game with 65 yards, while Trevor Bouma added 56.

While Oregon put points up quickly, the Coyotes did a great job in holding the ball, committing just one turnover and owning a massive 39:04-20:56 edge in time of possession.

In 2013, South Dakota averaged 17.4 points and 339.4 yards per game, including 195.2 passing and 144.2 rushing.

Earl went 165-for-314 through the air for 1,920 yards and nine TDs. Terrance Terry had 54 receptions for 502 yards, while Riley Donovan tallied 553 yards on 31 grabs.

Bouma paced the ground attack with 781 yards, while three others also finished over the century mark.

USD turned the ball over 20 times last year.

Defensively, the Coyotes gave up an average of 25.8 points and 346.2 yards, including 175.2 rushing and 171.1 passing.

Devin Taverna led South Dakota with 78 tackles, while Tyler Starr had nine sacks. Taverna and Dyllon Knox tied for the team lead in interceptions with three each.

USD claimed 25 takeaways last year.

Miles Bergner was 21-for-23 in extra points and 12-for-21 in field goals. He also punted, averaging 40.4 yards over 72 kicks.

Knox guided the return game with a 23.0-yard kick average (15 returns), while Aaron Swift had 11 punt returns for a 4.1-yard mark.

South Dakota is picked by the league’s coaches to finish eighth out of ten teams in the Missouri Valley Conference.

SATURDAY’S TWO-DEEPS:

WILLIAM PENN OFFENSE
QB
6-Taylor Parsons, 6-0, 200, Sr.
12-Tyler Hafner, 6-2, 194, Jr.
9-Hunter Collins, 6-1, 210, Jr.
RB
30-Sam Tvedt, 5-9, 200, Sr.
28-Johnathan Ward, 5-8, 180, So.
RB
37-Nathan Tvedt, 6-0, 190, Jr.
26-Aaron Osborne, 5-11, 176, Sr.
FB
2-Evan Ressler, 5-11, 210, Sr.
8-Michael Thomas, 5-11, 210, Sr.
WR
29-Kramer Patterson, 6-1, 194, Jr.
19-Doug Hale, 6-1, 185, Sr.
WR
11-Jatavius Stewart, 6-0, 180, Jr.
88-Desmond Douglas, 5-10, 170, So.
TE
35-Devin Verwers, 6-0, 200, Jr.
85-Ryan Westmoreland, 6-3, 249, Jr.
RT
72-J.T. Dotson, 6-2, 267, Jr.
56-Avery Stewart, 5-11, 265, Fr.
RG
65-Jarrett Rogers, 5-10, 280, So.
58-Marshall Arnold, 5-9, 270, Sr.
C
50-Hea Tuifua, 6-0, 275, Jr.
71-Justin Lewis, 6-1, 285, Sr.
LG
54-Kalob Gist, 6-2, 280, Jr.
58-Marshall Arnold, 5-9, 270, Sr.
LT
53-Jake Adams, 6-3, 270, Sr.
85-Ryan Westmoreland, 6-3, 249, Jr.
K
49-Ante Rogic, 5-11, 185, Fr.
81-Jackson Basiliere, 5-11, 180, Fr.
HOLDER
12-Tyler Hafner, 6-2, 194, Jr.
34-Kyle Nitz, 5-9, 165, Jr.
KR
10-Freddy Griggs, 5-11, 190, Sr.
11-Jatavius Stewart, 6-0, 180, Jr.
PR
30-Sam Tvedt, 5-9, 200, Sr.
34-Kyle Nitz, 5-9, 165, Jr.

WILLIAM PENN DEFENSE
DT
90-Hunter Barry, 6-0, 280, So.
99-Malik Young, 6-2, 357, So.
DE
96-Carl Lewis, 6-5, 225, Sr.
40-Taylan Ybarra, 6-2, 220, Jr.
DE
4-Greg Beatty, 6-2, 240, Sr.
98-Clayton Temaat, 6-3, 240, Jr.
OLB
42-Isaac Samek, 6-0, 200, Jr.
38-Cameron Colbert, 6-0, 210, Jr.
MLB
55-Scott Adams, 5-11, 220, Sr.
41-Jake Baptiste, 60, 200, Fr.
OLB
5-Kevin Shrauger, 5-10, 198, Jr.
45-De’Meris Terrell, 5-10, 200, Fr.
NICKEL
1-Joseph Frye, 6-2, 200, Sr.
32-Mason Rohr, 5-10, 190, Fr.
CB
13-Keshon Cowan, 5-11, 170, Sr.
7-Antonio Brown, 6-0, 175, So.
FS
21-Deshon Conley, 6-2, 188, Jr.
47-Walter Eastwood, 5-9, 170, So.
SS
16-Keegan Murphy, 5-11, 185, Jr.
47-Walter Eastwood, 5-9, 170, So.
CB
10-Freddy Griggs, 5-11, 190, Jr.
23-Caesar Harris, 5-8, 170, Sr.
PUNTER
30-Sam Tvedt, 5-9, 200, Sr.
49-Ante Rogic, 5-11, 185, Fr.
LONGSNAPPER
72-JT Dotson, 6-2, 267, Jr.
5-Kevin Shrauger, 5-10, 198, Jr.

SOUTH DAKOTA OFFENSE
QB
2-Ryan Saeger, 6-4, 225, So.

5-Brian Woodward, 6-3, 195, Fr.

HB

21-Trevor Bouma, 5-11, 210, So.

3-Jasper Sanders, 5-10, 200, Sr.

23-Jordan Roberts, 5-11, 215, So.

FB

41-Drew Potter, 6-2, 250, So.

34-Tom Manning, 6-1, 235, Sr.

WR

1-Riley Donovan, 6-1, 185, So.

88-Brandt Van Roekel, 6-3, 215, R-Fr.

WR

7-Josh Vander Maten, 6-1, 215, Sr.

85-Ben Kramer, 6-1, 195, So.

WR

13-Nick Meyer, 6-0, 200, Jr.

11-Eric Shufford, 5-11, 185, Jr.

TE

89-Kayl Barkley, 6-3, 250, Jr.

80-Aaron Ramsey, 6-3, 220, R-Fr.

LT

70-Matt Huffer, 6-7, 300, Sr.

64-Stetson Dagel, 6-4, 275, R-Fr.

LG

62-Nile Banks, 6-5, 295, So.

78-Ed Kennedy, 6-4, 275, R-Fr.

C

51-Sam McLeran, 6-2, 305, R-Fr.

68-Mike Meinert, 6-3, 275, So.

RG

72-Andrew Schofield, 6-5, 295, Sr.

79-Nick Olson, 6-3, 285, Jr.

RT

65-Derek Chancellor, 6-5, 305, Jr.

74-Spencer Fox, 6-4, 280, So.

PK
16-Miles Bergner, 6-0, 200, So.
98-Ethan James, 6-0, 190, Fr.
HOLDER
11-Eric Shufford, 5-11, 185, Jr.
SHORTSNAPPER
60-Schad Wilson, 5-10, 205, So.

KR
3-Jasper Sanders, 5-10, 200, Sr.
11-Eric Shufford, 5-11, 185, Jr.

PR
3-Jasper Sanders, 5-10, 200, Sr.
11-Josh Vander Maten, 6-1, 215, Sr.

SOUTH DAKOTA DEFENSE
DL
58-Fred Beaugard, 6-2, 235, R-Fr.

87-Kray Krolikowski, 6-5, 255, Fr.

DT

55-Sean Bredl, 6-4, 260, So.

92-Bailey Sutko, 6-1, 260, Fr.

DE

94-Drew Iddings, 6-6, 290, Jr.

18-Jake Leohr, 6-3, 230, Fr.

OLB

4-Ryan Hillier, 6-1, 230, Jr.

32-Jet Moreland, 6-2, 215, So.

ILB

28-John Wessel, 6-2, 230, So.

54-Kyle Guziec, 6-4, 235, Jr.

ILB

1-Auston Johnson, 5-11, 230, Sr.

37-Colin Buscarini, 6-1, 220, Jr.

OLB

33-Keyen Lage, 6-3, 240, Jr.

45-Colin Mertlik, 6-2, 225, So.

CB

17-Steve Tellefsen, 6-1, 190, Sr.

2-Mike Lilly, 5-9, 160, Jr.

FS

31-Zeke Lewis, 5-10, 205, So.

8-Tyson Graham, 6-2, 200, So.

SS

24-Jacob Warner, 6-0, 195, Jr.

7-Adam Harris, 5-10, 190, Fr.

CB

26-Chris Tyler, 6-2, 200, Jr.

10-Will Armstead, 5-9, 195, So.
PUNTER
16-Miles Bergner, 6-0, 220, So.

LONGSNAPPER
97-Brandon Godsey, 6-0, 210, Fr.
60-Schad Wilson, 5-10, 205, So.

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