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D3football.com 2016 All-East Region Team

By Mike Dear for d3photography.com; Stevenson file photo 

Alfred quarterback Tyler Johnson and Stevenson’s Austin Tennessee, a safety, lead the D3football.com 2016 All-East Region team. Tennessee was named East Region Defensive Player of the Year, while Johnson was named the East Region Offensive Player of the Year.

Alfred coach Bob Rankl, who led the Saxons to an undefeated regular season and a second-ever trip to the national quarterfinals, was named D3football.com East Region Coach of the Year for the first time. This marked the first year any team had run the table in Empire 8 conference play since 2011 and Alfred was the first team since the Empire 8 added football in 2002 to finish the regular season 10-0.

Johnson, a senior from East Syracuse, N.Y., threw for 2,903 yards and 29 touchdowns against just four interceptions, while also rushing for 1,008 yards in Alfred’s 13 games. He threw for 534 yards and five touchdowns against Mount Union in the national quarterfinals without an interception in 67 attempts. Johnson threw for 8,389 career yards while rushing for 2,999.

Tennessee, a senior from Columbia, Md., helped lead Stevenson to the NCAA playoffs for the first time after moving this season from cornerback to safety. Tennessee totaled 57 tackles, 44 solo, for the 9-2 Mustangs. He had six interceptions on the season and compiled 200 yards of return yardage, including a pair of touchdowns, and registered eight pass breakups.

The teams, selected in balloting by East Region sports information directors and D3football.com staff, were chosen from 254 nominations by Division III member schools. A total of 76 players were chosen. Players nominated for All-Region are eligible to be considered for D3football.com All-America honors, which will be announced the evening of Dec. 16, in D3football.com’s pregame coverage for Stagg Bowl XLIV.

D3football.com 2016 All-East Region Team

Offensive Player of the Year: Tyler Johnson, QB, Alfred
Defensive Player of the Year: Austin Tennessee, S, Stevenson
Coach of the Year: Bob Rankl, Alfred

First Team Offense      
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
QB Tyler Johnson Alfred Sr. East Syracuse, N.Y.
RB Dan Andrews Brockport Sr. Rochester, N.Y.
RB Jamar Baynard Wesley Sr. Middletown, Del.
WR Brandon Shed Hobart Jr. W. Palm Beach, Fla.
WR Koree Reed Hartwick Jr. Baldwinsville, N.Y.
TE Mitch Gallagher St. Lawrence Sr. Malone, N.Y.
T Pat Sullivan Mass-Dartmouth Sr. Everett, Mass.
G David Sylvester Alfred Sr. Perry, N.Y.
C Sean Murphy Alfred Sr. Buffalo, N.Y.
G Riley Cannon Salisbury Sr. Huntingtown, Md.
T Kevin LaMarque Alfred Sr. Holliston, Mass.
         
K Eric Sachse Trinity (Conn.) So. Jefferson, Mass.
RET Jordan Schemm Ithaca Jr. Coral Springs, Fla.
         
First Team Defense      
DE William Sewell Frostburg State Sr. Silver Spring, Md.
DT Chyron Brown-Wallace St. Lawrence Sr. Rochester, N.Y.
DT Niles Scott Frostburg State Jr. Elkton, Md.
DE Byron Cooper Widener Sr. Philadelphia, Pa.
LB A.J. LiCata Alfred Jr. Lake View, N.Y.
LB Darin Hungerford Kean Jr. Dumfries, Va.
LB Brian Murtagh WPI Sr. Wayland, Mass.
CB Obi Etuka W. New England Sr. Middletown, Conn.
S Austin Tennessee Stevenson Sr. Columbia, Md.
S Jake O’Connell Brockport So. Rochester, N.Y.
CB Austin Davis Kean Sr. Cliffwood, N.J.
         
P Rio Schmidt Hobart Jr. Mason, Texas
ST Travis Alvarez Cortland Fr. Keyport, N.J.
         
Second Team Offense      
QB Shane Sweeney Hobart Jr. Phelps, N.Y.
RB Chance Brady Tufts Sr. Haverhill, Mass.
RB John Smith Husson Jr. Fayetteville, Ga.
WR Bryce Shade Wesley Sr. Erial, N.J.
WR Taylor Loudan Christopher Newport Sr. Stephens City, Va.
TE Garrett Armstrong Wilkes Jr. Hampton, N.J.
T Matt Gono Wesley Jr. Cinnaminson, N.J.
G Dillon Martin W. New England Jr. Ashland, Mass.
C Nick Testani Hobart Sr. Pittsford, N.Y.
G Elliot Tobin MIT Sr. Minnetonka, Minn.
T Sean Carey Union Sr. Washington Twp., N.J.
         
K Matthew Murphy SUNY-Maritime Jr. Seaford, N.Y.
RET Sean Kent MIT Fr. Bend, Ore.
         
Second Team Defense      
DE Joe Falato Montclair State Sr. Lodi, N.J.
DT Elvis Romero Bridgewater State Sr. Wayne, N.J.
DT Vince Char Widener Sr. Southampton, Pa.
DE Charles Branwell Alfred Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
LB Marshall McCarthy Mass. Maritime Sr. Duxbury, Mass.
LB Mark Upton Bates Sr. Winthrop, Mass.
LB Dan Loizos Ithaca Jr. Oakhurst, N.J.
CB Jordan Schemm Ithaca Jr. Coral Springs, Fla.
S Spencer Donahue Trinity (Conn.) Sr. Naperville, Ill.
S Shawn Miller Delaware Valley Jr. Laurel, Del.
CB Tim Preston Tufts So. Nashua, N.H.
         
P Pat Newins Misericordia Sr. Levittown, N.Y.
         
Third Team Offense      
QB Dan Williams Stevenson Jr. Sicklerville, N.J.
RB John DiStefano Montclair State Sr. Lincroft, N.J.
RB Nick Connell W. New England Sr. E. Marion, N.Y.
WR Conrado Banky Middlebury So. Katy, Texas
WR Brendan Buisch Alfred Sr. Hornell, N.Y.
TE Stephen Beahn Framingham State Jr. Spencer, Mass.
T Parker Johnson Merchant Marine Sr. Middletown, Md.
G Dan Giagrande Montclair State Sr. Belleville, N.J.
C Austin Eagle Wesley Sr. Odenton, Md.
G Jonni Cassano Albright Sr. Cherry Hill, N.J.
T Chris Simmons Trinity (Conn.) Jr. Manchester, Conn.
         
K Blaine Bursey WPI Sr. Middleburg, Fla.
RET Nicodemus Gambill Utica Sr. Rochester, N.Y.
         
Third Team Defense      
DE Isaiah Ingram Wesley Jr. Pennsauken, N.J.
DT Sam Edouard W. New England Jr. Roosevelt, N.Y.
DT Billy Carroll Buffalo State So. Holtsville, N.Y.
DE James Hedger Hobart Sr. Rochester, N.Y.
LB Ryan Brenner Rowan Sr. Northfield, N.J.
LB Matt McEvily Nichols Sr. Clinton, Mass.
LB Alec Dietsch St. Lawrence Sr. Clarence, N.Y.
CB Brian Price SUNY-Maritime Sr. New York, N.Y.
S Andre Connally Wesley Sr. Middletown, Del.
S Billy Lewis Stevenson Sr. Centreville, Md.
CB Sean Egan RPI Jr. Watervliet, N.Y.
         
P Shane Cronin Cortland Sr. West Nyack, N.Y.
Oct. 16: All times Eastern
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 42, North Central (Ill.) 20
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Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins
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Westfield State at Framingham State
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Moravian at Juniata
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Endicott at Salve Regina
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St. Vincent at Thomas More
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Hobart at Union
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Colby at Hamilton
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William Paterson at Christopher Newport
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St. John Fisher at Ithaca
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Kenyon at Allegheny
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SUNY-Maritime at Mount Ida
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Middlebury at Bates
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Catholic at Springfield
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Wesleyan at Amherst
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Bowdoin at Trinity (Conn.)
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Husson at Gallaudet
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Wabash at Oberlin
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Buffalo State at Utica
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Ohio Northern at Muskingum
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Montclair State at Frostburg State
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Rowan at Wesley
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Albright at Stevenson
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Wittenberg at DePauw
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Alma at Albion
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Shenandoah at Guilford
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Plymouth State at Massachusetts Maritime
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Wooster at Hiram
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Washington and Lee at Hampden-Sydney
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Alfred State at Anna Maria
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Bridgewater at Emory and Henry
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Wilkes at FDU-Florham
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Lebanon Valley at Misericordia
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Rochester at St. Lawrence
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RPI at Alfred
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Nichols at Curry
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Southern Virginia at Salisbury
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Ferrum at Brevard
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Randolph-Macon at Apprentice
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Ursinus at Susquehanna
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Cortland at Morrisville State
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Hope at Trine
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UW-Whitewater at UW-River Falls
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Trinity (Texas) at Sewanee
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Dickinson at Franklin and Marshall
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Tufts at Williams
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Mount Union at Wilmington
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MIT at Coast Guard
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Maine Maritime at Norwich
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Heidelberg at Marietta
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Franklin at Rose-Hulman
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John Carroll at Capital
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Bluffton at Manchester
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Mount St. Joseph at Anderson
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Kean at TCNJ
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Greensboro at LaGrange
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Mass-Dartmouth at Worcester State
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Muhlenberg at McDaniel
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Western New England at Becker
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Methodist at Maryville (Tenn.)
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Adrian at Kalamazoo
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Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
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Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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Berry at Millsaps
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Olivet at Benedictine
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Birmingham-Southern at Austin
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Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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UW-Stevens Point at UW-Stout
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Eureka at MacMurray
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Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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Wartburg at Luther
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Nebraska Wesleyan at Buena Vista
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Lakeland at Wisconsin Lutheran
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Rockford at Aurora
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Concordia (Wis.) at Concordia-Chicago
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Carleton at St. Olaf
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Gustavus Adolphus at St. John's
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Augsburg at Concordia-Moorhead
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St. Thomas at Hamline
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Westminster (Mo.) at Greenville
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Coe at Loras
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Monmouth at Cornell
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Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
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Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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Grinnell at Lake Forest
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Carroll at Millikin
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Ripon at Macalester
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Lawrence at St. Norbert
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St. Scholastica at Crown
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Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
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UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
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Merchant Marine at WPI
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Rhodes at Centre
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Hanover at Earlham
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Beloit at Chicago
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UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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Simpson at Dubuque
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Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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Hartwick at Brockport
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Western Connecticut at Bridgewater State
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Chapman at La Verne
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Pacific at Lewis and Clark
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Pacific Lutheran at Willamette
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Puget Sound at Whitworth
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Redlands at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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George Fox at Linfield
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Sul Ross State at Howard Payne
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Dean at Castleton
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N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
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Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
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Knox at Illinois College
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Whittier at Cal Lutheran
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Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
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Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 42, North Central (Ill.) 20
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Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins
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Rowan at Wesley
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Montclair State at Frostburg State
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Wittenberg at DePauw
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Catholic at Springfield
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Mount Union at Wilmington
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Heidelberg at Marietta
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Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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St. Thomas at Hamline
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Gustavus Adolphus at St. John's
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Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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Augsburg at Concordia-Moorhead
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Berry at Millsaps
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Wartburg at Luther
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UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
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UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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Hartwick at Brockport
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George Fox at Linfield
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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