November 12, 2012

Holmes, Haas and Mitchell named CCIW Football Players of the Week

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Millikin’s Matt Holmes, along with North Central’s Quinn Haas and Josh Mitchell, were named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Football Players of the Week Monday.

Holmes, a senior quarterback from Wheeling, Illinois and Wheeling High School (Accounting major), completed 23-of-38 passes for 275 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-13 win over Carthage on Saturday. In his final game with the Big Blue, Holmes also rushed for 87 yards on 16 carries and caught a 60-yard touchdown pass Erik Tobey that gave Millikin a 27-6 lead in the second quarter.

Haas, a freshman linebacker from Lena, Illinois and Lena-Winslow High School (Sport Management major), totaled nine tackles (four solo) and two tackles for loss during the Cardinals’ 37-6 win over Augustana on Saturday. Haas also finished with a half sack in helping lead North Central to a share of the conference title, the program’s seventh-straight since 2006.

Mitchell, a senior punt returner from Bloomington, Illinois and Bloomington High School (Sport Management major), scored North Central’s first touchdown against Augustana, returning a punt 80 yards into the end zone. The 80 yard return was the second-longest in school history as Mitchell finished with six punt returns for 224 yards (37.3 yard average) on the day. Augustana came into the game having allowed only 45 punt return yards all season.

2012 CCIW Football Players of the Week

Offensive Players of the Week
Matt Holmes – Millikin (11/12/12)
Jordan Roberts – Wheaton (11/5/12)
Nick Kukuc – North Central (10/29/12)
Scottie Williams - Elmhurst (10/22/12)
Scottie Williams - Elmhurst (10/15/12)
Jordan Roberts – Wheaton (10/8/12)
Pete Djurickovic – Carthage (10/1/12)
Tyler Krebs – North Park (9/24/12)
Nick Welch – Augustana (9/17/12)
Nick Kukuc – North Central (9/10/12)
Scottie Williams - Elmhurst (9/5/12)

Defensive Players of the Week
Quinn Haas – North Central (11/12/12)
Pat Dansdill – Wheaton (11/5/12)
Erik Westerberg – Augustana (10/29/12)
Shane Dierking – North Central (10/22/12)
Wayne Tuckson – Elmhurst (10/15/12)
Dan Vicari – Elmhurst (10/8/12)
Pat Dansdill – Wheaton (10/1/12)
Marquette Moore – Millikin (9/24/12)
Joey Michals – North Central (9/17/12)
Marquette Moore – Millikin (9/10/12)
Connor Klein - Illinois Wesleyan (9/5/12)

Special Teams Players of the Week
Josh Mitchell – North Central (11/12/12)
Grant Shreve – Millikin (11/5/12)
Sam Cote – Wheaton (10/29/12)
David Tomis – Elmhurst (10/22/12)
Tyrell Bolden – Illinois Wesleyan (10/15/12)
David Tomis – Elmhurst (10/8/12)
Nick Dace – North Central (10/1/12)
Brett Bukari - Carthage (9/24/12)
Nick Dace – North Central (9/17/12)
Michael Kelley – Illinois Wesleyan (9/10/12)
Brett Bukari - Carthage (9/5/12)

The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) was founded in 1946 and currently services eight member institutions including Augustana College (Rock Island, IL), Carthage College (Kenosha, WI), Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL), Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL), Millikin University (Decatur, IL), North Central College (Naperville, IL), North Park University (Chicago, IL) and Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL). During the 2011-12 academic year, the CCIW honored 1,323 academic all-conference recipients, 16 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, 1 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year, 89 all-Americans and three national championship teams.

 

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