2011-12 Northern Athletics Conference Football News

  • Crusaders Win On Foreign Soil
    May 24, 2012
    For the first time in Maranatha history, the Crusader football team notched a win on Israeli soil, with a 49-6 thumping of the newly formed Israeli National Blue and White Team.
  • CUW Football Raises Money For Ronald McDonald House
    May 24, 2012
    Concordia University Wisconsin’s senior football class raised $1,800 for the Ronald McDonald House on May 12 after hosting their second annual May Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
  • Walsh To Lead Aurora Football Program
    March 02, 2012
    Aurora has named Mark Walsh as head coach of the Spartan football program. Walsh will continue serving in his capacity as Director of Athletics.
  • Faller To Take Part In All American Bowl
    December 13, 2011
    Lakeland College senior safety Tony Faller will participate this weekend in the All American Bowl, played at Mall of America Field at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn. The game kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17.
  • McWilliams,Taylor To Appear In All-American Bowl
    December 12, 2011
    Benedictine University senior football players Matt McWilliams and Andrew Taylor will participate this weekend in the All American Bowl, played at Mall of America Field at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Borsellino Named AFCA All-American
    December 12, 2011
    Benedictine University Running Back John Borsellino today became just the fourth football player to earn NCAA Division III All-America status and the first since 1993 as the American Football Coaches Association recognized the junior as the all-purpose player on its All-America Team.
  • Beres Selected For 'Tazón de Estrellas' Football All-Star Game
    December 10, 2011
    Rockford senior kicker and punter Anthony Beres has been selected to play in the third annual Tazón de Estrellas game in Puebla, Mexico. The matchup will feature the Stars & Stripes Team which is made up of NCAA Division III all-stars from across the United States.
  • 4 Benedictine Football Players Named All-Region
    December 06, 2011
    The Benedictine University football team saw four players receive All-North Region honors from D3football.com as announced today.
  • MIAA, NAC Football To Begin 'Challenge Series' In 2012
    November 23, 2011
    The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Northern Athletics Conference have announced they will launch a “Challenge Series” in football that will pit member schools from the two conferences against each other, beginning with the 2012 season.
  • Benedictine's Season Ends At Mount Union
    November 19, 2011
    The Benedictine football team saw its season come to an end on Saturday, falling 47-7 to No. 2 Mount Union in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs.
  • Borsellino Headlines All-NAC Football Awards
    November 18, 2011
    Benedictine's John Borsellino headlined the awards for the 2011 football season as he was named the Northern Athletics Conference Offensive Player of the Year. The junior running back was also a First Team All-NAC selection on both offense and special teams.
  • Warriors, Crusader garner weekly football awards
    November 14, 2011
    Wisconsin Lutheran's Jesse Muldrow and Travis Turnquist and Maranatha's Ethan Lane were named the Northern Athletics Conference Offensive, Special Teams and Defensive Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of November 7-13.
  • Benedictine to play at Mount Union in NCAA First Round
    November 13, 2011
    Benedictine will head East to Alliance, Ohio for a meeting with the University of Mount Union, who has reached the national championship game the last six seasons and has missed out on the trip to Salem, Virginia just twice since 1996.
  • Cougars clinch share of conference title
    November 12, 2011
    he Concordia Chicago Cougars are co-champions of the Northern Athletics Conference following today's 42-14 win over the Aurora University Spartans at AU's Vago Field.
  • Benedictine, CUC and Lakeland score weekly football awards
    November 07, 2011
    Benedictine's John Borsellino, Concordia Chicago's Jamel Gray and Lakeland's Broc Lawry were named the Northern Athletics Conference Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of October 31-November 6.
  • Former Lakeland College football coach John Thome dies
    November 05, 2011
    John Thome, head coach during Lakeland College’s golden age of football and a founder of the Illini-Badger Football Conference, died on Friday. He was 69.
  • Benedictine claims share of 2011 NAC Football Title
    November 05, 2011
    The Benedictine University football team secured a share of the Northern Athletics Conference title with a 33-28 victory at Rockford College on Saturday, earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs for the second consecutive year.
  • Eagle, Cougar, Warrior collect weekly football accolades
    October 31, 2011
    Benedictine's Billy Dixon, Concordia Chicago's Jake Koehler and Wisconsin Lutheran's Eric Zeitler were named the Northern Athletics Conference Special Teams, Offensive and Defensive Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of October 24-30.
  • CUW, Lakeland, BenU attain weekly football awards
    October 24, 2011
    Concordia Wisconsin's Austin Damaschke, Lakeland's Tony Faller and Benedictine's Billy Dixon were named the Northern Athletics Conference Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of October 17-23.
  • Cougar, Eagles named weekly football award winners
    October 17, 2011
    Concordia Chicago's Jake Koehler and Benedictine's Ben Lockton and Billy Dixon were named the Northern Athletics Conference Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of October 10-16.
  • Faller, Paul and Borsellino named football weekly award winners
    October 11, 2011
    Lakeland's Tony Faller, Concordia Wisconsin's Joseph Paul and Benedictine's John Borsellino were named the Northern Athletics Conference Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of October 3-9.
  • Eagle, Warriors named weekly football award winners
    October 03, 2011
    John Borsellino of Benedictine, and Tyler Schoen and Brett Youngbeck of Wisconsin Lutheran were named the Northern Athletics Conference Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of September 26-October 2.
  • Rolf and Van Straten named weekly football award winners
    September 26, 2011
    Matt Rolf of Concordia Chicago and Dylan Van Straten of Lakeland were named the Northern Athletics Conference Defensive and Offensive Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of September 19-25.
  • NAC weekly football awards announced
    September 19, 2011
    Wisconsin Lutheran's Jesse Muldrow, Maranatha's Ethan Rosen and Rockford's Anthony Beres were named the Northern Athletics Conference Football Student-Athletes of the Week for games of September 12-18.
  • Aurora, CUC and Rockford players earn weekly football honors
    September 12, 2011
    Aurora's Kevin Glock, Concordia Chicago's Jake Koehler and Rockford's Anthony Beres were honored as the Northern Athletics Conference Football Student-Athletes of the Week for games played September 5-11.
  • Eagles, Crusader named football awards winners for first week of play
    September 06, 2011
    Benedictine's John Borsellino and Billy Dixon and Maranatha's Matthew Morrison were named the Northern Athletics Conference Football Student-Athletes of the Week for games of August 29-September 4, the first awards of the season.
  • Football coaches tab Eagles for 2011 title
    August 15, 2011
    The football coaches of the Northern Athletics Conference tabbed the Benedictine Eagles as the 2011 favorite in the preseason coaches' poll.
  • Former NFL player joins Regents' football staff
    August 12, 2011
    Rockford was selected by the National Football League (NFL) Players Association to be one of eight NCAA Division II and III schools to be assigned a former NFL player as a coaching intern.
  • Benedictine hires McCray to football, strength staff
    August 08, 2011
    The Benedictine University Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of football assistant Brandon McCray, who will serve as offensive line coach and head strength and conditioning coach.
  • Four named to IWS Preseason All-State Football Team
    August 03, 2011
    The online publication of Inside Wisconsin Sports has announced its Division III Preseason All-State Football Team, and four players from the Northern Athletics Conference were named to the team. Inside Wisconsin Sports' Division III Preseason All-State Team consists of players from all of Wisconsin's Division III football programs. The team was selected in May by a panel of IWS staff.
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