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    Default 2018 NSIC Preseason Players of the Year

    NSIC North Division Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
    #13 Jason Balts (WR, 5’11, 190, Sr., Barron, Wis. / Barron HS) - Minnesota Duluth
    - All-NSIC first team in 2017 and honorable mention in 2016
    - Set or equaled career highs for pass receptions (57), receiving yards (a league-best 1,003) and touchdown
    catches (eight) in 2017
    - Just the sixth Bulldog to ever eclipse the 1,000-receiving yard mark in a single season
    - His 112 career catches are the eighth most in program history
    - Earned the NSIC Elite 18 Award for football in 2017 and was a CoSIDA Academic All-American first team

    NSIC North Division Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
    #36 Gunnar Olszewski (CB, 5’10, 175, Sr., Alvin, Texas / Alvin HS) - Bemidji State
    - Three-time NSIC North Division All-Conference First Team Defense selection
    - 2017 NSIC North Division All-Conference Second Team Special Teams selection
    - Totaled 67 tackles (36 solo), seven pass break ups, two forced fumbles and one interception in 2017
    - Ranks second in BSU history with 654 career punt return yards and fifth with 147 solo tackles

    NSIC South Division Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
    #84 Shane Zylstra (WR, 6’5, 220, Jr., Spicer, Minn. / New London-Spicer HS) - Minnesota State
    - Led Maverick receiving corps with 51 catches, 861 receiving yards and 15 touchdown catches in 2017
    - Tallied more than 100 receiving yards in three games last season, including a season-high 204 yards
    against Minnesota Duluth
    - Caught at least two touchdown passes in four games, including a season-best three touchdown catches
    against Minnesota Duluth and Augustana
    - His 15 touchdown catches last season matched the MSU single-season record

    NSIC South Division Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
    #90 Zach Dodge (DT, 5’10, 290, Sr., Salem, Wis. / Wilmot HS) - Minnesota State
    - Finished second on the team in tackles for loss (8.0) and sacks (4.0) in 2017
    - Recorded two sacks against Northern State and Winona State last season
    - Claimed All-NSIC First Team honors for the second straight season in 2017
    - Posted at least three tackles in nine games during the 2017 season

    Link also contains a list of the "Players to Watch" from offense and defense both North and South.
    http://northernsun.org/news/2018/7/2...ches-poll.aspx
    Last edited by Otis Day; 07-26-2018 at 03:27 PM. Reason: Conference done goofed up x2

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    Default Re: 2018 NSIC Preseason Players of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Day View Post
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    NSIC South Division Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
    #84 Shane Zylstra (WR, 6’5, 220, Jr., Spicer, Minn. / New London-Spicer HS) - Minnesota State
    - Led Maverick receiving corps with 51 catches, 861 receiving yards and 15 touchdown catches in 2017
    - Tallied more than 100 receiving yards in three games last season, including a season-high 204 yards
    against Minnesota Duluth
    - Caught at least two touchdown passes in four games, including a season-best three touchdown catches
    against Minnesota Duluth and Augustana
    - His 15 touchdown catches last season matched the MSU single-season record

    NSIC North Division Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
    #90 Zach Dodge (DT, 5’10, 290, Sr., Salem, Wis. / Wilmot HS) - Minnesota State
    - Finished second on the team in tackles for loss (8.0) and sacks (4.0) in 2017
    - Recorded two sacks against Northern State and Winona State last season
    - Claimed All-NSIC First Team honors for the second straight season in 2017
    - Posted at least three tackles in nine games during the 2017 season

    Link also contains a list of the "Players to Watch" from offense and defense both North and South.
    http://northernsun.org/news/2018/7/2...ches-poll.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Day View Post
    NSIC North Division Preseason Co-Offensive Player of the Year
    #13 Jason Balts (WR, 5’11, 190, Sr., Barron, Wis. / Barron HS) - Minnesota Duluth
    - All-NSIC first team in 2017 and honorable mention in 2016
    - Set or equaled career highs for pass receptions (57), receiving yards (a league-best 1,003) and touchdown
    catches (eight) in 2017
    - Just the sixth Bulldog to ever eclipse the 1,000-receiving yard mark in a single season
    - His 112 career catches are the eighth most in program history
    - Earned the NSIC Elite 18 Award for football in 2017 and was a CoSIDA Academic All-American first team

    NSIC North Division Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
    #36 Gunnar Olszewski (CB, 5’10, 175, Sr., Alvin, Texas / Alvin HS) - Bemidji State
    - Three-time NSIC North Division All-Conference First Team Defense selection
    - 2017 NSIC North Division All-Conference Second Team Special Teams selection
    - Totaled 67 tackles (36 solo), seven pass break ups, two forced fumbles and one interception in 2017
    - Ranks second in BSU history with 654 career punt return yards and fifth with 147 solo tackles

    NSIC South Division Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
    #84 Shane Zylstra (WR, 6’5, 220, Jr., Spicer, Minn. / New London-Spicer HS) - Minnesota State
    - Led Maverick receiving corps with 51 catches, 861 receiving yards and 15 touchdown catches in 2017
    - Tallied more than 100 receiving yards in three games last season, including a season-high 204 yards
    against Minnesota Duluth
    - Caught at least two touchdown passes in four games, including a season-best three touchdown catches
    against Minnesota Duluth and Augustana
    - His 15 touchdown catches last season matched the MSU single-season record

    NSIC North Division Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
    #90 Zach Dodge (DT, 5’10, 290, Sr., Salem, Wis. / Wilmot HS) - Minnesota State
    - Finished second on the team in tackles for loss (8.0) and sacks (4.0) in 2017
    - Recorded two sacks against Northern State and Winona State last season
    - Claimed All-NSIC First Team honors for the second straight season in 2017
    - Posted at least three tackles in nine games during the 2017 season

    Link also contains a list of the "Players to Watch" from offense and defense both North and South.
    http://northernsun.org/news/2018/7/2...ches-poll.aspx
    Am I missing something obvious? If this is the co-offensive player of the year, who is the other "co-" in that equation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrAugustana View Post
    Am I missing something obvious? If this is the co-offensive player of the year, who is the other "co-" in that equation?
    Hunter Trautman I would assume...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrAugustana View Post
    Am I missing something obvious? If this is the co-offensive player of the year, who is the other "co-" in that equation?
    Quote Originally Posted by NSU4LIFE View Post
    Hunter Trautman I would assume...
    My guess....there is none. They just forgot to remove the "co-" when updating the template from last year's release (Hein and Gibson were preseason co-POY last year).

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    Good catch y'all.

    I was confused as well when I copied and pasted from the release but I figured, that's what it says, I'll go with it.

    Looks like a conference goof like Stanger said. I'll edit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Day View Post
    NSIC North Division Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
    #13 Jason Balts (WR, 5’11, 190, Sr., Barron, Wis. / Barron HS) - Minnesota Duluth
    - All-NSIC first team in 2017 and honorable mention in 2016
    - Set or equaled career highs for pass receptions (57), receiving yards (a league-best 1,003) and touchdown
    catches (eight) in 2017
    - Just the sixth Bulldog to ever eclipse the 1,000-receiving yard mark in a single season
    - His 112 career catches are the eighth most in program history
    - Earned the NSIC Elite 18 Award for football in 2017 and was a CoSIDA Academic All-American first team

    NSIC North Division Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
    #36 Gunnar Olszewski (CB, 5’10, 175, Sr., Alvin, Texas / Alvin HS) - Bemidji State
    - Three-time NSIC North Division All-Conference First Team Defense selection
    - 2017 NSIC North Division All-Conference Second Team Special Teams selection
    - Totaled 67 tackles (36 solo), seven pass break ups, two forced fumbles and one interception in 2017
    - Ranks second in BSU history with 654 career punt return yards and fifth with 147 solo tackles

    NSIC South Division Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
    #84 Shane Zylstra (WR, 6’5, 220, Jr., Spicer, Minn. / New London-Spicer HS) - Minnesota State
    - Led Maverick receiving corps with 51 catches, 861 receiving yards and 15 touchdown catches in 2017
    - Tallied more than 100 receiving yards in three games last season, including a season-high 204 yards
    against Minnesota Duluth
    - Caught at least two touchdown passes in four games, including a season-best three touchdown catches
    against Minnesota Duluth and Augustana
    - His 15 touchdown catches last season matched the MSU single-season record

    NSIC North Division Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
    #90 Zach Dodge (DT, 5’10, 290, Sr., Salem, Wis. / Wilmot HS) - Minnesota State
    - Finished second on the team in tackles for loss (8.0) and sacks (4.0) in 2017
    - Recorded two sacks against Northern State and Winona State last season
    - Claimed All-NSIC First Team honors for the second straight season in 2017
    - Posted at least three tackles in nine games during the 2017 season

    Link also contains a list of the "Players to Watch" from offense and defense both North and South.
    http://northernsun.org/news/2018/7/2...ches-poll.aspx
    I am thinking this is a typo as well.
    Millsy

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    I think the conference should run all their press releases by our posters before release, those are some blatant typos....

    That I also missed

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    How could Kirby Hora not be the pre-season defensive poy? AU senior linebacker from SF Roosevelt led the league in tackles at 129 and was 5th in the nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingfaithful View Post
    How could Kirby Hora not be the pre-season defensive poy? AU senior linebacker from SF Roosevelt led the league in tackles at 129 and was 5th in the nation.
    Not to take anything away from the Mankato kid but you would think at a minimum he would have been Co-Defensive player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Augiefanman View Post
    Not to take anything away from the Mankato kid but you would think at a minimum he would have been Co-Defensive player.
    Spot on correct. Not sure how he could not rank as co-player of year. Lot of good players for just a few positions in the pre season honors I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingfaithful View Post
    How could Kirby Hora not be the pre-season defensive poy? AU senior linebacker from SF Roosevelt led the league in tackles at 129 and was 5th in the nation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Augiefanman View Post
    Not to take anything away from the Mankato kid but you would think at a minimum he would have been Co-Defensive player.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duluth Sleuth View Post
    Spot on correct. Not sure how he could not rank as co-player of year. Lot of good players for just a few positions in the pre season honors I guess.
    Although I understand what you're getting at, remember it's a preseason award. Which means about as much as a preseason poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Mav Man View Post
    Although I understand what you're getting at, remember it's a preseason award. Which means about as much as a preseason poll.
    Also means it goes by votes. Simply put, Dodge got more votes. That's all there is to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanger86 View Post
    Also means it goes by votes. Simply put, Dodge got more votes. That's all there is to it.
    Correct. And coaches, etc are more apt to vote for a very good player on a very good defense rather than a very good tackler on a mediocre defense. And that is not trying to take anything away from the Augie player. But making a ton of tackles also means your defense was on the field way too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Mav Man View Post
    Correct. And coaches, etc are more apt to vote for a very good player on a very good defense rather than a very good tackler on a mediocre defense. And that is not trying to take anything away from the Augie player. But making a ton of tackles also means your defense was on the field way too much.
    Weird cannot find Dodge in any defensive statistics where Zach Dodge is on the leaders list. Lists don't really mean everything. https://nsic_ftp.sidearmsports.com/c...s.htm#conf.wi2

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingfaithful View Post
    Weird cannot find Dodge in any defensive statistics where Zach Dodge is on the leaders list. Lists don't really mean everything. https://nsic_ftp.sidearmsports.com/c...s.htm#conf.wi2
    There is a giant difference between stats at DT than at LB.

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