Hamline News

November 23, 2009

Five earn MIAC post-season honors

Heading up the Piper first team honorees was wide receiver Tim Queck (So., Annandale, Minn.). He averaged 91.9 receiving yards per game and 17.7 yards per catch this fall, second overall amongst MIAC receivers. He scored seven receiving touchdowns, including a pair of 80-yard TD catches.

Queck also had 468 yards on kickoff returns this fall, putting his all-purpose yards average at 139.7 per game.

In MIAC play, Queck averaged 84.8 yards per catch, third in the conference.

Queck earned MIAC co-offensive player of the week honors on November 11 and was twice named to the D3football.com Team of the Week.

Also earning first team honors was offensive tackle Derall King (Jr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.). King led a line that protected the Piper quarterback corps to allow for the second-best overall passing offense in the league. Hamline quarterbacks threw for an average of 241.3 yards per game and averaged 7.8 yards per pass with 18 passing TDs.

In conference play, the Piper QBs averaged 229.0 yards per game and 7.4 yards per pass, also second in the MIAC.

Both Piper kickers received all-conference second team nods. Placekicker Derek Johnson (Sr., Casa Grande, Ariz.) was the only kicker in the MIAC in both overall and conference play to be perfect in PATs this fall. He hit 29-of-29, 21 of those coming in MIAC play. 

Johnson averaged 55.8 yards per kickoff and made 10 of 12 field goals, the best percentage in the MIAC. Additionally, Johnson handled the punting duties for the win over Augsburg and averaged 39.5 yards per punt in four punts - in the only collegiate game in which he punted.

Punter John Broback (So., Apple Valley, Minn.) averaged 39.3 yards per punt on 44 punts this season. He had a long punt of 77 yards this fall, just two yards shy of the school record. He had five punts of 50+ yards and pinned Hamline's opponents inside the 20-yard line 13 times.

Broback earned back-to-back MIAC Athlete of the Week honors this fall, receiving the special teams nod in both the eighth and ninth weeks of the season.

The final Piper to earn All-MIAC second team honors was inside linebacker Cory Olsen (So., Elk River, Minn.). Olsen had 55 tackles (35 solo, 18 assists), three for a loss. He added a sack, an interception, three pass break-ups, four pass deflections, a fumble recovery, and a forced fumble.

Following Hamline's October 31st game against Carleton, Olsen was named the MIAC defensive athlete of the week and was placed on the D3football.com Team of the Week.