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D3football.com 2017 All-West Region Team

Brett Kasper
Michael Joseph
By Steve Frommell, d3photography.com; Dubuque athletics photo

UW-Oshkosh quarterback Brett Kasper and Dubuque cornerback Michael Joseph lead the D3football.com 2017 All-West Region team. Kasper was named West Region Offensive Player of the Year, while Joseph was named the West Region Defensive Player of the Year. 

The 2017 D3football.com All-Region teams are presented by the City of Salem, hosts of Stagg Bowl XLV, to be played on Friday, Dec. 15, in Salem, Virginia. Tickets are on sale now for Stagg Bowl XLV at Ticketmaster and the Salem Civic Center. Call 540-375-3004 to charge by phone or purchase online through Ticketmaster.

UW-Oshkosh coach Pat Cerroni, who led the Titans to a perfect 9-0 regular season, three playoff wins and the national semifinals of the Division III playoffs, is the West Region Coach of the Year. It’s his second selection as a D3football.com regional Coach of the Year, with the first coming in 2012.

Kasper, a senior from Two Rivers, Wisconsin, has thrown for 2,728 yards in 12 games, with 32 touchdowns and four interceptions for the Titans. Kasper has completed 66.5 percent of his passes, averaging 10.7 yards per attempt. He is a two-time Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the year.

Joseph, a senior from Oswego, Illinois, led the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with eight interceptions to go along with 56 total tackles (35 solo). He is one of 60 seniors nationally across college football to have been invited to play in the Senior Bowl.

The teams, selected in balloting by West Region sports information directors and D3football.com staff, were chosen from 259 nominations by Division III member schools. A total of 77 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. 15, in D3football.com’s pregame coverage for Stagg Bowl XLV.

D3football.com 2017 All-West Region Team

Offensive Player of the Year: Brett Kasper, QB, UW-Oshkosh

Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Joseph, CB, Dubuque

Coach of the Year: Pat Cerroni, UW-Oshkosh

First Team Offense      
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
QB Brett Kasper UW-Oshkosh Sr. Two Rivers, Wis.
RB Chad Johnson Concordia-Moorhead  Sr. Glyndon, Minn.
RB Joey Valdivia Lake Forest Sr. Grayslake, Ill.
WR Nick Holcomb UW-La Crosse Sr. Germantown, Wis.
WR Riley Brockway Wartburg Sr. Postville, Iowa
TE Matt Christenson St. Thomas Sr. Nicollet, Minn.
T Derek Schipper Wartburg Sr. Ackley, Iowa
G Tyler Powers UW-Oshkosh Jr. Greenville, Wis.
C Ty Summers UW-Oshkosh Sr. Lake Villa, Ill.
G Dan Greenheck St. John’s So. St. Paul, Minn.
T Ben McFall UW-Whitewater Sr. Rewey, Wis.
         
K Willy Warne Linfield So. Vancouver, Wash.
RET Dom Todarello UW-Oshkosh Jr. Hartland, Wis.
First Team Defense      
DE Harry Henschler UW-Whitewater Jr. Janesville, Wis.
DT Austin Jochum St. Thomas Sr. Foley, Minn.
DT Nick Jacobsen UW-River Falls Sr. Prescott, Wis.
DE Caleb Dalzell George Fox Jr. Gresham, Ore.
LB Jason Farlow Linfield Sr. Ventura, Calif.
LB Derrick Jennings UW-Oshkosh Jr. DeForest, Wis.
LB Charles Riga George Fox Jr. Portland, Ore.
CB Michael Joseph Dubuque Sr. Oswego, Ill.
S Isaac Seering St. Thomas Sr. Green Bay, Wis.
S Max Jackson St. John’s Jr. St. Paul, Minn.
CB Daniel Gonzales Redlands Sr. Mentone, Calif.
         
P Connor Foley UW-Platteville Jr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
ST Nick Swore Northwestern (Minn.) Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich.
         
Second Team Offense      
QB Matt Sacia Wartburg Jr. Eldridge, Iowa
RB LeAnthony Reasnover Eureka Jr. Momence, Ill.
RB Dylan Hecker UW-Oshkosh Sr. Winneconne, Wis.
WR Sam Mentkowski UW-Oshkosh Sr. Greenfield, Wis.
WR Mark Johnson UW-Platteville Jr. Johnston, Iowa
TE Gregoire Franchomme Greenville Jr. Waterloo, Belgium
T Ryan Barth Eureka Jr. Minonk, Ill.
G Alex Wendorf UW-Oshkosh Jr. Watertown, Wis.
C Matt Beck St. Thomas Jr. Plymouth, Minn.
G Nolan Schuler George Fox Sr. Bakersfield, Calif.
T Joe Krall Monmouth So. New Berlin, Ill.
         
K Nathan Hierlihy Redlands Jr. Redondo Beach, Calif.
RET Walter Ollie Loras Jr. Pearl City, Ill.
Second Team Defense      
DE Marcus McGovern Linfield Sr. Eugene, Ore.
DT Nathan Brinker St. John’s Jr. Avon, Minn.
DT Dillon Rademaker Wartburg Sr. Greene, Iowa
DE Andrew Joseph Cornell Sr. New Orleans, La.
LB Rob Rottler Wartburg Sr. Greene, Iowa
LB Kyle Schultz Monmouth Sr. Heyworth, Ill.
LB Max Praschak UW-River Falls So. Somerset, Wis.
CB Taylor Roelofs Whitworth Sr. Tacoma, Wash.
S Dawson Brown Bethel Jr. Becker, Minn.
S Wade Ransom Linfield Sr. Portland, Ore.
CB Micam Smith Monmouth Sr. Annawan, Ill.
         
P Turner Geisthardt UW-Oshkosh Jr. Omro, Wis.
         
Third Team Offense      
QB Ricky Bautista Chapman Sr. Irvine, Calif.
RB Michael Diggins UW-River Falls Sr. Andover, Minn.
RB Chidubem Nnoli Linfield So. Beaverton, Ore.
WR Jacob Isabel Chapman Sr. Pleasanton, Calif.
WR Evan Clark St. John’s Sr. Phoenix, Ariz.
TE Tony Gumina UW-Whitewater Sr. Sussex, Wis.
T Andrew Jarosz St. John’s Sr. White Bear Lk., Minn.
G Caleb Adams UW-Stout Jr. Rochester, Minn.
C Brandon Bundgaard Concordia-M’head Jr. Moorhead, Minn.
G Donnie Rydzewski UW-Platteville Sr. Tinley Park, Ill.
T Kyle Rademaker St. Norbert Jr. Eden Prairie, Minn.
         
K Spenser Thompson-Meyers St. Norbert Jr. San Ramon, Calif.
RET Undre Smith-Brewer Augsburg Sr. St. Paul, Minn.
Third Team Defense      
DE Javon Muhammad MacMurray Jr. Chicago, Ill.
DT Zach Grate Linfield Sr. Olympia, Wash.
DT Austin Pyka Chapman Sr. Anaheim Hills, Calif.
DE Kyle Kilgore Bethel Jr. Cottage Grove, Minn.
LB Tyler Olson Central Sr. Mapleton, Minn.
LB Ryan Slager Grinnell Jr. Orland Park, Ill.
LB David Franta St. John’s Sr. Winnebago, Minn.
LB Dylan Andrew St. Thomas Sr. Naperville, Ill.
CB Famus Hasty UW-Whitewater Jr. Naperville, Ill.
S Cole Yoder UW-Oshkosh Jr. Oshkosh, Wis.
S Brendan Holmes Simpson So. Atlantic, Iowa
CB Leonard Gutierrez St. John’s Sr. Phoenix, Ariz.
         
P Glenn Meyers Augsburg Sr. Blaine, Minn.

There was a tie for the final linebacker spot.

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at Delaware Valley 23, Lycoming 16
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Plymouth State 29, at Framingham State 28
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at Hamilton 62, Bowdoin 27
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at Gallaudet 35, Castleton 25
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at Hobart 52, Rochester 7
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Nichols 23, at Becker 15
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Muhlenberg 34, at Thomas More 31
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at Hope 70, Finlandia 6
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King's 51, at Alvernia 7
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at Morrisville State 41, Utica 24
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at Centre 33, Trinity (Texas) 28
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at Cortland 41, Buffalo State 7
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Husson 56, at Alfred State 14
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Wittenberg 41, at Allegheny 14
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Western Connecticut 23, at Massachusetts Maritime 13
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at Amherst 35, Colby 9
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Stevenson 20, at Widener 6
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Wesleyan 44, at Bates 13
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at Case Western Reserve 37, St. Vincent 7
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at Carnegie Mellon 17, Bethany 14
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at Salisbury 17, Montclair State 15
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Maryville (Tenn.) 34, at Methodist 9
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Wabash 7, at Ohio Wesleyan 0
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Misericordia 25, at Lebanon Valley 21
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Denison 20, at DePauw 12
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at Western New England 56, Curry 21
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Randolph-Macon 45, at Shenandoah 14
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Kalamazoo 20, at Albion 19
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Brockport 52, at Alfred 0
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Wooster 27, at Oberlin 21
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at Frostburg State 56, William Paterson 0
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at Hiram 28, Kenyon 24
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Wesley 54, at Kean 6
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Trine 50, at Olivet 49
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Southern Virginia 23, at Apprentice 21
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MacMurray 27, at Crown 21
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Ithaca 24, at Union 0
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Mount Union 77, at Capital 3
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at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Tufts 24
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Franklin 42, at Mount St. Joseph 34
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Manchester 21, at Bluffton 17
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John Carroll 49, at Ohio Northern 17
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Merchant Marine 17, at Springfield 14
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Middlebury 21, at Williams 10
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Hampden-Sydney 42, at Bridgewater 21
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Endicott 66, at University of New England 38
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at Washington and Jefferson 50, Geneva 43
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Berry 35, at Hendrix 14
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Augustana 41, at North Park 7
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Louisiana College 35, at McMurry 23
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Wartburg 31, at Coe 19
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Eureka 44, at Concordia-Chicago 14
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Carleton 36, at Augsburg 34
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Rockford 37, at Lakeland 20
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Gustavus Adolphus 42, at Hamline 14
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Concordia (Wis.) 23, at Aurora 20
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at Benedictine 40, Wisconsin Lutheran 31
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at Loras 44, Nebraska Wesleyan 20
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St. Norbert 21, at Chicago 20
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Bethel 35, at St. Olaf 7
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Millikin 32, at Carthage 29
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Knox 28, at Grinnell 7
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Monmouth 45, at Illinois College 13
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at Illinois Wesleyan 44, Elmhurst 28
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UW-Whitewater 45, at UW-Eau Claire 0
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Sul Ross State 27
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Austin 34, at Millsaps 23
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at UW-Oshkosh 31, UW-Platteville 10
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at Whitworth 55, Pacific Lutheran 13
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Pacific 23, at Puget Sound 22
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George Fox 28, at Willamette 6
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at Southwestern 21, Belhaven 10
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Rowan 17, at TCNJ 14
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Adrian 28, at Alma 23
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Averett 24, at N.C. Wesleyan 14
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Heidelberg 21, at Otterbein 7
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Anderson 63, at Earlham 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 59, Carroll 0
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at UW-La Crosse 63, UW-Stevens Point 27
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Birmingham-Southern 13, at Sewanee 10
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 20, Minnesota-Morris 17
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La Verne 42, at Whittier 23
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 20, at Redlands 10
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LaGrange 43, at Greensboro 16
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at Delaware Valley 23, Lycoming 16
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Muhlenberg 34, at Thomas More 31
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Brockport 52, at Alfred 0
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at Frostburg State 56, William Paterson 0
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Wesley 54, at Kean 6
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Wittenberg 41, at Allegheny 14
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Trine 50, at Olivet 49
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at Case Western Reserve 37, St. Vincent 7
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Mount Union 77, at Capital 3
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John Carroll 49, at Ohio Northern 17
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Berry 35, at Hendrix 14
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at Washington and Jefferson 50, Geneva 43
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at St. John's 40, St. Thomas 20
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at Washington U. 17, Wheaton (Ill.) 10
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at Illinois Wesleyan 44, Elmhurst 28
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UW-Whitewater 45, at UW-Eau Claire 0
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Sul Ross State 27
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at UW-Oshkosh 31, UW-Platteville 10
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at Whitworth 55, Pacific Lutheran 13
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at Linfield 43, Lewis and Clark 26
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at North Central (Ill.) 59, Carroll 0
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