Courtesy of Inside Wisconsin Sports, insidewisconsinsports.com
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.
Selections from the Northern Athletics Conference:
DB Justin Rogers, Concordia Wisconsin
A repeat selection from last year's team, Rogers broke up 12 passes in nine games as a junior. He was a big reason why opposing teams only completed 48.0 percent of their attempts on CUW. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound star may be the best cornerback in the state.
OL Caleb Rader, Maranatha Baptist
Rader becomes the first player from Maranatha to be selected to this squad. He also owns another distinction — he is the only player on this squad to have received all-conference honors on both sides of the ball (second team NAC offensive line last season, second team at linebacker in 2009).
LB Bruce Romagnoli, Lakeland
Last season, Romagnoli was one of two Lakeland defenders to make the NAC's first team from a unit that ranked third in total defense. The then-sophomore averaged nine tackles per contest (third-best in the conference) and tallied nine tackles for loss. The Muskies defense should again be strong, with Romagnoli and Tyler Oslund both back at linebacker.
P Bobby May, Concordia Wisconsin
In 2010, May was the Northern Athletics Conference's leading punter with a 35.6-yard average on 63 punts. Other punters in the state had a superior average, but of May's punts only one was ruled a touchback and 13 were fair caught.