September 23, 2013
Stanek, Westerberg named CCIW Football Players of the Week
NAPERVILLE, Ill. – North Central's Spencer Stanek and Augustana's Erik Westerberg were named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Football Players of the Week Monday. Stanek, a senior quarterback from Mokena, Illinois and Lincoln-Way East High School (Economics/Finance major), won his second-straight offensive player of the week award after leading the Cardinals to a 41-14 victory against Wisconsin-Stout on Saturday. He set a North Central single-game record for passing accuracy (92.3%) and tied a career high with four touchdown passes in just 2 ½ quarters of action. He was 24-for-26 for 278 yards and rushed for 50 yards on six carries and one rushing touchdown. Stanek has completed 50-of-61 passes (82.0%) and guided the Cardinal offense to 1,258 yards in two games. Westerberg, a senior linebacker from Elmhurst, Illinois and York High School (Mathematics/Secondary Education major), finished with eight tackles, including six solo and four tackles for loss during a 35-10 win at Loras on Saturday. He was part of a defense that held All-Iowa Intercollegiate Athletics Conference running back Nate Carrier to just 11 yards on 17 carries. Loras totaled just 120 yards of offense. 2013 CCIW Football Players of the Week Offensive Players of the Week Spencer Stanek – North Central (9/23/13) Spencer Stanek – North Central (9/16/13) Rob Gallik – Illinois Wesleyan (9/9/13) Defensive Players of the Week Erik Westerberg – Augustana (9/23/13) John Focosi – North Central (9/16/13) Sean Walker – Augustana (9/9/13) Special Teams Players of the Week No selection (9/23/13) Sam Cote – Wheaton (9/16/13) Justin Swider – Wheaton (9/9/13) The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) was founded in 1946 and currently services eight member institutions including Augustana College (Rock Island, IL), Carthage College (Kenosha, WI), Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL), Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL), Millikin University (Decatur, IL), North Central College (Naperville, IL), North Park University (Chicago, IL) and Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL). During the 2012-13 academic year, the CCIW honored over 1,400 academic all-conference recipients, 15 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-Americans, 30 CoSIDA Academic All-District recipients, 68 all-Americans and one national championship team.