Six Pirates Named To All-NWC 2013 Team: Seven More Earn Honorable Mentions
Six Whitworth University players have been named to the 2013 All-Northwest Conference football team, and seven others received honorable mention consideration. The NWC office released the team early this afternoon.
The 2013 All-NWC team is selected based on voting by league coaches.
Tight end Wade Meyer and offensive lineman Dalton Cosbywere voted to the All-NWC First Team Offense, while strong safety Casey Monahan was named to the First Team defense.
Running back DJ Tripoli and wide receiver Drew Clausenwere chosen on the Second Team offense and Aaron Cochran made the Second Team defense.
Bryan Peterson (QB), Devon Lind (WR), Danny Welstad(DE), Jacob Kriegbaum (DT), Kyle Davidson (DT), Jarrell Norman (CB) and De' Hall (CB) each received honorable mention consideration.
Cosby completed his third season as a starter on the offensive line, his second as the starting left tackle. Meyer caught 36 passes for 562 yards to lead NWC tight ends in both categories. He averaged 15.6 yards per catch and caught one touchdown. Monahan led the NWC in interceptions with seven and led the Pirates with 54 tackles. He also had two fumble recoveries for nine total takeaways.
Tripoli finished the season with 646 rushing yards, averaging 64.6 yards per game and 3.9 yards per carry. He ran for seven touchdowns and caught one more. Clausen was the Pirates' leading receiver this season with 50 catches for 689 yards and he caught three touchdowns. Cochran finished second in the NWC in tackles for loss (12.5 TFLs totaling 43 yards). He had 49 total tackles.
Peterson completed 63.6% of his passes for 1,751 yards with nine touchdowns and only three interceptions. Lind caught 36 of Peterson's passes for 488 yards. He led the Bucs with five touchdown receptions.
Welstad had 29 total tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss. Kriegbaum finished with 40 total tackles and 10 tackles for losses totaling 40 yards. Davidson made 35 tackles, including five for losses of 31 yards. Norman broke up six passes to go along with 39 tackles. Hall picked off four passes, broke up six other passes and made 29 total stops.
Whitworth finished the 2013 season 4-6 overall and 2-4 (fifth place) in the Northwest Conference.