November 16, 2018
Wausau– CentralWisconsinSports.net has teamed up with Stevens Point Orthopedics, Schierl Tire, Mid-State Technical College, Quality Plus Printing and Renaissance Learning to present the inaugural Academic All-Conference award for the Valley Football Association’s West Division.
The award highlights the complete high school student-athlete.
To qualify, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. In addition, they need to be recognized by the Valley Football Association athletically as an all-conference selection.
Marshfield, who won the conference title by virtue of their 8-0 record, places four players on the CWS Academic All-Conference list.
SPASH, who finished second in the conference, had three players meet the criteria for the award.
Offensive linemen, who often are overlooked in post-game reports despite their integral role on the gridiron, came through with four of the 10 selections.
Special thanks to Quality Plus Printing for producing the certificates.
Ryan Krueger, Senior, 6’0″ 205 lbs. 3.84 GPA. Unanimous selection first team quarterback, unanimous selection first team punter, Offensive Back of the Year and VFA-West Offensive Player of the Year.
Brody Anderson, Senior, 6’3″ 240 lbs. 3.82 GPA. Unanimous selection first team offensive line. Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Sam Haessly, Senior, 5’10” 245 lbs. 3.82 GPA. Unanimous selection first team offensive line.
Ben Gust, Junior, 5’10” 200 lbs. 3.76 GPA. Unanimous selection middle line backer.
Austin Stankowski, Senior, 5’10” 240 lbs. 3.99 GPA. Unanimous selection first team offensive line.
Mason King, Senior, 6,0″ 160 lbs. 3.95 GPA. First team receiver.
Spencer Wierzba, Junior, 6’1″ 190 lbs. 4.0 GPA. First team defensive end.
Ryan Blokhuis, Junior, 6’4″ 300 lbs. 4.0 GPA. Second team offensive line.
Marc Sippel, Junior, 6’1″ 195 lbs. 4.0 GPA. Unanimous selection first team middle linebacker, Linebacker of the Year.
Ethan Ostrowski, Junior, 6’3″ 183 lbs. 3.95 GPA. First team safety.CWS Academic Award 1