NAC Football Awards: Damaschke is Co-Freshman of the Year

WAUKESHA, WIS. -- Concordia University Wisconsin's first year quarterback Austin Damaschke (Bristol, Wis.) was named Northern Athletics Conference Co-Freshman of the Year, the league announced Friday morning. Damaschke completed over 53 percent of his passes for 1,517 yards (151.7 per game), 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions for the 4-3 Falcons.

CUW senior offensive lineman Matthew Laabs (Manitowoc, Wis.) earned first team honors, while junior linebacker Matt Upson (New Berlin, Wis.) and senior defensive back Justin Rogers (Milwaukee, Wis.) made the first team defensive squad.

Falcon junior wide receiver Eric West (Plymouth, Wis.) was a second team offense choice as was senior offensive lineman Alex Lawton (Hinsdale, Ill.). Junior Matt Lechler (New Holstein, Wis.) earned second team defensive honors for CUW.

Senior defensive back Joe Moro (Johnsburg, Ill.) was CUW's representative on the All-Sportsmanship team.

Benedictine's John Borsellino was named the Player of the Year. Borsellino established single-season school records for touchdowns (17), carries (234) and rushing yards (1,282) for NAC Champion Benedictine University.