Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Runningback:Brock Stenberg- 2007-Current, Grand Haven, MI (Grand Haven):
2 year starter, going into his senior year. Currently sits 5th all time in career rushing yards and carries. Averaging over 4 yards per carry for his career.
A versatile running back has also recorded 38 receptions and 353 yards.
His game against Grinnell in 2008 saw him become the first player in Midwest Conference history to surpass 100 yards receiving and rushing in the same game. He ran the ball 37 times for 174 yards and caught 6 passes for 112 yards.
A 2nd team all-conference selection as a sophomore, Brock battled injuries through his junior year to lead the Foresters in Rushing for the third straight year. Going into his senior year, Stenberg will need less than 200 yards to move into 4th place all-time, and less than 500 yards to move into 3rd place.
Tight End of the Decade
TE: Steve Yena- 2007-Current Phoenix, AZ (Basha)Steve is the only player at Lake Forest player to be named all conference at the tight end position in the decade and he did it twice in his first three seasons. Though Yena’s receiving number’s do not stand out as a wide reciever, he is viewed as a stellar blocker. In his junior season, he even saw time as a fullback. His blocking has helped pave the way for the running back of the decade and he was a target for the quarterback of the decade. Yena was voted by his teammates to be a team captain for the 2010 season. In addition to being a 2x all-MWC selection, Yena is a 2x All-Academic Selection for the MWC.
NEXT WEEK- THE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This was quite possibly the toughest decision for the committe to make among all of the positions.
Jeff Ziemnik, 2004-2007, Oswego, IL (Oswego High School). Jeff was a thrilling signal caller who was known as much for his legs as he was his arm. In addition to being a 2x Team MVP (2006, 2007) and a Team Captain in 2007, Jeff also saw time as a kick returner, wide reciever, and goal line quarterback. Jeff threw for for 4,256 yards(4th All Time) and 35 Touchdowns(3rd All Time) in his two years as the starter. Jeff also ran for 887 yards and 11 TD’s in his career as well.
His 623 yards gained rushing in 2007 were more than any of the running backs, and would rank as the 3rd highest number of yards gained during the decade in a single season. He also led the Foresters in rushing during the 2006 season, his first as a starting quarterback as well. Jeff finds his name amongst many of the career records in LFC history as he ranks 1st in Career Completion Percentage, and 1st in Quarterback Efficiency Rating and 5th in Career Completions.
A 2x All-Conference Selection (2006, 2007), Jeff accounted for 48 Career TD’s (2 Rec, 11 Rush, 35 Passing) and was a 3x Academic All-Midwest Conference
HM Don Lackey- 3 yr starter, 2x All Conference. Most Career Passing Yards in school history, and quarterbacked the only conference championship team of the decade.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Perhaps no position at Lake Forest College was more well regarded than the linebacker position. Producing record-setters, conference player of the year award winners, and NFL contracts.
The Foresters' changed the Midwest conference during this decade when they switched to a 3-4 defense that has kept them near that top of the league in most defensive categories through out the decade.
LB: Casey Urlacher- 2000-2002 Lovington, NM (Lovington) The most decorated player in Lake Forest College Football History. Selected as a 1st team All-American Selection by Hewlett Packard recorded 358 tackles in 3 seasons. Started all 31 games of his Forester career after starting at New Mexico Military Institute. A three time 1st Team All-Conference Selection, a Three time Team MVP, and was named the Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2002. Scored 10 Offensive touchdowns as a running back and had a kickoff return for a touchdown in his career. finished Lake Forest career ranked first in school history with 43 tackles for loss and second with 358 total tackles. Was selected to play in the 2003 Hula Bowl by the AFCA. Signed a three year contract with the Chicago Bears upon graduation. Team Captain in 2002 when the team won the conference championship.
LB: Lou Bertucca 2003-2006 Chicago, IL (Fenwick) Bertuca started 40 straight games for the Foresters and set a school record for career tackles for a loss with 50. He is also tied for 3rd in sacks for a career with 22. Bertuca was a four time all-conference selection for the Foresters, including a first team selection in 2006 when he also served as the teams captain. He also lead the league in forced fumbles in 2005.
LB: Chad Zimborski 2006-2009 Waukesha, WI (Waukesha North) Zimborski started all 40 games of his career at Lake Forest and finished third all-time in total tackles with 314. He recorded 21 TFL's and 5 career interceptions. Zimborski was a team captain in 2009, and was a 3x all-conference selection, garnering second team honors in both 2007 and 2009. His 2008 season was slowed by an ACL tear, but he didn't miss any game time or reps. Chad lead the team in tackles 3 of his 4 seasons as a letterman. He finished in the top five in the MWC in tackles twice in his career.
LB: Kevin Krabel 1999-2002 Oakland, IL (Oakland) A 29 game starter for the Foresters. Was a first team all-conference selection and a third team all-region selection (Football Gazette) in 2002. School record 6 tackles for a loss in a single game against Illinois College his senior year. 23 TFL’s and 10 Sacks for his career.
HM: Donovan Baldridge, Ian Thompson, Omar Pickering, Ryan Gallegos
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The following players were selected to the all-decade team for 2000-2009 for the Foresters!
DB: Keith Hanson 2002-2006 Fairfax, VA (Vermont Academy) Hansen received a medical redshirt in 2002. A two time first team all-conference selection. Was selected to the Third Team All-West Region in 2005 and 2006 by D3 Football.com. Led the MWC in interceptions in 2005, also blocked three kicks. Finished his career tied for third in interceptions at Lake Forest. Was also named all-conference as a return specialist in 2005. Finished his career tied for third in punt return yards.
DB: Drew Holman 2002-2004 Morris, IL (Morris) Second all-time in career interceptions with 18. A three time all-conference selection- single season record for interceptions in his first year as a Forester. Named Third Team All-American and First Team All-West Region in 2004 by the Football Gazette. Led the conference in interceptions and fumbles forced in 2004.
DB: Pat Gillihan-2000-2003 Leawood, KS (Blue Valley North) A two time First Team All Conference Selection (2002 and 2003), Voted Teams Most Valuable player for the 2003 season. Finished his career with 220 tackles, and 5 interceptions. One of the top tacklers in the conference during his last three seasons. In 2003 he recorded at least 4 tackles in every game.
DB: Matt Lawler 2005-2008 Chicago, IL (St. Rita) Matt was a three time all-conference selection, including being named 1st team in 2007 and 2008. Was named a team captain in 2008. Third in school history in career interceptions with 16. Finished his career with 259 tackles. Ranked in the top 3 in the MWC in interceptions in his junior and senior year.
HM: Ed Kidd, Luke Butts
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
SENIORS RYAN "Juice" GLOWACS and RICK STORKAN were recently named to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society!!
Ryan was also a two-time All-Academic Midwest Conference selection in his career.
(he missed his sophomore year to a torn ACL). Storkan, a three year All-Academic Midwest Conference selection, was also the winner of the college's Scholar-Athlete Award after his sophomore year.
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest national Honor Societies (1776) and one of the most selective. Only 10% of all colleges in the country have been approved to have Phi Beta Kappa on their campus. To find our more about Phi Beta Kappa, please click here: https://www.pbk.org/home/index.aspx
For more on Phi Beta Kappa at Lake Forest College, please click here: http://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/pbk/default.asp
Congratulations Ryan and Rick!!