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UWSP Football Lands Eight Players on All-WIAC Team

MADISON, Wis. - Eight members of the UW-Stevens Point football team were recognized on the 2013 All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Football Team, as announced by the league on Thursday.

Jake Bedor (Shiocton, WI/Shiocton), Cody Seibel (Kewaskum, WI/Kewaskum) and Zach Vallafskey (Hortonville, WI/Hortonville) were all named to the WIAC First Team defense after helping UWSP rank second in the conference in total defense (309.3 ypg) and third in scoring defense (22.4 ppg allowed). Ryan Ramczyk (Stevens Point, WI/Stevens Point Area) was named to the WIAC Second Team offense, while Mitch Beau (Fond du Lac, WI/St. Mary Springs), Mitch Chester (Green Bay, WI/Southwest) and Bo Seibel (Kewaskum, WI/Kewaskum) were all honorable mentions.

Bedor had 32.5 total tackles, including three for a loss. The senior had an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The interception came on the first series of overtime in the Pointers win at UW-Eau Claire on Oct. 12.

Cody Seibel (Kewaskum, WI/Kewaskum) was the WIAC's leading tackler this season with 103 total tackles, including five double-digit tackle games. Of the 103 tackles, 60 were solo. The senior also led the conference in tackles for a loss (15.0) and ranked sixth in sacks (5.0). Seibel forced and recovered two fumbles, which were both in the top 5 in the WIAC, and had one interception.

Vallafskey was second on the Pointers and 18th in the WIAC in tackles (63.0). The sophomore had five tackles for a loss, an interception, three pass break-ups, four passes defended and a blocked punt.

Ramczyk helped the Pointers average 151.7 yards per game on the ground, which was an increase of over 30 yards a game over last year (121.0 ypg). UWSP allowed just 13 sacks in 10 games.

Beau finished the season 213-for-386 for 2,372 yards and 16 touchdowns through the air and added 259 yards and seven scores rushing. His 237.2 yards per game passing and 263.1 yards of total offense a game were both the second-most in the WIAC. The senior had seven multi-score games, including a five-touchdown performance in a win over UW-River Falls on Oct. 5.

Chester ranked second on the Pointers in tackles for a loss (8.0) and totaled 26 tackles. He was third on the team and tied for eighth in the WIAC in sacks (3.5) and also recorded one interception.

Bo Seibel (Kewaskum, WI/Kewaskum) tied for second in the WIAC in interceptions with four, including picks in three straight games in October. The junior was third on the Pointers and 24th in the conference in total tackles (56.0), including six tackles for a loss.

Luke Neubauer (Shawano, WI/Shawano) earned a spot on the WIAC All-Sportsmanship Team in his senior season. Neubauer was second on the Pointers in receptions (37) and receiving yards (486). The senior also hauled in two touchdowns. He had a career-high 129 yards and a score on six catches in the season-ending win over UW-Stout.

UW-Stevens Point finished the season with an overall record of 5-5, including a 3-4 mark in the WIAC. The five overall wins and three conference wins are the most by a Pointers team since the 2010 season.

COURTESY UW-STEVENS POINT


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