The Frontier Conference announced the Player of the Week awards Monday. Korey Krumm of Montana Tech was nominated for the volleyball award. The Orediggers were off for football, so no Orediggers were nominated.
Offensive Player of the Week: Austin Dodge, Southern Oregon, 6-foot-2, 205-pound sophomore quarterback from Vancouver, Wash. In Southern Oregon’s 65-34 road win over Montana State-Northern, Dodge was 37 of 52 passing for 466 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for 15 yards on five carries. His 37 completions are the second most in Southern Oregon history. Also nominated: Bryce Baker of Rocky Mountain, Kedrick Starr of Eastern Oregon and Dakota Stonehouse of Carroll College.
Defensive Player of the Week: Josh Leff, Southern Oregon, 5-foot-10, 170-pound junior defensive back, from San Clemente, Calif. In Southern Oregon’s 65-34 road win over Montana State-Northern, Leff had four solo tackles and two pass interceptions as the Southern Oregon defense held Northern to a -9 yards rushing. Also nominated: Jacob Barit of Rocky Mountain College, Kasey Griffith of Montana Western, Howard McDonald of Eastern Oregon and Mike Siegersma of Carroll College.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Kedrick Starr, Eastern Oregon, 5-foot-9, 172-pound junior wide receiver from Meridian, Idaho. In Eastern Oregon’s 28-24 win over Rocky Mountain, Starr had three punt returns for 126 yards including one returned 83 yards for a touchdown. He also had three kick returns for 77 yards. Also nominated: Colin Amsler of Southern Oregon and Nick Knell of Rocky Mountain.
Player of the Week: Rebecca Sweeney, Carroll College, a 5-foot-10 freshman outside hitter from Boise, Idaho. Carroll downed Montana Western 3-0 in their only match of the week. Sweeney averaged 3.67 kills and 7.33 digs in the win. She had a .310 attack percentage and also had two service aces. Also nominated: Emily Atkinson of Westminster College, Bailey Branson of Montana Western, Holly Cartwright of Montana State-Northern, Treneisha Doyle of Lewis-Clark State, Korey Krumm of Montana Tech, Mariah Stiffarm of Rocky Mountain College and Kelsey Van Uden of the University of Great Falls.
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