Frontier hands out weekly honors

Following is a rundown of the Frontier Conference Players of the Week, which were released by the conference Monday afternoon.

 Football

Offensive Player of the Week: Bryce Baker, Rocky Mountain College, 6-foot-3, 205-pound

sophomore quarterback from Fernley, Nev. In Rocky’s 52-30 victory over Southern

Oregon, Baker was 41 of 52 passing for 544 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed for 36 yards and one touchdown on nine carries.

Other players nominated: Jace Billingsley of Eastern Oregon, Kennedy Bradley of Montana Western,

Pat Hansen of Montana Tech, Jared Mayernik of Carroll College, Cole McKenzie of Southern Oregon and Stephen Silva of Montana State-Northern

Defensive Player of the Week: Howard McDonald, Eastern Oregon, 5-foot-9, 217-pound senior, linebacker, from Silverdale, Wash. In Eastern’s 17-14 victory over Montana State-Northern, McDonald had eight solo tackles, 17 assisted tackles, 1.5 tackles for losses of six yards, one quarterback sack, one pass break up. His 25 tackles was one tackle shy of an Eastern Oregon single game record.

Also nominated; James Chandless of MSU-Northern, Josh Johnson of Rocky Mountain, Kalii Robinson of Southern Oregon, Mike Siegersma of Carroll College and Mike Touzinsky of Montana Tech.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Marc David, Eastern Oregon, 5-foot-10, 160-pound freshman kicker, Spokane, Wash. In Eastern’s 17-14 victory over Montana State-Northern, David kicked the game-winning field goal, a 37-yard kick with 19 seconds left in the game. He was also 2 for 2 in extra points.

Also nominated: Trevor Baum of MSU-Northern, Nick Knell of Rocky Mountain College and Scott Lyons of Carroll College.

 Volleyball

Treneisha Doyle of Lewis-Clark State (LCSC) was named Frontier Conference Volleyball Player of the Week. Doyle is a 5-foot-9 freshman outside hitter from Vancouver, Wash. Lewis-Clark opened the conference season 2-0 with two sweeps. The Warriors downed the University of Great Falls (RV) 3-0 and Montana Tech 3-0. Doyle led LCSC in kills in both matches. She averaged nearly five kills per set

with a hitting percentage of .339, in addition she averaged one dig per set and had only two service errors in both matches.

Also nominated: Elli Graff of Carroll College, Hillary Isleifson of Montana State-Northern, Kimmy Kavran of Montana Tech, Breanne Kelley of Montana Western, Esther Timofeyev of Rocky Mountain, Kelsey Van Uden of the University of Great Falls and Katie Vance of Westminster College.

  Men’s Cross Country

Rico Guiterrz of the University of Great Falls was named Frontier Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week. Guiterzz is a junior from Van Nuys, Calif. At the Carroll College Early Bird meet,

he finished 10th out of 56 runners. His time in the 6K was 19:48 in the 6K and

the best of all Frontier Conference runners competing.

Also nominated:Oliver Lange of Westminster College.

 Women’s Cross Country

Rhianna Grossman of Carroll College was named Frontier Conference Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week. Grossman is a junior from Cour d’Alene, Idaho. She finished first in a field of 58

runners at the Carroll College Invite. Grossman had a personal best of 14:20 in

the 4K in a race held at an elevation of 4,000 feet.

Also nominated, Katrina England of Westminster College.

 Men’s Soccer

Nick Hefferman of Rocky Mountain College and Juan

Guzman of the University of Great Falls were named Frontier Conference Men’s Soccer Players of the Week.

Heffernan, a 5-foot-8 senior midfielder from Brighton, England, was named Offensive Player of the Week. The Bears won one match and tied another for the week. Rocky beat Evergreen of Washington 6-3 and tied the University of Mary 3-3. For the week, Heffernan scored two goals and had five assists. His four assists against Evergreen is a Rocky school record.

Also nominated: Christian Johansen of the University of Great Falls.

Guzman, a 6-foot senior defender from Long Beach, Calif., was named Defensive Player of the Week. Great Falls shut downed conference rival Westminster College 4-1. Guzman led an Argo defense that held Westminster to only three shots on goal.

Also nominated: James Voisey of Rocky Mountain College.

 Women’s Soccer

Kirsty Montignani of Rocky Mountain College and Paige Williams of Carroll College were named Frontier Conference Women’s Soccer Players of the Week.

Williams a junior goal keeper from Lakewood, Colo., was named Defensive Player of the Week. No. 23 Carroll College picked up a pair of wins at the Red Lion Challenge. The Saints beat Corban 2-1 and Eastern Oregon 4-0. Williams gave up only one goal in the two matches. Also nominated, Jamee Robbins of Rocky Mountain, Katelyn Swart of the University of Great Falls and Jamie Wilkinson of Westminster College.

Montignani, , a 6-foott-1 midfielder from Dunfermline, Scotland, was named Offensive Player of the Week. Rocky shutout Evergreen of Washington 3-0 in the Red Lion Challenge. Montignani scored two goals and now has seven for the season. Also nominated: Mayra Castillo of the University of Great Falls, Laura Maddock of Carroll College and Rylei North of Westminster College.

— Frontier Conference Sports Information



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