Tech’s Farewell honored again

Montana Tech punter Travis Farewell was named the Frontier Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Farewell’s award was announced by the league Monday afternoon.

Farewell is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound  sophomore from Tehechapi, Calif. In No. 7 Montana Tech’s 43-7 win over Montana Western, Farewell had three punts for 135 yards including a 54-yarder. Two of his punts were inside Western’s 20-yard line. Also nominated: Colin Amsler of Southern Oregon, Kedrick Starr of Eastern Oregon and Tom Yaremko of Carroll College.

Offensive Player of the Week: Austin Dodge, Southern Oregon, 6-foot-2, 205-pound sophomore quarterback from Vancouver, Wash. And, for the second time this season, Dodge was also selected the NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week. In the then No. 14 Southern Oregon’s 63-35 road win at Eastern Oregon, Dodge was 32 of 55 passing for 550 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. He set a new single game record for passing yards. Dodge also rushed for 11 yards on one carry. He has 30 touchdown passes for the season, another school record and is on pace to break the school record for passing yards Also nominated: Pete Anderson of Rocky Mountain, Pat Hansen of Montana Tech, Steven Silva of Montana State-Northern and Jason Simonis of Eastern Oregon.

Defensive Player of the Week: Brad Eliel, Rocky Mountain College, 6-foot-2, 235-pound senior defensive lineman, from Townsend. In Rocky Mountain’s 31-28 upset win over then No. 16 Carroll College, Eliel had five solo tackles, three assisted tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks (-18.5 yards). Also nominated: James Chandless of Montana State-Northern, Rahkeem Harris of Carroll College, Howard McDonald of Eastern Oregon, Kalii Robinson of Southern Oregon and Joe Semansky of Montana Tech.

Rebecca Sweeney of Carroll College was named Frontier Conference Volleyball Player of the Week. Sweeney is a 5-foot-10 sophomore outside hitter from Boise, Idaho. Carroll went 2-0 for the weekend, beating Westminster College 3-1 and Lewis-Clark State 3-0. Sweeney averaged 2.7 kills per set with a hitting percentage of .246 for the weekend. She also had 3.43 digs and .29 service aces. With two wins, the Saints finished just a half a game out of first place and go to the conference tourney as the No. 2 seed. Also nominated: Alexis Aalona of Westminster College, Anna Dewald of Rocky Mountain College, Dayna Jensen of Montana State-Northern, Kimmy Kavran of Montana Tech, Brea Mitchell of Montana Western, Jenna Prescott of the University of Great Falls and Niurka Toribio of Lewis-Clark State.

— Frontier Conference Sports Information