Wheaton, Ill. –The CCIW announced its All-Conference football team on Tuesday, with 12 members of the Wheaton College football team earning selections. Wheaton players earned seven First Team honors with five Thunder honorees on the Second Team. Additionally, head coach Mike Swider was named the Bob Reade Coach of the Year and Adam Dansdill was honored as the Don Larson Defensive Player of the Year.
Dansdill, a junior linebacker for the Thunder, is the ninth player from Wheaton to earn the league’s Defensive Player of the Year award since it began in 1977. However, he is the first Wheaton student-athlete to win the award since Pete Ittersagen earned it 2007. Dansdill leads Wheaton with 115 total tackles this season, including 54 solo stops. His 115 tackles are the most by a Wheaton player since Justin Knapp made 115 stops in the 2001 season. Dansdill led the CCIW in total tackles this season with 71 stops in conference play. He is ranked 19th in Division III in total tackles per game with 11.5 per game.
Complete article from Wheaton College Thunder website: http://athletics.wheaton.edu/news/2014/11/18/FB_1118141209.aspx
Photo from Wheaton College website. http://athletics.wheaton.edu/roster.aspx?rp_id=4488