NWC Football (Co-Defensive) Student-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 20, 2011

Wes Wenzel
Willamette, Junior
Portland, Ore./Sunset HS
Inside Linebacker
Wenzel led Willamette with 8 total tackles, recovered a fumble and had 1 sack for 6 yards lost.  His fumble recovery occurred on a punt return by Southern Oregon late in the second quarter and gave Willamette the ball at the SOU 45 with 1:34 left in the half. The Bearcats scored a touchdown three plays later with 0:47 on the clock to take a 17-9 lead into halftime. Wenzel also had a 24-yard run for a first down on a fake punt in the first quarter.

Tyler Vlasak
Puget Sound, Senior
Sumner, Wash./Sumner HS
Vlasak led the Logger defense with 10 tackles in the 34-23 loss to the Sewanee Tigers.  This marks his second consecutive game with double digit tackles.  He currently leads the Loggers with 13 tackles per game.


Honorable Mention –
Logan Kotzian (Lewis & Clark, Jr. – Hillsboro, Ore./Century)
Sean McFadden (Pacific Lutheran, So. – Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou)
Paul Miller (Whitworth, Fr. – Spokane, Wash./Mead)
Bryan Mills (Pacific, So. – Imbler, Ore./Imbler)