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May 7, 2013

Seven Vikings receive all-conference honors

Sophomore midfielder Jesse Nagelberg was named first team all-conference in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference. Nagelberg helped the Vikings to an 11-6 season and a third place finish in the MLC.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Four Augustana players were named to the Midwest Lacrosse Conference all-conference team for 2013, it was announced today.  Sophomore midfielder Jesse Nagelberg (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.) was the lone Viking named to the first team.  Picking up second team honors were sophomore goalie Cody Burgdorff (Peak to Peak HS, Lafayette, Co.), junior defenseman Zack McGinnis (New Trier HS, Kenilworth, Ill.), and sophomore short stick defender Evan Chikeles (Hoffman Estates HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.).

Nagelberg scored 38 times for the Vikings, ranking him third on the team in goals, while adding ten assists.  The midfielder's 2.24 goals per game is the tenth best in the MLC.   

It was the Viking defense that racked up three all-conference mentions.  Burgdorff held the net in 15 of the 17 games for Augustana, recording a .612 save percentage and allowing an average of 6.81 goals per game.  These numbers placed him sixth and eighth, respectively, among the rest of the goalies in the MLC.  Playing in only 13 games for the Vikings, McGinnis caused a total of 24 turnovers, a stat the team led in conference.  This ranked him third among the rest of his teammates.  Chikeles added 33 ground balls and nine caused turnovers for the defense.  McGinnis and Chikeles helped the Vikings achieve the second best goals against average in the MLC.  

Augustana also had three individuals receive honorable mention for the award.  Sophomore Ty Benson (Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Ill.), and attackers Scott Davis (St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Orland Park, Ill.) and Kevin Gleason (Loyola Academy, Chicago, Ill.)were instrumental in Augustana's success as a team.  Augustana finished 11-6 overall on the year and 8-2 in conference, which was good enough to place them third in the MLC.      

 FIRST TEAM  School  Pos.  Yr.  Hometown/H.S.
 Adam Holka  Aurora  G  Jr.  Howell, Mich./Hartland
 Johnny Harkins  Aurora  D  So.  Lake Oswego, Ore./H.S.
 Corbin Loubert  Aurora  D  Jr.  Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central
 Christopher Grenz  Concordia (Wis.)  D  So.  Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek
 Max Obriecht  Aurora  MF  So.  Naperville, Ill./North
 Jesse Nagelberg  Augustana  MF  So.  St. Charles, Ill./East
 Mason Poage  Carthage  MF  Sr.  Columbia, Mo./Hickman
 Garret Rosiek  Aurora  A  Jr.  Blue Bell, Penn./WissAhickon
 Will McClanahan  Mount St. Joseph  A  Sr.  Cincinnati, Ohio/Madeira
 Danny Morse  Carthage  A  Jr.  O'Fallon, Ill./Township
 Spencer Fuqua  Aurora  LSM  Jr.  Cypress, Calif./Los Alamitos
 Jack Barry  Aurora  SSD  Jr.  San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo
 Hunter Douglas  Carthage  F/O  Sr.  Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain
 SECOND TEAM  School   Pos.  Yr.  Hometown/H.S.
 Cody Burgdorff  Augustana  So.  G  Lafayette, Colo./Peak to Peak
 Zack McGinnis  Augustana  Jr.  D  Kenilworth, Ill./New Trier
 Mike Liebrich  Fontbonne  Sr.  D    Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest
 Brad Lindsay  Carthage  So.  D  Evergreen Colo./H.S.
 Justin Krause  Concordia (Wis.)  Jr.  MF  Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead
 Jack Meachum  Carthage  Jr.  MF  Naperville, Ill./North
 Patrick McClanahan  Mount St. Joseph  So.  MF  Cincinnati, Ohio/Madeira
 Ryan Gallagher  Mount St. Joseph  Jr.  A  Chicago, Ill./St. Rita
 Danny Loyall  Aurora  So.  A  Naperville, Ill./Central
 Peter Slefinger  Carthage  Sr.  A  Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton-Warrenville South
 Dylan Roach  Carthage  Fr.  LSM  Beaverton, Ore./Westview
 Evan Chikeles  Augustana  So.  SSD  Hoffman Estates, Ill./H.S.
 Danny Bundra  Concordia (Wis.)  Fr.  F/O  Lake Zurich, Ill./H.S.

Honorable Mentions: Ty Benson, Scott Davis, Kevin Gleason