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Three Knights Receive All-MIAC Honors

November 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm

MIAC Football Awards release

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Three members of the Carleton College football team were recognized in awards handed out by the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Offensive tackle Brad Eckelmann (Sr./Portland, Ore./Lincoln) repeated as an All-MIAC first-team selection. Junior running back Jon Lien (Lindstrom, Minn./Chisago Lakes) earned his second All-MIAC honor, landing on the first-team offense, while junior linebacker Mark Skoglund (Murdock, Minn./Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunhoven) was an All-MIAC second-team pick.

Lien was fourth among MIAC players in rushing (762 yards) and seventh in all-purpose yards (102.7/game), while tying for second during conference action with 9 touchdowns. He also finished third on the team in receiving.

Eckelmann started his final 29 collegiate games and helped Carleton increase its rushing figure each of his four seasons, nearly tripling the Knights output in the running game during his career, while Carleton cut its sack total 52 percent over that same time.

Skoglund was the MIAC’s top tackler in 2010, finishing the regular season with 102 stops—an average of 10.2 per game—with 44 solo and 58 assist tackles. That is the highest total by a Carleton linebacker since Scott O’Reilly figured in 143 stops in 2001. Skoglund was also Carleton’s top tackler in 2009, recording 74 stops.

The MIAC announced the fifth annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for football. Safety Neil Kolstad (Sr./St. James, Minn.) was Carleton’s representative and was selected by his coaches and teammates as an individual who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.