Fall athletes honored by GPAC

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The Doane Tiger fall athletes collected 17 All-GPAC selections at the conclusion of their season.

The football team finished with five players making the all-conference honors. According to Doane Athletics, senior defensive lineman Anthony Malone earned a 1st-team All-GPAC selection on the defensive side after finishing his season with 31 solo tackles, 30 assisted tackles and 2.5 sacks.

Wide receiver Izaiah Celestine and defensive back Damond Brown, both juniors, earned second-team honors for their efforts this season. Celestine finished with 556 receiving yards and 5 receiving touchdowns. He also earned 283 yards on punt returns and returned one for a touchdown. Brown had 1 interception, 27 solo tackles, and 21 assisted tackles.

Rounding out the football selections were senior kicker Bryce Cooney and junior defensive lineman Riley Homolka who earned honorable mentions. Cooney finished 19-20 in points-after-touchdowns, 7-13 on field goals, and had 2,359 yards on kickoffs. He also notched 2 solo tackles and 1 assisted tackle. Homolka finished his season with 27 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles, and 4 sacks.

The men’s cross country team earned four selections after finishing second at the GPAC Championships. If the runners finish in the top 15 individually, they earn these honors. Junior Alec Wick finished 1st, senior Rosten From finished 4th, junior Samuel Saldivar finished 8th, and freshman Aidan Wheelock finished 14th overall.

The volleyball team also claimed four honors this season. Senior, outside hitter Allison Kuenle led the tigers with her 1st team selection. She had 434 kills, 26 assists and 26 serve aces on offense and added 345 digs and 64 blocks.

Senior middle blocker Alexis Dale earned a 2nd team selection after posting 269 kills, 4 assists, and 20 serve aces on offense. Dale added 90 digs and 79 blocks on defense.

Junior outside and right-side hitter Madison VanHousen and freshman setter Jaime Renshaw rounded out the volleyball selections with their honorable mentions. VanHousen had 305 kills, 4 assists, and 33 serve aces. On defense, she added 144 digs and 47 blocks. Renshaw tallied 969 assists, 34 kills, and 16 service aces. She added 291 digs and 17 blocks with her defensive game.

The men’s soccer team had three players earn honorable mention selections, senior goalkeeper Nishesh Yadav, sophomore defender Marcos Miranda, and sophomore midfielder Higor Dos Santos. Yadav finished the season with 79 saves and 1 shutout. Miranda started in 17 matches for the Tigers. Dos Santos notched 2 goals in his 14 starts.

To round out the fall honors, the women’s soccer team had two honorable mentions. Freshman goalkeeper Maddy Meredith earned the selection with 116 saves and 3 shutouts. Freshman defender Liz Torok picked up the honor after starting in 17 matches and scoring 2 goals.