Sep 26, 2017

Schroeder, Santoni and Riga Earn NWC Student-Athletes of the Week

A Winning Tradition

  • One post-season appearance (1960 Crusader Bowl)
  • One AFCA Division III Coaches' All-American (Nolan Schuler, 2017)
  • One CoSIDA Academic All-American (Caleb Dalzell, 2017)
  • Two CoSIDA Academic All-District (Caleb Dalzell, 2017; Grant Schroeder, 2017)
  • Three All-Americans
  • Four All-Region Honorees
  • 37 All-NWC Athletes 
  • Five Team of the Week
  • Nine NWC Student-Athlete of the Week Awards 
  • One Cliff Harris Award Finalist (Charles Riga, 2017)
  • Two NSCA All-American (Justin Kruse, 2015; Dane Jensen, 2017)
  • Two NFL Draft Picks 

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The Northwest Conference announced the NWC Football Student-Athletes of the Week Monday, and the Bruins earned all three honors with Jason Santoni, Charles Riga and Grant Schroeder collecting the awards.

Santoni, a sophomore kicker from Central Point, Oregon, is no stranger to the NWC weekly award, earning the honor last week against Redlands. This week, Santoni hit a lone field of 37 yards and went 5-6 in extra points (one being blocked). He also recorded 142 yards on four punts, averaging 35.5 yards per punt in the Bruins' 44-0 win over Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Riga, a junior linebacker from Portland, Oregon, led the Bruins' defense with 14 tackles against the Blugolds. He also helped the Bruins achieve their first shutout victory since reinstating the program. He recorded one sack and one tackle for a loss. This marks his second honor from the NWC in his career and the first on the season.

Schroeder, a senior quarterback from Corvallis, Oregon, set a new school record in Saturday's win with four touchdown passes against the Blugolds. He previously held the record on five separate occasions with three touchdown passes during his career. He also recorded an efficiency of 216.4 and completed 15-22 passes for 68.2 percent. He logged 231 yards in the air and rushed six times for 39 yards. This marks his first honor of the season and second of his career. He was named NWC Football Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week on the week of Oct. 10-16, 2016.