Nov 12, 2018

13 Bruins Named on All-NWC Team

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 D3football.com All-Americans
  • Four D3football.com All-Region Honorees
  • 37 All-NWC Athletes 
  • Five D3Football.com 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 (Bob Hadlock and Randy Casey, 14th and 15th rounds respectively)
 

HILLSBORO --- The 2018 All-Northwest Conference Football team was announced Monday evening, as the Bruins grabbed 13 honorees on the list.

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The Bruins placed six offensive players and seven defensive players on the team.

Offensive lineman Nathan Corliss was the lone Bruin to earn All-NWC first-team while running back Anthony Garcia and offensive lineman Stephen Noonan were both selected as All-NWC second-team members. Wideouts Kenny May and James Nguyen, as well as offensive lineman Brett Schuler, earned honorable mentions.  

As for the defense, linebacker Daniel Campos, defensive back Austin Taylor and defensive lineman Riley Lusk were selected as All-NWC first-team members. Defensive end Roman Kleiber, linebacker Austin Shadbolt, and defensive back Rudy Hughes all grabbed All-NWC second team honors. Defensive back Caleb Harrel earned an honorable mention.

Corliss, a senior offensive lineman from Palmdale, California, earns his second straight All-NWC first-team honor. Corliss joins 2018 graduate Nathan Schuler as the only lineman in the program to earn consecutive first-team honors on the All-NWC list. Corliss was instrumental this season in helping the Bruins dominate the run game.

Campos, a junior linebacker from Whittier, California, earns his second straight All-NWC team honor and his first All-NWC first-team selection. He was a second-team selection last season. Campos was the Bruins' leader in total tackles (84) and tackles per game (8.4). He also recorded two sacks, one forced fumble, seven broken up passes and one interception. He finished third in the conference in total tackles.

Taylor, a senior defensive back from Canby, Oregon, earns his first honor on the All-NWC team as a first-team selection. Taylor finished second on the team in tackles (73) and interceptions (3). He broke up nine passes on the season and recorded one tackle for a loss.

Lusk, a junior defensive lineman from Prosser, Washington, earns his first honor on the All-NWC team as a first-team selection. Lusk finished with 33 tackles and 6.5 tackles for a loss. He recorded four sacks and five broken up passes.

Garcia, a junior running back from Whittier, California, earns his third honor on the All-NWC team. He became the first Bruin to make the team twice last season. He was named as a second-team kick returner and an honorable mention as a running back. This season, he was named as a second-team selection as a running back. He led the team with 569 yards on 118 carries and four touchdowns. He also was third on the team in receptions (15).

Noonan, a senior offensive lineman from Newberg, Oregon, earns his first honor on the All-NWC team as a second-team member. Noonan helped the Bruins solidify their run game and passing game as one of the leaders on the line.

Kleiber, a senior defensive lineman from Salem, Oregon, grabs his first honor on the All-Team as a second-team selection. He finished with 21 tackles, three sacks and six tackles for a loss. He also broke up three passes.

Shadbolt, a junior linebacker from Sherwood, Oregon, earns his first honor on the All-NWC team as a second-team selection. Shadbolt was fourth on the team in tackles (42) and led the team in tackles for a loss (7). He also recorded one interception for a team-best 78 yards on the return. He was tied for third on the team in sacks (4).

Hughes, a senior defensive back from West Linn, Oregon, grabs his second straight honor on the All-NWC team. This marks his first second-team honor after being an honorable mention last season. He was fifth on the team in tackles (40) and tied for third in interceptions (2). He also recorded two tackles for a loss and six broken up passes.

May, a junior wide receiver from San Antonio, Texas, records his first honor on the All-NWC team as an honorable mention. Known for his running ability and speed, May led the team in receptions (29), yards (563), yards per catch (19.4) and touchdowns (6). He was tied for fourth in the conference for touchdowns.

Nguyen, a senior wide receiver from Los Angeles, California, records his first honor on the All-NWC team as an honorable mention. He was second on the team in receptions (24), yards (220) and touchdowns (3).

Schuler, a sophomore offensive lineman from Bakersfield, California, records his first honor on the All-NWC team as an honorable mention. In his first year as a starter, Schuler was a huge benefit for the Bruins on the line.

Harrel, a junior defensive back from Caldwell, Idaho, earns his second straight honor on the All-NWC team as an honorable mention. He finished with 36 tackles on the season and a team-best six interceptions. He also broke up eight passes and recorded two tackles for a loss.

Josh Williams was named on the All-Northwest Conference Sportsmanship Award for his character on and off the field for the 2018 season. Coach Casey said this about Williams, "He is an excellent student in engineering, is one of our team leaders and has been a model citizen in our program as a senior."