Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association champion Northwest Missouri State swept the league’s top individual football honors announced Tuesday.
Bearcats quarterback Trevor Adams, who has passed for 21 touchdowns and rushed for four, was chosen offensive player of the year.
End Matt Longacre, who leads Northwest with 7 1/2 sacks and 12 1/2 tackles for losses, was the top defensive player.
Adam Dorrel was the coach of the year. He has guided the Bearcats to an 11-0 record, the MIAA championship and a top seed in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
Other individual honors went to Pittsburg State return specialist John Brown, special-teams player of the year, and Emporia State running back Antonio Brown and Central Missouri defensive end Josh Powell, the co-freshmen of the year.All-MIAA first-team offense
Trevor Adams, Northwest Missouri
Joshua Birmingham, Central Oklahom; Jeff Seybold, Pittsburg State
Marquez Clark, Central Oklahoma; Ray Ray Davis, Emporia State; John Brown, Pittsburg State
Tore’ Hurst, Washburn
Cole Manhart, Nebraska-Kearney; Jarrett Stastny, Emporia State; Cody Carlson, Northwest Missouri; Cody Holland, Pittsburg State; Kyle Duncan, Washburn
Justin Linn, Washburn
John Brown, Pittsburg StateAll-MIAA first-team offense
Matt Longacre, Northwest Missouri; Brandon Yost, Northwest Missouri; Joe Uzzel, Pittsburg State; Cameron Jackson, Washburn
Jordan Sanders, Emporia State; Eric Reimer, Northwest Missouri; DJ Gnader, Northwest Missouri; Nate Dreiling, Pittsburg State; Bryce Atagi, Washburn
Chris Poston, Emporia State; Pierre Desir, Lindenwood; Mike Jordan, Missouri Western; Brandon Dixon, Northwest Missouri
Scott Groner, Missouri Western
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• Blue Valley North grad Caroline Dupont, a middle hitter at Washington University in St. Louis, was chosen to the Division III All-America first team and was honored as Division III freshman of the year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
• Johnson County Community College opens the NJCAA Division II volleyball tournament Thursday in Toledo, Ohio. The third-seeded Cavaliers, 28-6, play No. 14 Hagerstown Community College at 9 a.m. The winner plays either No. 6 Glendale Community College or No. 11 Des Moines Area Community College at 5:30 p.m.
• In the MIAA volleyball tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday, Central Missouri protected its home court with a 25-17, 28-26, 25-10 sweep of Pittsburg State. Washburn swept visiting Northwest Missouri State 25-18, 25-15, 25-17. Playing at home, Central Oklahoma took three straight from Emporia State 25-14, 28-26, 25-19. Nebraska Kearney also had a sweep, beating visiting Missouri Western 25-22, 25-22, 25-21.Basketball
• Johnson County sophomore women’s guard Sameia Kendall, formerly of Raytown High, and sophomore men’s guard Pat Jones, formerly of Rockhurst High were chosen players of the week in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
• Kentucky’s Samantha Drake will miss the rest of this season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her left knee Sunday against Central Michigan.