MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Aurora University's Jacolby Maxwell (offense), Rockford University's Jallen Bashford (defense) and Benedictine University's Tanner Mateus (special teams) have been named Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Football Student-Athletes of the Week for games played Nov. 16, 2019, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
NACC Football Offensive Player of the Week
Jacolby Maxwell, Aurora University
Maxwell, a senior wide receiver from Romeoville, Illinois, helped Aurora seal the outright NACC title with an impressive individual performance in the Spartans' 70-14 victory at Lakeland. He had nine catches for 151 yards and four touchdowns. The four scores tie his own AU single-game record, while his 21 touchdown catches this season lead all of NCAA Division III.
This is Maxwell's second NACC Football Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season.
NACC Football Defensive Player of the Week
Jallen Bashford, Rockford University
Bashford, a junior linebacker from Fairbury, Illinois, tied his own Rockford University single-game record with 19 tackles, including two solo stops and a tackle for loss. Bashford finished the regular season with 149 tackles to lead all NCAA Division III football players and break both the NACC and Rockford single-season tackles marks.
NACC Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Tanner Mateus, Benedictine University
Mateus, a freshman punter/placekicker from Belvidere, Illinois, kicked a 24-yard field goal and booted five extra points in a 44-0 season-ending win over Concordia Chicago. He also punted once for 42 yards.
This is Mateus' third NACC Football Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season.
NACC Football Student-Athletes of the Week
|Games Played||Offense||Defense||Special Teams|
|Sept. 5-7||Gavin Zimbelman, Aurora||Jalaan Owens, Benedictine||Tanner Kuhne, Eureka|
|Sept. 14||Jacolby Maxwell, Aurora||Dwayne Rackard III, CUW||Tanner Kuhne, Eureka|
|Sept. 21||Drew Barth, Eureka||Mykael Ignaszak, WLC||Gabe Christenson, CUW|
|Sept. 28||Dezmon Eddie, Lakeland||Sam Bartlett, Lakeland||Andrew Colley, Lakeland|
|Oct. 5||Lance Moise, CUC||Mykael Ignaszak, WLC||Tanner Mateus, Benedictine|
|Oct. 12||Gavin Zimbelman, Aurora||McNemon Vincent, Lakeland||Tanner Kuhne, Eureka|
|Oct. 19||Dezmon Eddie, Lakeland||Josiah McDermit, CUW||Kyle Ericsson, Lakeland|
|Oct. 26||Gavin Zimbelman, Aurora||Troy Stewart, CUW||Tanner Mateus, Benedictine|
|Nov. 2||James Douglas III, Eureka||Tony Orlando, WLC||Jake Buhler, WLC|
|Nov. 9||Gavin Zimbelman, Aurora||Scottie Bobeck, Benedictine||Gerardo Zamudio, Rockford|
|Nov. 16||Jacolby Maxwell, Aurora||Jallen Bashford, Rockford||Tanner Mateus, Benedictine|
Last Week's Results
|Sat., Nov. 16||Eureka *||38||Rockford||28||Final|
|Concordia Chicago *||0||Benedictine||44||Final|
|Concordia Wisconsin *||28||Wisconsin Lutheran||21||Final|
NCAA Division III Football Championship
|Sat., Nov. 23||Aurora %||47||
||51||NCAA First Round||Final|
2019 NACC Football Standings
|Aurora* #||8||7-1||0.875||378||163||12||9-3||0.750||555||310||7-3||Lost 1|
|Concordia Chicago||7||3-4||0.429||150||243||10||5-5||0.500||241||315||5-5||Lost 1|
|Concordia Wisconsin||7||3-4||0.429||131||182||10||5-5||0.500||216||210||5-5||Won 1|
|Wisconsin Lutheran||7||2-5||0.286||101||209||10||2-8||0.200||159||302||2-8||Lost 2|