Warhawks Earn All-America Honors

UW-Whitewater's Jace Rindahl and Mike Sherman were first-team selections by D3football.com, while Lance Leipold was named Coach of the Year.

Several members of the NCAA Division III national runners-up UW-Whitewater football team continued to haul in postseason honors.

Among those with Wisconsin ties include senior linebacker Jace Rindahl of Cambridge, senior offensive guard Mike Sherman of Kettle Moraine, junior defensive end Anthony White and junior cornerback Troney Shumpert, both of Milwaukee Bay View.

Anthony White

D3football.com selected Rindahl and Sherman to its first team, while White and Shumpert made the honorable mention list.

Rindahl was the organization's defensive player of the year after recording 103 total tackles, including 54 solo stops and three sacks, as the Warhawks reached the Alonzo Stagg Bowl for a fourth straight time, falling to 1-3 versus Mount Union (Ohio) in the finale after winning it all in 2007.

Sherman was a mainstay along UW-W's front wall that helped freshman Levell Coppage gain 1,461 yards rushing and Madison Memorial sophomore Antwan Anderson add 1,213 this season--a year after Gagliardi winner Justin Beaver rambled for 2,455.

Troney Shumpert

White finished fifth on the team with 54 total tackles and was second in tackles for loss with 11 and in sacks with 6.5. He also recovered a fumble and forced two others. Shumpert's 69 total stops were third on the squad, and he added one interception.

Lance Leipold, who is 27-3 in two years at his alma mater, was named D-III's coach of the year.

Meanwhile, Rindahl also has been named to the Associated Press College Division All-America first team, which includes players from Divisions II and III as well as the NAIA.


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