Nov 17th, 2004 @ 11:16 am | Author: Vikings Sports News
Five Vikings Named to First Team
Five Valley City State Vikings were named to the DAC-10 Football first team. In addition, five others received second team and honorable mention recognition.

Named to the first team were linebacker Josh Kasowski, free safety Paul Mehle, running back Kenard Walker, receiver Rochenel Absolu and center Travis Lester.

Tight end Barrett Sczepanski was named to the second team and defensive backs Mike Duchscher and Shaun Williams, defensive end Greg Dobitz and receiver Travis Anderson received honorable mention recognition.

Kasowski (Sr, Valley City) finished the season #2 in the NAIA in tackles while breaking the school record for tackles in a career and in a game along the way.

Mehle (So, Miami) led the DAC-10 in interceptions with eight and was fourth in the NAIA while tying two VCSU records for interceptions in a game (3) and in a season (8).

Walker (Jr, Anchorage, AK) was the Vikings leading rusher amassing 708 yards while splitting time with Anthony Walkine. Walker averaged 4.3 yards per carry and his six touchdowns placed him second in the team in scoring.

Absolu (Jr, Naples, FL) led the Vikings in receiving, (44 catches /683 yards) scoring, (9 TD's) and kick returns with a 21.4 return average.

Lester (Jr, Milbank, SD) has been a mainstay in the heart of the Viking offensive line since midway through his freshmen season.

Sczepanski (Jr, Stephen, MN) was second in the DAC-10 in receptions by a tight end with 26 despite playing most of the year with an injured shoulder. He finished 15th in the conference in receptions overall.

Duchscher (Sr, Rugby) finshished fifth on the team in tackles from his cornerback position, was second in passes defended (5) and had two interceptions on the season.

Williams (Sr, Soldotna, AK) recorded three interceptions and led the Vikings in passes defended with six.

Dobitz (Sr, Bowman) finished a strong season ranking second on the team in tackles (75) tackles for loss (9) and sacks (4).

Anderson (Sr, Fargo) was the Vikings second leading receiver (34 catches/387 yards/4 touchdowns)and led the team in punt returns with an average of 8.9 yards a return.