Ex-Greenwave stars shine at the college level
One ex-Fallon college senior finished his career this fall as the Greenwave’s best continue to shine at the next level.
Charlie Heck, a running back at Jamestown College (N.D.), finished his career with the Jimmies, while Cady Cordes (Western Connecticut), Kelsey Reibsamen (Simpson), Dalton Johnson (La Verne), Tanner Boone (Great Falls), Brennan Lewis and Dakota Schelling (Montana State-Northern), Mary Scholz (Dallas), Justin Hatfield (Idaho), Joe Pyle (Nevada), Cody Stadtman (Malone), Evan Matheson (Lourdes) and Austin Bischoff (Treasure Valley) competed this past season.
Heck’s Jimmies finished 4-6 but won their final two games over Waldorf College (29-7) and Mayville State (28-18).
Heck played in all 10 games and carried the ball 41 times for 141 yards and tied for the team lead in rushing touchdowns with four. He also was on the receiving end in the air as he hauled in 10 receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown. Heck tallied three tackles.
Heck finished his career with Jamestown rushing for 358 total yards on 95 carries and receiving 173 yards on 22 receptions. He tallied seven touchdowns (five rushing) and also totaled 13 tackles.
Cordes completed her third volleyball season with the Colonials, playing in 32 matches (116 sets) and registering 190 kills and a 0.125 attack percentage. Cordes was second on the team in assists with 101 and second in digs with 395. Cordes tallied 38 total blocks, which were also second on the team.
WCSU finished the season at 21-12 but was swept in the conference semifinals last month.
Reibsamen finished her third year of volleyball at Simpson, which was 13-13 this season, including a first-round loss to Embry-Riddle in the Cal-Pac tournament last month. Reibsamen, a setter, was second on the team in assists with 261 and tallied eight kills and 160 digs.
Johnson and the Leopards turned around their program after a winless league season in 2014 by finishing undefeated this year in conference at 7-0 to end the regular season with an 8-2 record. La Verne split its first two games of the year before going on a seven-game winning streak to win the conference. The Leopards, though, lost to St. Thomas (Minn.), 57-14, in the NCAA National Championship first round on Nov. 21.
Johnson, a linebacker, played in all 10 games at linebacker as he registered 14 tackles and one sack.
Boone helped the Argos’ men’s cross country team capture third at the Frontier Conference Championships by taking 17th after running the course in 27 minutes, 56.26 seconds. Boone will be competing in track and field in the spring.
“Tanner both had a fantastic race,” UGF coach Bill Brist said. “Tanner was right in the thick of things, and placed in the top twenty, which was a breakthrough at this event. He set high goals and went after them.”
The Lights went winless this season in 10 games as Lewis played on the offensive line. Ex-Fallon teammate Schelling missed this season with an injury.
In her second season, Scholz didn’t compete because of injury as Dallas had a rough year going 11-23 overall, including 4-10 in league.
Stadtman’s first season with Malone resulted in a winless campaign for the Division III squad. Hatfield competes on the offensive line.
Matheson was part of history at Lourdes as the Gray Wolves finished the year with a 33-2 record and No. 17 ranking in the NAIA national poll. Lourdes knocked off Mount Vernon Nazarene in the NAIA championships to close out the season.
Matheson saw some action, playing in six matches, including two starts, and tallied 10 kills, one dig and seven blocks.
Bischoff completed his first year as a middle forward with the Chukars. No statistics were available.
Hatfield is redshirting as a defensive end for Idaho, which finished 4-8, while Pyle is doing the same as a quarterback at Nevada, which competes in a bowl this month against Colorado State.
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