GPAC Football players of the week

November 11, 2019 12:23pm

Northwestern wide receiver Shane Solberg is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week. Solberg, a junior from Hull, Iowa, helped No.5 Northwestern to a 44-17 home win over Hastings. Solberg totaled six catches for 101 yards and matched his career-high with four touchdowns for a Red Raiders offense that totaled 400 yards. He caught touchdown passes from 24, 5, 29 and 2 yards out and tallied his second straight and fifth overall game with 100 receiving yards. Solberg is the program's all-time leader in receiving yards, touchdowns and holds both the single game and single season receiving yards records. He is fifth in the NAIA in receptions and yards. 

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Dordt defensive end David Kacmarynski is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player-of-the-Week. Kacmarynski, a junior, from Pella, Iowa, had two sacks, two fumble recoveries, broke up three passes and had an interception return for a touchdown in a 43-7 win over Briar Cliff. He became the career leader in sacks at Dordt with his two sacks on Saturday. His two tackles for loss raised his season total to 18.5 which is eighth best in the NAIA. 

Brett Zachman of Dordt University is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Special Teams Player-of-the-Week. Zachman, a freshman, from Leesburg, Florida, converted four field goals in the first half to help the Defenders build a 12-0 lead over Briar Cliff. Made a season long 44 yard field goal and ended the game a perfect 5-of-5 on field goal tries and 4-of-4 on point after attempts.