MIAC Athletes of the Week – September 13, 2021

Athletes of the Week

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for football, volleyball, and soccer on Monday. Student-athletes from Augsburg, Carleton, Concordia, Gustavus, and St. Olaf claimed the Conference's weekly honors for September 7-12, 2021.

The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Throughout the fall season, team sports (football, soccer and volleyball) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with individual sports (cross country and golf) announced on Tuesday afternoons. The winners of the latest Athlete of the Week awards are listed below, along with details on their outstanding performances.

To view each sport's 2021-22 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page or visit the 2021-22 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.


MIAC Football Offensive Player of the Week
Tanner Dubois
Concordia College
Sr. | Quarterback
Fargo, N.D. | South

Tanner Dubois was 36-for-45 for 319 yards and connected on four touchdown strikes in the Cobbers' win over Presentation on Saturday. The 36 pass completions are a new single-game record for Concordia, while the 45 pass attempts tie the program record for attempts in a game. Dubois' 80.0 completion percentage is also a single game school record for more than 25 passing attempts. Dubois has now thrown for more than 300 yards in back-to-back games, another first in Cobber football history.

MIAC Football Defensive Player of the Week
Arsenio Black
St. Olaf College
So. | Cornerback
River Falls, Wis.

Arsenio Black forced a pair of turnovers of consecutive series in St. Olaf's 19-7 victory at Luther on Saturday. The sophomore recorded the first interception of his career in the second quarter and, on the next series, forced a fumble at the Oles' own one-yard line with the Norse clinging to a 7-6 lead. Three plays after Black's forced fumble, St. Olaf scored the go-ahead 94-yard touchdown run to take the lead for good. Black added two tackles and a pair of pass breakups in the win.

MIAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Damien Silus
Concordia College
Fy. | Kicker/Punter
Glencoe, Minn. | Glencoe-Silver Lake

Damien Silus averaged 47.7 yards per punt in the Cobbers' win over Presentation on Saturday. The first-year kicker also had all his three punts downed inside the 20-yard line, including a 56-yard punt that stopped dead on the one-foot line. Silus also had four touchbacks on kickoffs and seven successful PAT conversions in the game.


MIAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week
Madi Kes
Gustavus Adolphus College

So. | Middle Hitter
Jordan, Minn.

Madi Kes helped the Gusties win all four of their matches at the Cornell Tournament, with 48 kills on 83 attempts while only making six errors to hit .494 for the weekend. The sophomore also had 1.27 blocks per set.

MIAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week
Hailey Embacher
Gustavus Adolphus College

Sr. | Defensive Specialist
Mankato, Minn. | St. Clair

Hailey Embacher guided the Gusties to four victories at the Cornell tournament, passing 2.36 in serve-receive while adding 5.53 digs per set. Embacher totaled 83 digs with 18 assists and three service aces on the weekend.


MIAC Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week
Tonny Aton
Carleton College

Sr. | Forward
Nairobi, Kenya | Lukenya

Tonny Aton scored goals in two games last week as Carleton went 1-0-1 against a pair of non-conference opponents. On Wednesday, Aton scored the first goal of the game in propelling the Knights to a 4-1 victory over visiting Simpson College. He then tallied the equalizer in the 67th minute of a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Wartburg College on Saturday. Simpson and Wartburg were a combined 3-0 against MIAC teams on the year prior to playing the Knights.

MIAC Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week
Jennifer Bobaric
Augsburg University

Jr. | Forward
Andover, Minn.

Jennifer Bobaric scored four of Augsburg's five goals last week to push the Auggies to a 3-0-1 start to the season. Against UW-La Crosse on Tuesday, Bobaric claimed her first collegiate hat trick, scoring three goals on five shots in Augsburg's 3-1 victory, scoring goals in the seventh, 50th, and 60th minutes. On Friday, she scored the game-winning goal 1:13 into the second overtime in Augsburg's 2-1 triumph over UW-Superior. Bobaric has scored five of Augsburg's six goals on the season.