2002 MIAC Football Awards

MIAC 'Jim Christopherson' MVP - Blake Elliott, Saint John's Univ. (Wide Receiver/Specialist)

MIAC 'Mike Stam' STAM AWARD - Derek Flann, Concordia College (Defensive Tackle)

MIAC Coach of the Year - Terry Horan, Concordia College


2002 MIAC FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE - First Team
Name              School       Yr.  Pos.    Hometown/High School
Offensive Line
Conor Crimmins    Carleton     Sr   Guard   Arden Hills, Minn./Mounds View H.S. 
Josh Dirlam       Saint John's Sr   Center  Eden Prairie, Minn.
John Holt         Concordia    Sr   Guard   Grafton, N.D. 
Dan Kosel         Saint John's Sr   Guard   St. Cloud, Minn./Cathedral H.S. 
Joe Moline        St. Thomas   Sr   Guard   Duluth, Minn./Central H.S.
Lance Staples     Gustavus     Sr   Center  Windom, Minn. 

Tight End
Jon Learn         St. Thomas   Sr   TE      Red Wing, Minn.

Quarterbacks
Nick Ambrasas     St. Thomas   Sr   QB      St. Paul, Minn./Arlington H.S. 
Ryan Hebrink      Concordia    Jr   QB      Sacred Heart, Minn./BDRSH H.S.

Running Backs
Jake Barkley      St. Thomas   Sr   RB      Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong H.S. 
Mike Johnson      Bethel       Sr   RB      Pine City, Minn.
Andy Traetow      Gustavus     Sr   RB      Jackson, Minn.

Wide Receivers
Blake Elliott     Saint John's Jr   WR      Melrose, Minn.
Ryan Hoag         Gustavus     Sr   WR      Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn H.S. 
Andrew Hilliard   St. Thomas   Sr   WR      Woodbury, Minn. 

Defensive Line
Derek Flann       Concordia    Sr   DT      Lake Lillian, Minn./BOLD H.S.
Jon Foss          Bethel       Sr   DE      Hinton, Iowa
Jeremy Hood       Saint John's Jr   DE      Buffalo, Minn./Monticello H.S.
Sean O'Leary      St. Thomas   Sr   DE      Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc./Lincoln H.S. 

Defensive Backs
Jeremy Goltz      Saint John's Jr   DB      Tracy, Minn./Tracy-Milroy-Balaton H.S. 
Sam Lacy          Bethel       Sr   SS      Lewisville, Texas
Jason Pflipsen    Saint John's Sr   CB      Sartell, Minn.
Josh Vickerman    Concordia    Jr   CB      Alexandria, Minn./Jefferson H.S.

Inside Linebackers
Dirk Erickson     Gustavus     Sr   ILB     Rochester, Minn./John Marshall H.S.
Matt Lafferty     St. Olaf     Sr   ILB     Apple Valley, Minn
Cam McCambridge   Saint John's Jr   ILB     Edina, Minn.

Outside Linebackers
Brad Arndt        Gustavus     Sr   OLB     Woodbury, Minn.
Josh Dietz        Concordia    So   OLB     Glencoe, Minn./Glencoe-Silver Lake H.S. 
Dan Meyers        St. Olaf     Sr   OLB     Cannon Falls H.S., Cannon Falls, Minn.
Chad Strehlo      Hamline      Sr   OLB     Maplewood, Minn./Tartan H.S.

Kicker
Andy Clark        St. Thomas   Jr   K       Anoka, Minn./American School (Japan)

Punter
Nick Schlieman    Augsburg     FY   P       Burnsville, Minn.

Utility Player
John Kilde        Bethel       Jr Specialist Fergus Falls, Minn./Hillcrest Acad.