Two MIAC defenders named to Team of the Week

Kyle Kornovich recorded the first interception of his collegiate career on Saturday. (Photo: Graham Miller)
Kyle Kornovich recorded the first interception of his collegiate career on Saturday. (Photo: Graham Miller)

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Two defensive players from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) have been selected to's Team of the Week for Week 6 of the 2021 season.

St. Olaf defensive tackle Jordan Bartholomew and Saint John's linebacker Kyle Kornovich were recognized among the top performers in NCAA Division III this past week.

Bartholomew (Sr. | Kilkenny, Minn. | Tri-City United) had five tackles, three tackles for a loss, two sacks, a fumble recovery, and a hurry in St. Olaf's 23-14 win against Carleton. Midway through the first quarter, the fifth-year senior recovered a fumble inside the 10-yard line on special teams to set up the game's first touchdown. He added a tackle for loss on a fourth-and-one with 1:10 left in the first half to give St. Olaf the ball near midfield before the Oles put another touchdown on the board. Both of Bartholomew's sacks came in the second half in his first career two-sack performance.

Kornovich (Sr. | Rogers, Minn.) totaled seven tackles (four solo), including two for a loss, two sacks, and his first collegiate interception in the Johnnies' 50-0 win against Augsburg. He also recorded a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry in the game. Kornovich was part of an SJU defense that posted its second consecutive shutout, held the Auggies to a success rate of 27.3 percent on third down, and limited Augsburg's top-10 air attack to 128 passing yards.

Eight MIAC football players have now earned Team of the Week honors this season.

2021 Team of the Week MIAC Selections
Date Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School
Sept. 7, 2021 K Jack Hanson Bethel Fy. Colorado Springs, Colo. | Cheyenne Mountain
Sept. 13, 2021 P Damien Silus Concordia Fy. Glencoe, Minn. | Glencoe-Silver Lake
Oct. 5, 2021 WR Dominic Smith Augsburg So. White Bear Lake, Minn.
Oct. 5, 2021 CB Ryan McGregor Carleton Sr. Ellsworth, Wis.
Oct. 5, 2021 S Nate Farm Bethel Fy. Arden Hills, Minn. | Mounds View
Oct. 5, 2021 RET Travis Brown Carleton Sr. St. Michael, Minn. | St. Michael-Albertville
Oct. 12, 2021 DT Jordan Bartholomew St. Olaf Sr. Kilkenny, Minn. | Tri-City United
Oct. 12, 2021 LB Kyle Kornovich Saint John's Sr. Rogers, Minn.

| Team of the Week |