BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Two defensive players from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) have been selected to D3football.com's Team of the Week for Week 6 of the 2021 season.
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 D3football.com Team of the Week honors this season.
|2021 D3football.com 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.|