Five Bulldogs Selected As Frontier Conference Player of The Week
Bulldog football and volleyball teams earned five of the six ERCK Hotels/Frontier Conference Player of the Week awards this week. The Bulldog volleyball team went a perfect 4-0 on the weekend as they beat Dickinson State N.D. 3-1, Valley City State (N.D.) 3-1, Presentation College. (S.D.) 3-0 and Mayville State (N.D.) 3-0. The Bulldog football team beat No. 16 ranked Dickinson State (N.D.) Saturday with a score of 35-14.
Peyton Vogl, a 6-foot sophomore middle blocker from Townsend, Mont. earned defender of the week after Montana Western went 4-0 at the Frontier/North Star Crossover Tournament hosted by MSU-Northern in Havre, Mont. Vogl recorded 23 blocks (seven solo and 16 assisted) in the Bulldogs four matches giving her 1.64 blocking average per set. She also recorded 2.29 kills per set with a .377 attack percentage. Kaylee Fritz, a 5-foot-7 sophomore setter from Kalispell, Mont. earned setter of the week as Montana Western went 4-0 at the Frontier/North Star Crossover Tournament hosted by MSU-Northern in Havre, Mont. Fritz averaged 11.0 assists and 2.43 digs per set in the Bulldog's 4-0 weekend.
Jon Jund, a 6-foot-1, 190 lbs, senior quarterback from Spring Creek, Nev. was voted conference player of the week for the second week in a row after the home 35-14 non-conference win over No. 16 Dickinson State (N.D.). Jund was 17 of 29 (58.6 percent) passing for 269 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 70 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in the win over Dickinson State.
Braden Smith, a 6-foot-3, 240 lbs, junior linebacker from Whitehall, Mont. earned defensive player of the week. Smith recorded four solo tackles, seven assisted tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-21 yards) and two sacks (-20 yards) in the win over Dickinson State.
John Mears, a 5-foot-9, 180 lbs, sophomore kicker from Belgrade, Mont. earned special teams player of the week. Mears was a perfect 5 for 5 points after touchdown in the win over Dickinson State.