2015 was another year filled with conference championships, national tournament appearances and spectacular individual performances both on and off the field of play for Gustavus athletics. Here's a look back at numerous highlight events that occurred throughout the year...
Gustavus Adolphus College senior wide receiver Matthew Boyce (Excelsior, Minn.) on Friday was named to the D3football.com All America Second Team. Boyce becomes the sixth Gustie football player to garner All America honors twice, as he was named to the Third Team last season.
For the second straight season, Gustavus Adolphus College football players Matthew Boyce (Sr., Excelsior, Minn.) and Mitch Hendricks (Sr., Bemidji, Minn.) have been nominated to the D3football.com All-West Region Team. Boyce has been named to the First Team, while Hendricks is on the Third Team.
Four Gustavus Adolphus College football players have the tremendous honor to represent Team USA at the 2015 Aztec Bowl, which showcases the top Division II and III players from around the country against the Mexico National team. Gustavus’s representatives on the USA All American Eagles include wide receiver Matthew Boyce (Sr., Excelsior, Minn.), quarterback Mitch Hendricks (Sr., Bemidji, Minn.), and offensive linemen Marcus Kelly (Sr., Woodbury, Minn.) and Scott Newby (Sr., Lakeville, Minn.).
The Gustavus Adolphus College football team has a strong showing in the 2015 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Postseason Awards released Tuesday afternoon. Head Coach Peter Haugen highlights the awards as he was named Co-Coach-of-the-Year, while five Gusties were named First Team All-Conference, three were named Second Team and four earned Honorable Mention.
The Gustavus football team finished its 2015 season Saturday at Hollingsworth Field with a 66-9 loss to No. 4-ranked St. Thomas. Despite the season-ending defeat, the Gusties finish with a 7-3 overall record and 5-3 in the MIAC, which marks the most victories by Gustavus since 2001. Gustavus's third place finish in the conference is also the best since 2002.
The Gustavus Adolphus football team finishes its 2015 campaign on Saturday with a 1:10 p.m. matchup against No. 4-ranked St. Thomas. The Gusties enter the game with a 7-2 overall record and 5-2 mark in the MIAC after a thrilling 41-24 come-from-behind victory over Concordia last week, while the Tommies are 9-0 overall and 7-0 in the MIAC after defeating Carleton 80-3 last week in St. Paul.
The Gustavus football team pulled off one of the more remarkable wins in recent memory Saturday against Concordia. Senior quarterback Mitch Hendricks accounted for five total touchdowns in the win, including two scoring passes in a 15-second span to lift the Gusties to their remarkable win, while the strong play of junior defensive lineman Iker Ortiz-Hidalgo helped keep his team in position to pull off the comeback win as he made a number of big plays on defense, including a key fourth-quarter fumble recovery. For their performances, Hendricks and Ortiz-Hidalgo earned MIAC Offensive and Defensive Players-of-the-Week, respectively.
The Gustavus football team showed a never-say-die attitude Saturday afternoon at Hollingsworth Field as it came from behind to beat No. 23-ranked Concordia 41-34 in the final minute of play.
The Gustavus Adolphus football team returns home to St. Peter on Saturday for a 1 p.m. matchup against Concordia College. The Gusties enter the game with a 6-2 overall record and 4-2 mark in the MIAC after losing 33-24 at Bethel University last week, while the Cobbers are 7-2 overall and 5-2 in the MIAC after losing 38-14 against No. 6 St. Thomas last week.