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Stanchik is BRC Defensive Player of the Year

Senior Seth Stanchik, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive lineman, has been named the defensive player of the year in the Big Rivers Conference.

A teammate on defense, senior linebacker Mike Ludgatis, also was named first-team all-BRC, as were lanky wide receiver Mark Van Den Broeke and stalwarts in the big Raider offensive line, 6-foot-5, 300-pound junior Sam Cunningham and 6-foot-2, 260-pound senior Ryan Hanes.

Named to the second team was another offensive lineman, 270-pound senior Cole Tobin, and three seniors, versatile running back Josh Perron, quarterback Chase Graskewicz and defensive back Zach Miller.

Coach of the year is Chuck Raykovich from Chippewa Falls and co-offensive players of the year are Levi Johnson from River Falls and Mitch Olson from Chippewa.