WAUKESHA, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) – The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference has announced its yearly awards for men's basketball and Marian University placed four players on the All-Conference teams, including first team selection Cody Veleke, while Head Coach Mark Boyle hauled in Coach of the Year honors, the league released, today, Feb. 25.
The senior Veleke collects First Team All-NACC honors for the second straight season after averaging 13 points, 4.5 rebounds and ranked third in the league with 1.6 blocks per game for a balanced Sabre squad. Fellow seniors Sam Koslowski and Jeff Harris claimed second team accolades, while Josh Creed was named to the All-Freshman team in his first season with the program.
Boyle receives Coach of the Year honors for the fifth time in his career after leading the Sabres to the regular season conference title following a 17-3 league record.
Veleke enjoys his third year earning All-NACC honors after earning first team honors last season and All-NACC honorable mention as a sophomore. The Oakfield native eclipsed 1,000 career points in a 24-point, 11-rebound effort in an overtime victory over Wisconsin Lutheran back on Dec. 5. He recently turned in one of his most impressive performances as a Sabres in going 10-for-10 from the field for 23 points, scoring 21 of those in the first half alone in a quarterfinal rout of WLC last Saturday.
Koslowski has led the Sabres in scoring all year long and also eclipsed the 1,000-career-point mark this season back on Feb. 15. He registered 18 double-digit scoring performances, including a career-best 32-point effort after going 10-for-13 from the field, including 8-for-10 from three-point range in a win over Benedictine Jan. 4.
Harris, who reached 1,000 career points on Dec. 14, registered 13 double-digit scoring performances, including back-to-back 20-plus point games in January. He fell just shy of a career-high when he tallied 29 points on 10-for-13 shooting, while connecting on five three's to lead the Sabres to a come-from-behind win at Benedictine Jan. 18. The Chicago native was an All-NACC honorable mention pick in 2011, following All-Freshman team honors in 2010.
Austin Stueck of MSOE was named Player of the Year, while his teammate John Cording earned Defensive Player of the Year honors. Benedictine's Michael Blaszczyk was selected Freshman of the Year.
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