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Women’s Soccer

Junior midfielder Laura Moklestad was named to the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team this past Sunday.

The announcement came after Illinois State defeated Missouri State 5-0 on Sunday to claim the State Farm MVC Championship title.

Moklestad had two shots for the Bulldogs in their 1-0 loss against Evansville in the quarterfinals back on Oct. 30. The Bulldogs finished the season with a record of 4-11-4.

Football

Fifth-year senior running back Patrick Cashmore and fifth-year senior kicker/punter Billy Janssen earned recognitions by the Pioneer Football League for their play in Drake’s 31-24 win over Jacksonville last Saturday.

Cashmore was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week after he registered career highs in rushing attempts and yards and tied his career-high for touchdowns. Cashmore finished with 160 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries. It’s the first time that Cashmore has earned the award in his career.

Janssen was named Special Teams Player of the Week after he averaged 48.7 yards on six punts, including a booming 83-yard punt that registered as the second longest punt of the season in the Football Championship Subdivision and the third longest in Drake history. Janssen also hit his lone field goal attempt, a 43-yarder, and converted all four of his extra point attempts. It was the second time that Janssen earned the distinction.

On Monday, Janssen was also named National Punter of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards and recognized as a National All-Star by College Sporting News. Janssen has been recognized by the CFPA on four occasions this year and has twice been recognized as the Punting Performer of the Week.

Fifth-year senior cornerback Michael Lahart also earned an honorable mention as a top performer at his position from the CFPA. Lahart registered two interceptions and four solo tackles against Jacksonville.

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