MIAC Release

Oles have five second team All-MIAC selections

Mike Ludwig
November 27, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf had five second team All-MIAC football selections, the league announced on Tuesday.

The Oles had four on the offensive side including a pair of senior wide recievers, Jake Schmiesing and Stephen Asp. Sophomore quarterback Nate Penz and senior offensive lineman Alex Hsu were also honored. Senior defensive back Cam Smith was the Oles' other honoree.

Asp had a team-high 49 receptions fro 751 yards and three touchdowns. His 49 receptions ranked seventh in the league. He finished his career with 132 catches, which ranks sixth in school history. His 2,439 yards rank fourth all-time and his 24 career touchdowns are third-best. He was a first-team All-MIAC twice.

Schmiesing had nine receiving scores to finish in a tie for the school career record of 27, with Horace Gant '08, and one ahead of his brother Andrew '08. He had 35 receptions for 588 yards to complete his career with 111, which is ninth on the all-time list. Schmiesing's 1,655 yards rank seventh all-time. His second-team All-MIAC honor was his third straight.

Penz threw for 2,475 yards and 17 touchdowns in his first season as a starter. He had two 300-yard passing efforts, throwing for 382 yards and three touchdowns in a loss to Carleton and 332 and three scores in the season finale, a loss to No. 16 St. Thomas.

Hsu was a first team All-MIAC selection in 2012 and finished his career with a second-team honor in 2013.

Smith led the St. Olaf defense in 2013. He led the team in interceptions (3) and was second in tackles (39) and pass break-ups (8).

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at (507) 786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.