Offensive lineman Omar Hasan, a senior from Halstead, was named the fifth winner of the Dr. Ted Kessinger Champion of Character Award.


Despite a disappointing finish to the season, the 6-4 Bethel College football team had a pair of players pick up a pair of prestigious post-season awards.

Bethel defensive lineman James McCartney a junior from Hesston, was named Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference co-defensive player of the year. Offensive lineman Omar Hasan, a senior from Halstead, was named the fifth winner of the Dr. Ted Kessinger Champion of Character Award. McCartney also was named first-team All-KCAC. Hasan was named an All-KCAC honorable mention. The All-KCAC team is below:

2008 All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

Football team

FIRST TEAM

Offense

QB Alex Melguin, Friends, 6-2, 225, sr., Wichita.

RB Sean Dahley, Bethany, 5-9, 220, sr., Phoenix, Ariz..

RB Preston McCorkle, Kansas Wesleyan, 6-1, 225, sr., Stratton, Colo.-r.

RB Rashaard Colquit, Sterling, 5-10, 195, so., Corrigan, Texas.

FB Brad Cintas, Kansas Wesleyan, 6-0, 225, sr., Santa Clara, Calif.

WR Abe Kersting, Friends, 6-3, 205, sr., Douglass.

WR Gary Cox, McPherson, 5-10, 175, sr., Phoenix, Ariz..

WR Chris Simms, Ottawa, 6-3, 183, sr., Highland, Calif.

TE Taylor Burnett, Ottawa, 6-5, 230, jr., Lenexa-u.

OL Dakota Sorensen, Bethel, 6-5, 290, sr., Crestone, Colo.

OL Jacob Bruster, Friends, 6-5, 295, sr., Weatherford, Okla.-ur.

OL Chad Tormey, Friends, 6-3, 290, sr., Valley Center-r.

OL Schuyler Wilson, Kansas Wesleyan, 6-2, 290, jr., Shasta Lake, Calif.

OL Matt Pennington, Ottawa, 6-2, 283, jr., Highland Village, Texas.

U Johnell Murphy, Sterling, 5-8, 175, fr., Sacramento, Calif.

Defense

DB Scotty Yerges, Bethel, 6-1, 190, sr., Medford, Ore.-r

DB Cole Perry, Friends, 5-10, 180, fr., Wichita.

DB Ken Mitchell, Kansas Wesleyan, 5-11, 175, so., Humble, Texas.

DB Evander Williams, Ottawa, 5-11, 199, sr., LaMesa, Calif.-u

LB Seneca Collins, Friends, 6-5, 280, jr., Duncanville, Texas.

LB Jeff Paulson, McPherson, 6-1, 205, jr., Limon, Colo.

LB Ross Diehl, Ottawa, 6-2, 215, jr., Sedalia, Colo.

LB Derrick Sullivan, Sterling, 6-1, 200, sr., Kingman.

DL James McCartney, Bethel, 6-1, 310, jr., Hesston-ur

DL Blake Gordon, Friends, 6-3, 315, so., Wewoka, Okla.

DL Michael Hecht, Friends, 6-1, 250, sr., Wichita-r

DL Jordan Highley, Friends, 6-2, 250, jr., Fort Scott-u.

Special teams

K Casey Wieder, Ottawa, 5-9, 200, so., North Richland Hills, Texas-u.

P Lee Voth-Gaeddert, Bethel, 6-3, 190, fr., Hesston-u.

PR Corey Schultz, Ottawa, 6-3, 180, jr., Quenemo-u.

KR Rashard Colquitt, Sterling, 5-10, 195, Corrigan, Texas-u.

u-unanimous selection.

r-repeat selection from 2007 first team.

Coach of the year Monty Lewis, Friends

Assistant coach of the year Jason Shumaker, Saint Mary

Player of the year Alex Melguin, Friends

Offensive player of the year Alex Melguin, Friends

Co-defensive players of the year James McCartney, Bethel; Jordan Highley, Friends

Special teams player of the year Gary Cox, McPherson.

Dr. Ted Kessinger Champion of Character Award Omar Hasan, Bethel

SECOND TEAM

Offense

QB Ethan Haller, Ottawa, 6-1, 198, jr., Anaheim, Calif.

RB Beau Cox, Bethel, 5-9, 180, sr., Weskan.

RB Chris Bolander, Friends, 5-10, 190, so., Goddard.

RB Robin DuBois, Ottawa, 5-9, 240, sr., Fresno, Calif.

RB Derek Washington, Tabor, 5-10, 180, fr., Wharton, Texas.

FB Brent Craddek, Friends, 6-0, 225, fr., Farmersville, Texas.

WR Marcus Lowe, Kansas Wesleyan, 6-1, 185, sr., Orlando.

WR Corey Schultz, Ottawa, 6-3, 180, jr., Quenemo.

WR Glenn Wallin, Saint Mary, 6-2, 195, jr., Sparks, Nev.

TE Tai Murray, Saint Mary, 6-6, 240, jr., San Diego.

OL Derek Meyer, Kansas Wesleyan, 6-3, 250, sr., Hanover.

OL Casey Hayes, McPherson, 6-5, 280, jr., Walnut Creek, Calif.

OL Derek Brumbaugh, Sterling, 5-9, 230, so., Corona, Calif.

OL Andrew Looper, Tabor, 6-1, 285, sr., Marion.

OL Nathan Helvey, Saint Mary, 6-1, 280, so., Greenfield, Mo.

U Kevin Mikeska, Ottawa, 5-11, 213, sr., Garland, Texas.

Defense

DB Quinn Cunningham, Friends, 6-2, 190, jr., Salina.

DB Richard Raught, Kansas Wesleyan, 6-0, 185, jr., Lancaster, Calif.

DB Austin Brown, McPherson, 6-1, 180, so., Lawton, Okla.

DB Craig Mans, Sterling, 5-11, 170, sr., Osborne.

DB Cortez Young, Saint Mary, 6-1, 185, jr., Saint Louis.

LB Curlee Bishop, Bethel, 6-0, 220, sr., Sacramento.

LB Chad Francisco, Friends, 6-1, 220, sr., Claremore, Okla.

LB Vicente Arellano, Kansas Wesleyan, 5-11, 220, jr., Pittsburg, Calif.

LB Fielding Brenner, Ottawa, 6-1, 222, so., Holton.

DL Scott Moore, Kansas Wesleyan, 6-5, 270, sr., Chicago.

DL Andrew Panigada, Kansas Wesleyan, 6-1, 250, sr., Manteca, Calif.

DL Scott Jones, McPherson, 6-4, 255, so., Lebo.

DL Jamison Shaw, Ottawa, 6-4, 261, jr., Raymore, Mo.

Special Teams

PK Scotty McKeon, Kansas Wesleyan, 5-10, 180, jr., Rohnert Park, Calif.

P Scotty McKeon, Kansas Wesleyan, 5-10, 180, jr., Rohnert Park, Calif.

PR Gary Cox, McPherson, 5-10, 175, sr., Phoenix, Ariz..

KR Gary Cox, McPherson, 5-10, 175, sr., Phoenix, Ariz..

HONORABLE MENTION

Bethany Kavelle Gordon, FB, sr., New York; Robert Bieger, WR, sr., Hollywood, Fla.; Willie Edwards, WR, sr., Mobile, Ala.; Christopher Jackson, OL, so., Houston; Cameron Maier, OL, sr., Russell; Dalton Weisshaar, OL, sr., Burlington, Colo.; Jamil Owens, DB, jr., Rockwall, Texas; Corey Scell, LB, so., Melbourne, Fla.; Eric English, LB, sr., Augusta; Jeffery Simplice, LB, so., Lake Worth, Fla.; Anthony Martinez, DL, sr., Santa Ana, Calif.

Bethel Brett Clow, QB, sr., Heath, Texas; Lee Voth-Gaeddert, WR, fr., Hesston; Matt Regier, TE, so., Whitewater; Omar Hasan, OL, sr., Halstead; Albino Quinones, OL, jr., San Antonio, Texas; Reed Hammond, DB, jr., Hesston; Zach Towns, LB, sr., Mount Hope; Joel Maple, DL, jr., Umatilla, Fla.

Friends Ryley Greenbaum, FB, jr., Douglass; Cole Hancock, WR, sr., Augusta; Luke Flanagan, TE, sr., Tulsa, Okla.; Cody Cordell, OL, jr., Tulsa, Okla.; Frank Miles, Utility, so., Oklahoma City; Michael Batts, DB, jr., Fort Worth, Texas; Levi Ready, DB, so., Cleveland, Okla.; Aaron Brown, LB, sr., Wichita; Bryan Golemon, DL, sr., Cushing, Okla.; Joe Paletta, Place kicker, sr., Derby; Frank Miles, Kick returner, so., Oklahoma City.

Kansas Wesleyan Drew Dallas, QB, sr., Salina; Jeremy Washington, RB, so., Wharton, Texas; Jason Dolan, WR, sr., Salina; Eric Thrush, TE, jr., Janesville, Calif.; Viliamu Iosua, OL, sr., Richmond, Calif.; Sean Junkins, OL, so., Malibu, Calif.; Steve Valliere, Utility, sr., Redding, Calif.; Jason McWilliams, LB, so., Canton, Texas; Charles Starling, DL, jr., Easton, Texas; Dustin Trimble, DL, sr., Hopland, Calif.

McPherson Stephen Harrison, WR, sr., Jackson, MS; Dwight Hale, WR, sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.; Keith Davis, OL, so., Houston; Shelton Thigpen, DB, so., Wylie, Texas.

Ottawa Andy Otto, RB, jr., Drexel, Mo.; Patrick Cook, OL, sr., Lakeside, Calif.; Chris McClellan, OL, sr., Marysville; Chris Hurd, DB, sr., Grandview, Mo.; Earl Moorning, DB, jr., Kansas City, Mo.; Xavier Weathersby, DB, jr., San Diego; Josh Hojje, LB, so., Newport News, Va.; Art Rubio, LB, jr., Fillmore, Calif.; Jarvis Morehead-Reed, DL, jr., Grandview, Mo.; Thomas Pearson, DL, sr., Baldwin Park, Calif.

Southwestern Nick Mondero, FB, sr., Ness City; Jess Maddox, Utility, so., Blue Rapids; Lin Roberts, LB, sr., Dallas; Thaddeux Carrena, DL, jr., Flower Mound, Texas; Blake Ridgeway, DL, jr., Kiowa; Colby Seagraves, Punter, sr., Parsons.

Sterling Tyler Degenhardt, QB, sr., Holton; Carlos DeLosReyes, WR, sr., Dallas; Zeke Young, OL, sr., Chicago; Brent Schneider, DB, sr., Sterling; Justin Hejny, LB, jr., Hoisington; Austin Kingsbury, LB, jr., Smith Center; Tre Addison, DL, so., Bradenton, Fla.; Kyle Hixon, DL, sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.; Michael Talton, Punt returner, fr., Detroit.

Tabor Seth Ramsey, FB, so., Owasso, Okla.; Sean Retting, DB, sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.; Teal Stutzman, LB, so., Littitz, Pa.; David Quarker, DL, fr., Atmore, Ala.; Marcus Manny, Place kicker, sr., Dallas.

Saint Mary Daniel Robles, QB, so., West Covina, Calif.; Willie Harris, WR, jr., Houston; Charles Lee, WR, sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.; Derek Schulte, WR, jr., Inez, Texas; Patrick Carlton, OL, fr., Bridge City, Texas; Carlos Navarro, OL, sr., Laredo, Texas; Sam Ritter, LB, sr., Woodland, Wash.