Six Norse netters recognized
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:08 AM
Six Luther College tennis players were honored by the Iowa Athletic Conference by being named to the all-conference team.
Junior Ramesh Karki was named to both the singles and doubles team. The Kathmandu, Nepal, native was honored for the third time on both teams.
Senior Nick Mozena was named to the singles team. Mozena was recognized in 2011 and 2012. He is a native of Dubuque.
In addition to Karki, Quinn Foley was named to the doubles team. The sophomore from Dellwood, Minn., received the honor for the first time in his career.
Three Norse were named to the honorable mention team for the first time. Junior James Ayer is from Philadelphia, Penn. Matt Bellio is a junior from Fond du Lac, Wis. Torstein Jystad is a sophomore from Kolbotan, Norway.
IIAC all-conference teams
Most valuable player - Noah Sprinkel, Coe; Co-Coaches of the year - Kevin McCadams, Buena Vista; Eric Rodgers, Coe
Singles - Adam Gustad, Jr., Buena Vista; West Adelman, Fr., Central; Riley Galbraith, Fr., Coe; Yasushi Inoue, Fr., Coe; Curtis Newman, Sr., Coe; Noah Sprinkel, So., Coe; Sean Stokstad, Jr., Coe; Jon Moore, So., Loras; Ramesh Karki, Jr., Luther; Nick Mozena, Sr., Luther; Yusuf Chowdhry, Fr., Wartburg; Brian Rasmussen, Sr., Wartburg
Doubles - West Adelman, Fr., Central; Yasushi Inoue, Fr., Coe; Curtis Newman, Sr., Coe; Noah Sprinkel, So., Coe; Quinn Foley, So., Luther; Ramesh Karki, Jr., Luther
Honorable mention - Kyle Freischlag, Jr., Central; Tim Kahl, So., Central; Ryan Hickman, Fr., Coe; Michael Janssen, Jr., Coe; James Ayer, Jr., Luther; Matt Bellio, Jr., Luther; Torstein Jystad, So., Luther; Alex Hook, Jr., Simpson; Eric Hilpert, So., Wartburg