Dordt College News

Six Defenders Claim Conference Honors

February 27, 2013

(Wednesday, February 27; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Six Dordt College Defender men’s basketball players claimed honors from the Great Plains Athletic Conference in balloting done at the conclusion of the regular season by the 11 conference coaches.

Trevor Wolterstorff (Senior; Sioux Center, Iowa) and Cliff Warner (Senior; Altoona, Iowa) are repeat first-team selections after helping the Defenders to a 15-5 league mark and a runner-up finish in the regular season race.

Wolterstorff averaged 14.6 points per game with 6.8 rebounds and he had 56 assists along with 18 blocked shots and 29 steals.  He converted 57.5 percent of his field goals in earning first-team honors for the third straight season.  Wolterstorff was a second team selection in 2010 as a freshman and ranks second in career scoring at Dordt and fourth in rebounding.

Warner averaged 14.5 points per game with 3.0 rebounds and had 118 assists,  40 steals and convertecd 113-251 three-point shots for 45 percent success.  Warner was a first-team pick in 2012 and a second-team selection in 2011.  He’s the career leader in three-point shots made at Dordt and is fifth all-time in assists and ranks in the top-20 all-time in scoring.

Jordan Vogel (Senior; Rock Valley, Iowa) is a second-team pick for the second straight season and he earned honorable mention in 2011.  Vogel scored 13.3 points per game this season with 5.2 rebounds and had 31 blocked shots while converting  65.4 percent of his field goal attempts.

Austin Katje (Junior; Orange City, Iowa) earned honorable mention honors for the third straight season after averaging 9.9 points per game with 3.6 rebounds and 48 made three-point baskets.

Kyle Lindbergh (Junior; Margate, Florida) was an honorable mention after averaging 7.4 points per game with 6.1 rebounds.  He totaled 79 assists with 24 blocked shots and 39 steals.

Chris Sievers (Senior; Huxley, Iowa) also earned honorable mention after averaging 10.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game with 55.1 percent field goal shooting.

Dordt College won the 2013 GPAC post-season tournament championship and takes a 26-6 record into the NAIA Division II National Tournament beginning on March 6.

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