Two track and field athletes honored, Catelli for men and Drake for women
COLLEGE: 2001-02 Great Northwest Athletic Conference and WWU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year ? Played in Cactus Bowl All-Star game (NCAA II seniors) ? Set school career records for yards returned punts (1,242), punt returns (104), yards returned kickoffs (1,347) and kickoff returns (60) ? Second-team Associated Press All-American, second-team d2football.com All-American, second-team Verizon Academic All-American and third-team Football Gazette All-American as senior in 2001 ? First-team Daktronics and d2football.com West Region all-star, first-team Little All-Northwest, and Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star as both defensive back and punt returner ? Started all 11 games ? Led team in tackles with 69 ? Intercepted 3 passes, returning one for touchdown, and broke up 7 others ... Also topped squad with 36 punt returns for 10.0 average and 19 kickoff returns for 20.5 average ? Verizon District VIII and GNAC academic all-star ? Western's 2000-01 Male Athlete of the Year and Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year ? Team co-captain ? Named to six All-America teams in 2000 ? First-team American Football Coaches Association All-American as return specialist, first-team Division2football.com All-American as defensive back; and second-team Associated Press and Daktronics, Inc., All-American as all-purpose runner and second-team Don Hansen's National Weekly Gazette All-American as kickoff returner ? First-team Verizon College Division Academic All-American and District VIII Academic all-star ? First-team West Region Daktronics all-star ? Unanimous Columbia Football Association all-star, earning first-team honors on defense and as punt returner, and second-team as kickoff returner ? First-team Little All-Northwest as punt and kickoff returner ? CFA Academic all-star for second straight season ? Named team's Special Teams Player of the Year ? Started all 10 games in 1999 ? Ranked No.14 nationally in punt returns with 612 yards on 39 attempts (15.7), setting school, league and northwest small college records; and No.16 nationally in kickoff returns with 491 yards on 18 attempts (27.3) ? Returned kickoff 87 yards for touchdown versus Saint Mary's CA and returned punt 69 yards for touchdown against Western New Mexico ? Set school game record with 138 punt return yards (4 att.) versus Western New Mexico and had 112 yards (4 att.) against Simon Fraser ? Also returned 2 interceptions for 62 yards and caught 1 pass for 12 yards ? Had 1,177 all-purpose yards, finishing second in the CFA at 117.7, coming up just short of becoming first defensive player to take that title in 16-year history of league ? Tied for second on team in tackles with 61, recovered one fumble and forced two, and defensed eight passes ? Twice Division2insider.com National Special Teams Player of the Week and three times named CFA Defensive Player of the Week ? Honorable mention Little All-Northwest, second-team all-CFA as punt returner and CFA academic all-star in 1998 ? Played in nine games, making seven starts ? Returned 23 punts for 237 yards (10.3 avg., 32 long) and 4 kickoffs for 79 yards ? Credited with 47 tackles, one for loss of 12 yards ? Also intercepted 1 pass, recovered 1 fumble, returning it 79 yards for touchdown; and defensed 3 passes ? Played in all 10 games in 1998 as true freshman, making seven starts ? Credited with 53 tackles, third on team, one for loss of 1 yard ? Recovered 1 fumble, returning it 25 yards for touchdown, and broke up 6 passes ? Returned 19 kickoffs for 387 yards (20.4, 35 long) and 6 punts for 33 yards (5.5, 14 long) ? Four letters.
HIGH SCHOOL: South Puget Sound League Defensive Back of the Year as senior at Tahoma High School ... Named school's Male Athlete of the Year ... First-team Seattle Times all-Area and all-league both ways ... Played in East-West all-star game ... Ran for 900 yards and 15 touchdowns ... Led team in tackles and intercepted four passes ... Team co-captain ... As junior, earned first-team Pierce County League all-star honors ... As sophomore, helped Bears reach Class AA state playoffs ... Started and lettered three years ... Also earned two letters in basketball ... Played on team that reached state tournament as junior.
PERSONAL: Major is business ... His father, Terry, played football at Montana State University.