Barth, Reasnover Named to All-Region Team

Photos courtesy of Traci Zeibert.
Photos courtesy of Traci Zeibert.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Eureka College junior offensive tackle Ryan Barth (Minonk, Ill./Fieldcrest H.S.) and junior running back LeAnthony Reasnover (Momence, Ill./Momence H.S.) have been selected for the 13th annual All-West Region Second Team, according to an announcement from the website Tuesday evening. The announcement marks the first time Eureka has landed multiple players on the regional honor roll in the same season. All-Region Teams

Barth and Reasnover are Eureka's third and fourth All-Region honorees and the first Red Devils to be named as high as the Second Team. Wide receiver and EC Hall of Famer Wes Schmidgall was picked for the Third Team in 2011 and Trever Zeibert was named to the Third Team in 2016.

Barth anchored the premier offensive line in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference en route to being named the league's Lineman of the Year. He started all 10 games at left tackle and paved the way for Eureka to break single-season school records with 401 points scored and 3,033 rushing yards. The Red Devils put up 4,477 yards of total offense, second-most in a season in program history. He is a two-time All-UMAC First Team selection.

Reasnover delivered the best season by a running back in the 127-year history of Eureka College football, claiming six program records and earning the UMAC's Offensive Player of the Year award. He set new single-season Eureka records 1,875 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns. His 355-yard effort against five-time UMAC champion St. Scholastica on Oct. 28 at McKinzie Field was a new single-game program record and his seven rushing touchdowns at Martin Luther on Nov. 4 broke a program record that had stood for 26 seasons.

The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Reasnover will enter his senior season in 2018 as the Red Devils' all-time leader with 3,849 rushing yards and 55 rushing touchdowns. He has been named to the All-UMAC Team in all three of his collegiate seasons, including back-to-back First Team choices in 2016 and 2017.

Players were nominated for the All-Regions Team by sports information directors at Division III schools. A total of 1,037 players were nominated. All-Region teams were selected in balloting by sports information directors in each region and staff. All players nominated for All-Region are eligible to be considered for the All-America Team.

Wisconsin-Oshkosh quarterback Brett Kasper was voted All-West Region Offensive Player of the Year and Dubuque cornerback Michael Joseph received the Defensive Player of the Year honor. Pat Cerroni of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was named Coach of the Year. In all, five UMAC players earned All-Region honors.

The 2017 All-Region teams are presented by the City of Salem, hosts of Stagg Bowl XLV, to be played on Friday, Dec. 15, in Salem, Va.