April 1, 2023
SOCCER: Beavers' Alt, Beaulieu, Kaplan selected to D2Football.com Elite 100 Team - Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI – The Bemidji State soccer workforce has not completed garnering the accolades of one other historic season.

Three members of the Beavers’ 2022 roster – quarterback Brandon Alt, vast receiver Brendan Beaulieu and defender Zollie Kaplan – have been named to the Elite 100 Group, introduced Wednesday by D2Football.com.

Beaulieu heads the group, profitable Group One awards to change into this system’s first D2Football.com Group One choice. Alt and Kaplan had been every chosen to the Squad Group to finish the roster. For the primary time within the historical past of this system, multiple student-athlete gained the Elite 100 award in the identical season.

Named Division II Participant of the 12 months within the 2021 and 2022 Harlon Hill Trophy, Alt makes his debut within the D2Football.com Elite 100 Squad. A local of Cottage Grove, Alt was named Northern Solar Intercollegiate Convention Offensive Participant of the 12 months in 2022 and led NSIC with 3,864 passing yards and 38 passing targets, putting him third in Division II in each classes. He reported 156.6 passing effectivity and 59.9 completion proportion in 13 video games in the course of the 2022 season, holding this system’s all-time profession passing distance and profession targets file. He was additionally named to the D2CCA All-Tremendous Area 4 Second Group.

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Bemidji State younger Brandon Alt (10), Concordia-St. Paul at Chet Anderson Stadium on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

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Beaulieu is closing his senior marketing campaign as a four-time All-America choice within the 2022 season and one of many prime receivers from the BSU soccer program. Beaulieu smashed Bemidji State single-season and profession data. The Cottage Grove native led the D-II with 19 landing receptions and can also be a single-season file at Bemidji State. Beaulieu set a program file with 1,504 receiving yards in 2022, the second-highest complete within the nation. Beaulieu completed the most efficient receiving season in Bemidji State’s historical past by setting a file 82 packages for the sixth most within the D-II. He completed his last season with the Beavers as this system’s profession file holder in receptions (215), yards (3,725) and targets (38).

Kaplan earned his third All-America award after being named to the AP All-America First Group and D2CCA All-America Second Group earlier this season. Kaplan completed seventh because the nation’s prime lineman within the Gene Upshaw Award voting, making him this system’s first-time finalist for the award. The Louis Park native completed third in Division II with 14.5 sacks and eighth with 21.5 losses. This season, he is the second most in program historical past with 14.5 sacks and 26.0 profession sacks at BSU.

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Bemidji State veteran Zollie Kaplan (18) dives for Winona State ball provider within the second half of the primary spherical of the NCAA Match on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Chet Anderson Stadium.

Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer

Kaplan is the primary defensive lineman to earn an All-America First or Second Group award in program historical past, and the second individual to be acknowledged as All-America after Zach Stafford (2006) earned an honorable point out.

The D2Football.com Elite 100 has been chosen by D2Football.com with contributions from coaches and scouts from across the nation. D2Football.com has compiled an Elite 100 workforce since its inception in 2000.

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