SJU’s Cisneros & Loxtercamp Earn MIAC Elite 22 Awards

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MIAC ReleaseCOLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Saint John’s University sophomore safety Mateo Cisneros (Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View) and sophomore golfer Nate Loxtercamp (Richmond, Minn./Melrose Area) earned the MIAC’s Elite 22 Award for their respective sports on Wednesday, Nov. 24.Modeled after the NCAA Elite 90 Award, the MIAC Elite 22 Award for football is presented to the individual with the highest GPA among the student-athletes who played in the MIAC Championship game and to the highest GPA among the All-MIAC honorees (top 10 individuals, including ties) in golf. The honoree must be a sophomore, junior or senior and in at least his second season of competition with his current team.A biology major (pre-medicine emphasis) with a 4.0 GPA, Cisneros has played all 11 games for the Johnnies this fall, including starts in each of the last 10. He has 21 tackles (12 solo), an interception (Oct. 23 at Gustavus Adolphus) and a fumble recovery (Oct. 9 vs. Augsburg).No. 5 SJU (11-0 overall) plays host to No. 6 Linfield (10-0) in the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs at noon Saturday, Nov. 27, in Clemens Stadium.Loxtercamp is an accounting major with a 4.0 GPA. He led the Johnnies with seven rounds at par or better and finished third with a 73.9 scoring average in 15.5 rounds this fall. Loxtercamp also led the team with four top-five finishes, including medalist honors Sept. 18-19 at SJU’s Fall Invitational. He finished second Sept. 4-5 at the season-opening Augsburg Invitational and second overall, to claim his second All-MIAC honor, as SJU won its 14th conference title Oct. 2-4 at the MIAC Championships. The tournament win clinched SJU’s 19th appearance at the NCAA Division III Championship, which is scheduled for May 10-13 at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 

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