Haller is player of the week

CHADRON – All three Nebraska Division II schools have a representative for fall sports Player of the Week.

Chadron State cornerback Lane Haller is the Nebraska D-II Defensive Player of the Week, while Wayne State's Charlie Davidson is the Offensive Player of the Week.

Nebraska-Kearney's Ashley Leitner is the Volleyball Player of the Week.

Haller had a game to remember last Thursday in the Eagles' thrilling 40-34 win in double overtime at Missouri S&T. On third down in the second extra session, Haller picked off the S&T quarterback and returned it for a 79-yard TD to win the game. It was the Eagles' first win in overtime since 2011 and their first-ever victory against a team from Missouri (1-8).

Haller, a junior from Gordon, Neb., also had eight tackles, an interception in the fourth quarter, and he blocked a punt that led to the Eagles' first TD.

Davidson, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound tailback from Wheaton, Ill., rushed for a career-high 190 yards and two touchdowns in Wayne State's 29-27 loss in triple overtime to Northern State.

Davidson's 41 carries are the second-most by a Wildcat in school history.

Leitner, an outside hitter from Lincoln, averaged 4.33 kills per set and hit .339 as the third-ranked Lopers went 4-0 in their own tournament. Leitner led UNK in kills each match and had double-digit totals in three of them.

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