(NDSU Sports Information)-- North Dakota State punter Ben LeCompte was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week by the league office Sunday, Sept. 29. LeCompte, a sophomore from Barrington, Ill., had seven punts for 310 yards and a 44.3 average. He placed three punts inside the 20 and had two touchbacks. LeCompte blasted a career-long 75-yard punt from his own 25 in the first quarter and added a 74-yarder from NDSU's 8-yard line at the end of the first quarter. He also handled four kickoffs with a 59.0 average including one touchback. Youngstown State quarterback Kurt Hess was named Offensive Player of the Week, Youngstown State strong safety Donald D'Alesio was named Defensive Player of the Week, and Western Illinois running back J.C. Baker was named Newcomer of the Week. North Dakota State (4-0, 1-0 MVFC) is scheduled to host Northern Iowa (4-0, 0-0 MVFC) in the annual Trees Bowl game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
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