Freeport native Steve McShane should be in for another big season on the football field at Western Illinois this fall.
He has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Preseason team. McShane was second in the MVC in rushing last season with 917 yards. He also led Western in rushing touchdowns with eight.
Illinois State kicker Sean Slattery receives honorable mention preseason in the Valley. He’s a Boylan graduate.
Last season Slattery ranked second in the league in scoring among kickers. He was second in field goals made with 16. His most memorable field goal was a 33 yard game-winner against Northwestern.