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Eastern Washington kicker Roldan Alcobendas named to preseason watch list

Eastern Washington  place-kicker Roldan Alcobendas  kicks a field goal against Portland State on Nov. 18, 2017,  at Roos Field in Cheney. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern Washington kicker Roldan Alcobendas was named to the preseason Fred Mitchell Award watch list, an honor given to the nation’s top collegiate place-kicker among FCS, NCAA II, III, NAIA and NJCAA football teams.

Alcobendas, a sixth-year, ranks third in school history in kicking points (201). The Camas, Washington, product, has made 20 of his 31 career field-goal attempts and is 141 of 146 on PATs. He also averaged 60 yards a kickoff last season

Alcobendas, whose career long is 48 yards, is also EWU’s punter.

The winner of the award will be announced in December.