Back to the WIAC: Former UWL QB Lewandowski heading to UW-Whitewater

Former UWL quarterback Evan Lewandowski is returning to the WIAC.

The record-setting Eagles QB is joining powerhouse UW-Whitewater after previously announcing in May that he was transferring to Division I Maryland.

Lewandowski told News 8 Now Sports Director Ken Kosirowski he was thankful for the opportunity Maryland gave him, but he didn’t feel it was the best choice for him at this time.

By joining the Warhawks, Lewandowski will be part of a program that is coming off its 10th Stagg Bowl appearance and its third WIAC title in the last four years.

Per conference rules, Lewandowski will have to sit the upcoming season.

The championship reputation “definitely played a big part” in the Warhawks being Lewandowski’s destination of choice, but it was also the school’s interest in him that stuck out. Lewandowski said Whitewater offensive coordinator Peter Jennings was the first coach who reached out to him after he entered the transfer portal.

Lewandowski first entered the transfer portal in December 2019 after a record-setting season with the Eagles. He set UWL single-season records in passing yards  (2,804) and touchdowns (28), and in a road game at UW-River Falls, he broke a WIAC record and tied a Divison III record with nine touchdown passes. His 591 passing yards that game also broke UWL and WIAC records.