December 21, 2011

Five Named All-State

FERRUM, Va. - Shenandoah University had five football players earn All-State honors in selections announced recently by the Virginia State Sports Information Directors.

The Hornets, fresh off of a 6-4 season that included a 5-2 mark in the USA South, had four players earn first team VaSID accolades.

Senior James English and junior Jake Brent were named to the first team on the offensive side of the ball with sophomores Josh Rogers and Byron Mitchell garnering first team defensive honors.

English and Brent are both offensive linemen - English a guard and Brent a tackle - while Rogers plays inside linebacker and Mitchell at free safety.

All four men previously were named first team All-USA South with English, Brent and Rogers also picking up D3football.com All-Region honors.

Rogers and Mitchell are both two-year starters and combined for 166 tackles and five interceptions this past fall.

Rogers led the team with 87 total tackles while contributing 14.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles.

Mitchell had a team-highs in solo tackles, 53, and interceptions, four.

He was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week and as the USA South Conference defensive Player of the Week one time each this season.

Brent and English helped anchor an offensive line that helped SU to 3763 yards in total offense this season and 32.6 points per outing.

The Hornets led the USA South in scoring offense in 2011.

Senior wide receiver Rico Wallace rounded out the selections with a second team pick. VaSID only selects one wide receiver per team.

Shenandoah opens up its 2012 campaign on September 1 at Stevenson.

Complete team:

Major Award Winners

Offensive Player of the Year: Charlie Westfal, Washington and Lee

Defensive Player of the Year: Corey Scruggs, Averett

Rookie of the Year: Zac Naccarato, Randolph-Macon

Coach of the Year: Marty Favret, Hampden-Sydney



First Team Offense

OL       Jacob Brent, Shenandoah

OL       Ben Rogers, Hampden-Sydney

OL       John Fitzgibbons, Washington and Lee

OL       Jack McDowell, Ferrum

OL       James English, Shenandoah

QB      Charlie Westfal, Washington and Lee

FB       Steven Harris, Ferrum

RB       Anthony Carter, Bridgewater

RB       Brett Murray, Washington and Lee

WR     Kyle Vance, Hampden-Sydney

TE       Alex Evans, Washington and Lee



First Team Defense

DL       Chris Freycinet, Ferrum

DL       Joe Pricone, Randolph-Macon

DL       Corey Scruggs, Averett

DL       Lynwood Pickett, Ferrum

LB       Kenny Fryman, Hampden-Sydney

LB       Josh Rogers, Shenandoah

LB       Rob Look, Washington and Lee

DB      Byron Mitchell, Shenandoah

DB      Zach Morgan, Hampden-Sydney

DB      Jake Pelton, Washington and Lee

DB      Sean Stewart, Hampden-Sydney



First Team Special Teams

PK       Stephen Denuel, Christopher Newport

P         Blake Penix, Apprentice

RS       Marcus Bratton, UVA-Wise



Second Team Offense

OL       Andrew Sloan, Randolph-Macon

OL       JT Crews, Christopher Newport

OL       Will Ferrell, Hampden-Sydney

OL       George Sheaffer, Bridgewater

OL       Alex Maro, Averett

QB      Travis Lane, Hampden-Sydney

FB       Zach Stevens, Christopher Newport

RB       Markeese Stovall, Christopher Newport

RB       Thaddeus Scruggs, Randolph-Macon

RB       Kirk Rohle, Hampden-Sydney

WR     Rico Wallace, Shenandoah

TE       Justin Reidelbach, Christopher Newport



Second Team Defense

DL       Dominic Jeter, Bridgewater

DL       Albert Brown, Averett

DL       Patrick Moses, Randolph-Mason

DL       Malcom Jones, Christopher Newport

LB       Mike King, Christopher Newport

LB       Amondre Johnson, UVA-Wise

LB       Jeremy Bowry, Randolph-Macon

DB      Derek Britt, Christopher Newport

DB      Tae Motley, Ferrum

DB      Marcus Bratton, UVA-Wise

DB      Marcco McNeal, Ferrum



Second Team Special Teams

PK       Josh Storm, Randolph-Macon

P         Wes Franklin, Ferrum

RS       Marcus Mayo, Ferrum