November 14, 2018
Nine Named to Football All-SAC Teams
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- The South Atlantic Conference announced its 2018 football all-conference teams and award winners on Wednesday. Catawba placed nine players on the All-SAC teams with four first team selections.
First team honors went to senior running back Kenyatta Greene, senior offensive lineman Quinzavious Sands, senior tight end Jourdan Osinskie and sophomore linebacker Jeremiah Ferguson. Claiming second team honors were junior wide receiver Will Sweeper, senior kicker Lee Brackman, senior defensive lineman Jordan Hemingway, junior defensive back Cris Page and Greene as a return specialist.
Greene, who has been limited the last three games with an injury, leads Catawba in rushing with 560 yards and a 56 yard per game average which stands seventh in the league. He has added 23 catches for 249 yards and accounted for nine touchdowns. He ranks third in the SAC in all-purpose yardage (121.6). As a returner, he has averaged 19 yards on kickoff returns and 11.4 yards on punts, which includes a 71-yard touchdown.
Sands has been a four-year starter for Catawba, mainly at left guard. Recently, due to injuries, he has seen action at center. Osinskie leads the Indians in receptions with 27 totaling 347 yards. He has one touchdown grab. Ferguson is number two on the defense in tackles with 77. He has picked up six stops for losses with an interception.
Sweeper has been a deep treat on offense, averaging a league-best 22.8 yards per reception. He has 24 catches for 548 yards and six scores. Brackman has totaled 57 points on the year, connecting on 30-of-35 PATs and is 9-of-14 on field goals.
Hemingway has recorded 44 tackles on the season. He has notched five sacks with eight and half for losses. He has forced a fumble and blocked two kicks. Page has been in on 32 tackles with one interception. He has broke up eight other passes with a forced fumble and a recovery.
Craig Rucker, of Mars Hill, was the Offensive Player of the Year and Wingate’s Carell Rawlings claimed the Defense Player of the Year honor. Wingate’s Nijere Peoples took the league’s Offensive Freshman of the Year honor with Tusculum’s Nelson Louis earning the Defensive Freshman of the Year. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jason Poe was named the Jacobs Blocking Trophy award winner and Lenoir-Rhyne head coach Drew Cronic took home Coach of the Year honors.
2018 South Atlantic Conference Football All-Conference
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB – Austin Brown, Mars Hill
RB – Antonio Wimbush, Carson-Newman
RB – Kenyatta Greene, Catawba
RB – Nijere Peoples, Wingate
WR – Markell Castle, Newberry
WR – J.T. Stokes, Wingate
WR – Craig Rucker, Mars Hill
OL – Phil McDowell, Carson-Newman
OL – Quinzavious Sands, Catawba
OL – Johnathan Black, Wingate
OL – Keveon Broadwater, Tusculum
OL – Jason Poe, Lenoir-Rhyne
TE – Jourdan Osinskie, Catawba
PK – McLean Robertson, Wingate
LS – Kelly Donnelly, Tusculum
RS – Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL – Montel Presley, Carson-Newman
DL – Cardell Rawlings, Wingate
DL – Dan Louba, Lenoir-Rhyne
DL – Jamarcus Henderson, Newberry
LB – Jeremiah Ferguson, Catawba
LB – Ivan Hogans, Tusculum
LB – Joe Blue, Newberry
LB – Temoris Coats, Carson-Newman
DB – Joshua Simmons, Limestone
DB – Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne
DB – Desmond Fairell, Carson-Newman
DB – Davion Washington, Wingate
DB – Malik Goodman, Tusculum
P – Christopher Birozes, Wingate
P - Shea Rodgers, Newberry
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB – Derrick Evans, Carson-Newman
RB – Jordan Shippy, Tusculum
RB – Xzavion Huff, Lenoir-Rhyne
RB – Austin Barnes, Newberry
WR – T.J. Smith, Lenoir-Rhyne
WR – Cody Rau, Limestone
WR – Will Sweeper, Catawba
OL – Cody Meree, Limestone
OL – Jordan Seal, Carson-Newman
OL – Austin May, Wingate
OL – Caleb LaFleur, Tusculum
OL – Travis James, Mars Hill
TE – Drake Starks, Lenoir-Rhyne
PK – Lee Brackman, Catawba
LS – Dawson Campbell, Carson-Newman
RS – Kenyatta Greene, Catawba
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL – Jordan Hemingway, Catawba
DL – Brian Bemby, Carson-Newman
DL – Auntrell Mack, Wingate
DL – Colton Strickland, Tusculum
LB – Sherrod Williams, Lenoir-Rhyne
LB – Randy Hooks, Tusculum
LB – Elijah Gilmore, Wingate
LB – Robbie Wallace, Wingate
DB – David Vereen, Newberry
DB – Dee Alford, Tusculum
DB – Cris Page, Catawba
Offensive Player of the Year: Craig Rucker, Mars Hill
Defensive Player of the Year: Cardell Rawlings, Wingate
Offensive Freshman of the Year: Nijere Peoples, Wingate
Defensive Freshman of the Year: Nelson Louis, Tusculum
Jacobs Blocking Trophy: Jason Poe, Lenoir-Rhyne
Coach of the Year: Drew Cronic, Lenoir-Rhyne
Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)
Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5
Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10
Softball @ Augusta 2-1
Softball @ Augusta 5-2
Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1
Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)
Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6
Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7
Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2
Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56
Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75
Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)
Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)
Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)
Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3
Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3
Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th
Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)
Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17
Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61
Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0
Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66
Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4
Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0
Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2
Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)
Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19
Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)
Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43
Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Softball @ Barton 7-2
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 13-1
Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-10
Softball @ Barton 0-1
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-3
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-1
Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 57-90
Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 8-17
Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 90-75
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Tennis (W) @ Shaw 7-0
Tennis (M) @ Shaw 5-2
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 10
Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 13-1
Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 3 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 12-9
Basketball (W) @ Queens 65-50
Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. LEES-McRAE, ppd 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. LEES-McRAE, ppd 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd. 2 p.m.
Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.
Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)
Softball @ USC Aiken 1 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 2 p.m.
Softball @ USC Aiken 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. WINGATE 3 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 4 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.
Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.
Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)
Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.
Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 8 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.
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