Alvernia Crusaders

11/19/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/19/2019 13:27

Sample Rookie Of The Year, Carey And Brodie Earn All-MAC

Annville, Pa. (Nov. 19, 2019) - Freshman was named MAC Rookie of the Year, and sophomore and freshman were named to the 2019 All-MAC Football Team.

, a quarterback, is Alvernia's first Rookie or Player of the Year in program history. Running back earned First Team All-MAC honors for the second straight year, and , a freshman defensive back, earned Second Team All-MAC honors.

Sample was a dual-threat for the Golden Wolves this year. He threw for 1,041 yards and ten touchdowns. He was also Alvernia's second leading rusher, netting 632 yards on the ground and scoring seven touchdowns. He was sixth in the MAC in rushing yards, and finished 11th in the MAC with an average of 167 total offensive yards per game. Sample threw for a season-high 204 yards against FDU-Florham, and rushed for a season-high 147 yards against Wilkes. In Alvernia's first MAC win in program history, Sample combined for three touchdowns and had over 300 yards of total offense. He earned MAC Player of the Week for his efforts against Lycoming.

led the MAC with 1,034 yards rushing over ten games. This was the second straight year Carey was a 1,000 yard rusher. Carey scored 14 rushing touchdowns for the Golden Wolves. Carey averaged 103.4 yards per game, and ran for a season-high 212 yards on 24 attempts against FDU-Florham. Carey had two three-touchdown games for the Golden Wolves, reaching the end zone three times against the University of New England and FDU-Florham. Carey broke out for a season-high 75 yard run in week three against Lebanon Valley College.

finished his freshman campaign with a team-high five interceptions and eight broken up passes. He was second in the MAC in interceptions and passes defended per game, with an average of 1.30. Brodie also finished the season with 41 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for a loss. He had two-forced fumbles on the season as well. He averaged 0.8 turnovers per game for the Golden Wolves. In week two against the University of New England, Brodie was responsible for three takeaways - two interceptions and a forced fumble. He also came up with an interception against Lycoming in Alvernia's first MAC win.

James Gillespie, a senior wide receiver from Widener, was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Year. Michael Nobile, a sophomore defensive lineman from Delaware Valley, was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year. Duke Greco was named MAC Coach of the Year.

The complete 2019 All-MAC Football Team can be found below.

2019 All-Middle Atlantic Conference Football Team
Offensive Player of the Year:James Gillespie (Sr.), Widener
Defensive Player of the Year:Michael Nobile (So.), Delaware Valley
Rookie of the Year: (Fr.), Alvernia
Coach of the Year:Duke Greco, Delaware Valley
Position Name School Year
Quarterback Sean McGaughey Widener Senior
Running Back Alvernia Sophomore
Running Back Jordan Downes King's Senior
Fullback CJ Steinhilber Lebanon Valley Senior
Tight End Dan Allen Delaware Valley Senior
Wide Receiver James Gillespie Widener Senior
Wide Receiver Sam Gillison Misericordia Senior
Wide Receiver Chaz Lyles Stevenson Senior
Offensive Lineman Mike Anderson Misericordia Freshman
Offensive Lineman Michael Cooper Delaware Valley Senior
Offensive Lineman Ryan Nowicki Stevenson Senior
Offensive Lineman Corey Schriver Delaware Valley Junior
Offensive Lineman Peter Swartz King's Senior
Kicker Nick Bentz Lebanon Valley Senior
Returner Tahmir Barksdale Delaware Valley Freshman
Position Name School Year
Defensive Lineman Duane Boone Lycoming Senior
Defensive Lineman Ahmad Curtis Lycoming Senior
Defensive Lineman Kenyonn Jones Delaware Valley Senior
Defensive Lineman Michael Nobile Delaware Valley Sophomore
Linebacker Vincent DiLeo Delaware Valley Senior
Linebacker Bud Moyer Wilkes Senior
Linebacker Izaiha Pitts Stevenson Senior
Linebacker Anthony Tedesco Delaware Valley Junior
Defensive Back D.J. Boyd Lycoming Senior
Defensive Back Elijah Demosthene King's Junior
Defensive Back Justin Harris Delaware Valley Junior
Defensive Back Blaine Netterman Delaware Valley Sophomore
Punter Michael Raczak Widener Senior
Special Teams Player Logan Grauer Lebanon Valley Sophomore
Position Name School Year
Quarterback Ryan Sedgwick Stevenson Sophomore
Running Back Chris Randle Widener Senior
Running Back Donte Simmons Delaware Valley Junior
Running Back Hunter Wilson Lebanon Valley Senior
Fullback Nate Pauls Delaware Valley Senior
Tight End Deion Mason Stevenson Junior
Wide Receiver Gabe Boccella King's Junior
Wide Receiver Isaiah Williams Misericordia Senior
Wide Receiver Kevin Zehner Albright Sophomore
Offensive Lineman Jeremy Adams Delaware Valley Junior
Offensive Lineman Manny Essien Stevenson Senior
Offensive Lineman Dan Glazewski Stevenson Junior
Offensive Lineman Jack Heft Lebanon Valley Senior
Offensive Lineman Ryan Stecklein Widener Junior
Offensive Lineman John Wadkins Stevenson Junior
Kicker Jamie Fisher Lycoming Senior
Returner Chris Holbrook Albright Freshman
Defensive Lineman Don Jones Stevenson Junior
Defensive Lineman Anthony Nobile Delaware Valley Sophomore
Defensive Lineman Chikwado Nsoedo Stevenson Senior
Defensive Lineman Myles Shelton King's Junior
Defensive Lineman Vinnie Werner Wilkes Senior
Linebacker Hanif Jones Stevenson Senior
Linebacker Charles McCall King's Junior
Linebacker Sam Pawlikowski Lycoming Senior
Linebacker Mando Sallavanti King's Junior
Linebacker Sam Viera Albright Sophomore
Defensive Back Garston Banks Stevenson Junior
Defensive Back Alvernia Freshman
Defensive Back Mikal Butler King's Senior
Defensive Back Jaret Horn King's Junior
Defensive Back Jamir Prevard Delaware Valley Sophomore
Punter Bobby Miller Delaware Valley Junior
Special Teams Player David Tomb Lycoming Freshman
Position Name School Year
Quarterback Jose Tabora Wilkes Senior
Quarterback Brady Williams Misericordia Senior
Running Back Michael Gawlik Misericordia Freshman
Fullback Seth Diorio Stevenson Freshman
Tight End Patrick Clark Lebanon Valley Senior
Tight End Brandon Cohen King's Junior
Wide Receiver Damarquis Price FDU-Florham Senior
Offensive Lineman Jacob Estevez Lycoming Junior
Offensive Lineman Ethan Jones Albright Senior
Offensive Lineman Kyle Pierce Lycoming Junior
Returner Nate Whitaker Wilkes Freshman
Defensive Back Dontae Mason Delaware Valley Junior
Defensive Lineman Brandon Brubaker Lebanon Valley Sophomore
Defensive Lineman Mario Scotese Widener Junior
Punter Chris Lynn Misericordia Senior