November 16, 2011

Favret Named Coach of the Year, 12 All-ODAC

FOREST, VA-After winning his third ODAC Championship, 12th year head coach Marty Favret was named the ODAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his tenure. In addition, 12 Tigers were named to All-ODAC teams, including seven First Team selections. Offensively, senior receivers Kyle Vance (Onley, VA/Broadwater Academy) and Sean Cavanagh (Midlothian, VA/Clover Hill), and offensive linemen Ben Rogers (Mechanicsville, VA/Hanover) and Will Ferrell (Blythewood, SC/Blythewood) earned First Team honors. Junior linebacker Kenny Fryman (Mechanicsville, VA/Hanover) and sophomore defensive backs Zach Morgan (Virginia Beach, VA/Ocean Lakes) and Sean Stewart (Alexandria, VA/Mount Vernon) earned First Team honors defensively.

Taking Second Team nods were senior quarterback Travis Lane (Richmond, VA/Mills Godwin), senior running back Kirk Rohle (Mechanicsville, VA/Hanover) and senior defensive end Mark Poydence (Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley).

Sophomore tight end Mike Goad (Chesterfield, VA/Matoaca) and senior linebacker August Berling (Richmond, VA/Benedictine) were named to the Third Team.

Favret has compiled an 89-34 overall record and 53-19 mark in the ODAC. The three-time champion has also been named the Coach of the Year in 2003, 2007 and 2009. This season's 8-2 mark is the ninth time in 12 years his Tigers have posted at least eight wins. In 2003 and 2010 his squad posted two 9-1 seasons, and in 2009 Favret accomplished a feat done only one other time in program history - a 10-0 regular season.

Vance has had one of the best seasons for a Hampden-Sydney receiver. His 14 touchdowns this season are highest in program history while his 93 receptions and 1,288 yards are both third. He also broke the Tigers' single game receiving yard record when he went for 228 against Ferrum. He twice caught 14 receptions this year as well. While he leads the ODAC in all receiving categories, he ranks fourth nationally in receptions-per-game (9.3) and yards-per-game (128.8).

Cavanagh, despite missing the first three games of the season, had a major impact  - especially in ODAC play. The senior was third in the league in yards-per-game with 82.3, and his 5.9 receptions-per-game were fourth. He also caught four touchdown passes on the year. Overall, he had 576 yards including a 159 yard day against Emory & Henry, 131 yards against Washington & Lee and 119 yards against Randolph-Macon.

Rogers becomes the only Hampden-Sydney player to be named First Team All-ODAC all four years. The center has started in all 42 games of his career, which ties a Hampden-Sydney record set by Hall of Fame inductee Butch Beverly '73. The senior captain has also been a vital part to helping the Tigers to a 35-5 record, two ODAC Championships and three NCAA appearances.

Ferrell has been an important piece to the Hampden-Sydney offense since his first day, starting in all 21 games. This season, the left tackle helped the Tigers lead the ODAC in scoring offense (42.0 ppg) and pass offense (334.0 pypg). The Tigers were also second in total offense (474.5) and fourth in rushing offense (140.5 rypg). Nationally, Hampden-Sydney was third in passing offense and 11th in total offense.

Fryman was the heart of the defense leading the way with 95 tackles on 56 solo and 39 assisted tackles - a mark that was second in the league. He also lead the team with 2.5 sacks and 15.0 tackles-for-loss - also second in the ODAC - for 42 yards. He posted double-digit tackles in five games, including 13 stops against Bridgewater. 

Morgan had an outstanding sophomore season, leading the ODAC and finishing the regular season second in the nation in interceptions with seven. In addition, he was fourth on the team with 59 tackles - 4.0 for loss. In addition to his seven interceptions, he broke up seven more to defend 14 total passes.

Stewart enjoyed success in his first year as starting free safety. The sophomore tallied the third highest amount of tackles on the team (62 - 39 solo, 26 assist). He was also second in interceptions with three but lead the team in return yards with 93 and a touchdown. He also broke up six passes to defend a total of nine. Stewart also forced two fumbles and recoverd one.

Lane was the heart and soul of the Tiger offense, twice being named ODAC Offensive Player of the Week, Beyond Sports Network Quarterback of the Week and once being named D3Football.com Quarterback of the Week. The CDS and BSN Preseason All-American backed up the hype, throwing for 3,244 yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing 262 of his 427 attempts (61.4%). Nationally, he was fourth in passing yards-per-game (324.4 ypg), third in total offense (333.4 ypg) and ninth in points responsible for with 20.4 points-per-game. He was also in the top-ten in touchdown passes. On the ground, he ran in for five touchdowns. In ODAC play, he threw 14 touchdowns to just three interceptions.

Rohle was a scoring machine this season, accounting for 114 points (third in school history) on 19 touchdowns. For his career, he's scored 238 points - fourth most in the program. This season he has run for 968 yards and 16 touchdowns on 191 carries, averaging 96.8 per-game and 5.1 per-carry. In addition, he's caught 54 passes for 509 yards and three scores. He has been a huge part to the offense, tallying 147.7 all purpose yards-per-game. Nationally, his 11.4 points-per-game rank ninth.

Poydence emerged as one of the top defensive linemen on the Tiger roster tallying 7.0 tackles-for-loss for a total of 39 yards. Overall, Poydence had 38 total tackles on 22 solo and 16 assisted stops. In addition, he had one interception that he returned 48 yards for a touchdown. He also broke up on additional pass. He was also a key piece in the Tiger defense that was second in the ODAC in run defense (130.8 ypg).

Goad provided good blocking while having a good feel for the offense. In addition to helping block, he caught 21 passes for 263 yards - both fourth on the team. He averaged 26.3 yards-per-game and 12.5 yards-per-catch.

Berling, a captain this season, was fifth on the team in tackles tallying 25 solo stops and 30 assisted for 55 total tackles. He added 5.5 tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks. He also broke up three passes and recovered one fumble.

Washington & Lee's Charlie Westfal was named the Offensive Player of the Year, and Emory & Henry's Devan Sproales was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Randolph-Macon quarterback Zac Naccarato earned Rookie of the Year honors and Washington & Lee's Brett Murray was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete. The entire All-Conference teams are below:


2011 ALL-ODAC FOOTBALL TEAMS
J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year: Charlie Westfal, Sr., QB, Washington and Lee
Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year: Devan Sproles, Jr., LB, Emory & Henry
ODAC Coach of the Year: Marty Favret, Hampden-Sydney
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Zac Naccarato, Fr., QB, Randolph-Macon
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Brett Murray, Jr., RB, Washington and Lee 

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Offense
Charlie Westfal Senior Quarterback Washington and Lee
Anthony Carter Senior Running Back Bridgewater
Thaddeus Scruggs Senior Running Back Randolph-Macon
Brett Murray Junior All-Purpose Back Washington and Lee
Ben King Junior Wide Receiver Guilford
Sean Cavanagh Senior Wide Receiver Hampden-Sydney
Kyle Vance Senior Wide Receiver Hampden-Sydney
Ben Johnson Senior Offensive Line Emory & Henry
Will Ferrell Sophomore Offensive Line Hampden-Sydney
Ben Rogers Senior Offensive Line Hampden-Sydney
Andrew Sloan Senior Offensive Line Randolph-Macon
John Fitzgibbons Senior Offensive Line Washington and Lee
Josh Storm Junior Kicker Randolph-Macon
 
 
 
 
Defense
Dominic Jeter Senior Defensive Line Bridgewater
Daniel Preston Senior Defensive Line Emory & Henry
Patrick Moses Senior Defensive Line Randolph-Macon
Joe Pricone Senior Defensive Line Randolph-Macon
Devan Sproles Junior Linebacker Emory & Henry
Kenny Fryman Junior Linebacker Hampden-Sydney
Jeremy Bowry Senior Linebacker Randolph-Macon
Rob Look Senior Linebacker Washington and Lee
James Fucillo Senior Defensive Back Catholic
Zach Morgan Sophomore Defensive Back Hampden-Sydney
Sean Stewart Sophomore Defensive Back Hampden-Sydney
Jake Pelton Junior Defensive Back Washington and Lee
T.J. Frazier Senior Punter Emory & Henry
 
 
 
 
ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Offense
Travis Lane Senior Quarterback Hampden-Sydney
Kirk Rohle Senior Running Back Hampden-Sydney
Luke Heinsohn Junior Running Back Washington and Lee
Andrew Ouellette Sophomore All-Purpose Back Catholic
Alonzo Cooke Junior Wide Receiver Catholic
Adrian Jordan Senior Wide Receiver Emory & Henry
Alex Evans Sophomore Tight End Washington and Lee
JaRon Moody Junior Offensive Line Bridgewater
George Sheaffer Senior Offensive Line Bridgewater
Rich Fluharty Senior Offensive Line Randolph-Macon
Byron Overstreet Senior Offensive Line Randolph-Macon
Connor Hollenbeck Sophomore Offensive Line Washington and Lee
Matt Turchin Junior Kicker Emory & Henry
 
 
 
 
Defense
Danny Grogg Junior Defensive Line Bridgewater
Stephen Howard Senior Defensive Line Bridgewater
Rob Schaetzl Junior Defensive Line Catholic
Mark Poydence Senior Defensive Line Hampden-Sydney
Conor Stueckler Sophomore Linebacker Catholic
Ed Smith Senior Linebacker Emory & Henry
Robert Smith Freshman Linebacker Guilford
John Kavanagh Senior Linebacker Washington and Lee
Jeff Mehlhaff Senior Defensive Back Bridgewater
Mike Young Senior Defensive Back Emory & Henry
Satiir Stevenson Freshman Defensive Back Guilford
Michael Hartford Senior Defensive Back Washington and Lee
Spencer Richards Senior Punter Washington and Lee
 
 
 
 
ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM
Offense
Greg Cordivari Junior Quarterback Catholic
Ryan Richmond Senior Running Back Bridgewater
Drake Sanders Junior Running Back Randolph-Macon
Vance Hendren Junior All-Purpose Back Randolph-Macon
Preston Jennings Senior Wide Receiver Emory & Henry
Christian Cook Sophomore Wide Receiver Randolph-Macon
Mike Goad Sophomore Tight End Hampden-Sydney
Shawn Otte Junior Offensive Line Bridgewater
Kody Jones Freshman Offensive Line Catholic
Mike O'Shea Sophomore Offensive Line Catholic
Mike Farris Senior Offensive Line Emory & Henry
Faris El-Ali Sophomore Offensive Line Guilford
Bobby Jones Sophomore Offensive Line Washington and Lee
Peter Alston Senior Kicker Washington and Lee
 
 
 
 
Defense
Keith Taylor Senior Defensive Line Emory & Henry
Chris Jessup Senior Defensive Line Guilford
Cross Trued Junior Defensive Line Randolph-Macon
Stephen Peck Junior Defensive Line Washington and Lee
Chris Wholey Senior Linebacker Bridgewater
August Berling Senior Linebacker Hampden-Sydney
Jason Hill Sophomore Defensive Back Emory & Henry
Hunter English Freshman Defensive Back Guilford
Josh Storm Junior Punter Randolph-Macon