Twelve local college football players were honored Wednesday by being named to the All-Middle Atlantic Conference squad. Five players each from King's and Wilkes were named along with two from Misericordia's inaugural team.
• Leading the way was Wilkes junior linebacker Tate Moore-Jacobs, who earned his third consecutive first-team selection.
He was joined by four teammates, as junior offensive tackle Anthony Swain garnered a second-team nod. Junior tight end Dan Curry, freshman defensive end Jason Ugwu and junior punter Jordan Fredo all were named Honorable Mention.
Moore-Jacobs finished second in the league with 105 total tackles, including a conference-best 49 solo stops. He averaged over 10.5 tackles per-game while breaking the 300 tackle mark midway through the season.
Swain anchored the left side of an offensive line that led to the second-leading rushing attack in the MAC and kept Colonels quarterbacks off the ground, allowing 1.9 sacks per-game for an offense that averaged 21.3 points per-game.
• For King's, senior linebacker Ryan Cordingy, sophomore tailback Kyle McGrath and senior defensive end Ron Garrett were all second-team selections. In addition, senior linebacker Ryan Kelly and junior offensive tackle Kyle Grampp were honorable mentions.
Cordingly was a four-year starter and totaled 55 tackles and 7 tackles for a loss this season.
McGrath finished second in the MAC with 960 yards on 189 carries, averaging 96.0 yards per-game. McGrath posted a career-high 226 yards against Misericordia and reached the 100-yard mark in five out of 10 games this season.
Garrett ended the season with 42 tackles (22 solo, 20 assists), 8.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
• Misericordia had two honorees in John Ameen and Juwan Petties-Jackson.
Ameen earned honorable mention as an offensive lineman while Petties-Jackson received the same status as special teams standout.
Ameen started nine games at right guard while anchoring a young offensive line.
Petties-Jackson ranked third in the MAC in kickoff return average (18.0). He had 415 yards on 23 returns, including a 90-yard touchdown return against Wilkes.
Dani Blass won two events to lead the Misericordia University women's swimming team to a win at Lycoming, Wednesday.
Blass won the 200 IM and 100 breast for the Cougars. Kerri Ciriello (1,000 free), Aryn Zimmerman (50 free), Brittany Luzik (100 fly), Kathrine Strohosky (100 free), and Dana Hallam (500 free) all added individual wins for Misericordia.
Lycoming won the final two events to rally for a win over Misericordia.
Adam Grzech (100 back, 200 medley) and Patrick Dunigan (500 free, 1,000 free) both won twice for the Cougars while Matt Essington (200 free) added a win.
Misericordia's Grace Riker has been selected to play in the 2012 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Senior All-Star game. Head coach Robyn Fedor Stahovic will coach in the contest.
Riker was a four-year starter at goalkeeper for the Cougars and ranks among the Cougars' all-time leaders in shutouts and save percentage.