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Wallace, Spivey Pick Up More All-Region Nods
The Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Region Committee has released the 2013 NCAA Division II All-Super Region One squad today (Jan. 16). 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy finalist Sean McCartney (QB- West Chester) was named the Super Region One "Offensive Player of the Year", while linebacker Justin Shirk (Bloomsburg) was selected as the Region "Defensive Player of the Year." Charleston defensive back and returner Torie Wagner was also chosen as the "Special Teams Player of the Year", Slippery Rock defensive end Marcus Martin earned "Freshman of the Year" and Concord head coach Garin Justice was tabbed the Super Region One Coach of the Year.
Urbana University landed two Blue Knights on the All-Region Teams. Junior linebacker D'Gary Wallace (Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar HS) earned 1st Team recognition, while senior tight end La'Velle Spivey (Newark, Ohio/Newark HS) landed on the Third Team Offense. Read More
MEC Announces 2015 Football SlateDec. 18th, 2014
The Mountain East Conference today released the 2015 football schedule, highlighted by a 10-game, Thursday night “Game of the Week” package. The 2015 slate features an 11-team, 10-game, round-robin schedule for the third-consecutive season.
“We are excited about the 2015 football schedule, and particularly pleased about the opportunities a Thursday night package provides for our members,” said MEC Commissioner Reid Amos. “We strongly believe that having a consistent presence on Thursday night will greatly enhance our league’s profile while creating excitement on our campuses.” Read More
Spivey Named 3rd Team All-American by USACollegeFootball.com & BSNDec. 15th, 2014
Urbana University tight end La'Velle Spivey (Newark, Ohio) nailed down All-American honors from USACollegeFootball.com and Beyond Sports Network following a stellar senior season in the Royal Blue and White. Both organizations named Spivey to the Third Team Offense. Spivey's recognition comes a couple weeks after he became the first Blue Knight offensive player in program history to earn NCAA D2 All-Region honors after landing on the Second Team. Spivey also earned Second Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Region honors from Beyond Sports Network.
Spivey finished fourth amongst all Mountain East Conference receivers in TD receptions (9). He also finished top 10 in the MEC in receiving yards per game (56.5), scoring (54 points), and yards per catch (15.5). His 9 touchdown receptions are 3rd in the country amongst tight ends, and he ranked 7th in the country at his position in receiving yards (621). Spivey has more TD receptions (13) than any other tight end in program history. Read More
Wallace, Spivey Named All-RegionDec. 3th, 2014
For the first time in program history, the Urbana University football team landed both an offensive and defensive standout on the All-Region teams. Senior tight end La'Velle Spivey (Newark, Ohio) earned Second Team All-Super Region 1 honors, and junior linebacker D'Gary Wallace (Dayton, Ohio) became the third Blue Knight defensive player to earn a First Team All-Region nod in the past five years.
A preseason Third Team All-American pick by Beyond Sports Network, Wallace is now eligible for the NCAA DivisioN II All-American ballot. Voting for the 2014 All-American teams takes place over the next two weeks with the winners expected to be announced on Wednesday, December 17th. Read More
Wallace, Spivey & Chapple Named All-MECNov. 18th, 2014
Concord University's Calvinaugh Jones has been voted as the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, while teammate T.J. Smith is the league's Freshman of the Year. The University of Charleston's linebacker Justin Avery is the MEC Defensive Player of the Year, and Shepherd linebacker James Gupton is the conference's Defensive Freshman of the Year. Concord head coach Garin Justice has been selected as the MEC Coach of the Year.
Three Blue Knights were named All-MEC. Junior linebacker D'Gary Wallace landed on the First Team Defense. Senior tight end La'Velle Spivey earned Second Team honors and sophomore linebacker Kevin Chapple was named Honorable Mention. Read More