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September 28, 2015

DelVal Football - LIGHTY NAMED MAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

ANNVILLE (PA) – Delaware Valley University senior linebacker Rashaad Lighty (Pottstown, PA/Pottstown) has been selected as the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Aggies’ 26-10 triumph over King’s College on September 26.

Lighty recorded six tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles while also helping the defense hold the Monarchs to just 28 rushing yards in the game. The two forced fumbles came on successive plays deep in King’s College – both resulting in turnovers – and the first was turned into points by the offense to up the DelVal lead to 26-10.

Lighty leads all of Division III with five forced fumbles in four contests (1.25 avg). He is tied for 26th in the country with 4.5 sacks (1.13 avg) and also has 24 tackles to his credit.

The Aggies are 3-1 overall and 2-1 in MAC play. They return to action on Friday, October 2 (7:00 p.m.) when they travel to conference foe FDU-Florham.