September 16, 2015

MAC FOOTBALL PLAYERS CLAIM THREE ECAC SOUTH WEEKLY AWARDS

Malik Pressley (offensive), Antonio Johnson (defensive) and Ryan O'Hara (special teams) recognized
DANBURY, Conn. (Football) – The Eastern College Athletics Conference (ECAC) released its Corvias ECAC Football Players of the Week for the week ending Sept. 13. The Middle Atlantic Conference swept the ECAC Division III South Offensive, Defensive and Special Team Player of the Week awards.

ECAC SOUTH OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Malik Pressley (FDU-Florham / So., WR / Sayreville, N.J.) had a career day in the Devils' 34-29 victory over The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). The sophomore exploded for a program-high 309 receiving yards and a program-tying record four touchdown receptions. The reigning 2014 MAC Rookie of the Year also hauled in 15 catches for an impressive 20.6 yards per catch. Pressley's 15 catches were three short of his 18 single-game reception record in the 2014 finale. In his last two games he has 33 catches.

ECAC SOUTH DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Antonio Johnson (Stevenson / So., DB / Forest Hill, Md.) recorded two interceptions, including one for a 57-yard touchdown in a 38-14 win at home against Lycoming. The sophomore also added nine total tackles, including five solo tackles. Johnson's interception return for a touchdown tied the game at 7-7 with 2:42 remaining in the first quarter. His second interception came early in the fourth quarter and led to a field goal to push the Mustangs' lead to 38-7.

ECAC SOUTH SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ryan O'Hara (Widener / Sr., K / Royersford, Pa.) was 3-for-4 in field goals with a long of 38 yards in a 43-20 win over King's. The senior kicker also recorded four points-after-touchdowns (PATs). O'Hara also had field goals from 24 yards and 30 yards. He recorded nine kickoffs for a total of 556 yards with one touch back, averaging 61.8 yards per kickoff.

Below is a complete list of all the 2015 MAC ECAC football weekly award winners.


2015 Middle Atlantic Conference ECAC Division III South Region Football Players of the Week
Offensive
Sept. 15 – Malik Pressley (FDU-Florham), So., WR

Defensive
Sept. 15 – Antonio Johnson (Stevenson), So., DB
Sept. 9 – Brady Kempa (Stevenson), Sr., ILB

Special Teams
Sept. 15 – Ryan O'Hara (Widener), Sr., K