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July 11, 2016

Lycoming Football - Lycoming Warriors announce incoming football class

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With a recruiting class that features eight all-state selections and 54 members, the Lycoming College football team has reloaded for the 2016 season as it looks to step back into contention for a Middle Alantic Conference title, ninth-year head coach Mike Clark announced on Monday, July 11.


The Warriors welcome three all-state players from Pennsylvania, two each from Maryland and New Jersey and one from Delaware. Defensive linemanBryce Charles (Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore Area) leads the group, as he was a two-time Pennsylvania Football Writers Class AAA and two-time second-team all-state pick from the Pennsylvania Football News. Running back Keith Batkowski (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville Area) was a Pennsylvania Football Writers Class AA selection and a first-team all-state pick from the Pennsylvania Football News and offensive lineman Nick Bonsell (Tyrone, Pa./Tyrone Area) earned honorable mention all-state accolades from PFN in 2015.

In New Jersey, linebacker Sam Pawlikowski (Southampton, N.J./Seneca) was a NJ.com Second Team All-Group 3 selection and linebacker Nick Gargiulo (Freehold, N.J./Colts Neck) was a Third Team All-Group 4 pick.

Quarterback Jake Silverman (Olney, Md./Blake) earned Honorable Mention Big School All-State accolades and offensive lineman Alex Schulthies(Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) was an Honorable Mention Small School All-State selection in Maryland.

Offensive lineman Angel Guerrero (Newark, Del./Newark) earned third-team all-state honors from the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association and he also played in the state’s Blue-Gold All-Star game, scoring a key touchdown for the Gold team in the game. Defensive linemanNate Lash (Clearfield, Pa./Clearfield Area) also earned a major honor when he was selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association East-West game, playing with the West team.

In total, the incoming class features three quarterbacks, seven running backs, one fullback, two tight ends, six wide receivers and 15 offensive linemen. On the defensive side, the team welcomes three defensive backs, four linemen and 11 linebackers. In addition, the team also welcomes two kickers.

The Warriors finished 2015 with a 4-6 record and 4-5 in the MAC. The team won three of the last four games of the year, including a 42-41 win over 19th-ranked Delaware Valley and featured five all-conference selections.

The Warriors open the 2016 season on Saturday, Sept. 3, when they host rival Susquehanna University for the Stagg Hat Trophy game at 1 p.m.

2016 Lycoming College Football Incoming Class
Name, Pos., Yr., Ht., Wt., Hometown, High School

Hayden Arnold, Fr., OL, 6-1, 295, Willow Grove, Pa./William Tennent


Keith Batkowski, Fr., RB, 5-8, 160, Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville Area


Elisiah Bayne, Fr., QB, 5-10, 208, Birdsboro, Pa./Reading


Bryce Berresford, Fr., OL, 6-1, 245, Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville Area


Nick Bonsell, Fr., OL, 6-1, 240, Tyrone, Pa./Tyrone Area


Cody Botts, Fr., OL, 6-4, 240, Millmont, Pa./Mifflinburg Area


Davius Bunch, Fr., OL, 6-5, 280, Hawthorne, N.J./Hawthorne


Jeff Coplin, Fr., QB, 5-11, 185, Newark, Del./Central


Owen Covert, Fr., OL, 6-1, 260, Wellsboro, Pa./Wellsboro


Jonathan Diaz, Fr., WR, 5-11, 180, Sinking Spring, Pa./Conrad Weiser


Dan Egan, Fr., OL, 6-2, 265, Upper Darby, Pa./Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast


Billy Farrell, Fr., LB, 6-1, 205, Havertown, Pa./Haverford


Jamie Fisher, Fr., K, 6-1, 180, Folsom, Pa./Ridley


Todd Frick, Fr., LB, 5-10, 190, Greentown, Pa./Wallenpaupack


Nick Gargiulo, Fr., LB, 5-10, 215, Freehold, N.J./Colts Neck


Tyler George, Fr., LB, 5-11, 175, Aldan, Pa./Upper Darby


Dante Gipson, Fr., RB, 5-10, 160, Bordentown, N.J./Bordentown


Angel Guerrero, Fr., OL, 6-3, 245, Newark, Del./Newark


Bryce Harrison, Fr., TE, 6-2, 220, Hunlock Creek, Pa./Northwest Area


Isaiah Harrison, Fr., RB, 5-6, 170, Los Angeles, Calif./Brentwood


D'Andre Harvey, Fr., TE, 6-3, 185, Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Township


Joey Heikel, Fr., FB, 5-8, 185, Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley


Dezmen Johnson, Fr., WR, 5-11, 160, Browns Mills, N.J./Pemberton Township


Dalton Klinger, Fr., RB, 5-10, 170, Newport, Pa./Newport


Zach Kovach, Fr., LB, 5-9, 185, Duncansville, Pa./Hollidaysburg


Nate Lash, Fr., DL, 6-2, 231, Clearfield, Pa./Clearfield Area


Steve Longazel, Fr., LB, 6-1, 210, Freeland, Pa./Hazleton Area


A.J. McAleer, Fr., DL, 6-3, 200, Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan


Trevor McDade, Fr., OL, 6-2, 253, Maple Shade, N.J./Bishop Eustace


Joel Melendez, Fr., LB, 6-1, 190, West Deptford, N.J./Gateway Regional


Brandon Miller, Fr., K, 6-0, 213, Slatington, Pa./Northwestern Lehigh


Brendan Noga, Fr., LB, 6-1, 208, Havertown, Pa./Haverford


Shahad Palmer, Fr., OL, 6-4, 370, Philadelphia, Pa./Mastery Charter North - Pickett


Sam Pawlikowski, Fr., LB, 6-0, 180, Southampton, N.J./Seneca


Jarrett Pfeifer, Fr., WR, 6-3, 175, Eldersburg, Md./Liberty


Jimmy Purcell, So., OL, 6-0, 265, Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township/Moravian College


Josh Purnell, Fr., DL, 6-3, 247, Allentown, Pa./Emmaus


Tom Reilly, Fr., WR, 5-10, 155, Eddystone, Pa./Ridley


John Schmidt, Fr., LB, 5-11, 200, Philadelphia, Pa./Roman Catholic


Alex Schulthies, Fr., OL, 6-3, 245, Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech


Jake Silverman, Fr., QB, 5-11, 165, Olney, Md./Blake


Trey Smith, Fr., DB, 5-10, 190, Hughesville, Pa./Hughesville


Chris Stewart, Fr., OL, 6-1, 260, Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson


Jacob Strassner, Fr., DB, 5-10, 170, Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville Area


Alex Sweeney, Fr., OL, 6-4, 235, Rockville, Md./Edison


Devon Taylor, Fr., WR, 6-0, 170, Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson


John Tittle, Fr., OL, 5-11, 250, Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley


Stephen Toczylousky, Fr., WR, 6-2, 195, Catawissa, Pa./Southern Columbia


Chaz Verdon, Fr., RB, 5-8, 170, Maple Shade, N.J./Maple Shade


Anthony Weizer, Fr., RB, 5-8, 190, Philadelphia, Pa./Academy of the New Church


Korahn Williams, Fr., DB, 6-2, 167, Reading, Pa./Reading


Hunter Wilson, Fr., RB, 5-11, 180, Marysville, Pa./West Perry