December 21, 2013

Albright College's Drew Peterson (Bristol, Pa./Harry S. Truman) and Daniel Sobolewski(Linden, N.J./Linden) have been named to the All-America team.

Peterson, a senior, was a second team selection at safety, while Sobolewski was named the third team kicker in just his sophomore season.

Peterson earns All-American honors from a fourth different organization in 2013. He made the (second team) and AFCA (first team) squads, the two Division III teams recognized by the NCAA, while also earning second team honors from BSN. Most exclusively he was a third team Associated Press Little All-American, which features primarily Division II players.
A first team All-East Region and second team All-ECAC South selection, Peterson was named first team All-MAC for the second consecutive year.

Peterson tied for first in the nation with eight total interceptions. He had 133 return yards and a TD off those interceptions and added eight pass breakups for 16 passes defended.

The senior had 46 tackles (26 solo) on the year, with one for loss. He totaled two interceptions vs. Kean, earning a spot on the Team of the Week. He also had two picks and returned one for a touchdown at FDU-Florham- his fourth career multi-INT game.

Peterson intercepted passes in two of Albright's biggest victories of the season- a 33-19 win over 2012 NCAA quarterfinalist Widener, and a 40-25 victory over #22 Lebanon Valley.

On special teams, Peterson totaled 242 kick return yards (12 returns) and 116 punt return yards (17 returns). He concluded his career with 16 interceptions and four TD returns (3 INT, 1 punt). He is also a finalist for the Cliff Harris Small College Defensive Player of the Year award.

Sobolewski was also a first team All-MAC selection and earned honorable mention All-American honors from BSN.

His selection was a surprise following his being named a third team All-East Region honoree by two weeks ago. However, the East Region kickers swept the top three All-American spots, with RPI's Andrew Franks making the first team and Endicott's Dylan Rushe named second team.

Sobolewski made 15-of-23 field goals and 43-of-45 PATs. He was fifth in the nation in field goals made. He averaged 58.7 yards per kickoff with 19 touchbacks (62.2 yards per kickoff over 63 attempts, besides 10 onside/designed short kickoffs).

The sophomore made the three longest field goals in school history, equaling his previous year's record of 47 yards in the ECAC Southwest Bowl vs. Juniata, while making from 51 (vs. Stevenson) and 49 yards (vs. Widener).

He was named a BSN National Special Teams Player of the Week and to the Team of the Week twice each- after making 3-of-4 field goals vs. Kean, and following a 4-of-5 performance against Widener. He was included on the Mitchell Award Recognition List (for the nation's top collegiate place-kickers among non-FBS schools) in both September and October.

Albright has now earned six All-American honors from since the website began publishing a team in 1999.
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