November 7, 2014

Albright Football - Sobolewkski Earns ECAC and Accolades

Photo Courtesy of Albright Sports Information
READING, Pa. - Albright Junior kicker/punter Daniel Sobolewski was named as the kicker on the Team of the Week, and for a second consecutive time was selected as the East Coast Athletic Conference Southeast Special Teams Player of the Week, announced by those organizations on Tuesday.

Sobolewski, who was tabbed as the Special Teams Player of the Week in the MAC for the second straight week on Sunday, connected on a school-record tying five field goals in Albright's 36-35 overtime victory over Wilkes on Saturday at Schmidt Stadium. He tied the school record of five previously set by Dennis Unger in a 1995 game against King's.

He made kicks of 30, 41, 34, 48 and 21 yards and was successful on all three extra point attempts to finish with 18 points.

"When you have a weapon like Daniel you have to use him," said head coach John Marzka. "I felt like I was sending him out there every other play on Saturday."

Sobolewski also averaged 38.4 yards on five punts, which included a 62-yard punt, and he also pinned the Colonels inside their 20-yard line on three occasions. He averaged 57.9 yards on seven kickoffs and had one touchback.

The junior is the fourth Lion to be chosen for the Team of the Week; It also marks the third game in a row that an Albright player has been recognized as the MAC and ECAC Southeast Special Teams Player of the Week and the fourth time overall.

Albright will put its three game winning streak on the line on Saturday (Nov. 8) when it hosts Misericordia University for a Middle Atlantic Conference game scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Shirk Stadium. The contest will include senior day festivities, as the Lions will recognize the contributions of its 12 seniors, prior to the game.