November 17, 2015

Lebanon Valley Football - First-Teamers Irving, Conlon, Good Lead Nine All-MAC Selections

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ANNVILLE, Pa. - All-Middle Atlantic Conference First-Teamers Brendon Irving, Bobby Conlon, and Tyler Good led nine Lebanon Valley football players on the All-MAC teams, as voted by the league's head coaches.

Trevor St. Clair, Kevin Antol, Zach Smith, and Spencer Moser were named to the All-MAC Second Team, while Andrew Livingstonand Bryant Weller earned All-MAC Honorable Mention nods.

Irving earned his second straight first-team all-conference honor by finishing second in the MAC with 1,027 rushing yards despite missing a game due to injury. The junior running back became just the second player in program history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons. He posted a career-high 190 rushing yards in a week two win over Misericordia and averaged 5.7 yards per carry and scored five touchdowns on the year. Irving was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Week in mid-October.

For the second straight year, Conlon was the team's top lead-blocker. The senior fullback rushed 15 times for 47 yards but was especially potent getting out in front for LVC tailbacks Irving, Jon Jones, and Ryan Fink, helping the Flying Dutchmen ground game rack up 2,238 yards and 22 touchdowns. The team captain's latest accolade comes after being named an All-MAC Honorable Mention last fall.

Good graded out as LVC's top offensive lineman. The senior right guard was a driving force of a group that allowed the Dutchmen to rush for 4.4 yards per attempt. In pass protection, he was the anchor of a line that surrendered just two sacks per game and allowed quarterbacks Tim Pirrone, Jeremy Franck, and Tyler Cottle to throw for a combined 1,457 yards and 16 touchdowns.

St. Clair was Lebanon Valley's most consistent defensive player this fall, finishing with a team-high 61 tackles. The senior inside linebacker made 39 solo stops, including 6.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks, to go along with his team-leading three interceptions, three pass breakups, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. The team captain was named to the Team of the Week in mid-October.

Antol was the leader of LVC's secondary, leading the group with 55 tackles, good enough to rank second among Dutchmen players. He recorded 40 solo stops with a sack and five tackles-for-loss. He broke up two passes, forced a pair of fumbles, recovered another, and had a 56-yard interception return for a touchdown in a Homecoming win over FDU-Florham that was voted the MAC Play of the Week. He was named to the Team of the Week in early September.

Smith picked up his second-team all-conference honor after being named a MAC Honorable Mention following the 2014 campaign. The senior right tackle joined Conlon and Good as another of the team's top blockers, pushing the pile and allowing Irving to pass the 1,000-yard mark on the ground and helping Jones to a 500-plus yard season and Fink to a six-touchdown freshman campaign. Smith was one of this year's team captains.

Moser, a dual-threat as a punter and cornerback, was one of the league's most consistent special teams players this fall. He booted 48 kicks for a total of 1,820 yards with a long of 60. Three of his punts traveled more than 50 yards and he pinned opponents inside their own 20-yard line on 16 occasions. As a corner, he added an interception, three pass breakups, and 24 tackles.

Livingston finished out his LVC career in impressive fashion, making 35 tackles, including 5.5 behind the line of scrimmage. The defensive end recorded 3.5 sacks, the most among Dutchmen defensive linemen, and added a pair of quarterback hurries. He led a run defense that that allowed just 148.7 yards per game and nine touchdowns on the ground. His most recent accolade comes after being named an All-MAC Honorable Mention as a junior last fall.

Weller's honorable mention nod was the first of his career. The junior center started nine games and helped power Lebanon Valley's run game that, in addition to ranking second in the MAC with 223.8 yards per game, allowed Pirrone to rush for 321 yards and four touchdowns, and throw for over 1,000 yards and 12 scores.
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