December 8, 2015

DelVal Football - Lighty Named to D3Football All-East Region First Team

DOYLESTOWN (PA) – Delaware Valley University senior linebacker Rashaad Lighty was named to all-East Region first team on Tuesday.

It is Lighty’s second straight all-region honor. He was a member of the second team in 2014. This season, Lighty ranked fourth on the team with 53 tackles, including a team-high 13.5 for a loss. He also paced the squad with 10.5 sacks and six forced fumbles. Lighty was first in all of Division III in forced fumbles and 23rd in sacks. He was chosen the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Defensive Player of the Week and to the Team of the Week one time. A team captain, Lighty played for Team USA in the Aztec Bowl, a college Division II/III (since 1973) post-season bowl game.

The teams, selected in balloting by East Region sports information directors and staff, were chosen from 310 nominations by Division III member schools. A total of 79 players were chosen. Players nominated for all-region are eligible to be considered for All-America honors, which will be announced on the evening of December 18, in’s pregame coverage for Stagg Bowl XLIII.

DelVal finished the season 9-2 overall (7-2 MAC) and defeated Moravian College in the inaugural Centennial-MAC Bowl Series.