January 24, 2018

FIVE AGGIES NAMED TO ACADEMIC ALL-MAC FOOTBALL TEAM


ANNVILLE (PA) – The Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced its Fall Academic All-MAC Team for football on Wednesday and Delaware Valley University placed five on the squad in Stephen Adams, Nicholas DiGati, Marc Isaac, Christian Snowden and John Walsh.

All five were all-conference selections back in November and they each also earned a spot on the conference’s Fall Academic Honor Roll earlier this month. While the Academic Honor Roll includes all fall student-athletes who meet specific criteria (a 3.20 or higher grade point average for the semester the student-athlete is competing in), the Academic All-Conference Team was created in 2013 to further recognize those who greatly succeed in both athletics and academics. Student-athletes are nominated and then voted upon by the sports information directors of the 17 institutions that make up the MAC (Commonwealth Conference, Freedom Conference, Middle Atlantic Conference). 

Adams, a junior punter, earned All-America honorable mention accolades from D3football.com as he averaged 40.5 yards per kick (19th best in Division III). The secondary education major placed 20 of his 58 boots inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

A business administration major, DiGati led the Aggies in tackles for the second year in a row as he made 101 stops (49 solo). The senior linebacker had 21 tackles in a conference win over Wilkes, the second-highest, single-game total in school history.

Isaac and Snowden were stalwarts on the DelVal defensive line as the Aggies permitted just 10.5 points per game. Isaac, a senior and secondary education major, racked up 34 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a blocked punt.

Snowden, a junior and criminal justice administration major, notched 57 tackles and five sacks. He was also tied for first on the team in fumble recoveries with three and forced one as well.

A criminal justice administration major, Walsh was a right tackle on an offensive line. The senior helped pave the way for DelVal to average 38.6 points and 427.7 yards per game, including 231.5 yards per game and 34 touchdowns on the ground.

DelVal had a season to remember as the Aggies went a perfect 10-0 in the regular season, was ranked as high as fifth in the Division III and captured the MAC championship. They defeated Western New England and Husson in the first two rounds of the NCAA playoffs before suffering a last-second loss to Brockport in the quarterfinals.


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