BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Football Team has seen three of its players named all-state by the Virginia Sports Information Directors, VaSID officials announced Thursday. The Wasps went 3-7 on the year in 2017 and saw 12 players named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference teams.
Leading the way on the All-State College Division First Team was junior defensive lineman Josh Fleenor (Christiansburg, Va.), who last week was named to the D3football.com All-South Region Third Team in addition to All-ODAC First-Team accolades.
Junior offensive lineman Nathan Harris (Roanoke, Va.) and sophomore wide receiver Derrick Yates (Abingdon, Va.) brought home All-State Second-Team honors after playing their way onto the all-league second team.
Cam Johnson of Hampden-Sydney College was the Offensive Player of the Year while Max Garrett of Washington and Lee University was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year. Rookie of the Year honors went to W&L's Josh Breece (Offensive) and Bridgewater College's Rashad Wood (Defensive). Scott Abell honored as Coach of the Year, leading the Generals to an ODAC title and the NCAA Division III Playoffs.
The VaSID All-State teams are selected by sports information directors of member institutions of the Virginia Sports Information Directors across the Commonwealth of Virginia. VaSID, founded in 1983, selects teams in two divisions (University and College) for 12 sports and three single-division teams in addition to Academic All-State teams across all sports.
2017 VaSID COLLEGE DIVISION ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM
|Offensive Player of the Year: Cam Johnson, Hampden-Sydney|
|Defensive Player of the Year: Max Garrett, Washington and Lee|
|Offensive Rookie of the Year: Josh Breece, Washington and Lee|
|Defensive Rookie of the Year: Rashad Wood, Bridgewater|
|Coach of the Year: Scott Abell, Washington and Lee|
All-State First Team
All-State Second Team
|QB- Hayden Bauserman, Shenandoah||QB- Alec Cobb, Hampden-Sydney|
|RB- Josh Breece, Washington and Lee||RB- Sean Bowman, Averett|
|RB- Brian Mann, Ferrum||RB- Tre Frederick, Randolph-Macon|
|WR- Michael Ashwell, Shenandoah||WR- Major Morgan, Hampden-Sydney|
|WR- Cam Johnson, Hampden-Sydney||WR- Derrick Yates, Emory & Henry|
|TE- Patrick Kline, Hampden-Sydney||TE- Danny Mattson, Christopher Newport|
|OL- Greg Castle, Randolph-Macon||OL- Andrew Coffman, Shenandoah|
|OL- Wilson Gregory, Averett||OL- Nathan Harris, Emory & Henry|
|OL- Jay Hausler, Randolph-Macon||OL- Jordan Patti, Ferrum|
|OL- Mitch Hornsby, Washington and Lee||OL- Matt Rittenhouse, Christopher Newport|
|OL- Chris Osier, Washington and Lee||OL- Wesley Spencer, Hampden-Sydney|
|DL- Kenneth Covington, Averett||DL- Chris Coggins, Christopher Newport|
|DL- Joe Everette, Hampden-Sydney||DL- Chris Grady, Shenandoah|
|DL- Josh Fleenor, Emory & Henry||DL- Al Matthews, Ferrum|
|DL- Montel Lee, Ferrum||DL- Jake Pinkston, Randolph-Macon|
|LB- Dejon Brooks, Averett||LB- Yonis Blanco, Randolph-Macon|
|LB- Max Garrett, Washington and Lee||LB- Griffin Davis, Hampden-Sydney|
|LB- Brennan Gary, Christopher Newport||LB- Donavan Montague, UVA-Wise|
|CB- Justus Drakeford, Christopher Newport||CB- Tyriek Able, Averett|
|CB- Tyrell Noel, Christopher Newport||CB- Isaac Evans, Bridgewater|
|S- Sterling Hammond, Virginia Union||S- Kendall Blankenship, Hampden-Sydney|
|S- Nate Hill, Shenandoah||S- Neil Davis, Southern Virginia|
|PK- Cole Westberry, Averett||PK- Jacob Newton, Shenandoah|
|P- Julian Drew, Randolph-Macon||P- Cole Westberry, Averett|
|RS- Marquis Hamilton, UVA-Wise||RS- Jalen Hudson, Shenandoah|