Four Football Tigers Named All-Region
MINNEAPOLIS, MN-Hampden-Sydney had four players named to D3Football.com All-South Region teams with three players earning First Team honors. Three of the four selections were on the defensive side of the ball in First Team selections Trevor Ikwild (Philomont, VA/Loudoun Valley) and Bill Doody (Fort Lauderdale, FL/Cardinal Gibbons) and Second Team selection Will Riggenbach (Midlothian, VA/Clover Hill). Junior place kicker David Prizzia (Jacksonville, FL/Episcopal) rounded out the group with a First Team nod.
Bridgewater wide receiver Tyler Beiler was named the Offensive Player of the Year, Wesley defensive end Chris Mayes and coach Mike Drass were the Defensive Player and Coach of the Year, respectively.
Ikwild, the 2010 ODAC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team selection, posted an ODAC-best 133 tackles, 42 more stops than the next highest mark in the conference. His 12.1 tackles-per-game average currently ranks 12th in the nation. Ikwild also collected 10.0 tackles-for-loss (sixth in the ODAC), and proved adept in pass coverage with 10 passes defended (seventh) including three interceptions (10th). Ikwild registered double-figures in tackles in eight of 11 games played, including a season-high 19 stops (12 solo) in the Tigers' playoff game against Montclair State. The 19 stops were the most of any player in the 16 first round playoff games. Over his four years, the senior tallied 300 tackles.
Doody, a two-time First Team All-ODAC, 2009 D3 Football.com First Team All-America and 2010 D3Football.com Preseason All-America selection, led the ODAC in passes defended with 20. Of those 20, 15 were break ups while he had five interceptions (2nd in the ODAC). His 74 return yards on the five picks were a league high. He was also fourth on the team in tackles with 60 (41 solo, 19 assisted).
Prizzia, another First Team All-ODAC honoree, was solid all season as the Tigers' place kicker. He finished second on the team and in scoring with 67 points - which was also good for third in the ODAC in scoring for kickers. The junior connected on 8-of-11 field goal attempts, including a career-high 45 yarder. More impressively, he was the only kicker in the ODAC to connect on every single PAT going 43-for-43.
Riggenbach, the 2009 ODAC Defensive Player of the Year and 2009 D3Football.com Honorable Mention All-American, had yet another solid season and was second in the ODAC in sacks, tallying 8.0 on seven solo and two assisted. His 12.5 tackles-for-loss were third in the league. he tallied 43 total tackles - 12.5 of which were for a loss of 54 yards. Of his 39 tackles, 22 were solo stops while 21 were assisted. In addition, he had one interception for a touchdown.
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