Three Tigers Honored by the TD Club of Richmond
RICHMOND, VA-The Touchdown Club of Richmond has recently named its top players for NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA in the state of Virginia. Of the four Players of the Year distributed through Division II, III and the NAIA, Hampden-Sydney took home three of the top spots. Junior quarterback Travis Lane (Richmond, VA/Mills Godwin) was named the Offensive Back, senior defensive end Will Riggenbach (Midlothian, VA/Clover Hill) was named the Defensive Lineman and senior linebacker Trevor Ikwild (Philomont, VA/Loudoun Valley) was named the Linebacker. Bridgewater's wide receiver Tyler Beiler was named the Offensive End.
All three Tigers who were named the top players in the state to their position earned First Team All-ODAC honors while Ikwild was also the ODAC Defensive Player of the Year. They helped guide the Tigers to a 9-1 regular season and a berth in the NCAA Playoffs.
Lane put together an impressive season in his first year as starting play caller. He put together the fourth best passing season in school history with 3,338 yards on 272-of-420 accuracy (64.8%). He accounted for 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, and he also scored three rushing touchdowns on 131 net rushing yards. The junior led the ODAC in passing yards (the second-highest passer was over 1,000 yards below Lane), touchdowns (28), completions (272), yards-per-game (303.5 ypg), and total offense (315.4 ypg).
Riggenbach, the 2009 ODAC Defensive Player of the Year and Touchdown Club of Richmond Defensive End of the Year, 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.
Ikwild, the Defensive Player of the Year, Ikwild 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 Mountain 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.