FOREST, VA-The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced its football All-Conference team, and the Tigers have 11 selections, including three First Team picks. Senior receiver Holton Walker (Lynchburg, VA/Brookville), senior linebacker Josh Doggett (Mechanicsville, VA/Atlee), and senior defensive back John Moore (Powhatan, VA/Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot) were all selected to the First Team. Earning Second Team honors were senior quarterback Nash Nance (Calhoun, GA/Tennessee), junior offensive lineman P.J. Melnick (Richmond, VA/Collegiate), senior defensive lineman Freddie Potter (Haymarket, VA/Battlefield), senior linebacker Robert Stack (Charlotte, NC/Merchant Marine), and junior defensive back Sidney Henry (Haymarket, VA/Battlefield). Additionally, senior slot receiver Joey Kernan (Derwood, MD/Gonzaga), senior tight end Joey Druhan (Purcellville, VA/Loudoun Valley), and senior place kicker Max Antwerpes (Mainz, Germany/Kenston Forest) earned Third Team accolades.
Guilford's quarterback Matt Pawlowski and defensive back Satiir Stevenson were named the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively; Emory & Henry's Curt Newsome and freshman quarterback Kevin Saxton were named the Coach and Rookie of the Year, respectively; and Bridgewater's Lucas Elliot was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Walker led the ODAC in receptions and receiving yards for the third consecutive season while earning his third First Team nod, as he caught 61 passes for 1,183 yards and 11 touchdowns. He concluded his career as one of the best receivers in program history, holding six school records, including career touchdowns (39), single season touchdowns (16), single season receptions (111), and single season yards (1,723). Additionally, he's second in school history with 4,207 career yards and 250 career receptions.
Doggett, a 2013 First Team selection, led the Tigers and was fourth in the ODAC in total tackles with 94. He also had 7.0 for loss with 0.5 sacks, one interception, and three pass break ups. He recorded at least ten tackles in four games, including a season-high 14 against Randolph-Macon.
Moore also earned First Team honors in 2013, and this season led the Tigers with ten tackles-for-loss. He finished the year with 60 total tackles while breaking up four passes.
Nance, a two-time First Team selection, was in the top two this season in nearly every statistical category for quarterbacks in the league. He threw for 2,967 yards, 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while completing over 58 percent of his passes (215-for-370). Additionally, he was third in the ODAC in rushing touchdowns with nine. For his career, he has the second most touchdowns in school history (80), second most completions (699), and third most yards (8,118).
Melnick earns Second Team All-ODAC in his first year as a starter, helping the Tiger offense produce 403.5 yards of offense behind 126.9 yards on the ground and 276.5 through the air. Additionally, Melnick helped the Tigers put up just under 35 points-per-game.
Potter was eighth on the team with 40 tackles and third on the team with five pass break ups. He also added 3.5 tackles-for-loss and one forced fumble.
Stack was the team's fourth best tackler with 69 total stops. He was fourth on the team with 5.5 tackles-for-loss, and added one interception – which he returned 29 yards – and two pass break ups.
Henry was one of the top cornerbacks in the ODAC with three interceptions, including 55 return yards, and eight additional pass break ups. He was fifth on the team in tackles with 67, while adding 2.0 tackles-for-loss, and one forced fumble.
Kernan emerged as the Tigers second receiver in both catches and touchdowns, hauling in 30 passes for 313 yards and five touchdowns. He had a great finish to the season with one touchdown catch in each of the last three games.
Druhan played in the first five games for the Tigers before falling to injury and was on pace for a big season. In just five games, Druhan had 14 catches for 174 yards and four touchdowns, including a two-touchdown day against Christopher Newport.
Antwerpes was selected a 2012 All-ODAC pick before missing 2013 due to injury. This season, he finished the year as the team's leading scorer with 72 points, connecting on seven of his nine field goal attempts and 51 of his 52 extra points. His longest field goal of the season came from 35 yards out.
Below is the entire list of All-ODAC honorees.
2014 ALL-ODAC FOOTBALL AWARDS
J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year: Matt Pawlowski, Jr., QB, Guilford
Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year: Satiir Stevenson, Sr., DB, Guilford
ODAC Coach of the Year: Curt Newsome, Emory & Henry
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Kevin Saxton, Fr., QB, Emory & Henry
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Lucas Elliott, Sr., DB, Bridgewater
|ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM|
|Jacob Wright||Sr.||Running Back||Bridgewater|
|Cedrick Delaney||So.||Running Back||Shenandoah|
|Jordan Hartman||Sr.||All-Purpose Back||Bridgewater|
|Adam Smith||Jr.||Wide Receiver||Guilford|
|Holton Walker||Sr.||Wide Receiver||Hampden-Sydney|
|Steven Quinn||So.||Tight End||Randolph-Macon|
|Donovan Sudderth||Sr.||Offensive Line||Emory & Henry|
|Wes Johnson||Jr.||Offensive Line||Guilford|
|Nick Powell||Jr.||Offensive Line||Randolph-Macon|
|Nate Turner||Sr.||Offensive Line||Randolph-Macon|
|Micah Fleet||Sr.||Offensive Line||Washington and Lee|
|Kenneth Szabo||Sr.||Defensive Line||Bridgewater|
|Calvin Davis||Sr.||Defensive Line||Randolph-Macon|
|Tom Solak||Sr.||Defensive Line||Randolph-Macon|
|Jake Payne||Jr.||Defensive Line||Shenandoah|
|Paul Forney||Sr.||Linebacker||Emory & Henry|
|Darrick Gore||Sr.||Defensive Back||Bridgewater|
|JerMario Gooch||Jr.||Defensive Back||Guilford|
|Satiir Stevenson||Sr.||Defensive Back||Guilford|
|John Moore||Sr.||Defensive Back||Hampden-Sydney|
|ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM|
|Josh Schow||Jr.||Running Back||Guilford|
|John Byrd||Jr.||Running Back||Randolph-Macon|
|De'Eric Bell||Fr.||All-Purpose Back||Guilford|
|Lucas Kirby||Sr.||Wide Receiver||Emory & Henry|
|Mike Doe||Sr.||Wide Receiver||Randolph-Macon|
|Keith Jennings||So.||Tight End||Bridgewater|
|Sean Douglass||Jr.||Offensive Line||Bridgewater|
|Isaac Bowman||Sr.||Offensive Line||Emory & Henry|
|Phillip Collier||Sr.||Offensive Line||Guilford|
|P.J. Melnick||Jr.||Offensive Line||Hampden-Sydney|
|Dustin Edwards||Jr.||Offensive Line||Shenandoah|
|Nicholas Cawthon||Jr.||Defensive Line||Bridgewater|
|Logan Whitaker||Jr.||Defensive Line||Bridgewater|
|Freddie Potter||Sr.||Defensive Line||Hampden-Sydney|
|Ian Griffin||Sr.||Defensive Line||Shenandoah|
|Rennel Marshall||Jr.||Linebacker||Emory & Henry|
|Moody Heard||Jr.||Linebacker||Washington and Lee|
|Lucas Elliott||Sr.||Defensive Back||Bridgewater|
|Patrick Thomas||Sr.||Defensive Back||Catholic|
|Roth Healey||Sr.||Defensive Back||Emory & Henry|
|Sidney Henry||Jr.||Defensive Back||Hampden-Sydney|
|Zach Nedzbala||Sr.||Punter||Emory & Henry|
|ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM|
|Kevin Saxton||Fr.||Quarterback||Emory & Henry|
|Chris Thompson||Fr.||Running Back||Emory & Henry|
|Marshall Hollerith||So.||Running Back||Washington and Lee|
|Joey Kernan||Sr.||All-Purpose Back||Hampden-Sydney|
|Jeffrey Moore||So.||Wide Receiver||Bridgewater|
|Josh Smith||Sr.||Wide Receiver||Emory & Henry|
|Joey Druhan||Sr.||Tight End||Hampden-Sydney|
|Daniel Evans||Sr.||Offensive Line||Bridgewater|
|William Hodges||Sr.||Offensive Line||Bridgewater|
|Mike Zolfo||Sr.||Offensive Line||Catholic|
|Drew Milot||Sr.||Offensive Line||Guilford|
|Ryan McNally||Sr.||Offensive Line||Washington and Lee|
|Jaylen Simmons||So.||Defensive Line||Emory & Henry|
|Tyler Eller||Sr.||Defensive Line||Guilford|
|Gibson Ziah||Fr.||Defensive Line||Guilford|
|Patrick Wright||Jr.||Defensive Line||Washington and Lee|
|Tre'von Lightfoot||So.||Defensive Back||Emory & Henry|
|Ryan Burns||Fr.||Defensive Back||Randolph-Macon|
|Josh White||Fr.||Defensive Back||Shenandoah|
|Brandon Taylor||Sr.||Defensive Back||Washington and Lee|
|Joseph Campbell||Sr.||Punter||Washington and Lee|