College Football News – Guilford Places 10 on All-ODAC Football Teams; Pawlowski Named Rookie of the Year

FOREST, Va. — Washington and Lee University running back Luke Heinsohn and Bridgewater College defensive lineman Joel Francis headline the 2012 ODAC Football All-Conference Awards as the J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive and Lou Wacker Defensive Players of the Year. Generals’ mentor Scott Abell was tabbed the ODAC Coach of the Year, while Guilford College quarterback Matt Pawlowski was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year. Emory & Henry College signal-caller Kyle Boden received the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award in a vote of the league’s sports information directors.

Heinsohn, a senior from Charlottesville, Va., took on the added role of place-kicker in addition to lead running back in the Generals’ option offense. He handled the added responsibility in record fashion as he set new conference marks with 188 points and 22 rushing touchdowns. The 188 points are the 10th-best output in NCAA Division III history. He finished the season second in the league with 1,253 rushing yards on 183 carries, good for 6.8 yards per rush. He notched a season and career-high 33 points in a 45-42 four-overtime win over Hampden-Sydney College with four touchdowns, four PATs, a two-point conversion, and the game-winning 37-yard field goal. Heinsohn finishes his career with 3,517 yards rushing, a record for Washington and Lee. His 48 career touchdowns all came via the ground and rank #2 all-time in ODAC overall and rushing touchdown categories. His 344 career points are also second-best in the conference. Heinsohn was recently announced as a finalist for the Gagliardi Trophy, which honors the top player in NCAA Division III.

Francis, a senior from Woodbridge, Va., adds this honor to an All-ODAC First Team nod in 2012 and an Honorable Mention selection in 2010. He finished the season with 55 total tackles (26 solo) and 12.5 tackles for a loss — both numbers leading the ODAC among all defensive linemen. That total included 4.5 quarterback sacks, which was fifth amongst the conference’s defensive linemen. Overall, Francis finished in a tie for sixth in the league in sacks and was ranked third in TFLs. He also forced one fumble and accounted for a score with a safety in Bridgewater’s season opening victory at St. Vincent. Francis will graduate having made 147 tackles (66 solo) with 33.5 TFLs and 12.5 sacks in four seasons as an Eagle.

Abell completed his first campaign as the Generals’ head coach after spending the previous four seasons as the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach. He led Washington and Lee to its third straight eight-win season and its second trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament in the last three years after capturing the Generals fifth overall conference title. Abell is the architect of W&L’s modified option offense, which has posted a 15-0 record over the past three years when the Generals eclipse the 400-yard rushing plateau. Washington and Lee became the first ODAC team to rush for 500 or more yards (503) in a 45-28 win over Emory & Henry earlier this season.

Pawlowski, a freshman from Greensboro, N.C., put together a solid season in his first year under center for the Quakers. He finished third in the league with 2,443 yards on 205-of-342 (59.5%) passing. His 15 touchdown passes ranked fourth in the conference. Pawlowski’s best game of the season came in a 38-35 win over Randolph-Macon College when he completed 24-of-37 passes for 354 yards and four touchdowns. He was named the ODAC Offensive Player of the Week three times, combining for nine touchdowns and 851 yards passing in addition to a pair of rushing scores.

Boden, a junior from Knoxville, Tenn., stands out on and off the field for Emory & Henry. In the classroom, he boasts a 3.975 grade point average as a Biology and Chemistry major. He is a multi-honoree on the E&H Dean’s List and a two-time member of the All-ODAC Academic Team. He was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-American All-District First Team in 2011 and 2012. On the field, Boden was second in the ODAC with 2,511 yards on 250-of-392 passing. His 18 touchdown passes and 63.8 completion percentage were also second in the league. He was named the ODAC Offensive Player of the Week following the first and last weeks of the regular season when he combined for eight touchdown passes and 658 yards through the air.

Listed below are the 2012 All-ODAC Football Teams. For more information, visit any of the participating schools’ websites, or go to the ODAC’s home on the Internet at Don’t forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook and follow the ODAC on Twitter at @odacathletics. In addition, check out the ODAC’s YouTube channel.

J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year: Luke Heinsohn, Sr., RB/K, Washington and Lee
Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year: Joel Francis, Sr., DL, Bridgewater
Coach of the Year: Scott Abell, Washington and Lee
Rookie of the Year: Matt Pawlowski, Fr., QB, Guilford
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Kyle Boden, Jr., QB, Emory & Henry

Nash Nance         Sophomore       Quarterback        Hampden-Sydney
Luke Heinsohn      Senior          Running Back       Washington and Lee
Will McGhee        Junior          Running Back       Randolph-Macon
Brett Murray       Senior          All-Purpose Back   Washington and Lee
Alonzo Cooke       Senior          Wide Receiver      Catholic
Holton Walker      Sophomore       Wide Receiver      Hampden-Sydney
Zach Midulla       Senior          Tight End          Randolph-Macon
Will Ferrell       Junior          Offensive Line     Hampden-Sydney
Connor Hollenbeck  Junior          Offensive Line     Washington and Lee
Bobby Jones        Junior          Offensive Line     Washington and Lee
Kyle Keister       Junior          Offensive Line     Bridgewater
Byron Overstreet   Senior          Offensive Line     Randolph-Macon
Max Antwerpes      Sophomore       Kicker             Hampden-Sydney
Ian Candelaria     Senior          Defensive Line     Randolph-Macon
Vinny Cortese      Senior          Defensive Line     Catholic
Joel Francis       Senior          Defensive Line     Bridgewater
Danny Grogg        Senior          Defensive Line     Bridgewater
Kenny Fryman       Senior          Linebacker         Hampden-Sydney
Jajuan Johnson     Senior          Linebacker         Shenandoah
Andrew Palmer      Junior          Linebacker         Bridgewater
Robert Smith       Sophomore       Linebacker         Guilford
Steven Fogleman    Junior          Defensive Back     Hampden-Sydney
Darrick Gore       Sophomore       Defensive Back     Bridgewater
Jake Pelton        Senior          Defensive Back     Washington and Lee
Satiir Stevenson   Sophomore       Defensive Back     Guilford
Cory Gay           Senior          Punter             Shenandoah
Nick Lombardo      Junior          Quarterback        Washington and Lee
Evan King          Senior          Running Back       Hampden-Sydney
Joe Vaughn         Sophomore       Running Back       Emory & Henry
Vance Hendren      Senior          All-Purpose Back   Randolph-Macon
Luke Sellers       Senior          Wide Receiver      Randolph-Macon
Adam Smith         Freshman        Wide Receiver      Guilford
Cord Keating       Senior          Tight End          Bridgewater
Joe Breithaupt     Junior          Offensive Line     Randolph-Macon
Justin Farmer      Junior          Offensive Line     Emory & Henry
Michael O'Shea     Junior          Offensive Line     Catholic
Joseph Pearson     Senior          Offensive Line     Guilford
Tyler White        Senior          Offensive Line     Hampden-Sydney
Matt Turchin       Senior          Kicker             Emory & Henry
Nick Erdman        Senior          Defensive Line     Shenandoah
Scottt Hill        Junior          Defensive Line     Emory & Henry
Ray Jackson        Senior          Defensive Line     Hampden-Sydney
Michael Unholz     Junior          Defensive Line     Washington and Lee
Jesse Jenkins      Senior          Linebacker         Washington and Lee
Salem Nganga       Senior          Linebacker         Bridgewater
Devan Sproles      Senior          Linebacker         Emory & Henry
Conor Stueckler    Junior          Linebacker         Catholic
DeMikael Burse     Junior          Defensive Back     Emory & Henry
Hunter English     Sophomore       Defensive Back     Guilford
Timbo McGarry      Senior          Defensive Back     Catholic
Byron Mitchell     Junior          Defensive Back     Shenandoah
Tracy Murden       Junior          Punter             Randolph-Macon

Zac Naccarato      Sophomore       Quarterback        Randolph-Macon
Mike Williams      Senior          Running Back       Guilford
Jacob Wright       Sophomore       Running Back       Bridgewater
J. M. Sparagna     Senior          All-Purpose Back   Hampden-Sydney
Qiydaar Murphy     Senior          Wide Receiver      Shenandoah
Corey Ware         Senior          Wide Receiver      Emory & Henry
Alex Evans         Junior          Tight End          Washington and Lee
Jake Brent         Senior          Offensive Line     Shenandoah
Faris El-Ali       Junior          Offensive Line     Guilford
Micah Fleet        Sophomore       Offensive Line     Washington and Lee
Eric Hrynczyszyn   Junior          Offensive Line     Catholic
Shawn Otte         Senior          Offensive Line     Bridgewater
Tyler Hunt         Freshman        Kicker             Guilford
Calvin Davis       Sophomore       Defensive Line     Randolph-Macon
Tyler Eller        Sophomore       Defensive Line     Guilford
Evan Griffin       Junior          Defensive Line     Shenandoah
Rob Schaetzl       Senior          Defensive Line     Catholic
Ross Ellis         Senior          Linebacker         Emory & Henry
Paul Forney        Junior          Linebacker         Emory & Henry
John Moore         Sophomore       Linebacker         Hampden-Sydney
Alex Price         Senior          Linebacker         Hampden-Sydney
Sean Blackman      Junior          Defensive Back     Shenandoah
Daniel Brent       Freshman        Defensive Back     Bridgewater
Alex Smith         Junior          Defensive Back     Guilford
Mitchell Thompson  Junior          Defensive Back     Washington and Lee