Kyle McCarthy and Michael Farnsworth named to New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Conference Honorable Mention Team

official press release from Terry Small - NJAC Commissioner

PITMAN, NJ (Nov. 20) — SUNY Cortland graduate student quarterback Dan Pitcher (Cortland, NY/Cortland) and Montclair State University senior safety Chad Faulcon (Cranford, NJ/Cranford) have been selected as the NJAC Offensive and Defensive Football Players of the Year for the 2011 season. In total, 90 student-athletes garnered NJAC all-conference recognition in the sport of football in 2011. All selections were made by a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches.

Western's senior offensive lineman Kyle McCarthy (Colchester, CT) and senior defensive lineman Michael Farnsworth (Mystic, CT) have been selected to the Honorable Mention Team.

Pitcher becomes the second consecutive Red Dragon to earn NJAC Offensive Player of the Year honors after completing 177-of-282 passes for 2,442 yards and a conference-best 29 touchdowns.  A two-time first-team all-conference selection, Pitcher currently leads the NJAC in pass efficiency (166.6), while ranking second in the conference in passing yards per game (244.2). A three-time NJAC Offensive Player of the Week selection during the 2011 season, Pitcher also currently ranks second in the NJAC in total offense per game (264.4).

A two-time NJAC Defensive Player of the Week selection, Faulcon was tapped as the top league defender after producing 72 tackles and three interceptions for the NJAC runner-up Red Hawks. He currently ranks tied for eighth in the NJAC in interceptions per game (0.30).

A first-team all-conference selection at both punt returner and wide receiver, Montclair State senior Dan Keegan (Fairfield, NJ/West Essex) was tapped as the NJAC Special Teams Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. He currently leads the NJAC in punt return average (17.8), while ranking seventh in the league in all-purpose yards per game (95.2). Keegan’s selection marks the third straight year that a Red Hawk has garnered the league’s top special teams honor.

Rowan University freshman wide receiver Eddie Eisenhart (Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Regional) was selected as the NJAC Offensive Rookie of the Year. The only freshman named to the conference’s first-team all-conference squad, he finished his rookie season with 46 receptions for 759 yards and seven receiving touchdowns. Eisenhart currently ranks second in the NJAC in receiving yards per game (75.9).            

Kean University freshman linebacker Matt Clerk (Jersey City, NJ/Lincoln) garnered the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award. A three-time NJAC Defensive Rookie of the Week selection, he has collected 22 tackles, 5.0 tackles for a loss, 3.0 sacks, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles for the NJAC Champion Cougars. Clerk currently ranks tied for seventh in the NJAC in forced fumbles per game (0.20).

Kean University head coach Dan Garrett was selected as the NJAC Coach of the Year by his peers. Picked to finish fourth in the NJAC preseason coaches’ poll, Garrett led his 2011 squad to a 9-1 overall record the conference title outright with an 8-1 mark in NJAC play. The Cougars will make their first ever appearance in the NCAA Division III National Tournament when they host Christopher Newport in a first round game on November 19. In six seasons at the helm of the Kean program, Garrett has guided the Cougars to an overall record of 42-21.


Please find attached a complete list of the 2011 NJAC Football All-Conference Selections


NEW JERSEY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ALL-CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM 
FALL 2011

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Dan Pitcher, Cortland

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Chad Faulcon, Montclair State

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Dan Keegan, Montclair State

OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Eddie Eisenhart, Rowan

DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Matt Clerk, Kean

COACH OF THE YEAR:  Dan Garrett, Kean

 

 

 

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

Name

Year

Pos.

School

Hometown/High School

Dan Pitcher*

GR

QB

Cortland

Cortland, NY/Cortland

Thomas D’Ambrisi~%

SR

QB

Kean

Eatontown, NJ/Monmouth Regional

Chris D’Andrea

SR

RB

Montclair State

Union, NJ/Union

Dawys German

JR

RB

William Paterson

North Arlington, NJ/North Arlington

Sergio Garcia

JR

FB

Montclair State

East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick

Ben Mauer%

SR

FB

Buffalo State

Corning, NY/Corning West

John Babin

SO

WR

Cortland

Warwick Valley, NY/Warwick Valley

Eddie Eisenhart

FR

WR

Rowan

Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Regional

Dan Keegan~

SR

WR

Montclair State

Fairfield, NJ/West Essex

Kevin DelleDonne*%

SR

TE

Rowan

Summit, NJ/Summit

Dan Aguilar~

SR

OL

Montclair State

Belle Mead, NJ/Montgomery

Billy Castro*

SR

OL

Cortland

Washingtonville, NY/Washingtonville

David Green~

SR

OL

Rowan

Haddonfield, NJ/Paul VI

Aaron Roy

SR

OL

Buffalo State

North Tonawanda, NY/North Tonawanda

Dave Vermeuel+

SR

OL

Kean

Marlboro, NJ/St. John Vianney

 

 

 

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

Name

Year

Pos.

School

Hometown/High School

Damian Dilorio

SR

DL

William Paterson

Totowa, NJ/Passaic Valley Regional

Alex Iachetta~

SR

DL

Montclair State

Spring Lake Heights, NJ/Manasquan

Ray Wegrzynek*%

SR

DL

Kean

Linden, NJ/Linden

Steve Williams*

JR

DL

Rowan

Westmont, NJ/Haddon Township

Dan Avento*

SO

LB

Montclair State

Montvale, NJ/Pascack Hills

Nick Bricker

SO

LB

TCNJ

Middletown, NJ/Middletown South

Bekim Bujari

SR

LB

Kean

Secaucus, NJ/Secaucus

Dean Hammel+

SR

LB

Rowan

Sewell, NJ/Washington Township

Kevin Cloghessy

SR

CB

Montclair State

Hempstead, NY/Hempstead

D.J. Romano~#

SR

CB

Cortland

Newburgh, NY/Newburgh Free Academy

Shawn Brown+

SR

S

TCNJ

Long Branch, NJ/Long Branch

Chad Faulcon

SR

S

Montclair State

Cranford, NJ/Cranford

Eric Sharkey

SR

S

Rowan

Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Regional

Jamahl Williams*^!

SR

S

Kean

Passaic, NJ/Passaic

 

 

 

FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

Name

Year

Pos.

School

Hometown/High School

Tyler Olsson+

SR

P

TCNJ

Kendall Park, NJ/South Brunswick

Jake DelVento

SR

K

Montclair State

Island Heights, NJ/Toms River South

Dan Keegan*

SR

PR

Montclair State

Fairfield, NJ/West Essex

Jamahl Williams~

SR

KR

Kean

Passaic, NJ/Passaic

 

 

 

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

Name

Year

Pos.

School

Hometown/High School

Tom Fischer*

SR

QB

Montclair State

Livingston, NJ/Livingston

Casey Kacz

SO

QB

Buffalo State

Amherst, NY/Sweet Home

Chris DiMicco

SR

RB

Kean

Lanoka Heights, NJ/Lacey Township

Dorian Myles

SR

RB

Cortland

Lackawanna, NY/Hamburg

T.J. Denehy

JR

WR

Kean

Monroe Township, NJ/Monroe Township

Jordan Hogan

JR

WR

Brockport

Lockport, NY/Newfane

Byron Lewin~@

SR

WR

Montclair State

Carteret, NJ/Carteret

Scott Davis

SR

TE

Kean

Brick, NJ/Brick Township

Jeff Angstadt~

SR

OL

Montclair State

Clinton, NJ/Voorhees

Brian Cary~

SR

OL

Rowan

Oak Ridge, NJ/Jefferson Township

Corey Hymes

SR

OL

Cortland

Hamburg, NY/St. Francis

Doug Pannone

JR

OL

Montclair State

Barnegat, NJ/Southern Regional

Matt Pitcher

SR

OL

Cortland

Cortland, NY/Cortland

 

 

 

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

Name

Year

Pos.

School

Hometown/High School

Kimani George

SR

DL

Buffalo State

Brooklyn, NY/William Grady

Steve Gruber

SR

DL

Cortland

Thornwood, NY/Westlake

John Kinzel

SR

DL

TCNJ

Howell, NJ/Red Bank Catholic

Vaughn Labor

JR

DL

Cortland

Norwich, NY/Norwich

Connor Tompkins~

SR

DL

Cortland

Ossining, NY/Sleepy Hollow

Cody Allen*

SR

LB

Cortland

Medina, NY/Medina

Greg Burns~

JR

LB

TCNJ

Hamilton, NJ/Hamilton West

Jim Hamill%

SR

LB

William Paterson

Stanhope, NJ/Lenape Valley Regional

Bill Smith~

SR

LB

Cortland

Nanuet, NY/Nanuet

Andrey Green

SO

CB

Montclair State

East Orange, NJ/East Orange

Chris VanFechtmann

JR

CB

Kean

Hazlet, NJ/Hazlet

Doug Dudek~#!

SR

S

William Paterson

Rockaway, NJ/Morris Hills

Kevin Healy~

SR

S

Buffalo State

East Meadow, NY/East Meadow

Brett Yajcaji

JR

S

Kean

Toms River, NJ/Toms River East

 

 

SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

Name

Year

Pos.

School

Hometown/High School

Cory Mundt

SO

P

William Paterson

Rockaway, NJ/Morris Hills

Billy Daniels~#

SR

K

Kean

Ridgefield, NJ/Ridgefield Memorial

T.J. Denehy

JR

PR

Kean

Monroe Township, NJ/Monroe Township

Daryl Shuler

FR

KR

William Paterson

Peekskill, NY/White Plains

 

 

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Name

Year

Pos.

School

Hometown/High School

Louie Bianchini

SO

QB

Rowan

West Long Branch, NJ/Red Bank Catholic

Jay Donoghue

SR

QB

TCNJ

Shamong, NJ/Seneca

Rich Pete

FR

RB

Buffalo State

Utica, NY/TR Proctor

Gerald Silvera

FR

WR

Montclair State

West Orange, NJ/West Orange

Chris Suozzo

SR

WR

Kean

Old Bridge, NJ/Old Bridge

Rob Barrett

JR

OL

Rowan

Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Regional

Randy Bloom

JR

OL

Cortland

Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park

Andrew Donnell

FR

OL

William Paterson

Hamilton, NJ/Steinert

Bruce Doyle

SO

OL

Brockport

Cuba, NY/Cuba-Rushford

Kyle McCarthy

SR

OL

Western Connecticut

Colchester, CT/Bacon Academy

James Pratt

SR

OL

Kean

Brick, NJ/Brick Memorial

Nate Ryan

SO

OL

Morrisville State

Staten Island, NY/Port Richmond

Michael Farnsworth

JR

DL

Western Connecticut

Mystic, CT/Fitch

Dexter Galette

SR

DL

Morrisville

Spring Valley, NY/Ramapo

Thomas Hoppe

JR

DL

TCNJ

Manville, NJ/Immaculata

John Garbowski

FR

LB

William Paterson

Mohegan Lake NY/Lakeland

Brad Higgins

JR

LB

Kean

Vernon, NJ/Vernon Township

Patrick Ruley

JR

LB

Rowan

Margate, NJ/Atlantic City

Steve Shan

SR

LB

Montclair State

Bayville, NJ/Central Regional

Pasquale Vacchio

JR

LB

Buffalo State

Glen Head, NY/North Shore

Pete Furey+

JR

CB

Cortland

Niskayuna, NY/Niskayuna

Ross Ragonesi

SO

S

Brockport

East Northport, NY/Northport

Jeremy Stewart

SO

S

Morrisville State

Moravia, NY/Moravia

Joe Liscio*

SR

P

Montclair State

Little Falls, NJ/Passaic Valley

Robert Sinegra

FR

K

William Paterson

Wharton, NJ/Morris Knolls


Key:

*
-First Team All-Conference 2010
~ -Second Team All-Conference 2010
+ -Honorable Mention 2010
^ - First Team All-Conference 2009
# - Second Team All-Conference 2009
% - Honorable Mention 2009
@ - Second Team All-Conference 2008
! – Honorable Mention 2008