Thursday, January 29, 2015

Susquehanna President L. Jay Lemons Appointed NCAA President’s Council Vice Chair

Selinsgrove, PA - Susquehanna University President L. Jay Lemons has been selected to serve as vice chair of the National College Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division III President’s Council. He will become chair of the council in 2016.

The 18-member President’s Council is Division III's primary governance body. In this role, Lemons will chair the council’s Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, as well as serve on the Board of Governors, the umbrella governing body that includes Divisions I, II and III college and university presidents.

Lemons said he is honored to be selected for the role. “Athletics plays such an important role in the education and leadership development of many students. Students don’t just learn in the classroom, they are also learning on the playing fields and through other cocurricular activities. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the council to advance the NCAA’s mission of encouraging students to pursue excellence in both academics and athletics, ensuring inclusivity and instilling respect for differences.”

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lycoming's Needhammer, Sullivan highlight award winners at the annual football banquet

The 2014 Warrior seniors at the annual football banquet.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Seniors Craig Needhammer (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) and Kyle Sullivan (Coatesville, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) took home the Lycoming College football team's highest honors during the 39th annual football awards banquet held at the Genetti Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Unseen Photos of Lycoming vs FDU-Florham Game

From the night game in Madison, NJ I cleaned up the photos taken in low light. I am sorry many good photos were blurry due to the lack of light. This is what I could salvage. Click here for full photo slideshow:

61 Casey Strus Sr OL Glenolden, Pa. / Cardinal O'Hara

18 Cam Kriner Sr. WR Montgomery, Pa. / Montgomery

Co-Captain - 23 Craig Needhammer Sr. RB Lansdale, Pa. / North Penn

Co-Captain - 27 Kyle Sullivan Sr. LB Coatesville, Pa. / Bishop Shanahan

39 Tanner Troutman Sr. DB Hegins, Pa. / Tri-Valley

7 Tyler Jenny Sr. QB Glasgow, Pa. / Glendale

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Four Warriors named to Academic All-MAC football squad

Sr WR John Sibel (Image: John Green)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Adding to the growing list of accolades for the 2014 Lycoming College football team, senior running back Criag Needhammer (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn), senior wide receiver John Sibel (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury), senior linebacker Kyle Sullivan (Coatesville, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) and junior wide receiver Ryan Umpleby (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) have all repeated on the Academic All-Middle Atlantic Conference squad, the conference office announced on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Sr RB Craig Needhammer
(Image: John Green)
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award. The award is voted on by the conference's18 sports information departments.

Needhammer, a physics major that was named a Second Team Capital One Academic All-American last week, was named to the D3football.com All-East Region second team yesterday. Needhammer finished third in the MAC with 1,242 rushing yards and second with 13 touchdowns. His 186.7 all-purpose yards per game led the conference and are sixth nationally. He posted the first two 300-all-purpose-yard games in program history as a senior. The team captain rushed for a school-record 299 yards in his last game at FDU-Florham, breaking Josh Kleinfelter's record of 3,664 career rushing yards with his final rush – that 50-yard touchdown that made it 45-27 with 2:47 remaining – giving him 3,713 career yards.

Sr LB Kyle Sullivan
(Image: John Green)
Sibel, a history major, appeared on the verge of a breakout senior campaign, but an injury took him off the field in week seven. Still, he caught 26 passes for a career-high 370 yards and three touchdowns. A great possession receiver, Sibel finished his career with 95 catches for 1,094 yards and seven touchdowns, becoming the 21st player in school history to notch 1,000 receiving yards in a career.

Sullivan, a business marketing major, picked up honorable mention all-conference honors for the second time in his career, as he finished with 51 tackles and three tackles for loss. He also notched an interception against Susquehanna and posted a career-high 13 tackles against Widener.

Jr WR Ryan Umpleby
(Image: John Green)
Umpleby, a business administration major, enjoyed a breakout year as a junior en route to First Team All-MAC and D3football.com All-East Region third team honors. He finished second in the MAC and 24th nationally with 1,022 yards. He was third with 66 receptions and 10 touchdowns. He became the first Warrior in school history to post two 200-yard receiving games in a career, as he notched 203 against Widener and a school-record 228 against Lebanon Valley.

The Warriors finished 8-2 and in third place in the Middle Atlantic Conference under seventh-year head coach Mike Clark.

Warrior player returns wallet with over $2,000 in cash to police

Sr K Zach Fannin
Williamsport, PA - Lycoming senior kicker Zach Fannin was at a Williamsport night club and upon leaving with a friend found a wallet on the ground with over $2,000 in cash.

The owner wrote Zach a thank you card and according to Fannin, "That meant the world to me."

“I went out with some buddies to the Cell Block. It was probably about 1:00am, 1:30am we were walking back,” Fannin recalled. “I was walking by and my friend, she was walking in front of me, and just happened to notice that there was a purse on the ground, a little hand bag.”

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lycoming Football: Warriors Needhammer, Umpleby earn all-region accolades

Junior wide receiver Ryan Umpleby
(Forest Hill, Md./Fallston)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior running back Craig Needhammer (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) repeated on the D3football.com All-East Region team, earning second-team honors after a record-breaking season, while junior wide receiver Ryan Umpleby (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) picked up third-team accolades for the Lycoming College football team, as the website announced its all-region teams on Monday afternoon, Dec. 8.

Needhammer, a physics major that was named a Second Team Capital One Academic All-American last week, is only the fifth Warrior to earn repeat all-region honors since the D3football.com program began in 2005. Needhammer finished third in the MAC with 1,242 rushing yards and second with 13 touchdowns. His 186.7 all-purpose yards per game led the conference and are sixth nationally.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Needhammer becomes Lycoming’s 22nd Academic All-American

Image: John Green
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The last time senior running back Craig Needhammer (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) touched the football, he ran to the left, waited just a second for a block to take shape, danced right to avoid a tackle and then he was gone. Fifty yards later, he had secured a Lycoming College football team win and he broke the school’s all-time rushing record.

“Craig is everything you hope for in a student-athlete,” seventh-year head football coach Mike Clark said.

One of the best careers in the history of the Lycoming College football team’s history added another chapter to it on Tuesday, Dec. 2, as Needhammer was named Lycoming’s 22nd Capital One Academic All-American, earning a spot on the NCAA Division III football squad’s second team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Tuesday, Dec. 2.