Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lebanon Valley: Antol, Hartman Honored by the MAC

Lebanon Valley photo by Tim Flynn '05
ANNVILLE, Pa. - Sophomore defensive back Kevin Antol and sophomore running back Austin Hartman have been named to the MAC Honor Roll for their play in LVC's 65-21 rout of FDU-Florham.

The pair, who were high school teammates at Cocalico, had big contributions in a record-breaking game for the Valley (3-1). It is the first conference honor for each.

Antol was recognized for his outstanding special teams play. The sophomore blocked a punt to force a safety and also made three of his six tackles on kick returns. Early in the second quarter, Antol blocked a punt into the end zone that the punter had to cover for a safety; that helped spark a quick 16-point swing that turned a 14-0 lead into a 30-0 blowout in the span of just three minutes. Antol ended the game with a team-high six tackles (playing mostly in the first half).

Hartman tied a school record with four touchdowns – all in the first half – rushing for 130 yards overall. Playing mostly in the first half with LVC leading 44-14 at the break, had 17 touches, scoring on runs of 8, 2, 1, and 35 yards. He averaged 7.6 yards per rush. He and freshman Brendan Irving became the first Dutchman pair to each score four touchdowns in a game, and they were LVC's first 100-yard duo since 2005.

Week 4 Middle Atlantic Conference Players of the Week
Offense:  Kyle Schuberth (Delaware Valley)
Defense: Dwight Hentz (Lycoming)
Special Teams:  Czap (Lycoming)

Honor Roll: Ryan Umpleby (Lycoming), Austin Hartman (Lebanon Valley), Brandon Snyder (Delaware Valley), TJ Luddy (Albright), Kevin Antol (Lebanon Valley)