Sunday, October 27, 2013

Czap named MAC Special Teams Player of the Week

Let the Czelebration Begin! (Photo by Dick Hostrander)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior Zack Czap (Philipsburg, Pa./Philipsburg-Osceola) picked up his second Middle Atlantic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week award of the season after kicking game-tying and game-winning field goals in the Lycoming College football team’s 20-17 overtime win over Albright, the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced on Sunday, Oct. 27.

With 18 seconds remaining in regulation, Czap stayed patient through two timeouts to try to ice him before he drilled a 35-yard field goal into the wind to tie the game at 17. He finished off the win in overtime, overcoming another attempt to ice him, by drilling a 29-yard field goal.

Czap enjoyed a fine game in all aspects of the kicking game Saturday, converting both extra points, the two field goals and he placed three of six punts inside the 20 while averaging 36.2 yards per boot.

The award is the eighth of Czap’s career, as he has now picked up the weekly accolades twice during the 2010, 2011 and 2013 seasons. He also earned the award this season after converting three field goals against Widener on Sept. 28.

The Warriors (5-2 overall, 5-1 MAC) get back on the field on Saturday, Nov. 2, when they head to King’s (4-3 overall, 4-2 MAC) for another key MAC game at 1 p.m.