Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Warriors announce incoming football class

Photo by John Green
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After claiming a portion of the program’s 15th Middle Atlantic Conference title in 2013, the Lycoming College football team has reloaded with a class of 55 incoming players, including 51 true freshmen and four transfers, which seventh-year head coach Mike Clark announced on Tuesday, July 22.

Included in the class is offensive lineman Avery Baker (Severn, Md./Meade), who was an honorable mention all-state big school selection in Maryland. Several members of the recruiting class were mentioned in the Pennsylvania Football News Keystone Club, as running back Sam Dressler (Danville, Pa./Danville Area) ran for 1,287 yards, defensive back Johnathan Zedar (Dalton, Pa./Lackawanna Trail) scored 108 points, linebacker Dalton Yentsch (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) made 116 tackles, projected defensive back Erik Wagner (Warriors Mark, Pa./Tyrone Area) threw for 1, 506 yards and quarterback Nate Smith (Corry, Pa./Corry) threw for 1,199 yards in 2013. In 2012, wide receiver Corey Kriner (Montgomery, Pa./Meadowbrook Christian) made the club after posting 543 yards, wide receiver/kick returner Justin Pierre (Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg) racked up 333 yards in kick returns and running backs Dressler (1,270 yards) and Tyler Stratton (Hyde, Pa./Clearfield Area) (1,151 yards) also made the list.

In total, the incoming class features four quarterbacks, nine running backs, one fullback, two tight ends, eight wide receivers and three offensive linemen. On the defensive side, the team welcomes 14 defensive backs, five linemen and seven linebackers. In addition, the team also welcomes two kickers and punters.

The 2013 Warriors finished 7-3 overall and 7-2 in the MAC. The team claimed a share of the 15th MAC title in school history, tying for first with Lebanon Valley. The team was once again led by its defense, which finished tops in the MAC, allowing a league-best 304.0 yards, 91.4 rushing yards and 18.3 points per game.

The Warriors open the 2014 season on Saturday, Sept. 6, when they host Susquehanna University in the Stagg Hat Trophy game at 1 p.m. at David Person Field.

 2014 Lycoming College Football Incoming Class
Name, Pos., Yr., Ht., Wt., Hometown, High School
Avery Baker, OL, Fr., 6-1, 280, Severn, Md./Meade
Zachary Bautz, WR, Fr., 5-11, 195, Delran, N.J./Delran
Weston Baylor, QB, Fr., 5-11, 190, Paxionos, Pa./Danville Area
Joe Bernardini , P/K, Fr., 6-2, 240, Hicksville, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial
Christopher Boes, LB, Fr., 5-10, 200, West Milford, N.J./West Milford Twp.
Eric Bonenberger, OL, Jr., 6-3, 300, Pottstown, Pa./Pottsgrove/Delaware Valley College
Benjamin Boyer, RB, Fr., 5-7, 170, Gloucester City, N.J./Gloucester City
Derrick Boyer, WR, Fr., 6-0, 180, Downington, Pa./Downingtown
Dominick Brown, WR, Fr., 6-1, 190, Rochester, N.Y./Irondequoit
Colin Buffington, OL, Fr., 6-2, 255, Quaryville, Pa./Salanco
Tim Christopher, DB, So., 6-0, 195, Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville/Valley Forge Military Academy
Brett Clea, WR, Fr., 5-8, 175, Steelton, Pa./Steelton-Highspire
Shaviah Coleman, DL, Fr., 6-3, 210, Delran, N.J./Delran
Anthony Corral, DB, Fr., 5-11, 168, Paterson, N.J./Paramus Catholic
Mike Coyle, DB, Fr., 5-11, 165, Wayne, Pa./Upper Merion Area
Bryan Darling, DL, Fr., 6-1, 220, Marydel, Md./Queen Anne’s County
Aaron Davis, DB, Fr., 5-4, 145, Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville War Memorial
Samuel Dressler, RB, Fr., 5-7, 193, Riverside, Pa./Danville Area
Wyatt Flanagan, TE, Fr., 6-3, 220, Clearfield, Pa./Clearfield Area
Devon Flynn, K/P, Fr., 6-3, 178, Levittown, Pa./Conwell-Egan Catholic
Tyler Gardner, TE, Fr., 6-2, 195, Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area
Robert Haas, LB, Fr., 5-9, 225, Duport, Pa./Pittston Area Senior
Christopher Harris, LB, Fr., 5-7, 176, Odenton, Md./Meade Senior
Eric Heller, RB, Fr., 5-7, 150, Green Lane, Pa./Boyertown Area Senior
Kyle Hinrichs, WR, Fr., 6-2, 180, Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts
Kyle Kahley, FB, Fr., 5-11, 230, Burnham, Pa./Mifflin County
Jacob Knouse, DB, Fr., 5-8, 190, Port Matilda, Pa./State College
Riley Kordek, RB, Fr., 5-9, 185, Warminster, Pa./Germantown Academy
Corey Kriner, WR, Fr., 6-3, 180, Montgomery, Pa./Meadowbrook Christian
Dalton Megonnell, DB, Fr., 5-11, 175, New Bloomfield, Pa./West Perry
Michael Palmer, DL, Fr., 6-4, 220, Chester, Pa./Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast
Scott Palmer, RB, Fr., 5-9, 190, Blairstown, N.J./North Warren Regional
Justin Pierre, WR, Fr., 5-8, 165, Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg
Tim Pilch, DB, Fr., 6-1, 195, Plains, Pa./James M. Coughlin
Michael Riley, DB, Fr., 5-8, 150, Philadelphia, Pa./South Philadelphia
Caleb Robbins, DB, Fr., 6-0, 180, Williamsport, Pa./Loyalsock Township
Joshua Sawka, LB, Fr., 6-1, 190, Dunmore, Pa./Dunmore
Nate Smith, QB, Fr., 6-4, 220, Corry, Pa./Corry Area
Crayg Smith, RB, Fr., 5-7, 175, Houston, Texas/Kipp Sunnyside
Tyler Stratton, RB, Fr., 5-10, 185, Hyde, Pa./Clearfield Area
Bradley Stubbs, DT, Fr., 6-2, 280, Curwensville, Pa./Curwensville Area/Bloomsburg
Andrew Tansey, LB, Fr., 6-0, 220, Newtown Square, Pa./Archbishop Carroll
Malik Thomas, DB, Fr., 5-11, 180, Delran, N.J./Delran
Corey Twaddell, RB, Fr., 5-7, 160, East Earl, Pa./Garden Spot
Douglas Twigg, DB, Fr., 6-1, 190, Coalport, Pa./Glendale
Dudly Ulysse, DL, Fr., 6-3, 200, Levittown, Pa./Bucks County Tech.
Erik Wagner, DB, Fr., 6-1, 212, Warriors Mark, Pa./Tyrone Area
Tabius Walker, LB, Fr., 5-7, 190, Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East
Michael Ward, DB, Fr., 5-10, 165, Edgewater, Md., /South River
Courtney Watson, RB, Fr., 6-0, 185, Allentown, Pa./William Allen
Chase Williams, QB, Fr., 6-1, 180, Damascus, Md./Damascus
Collin Wright, QB, Fr., 6-5, 190, Secane, Pa./Ridley
Dallton Yentsch, LB, Fr., 6-0, 200, Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin
Eric Young, WR, So., 5-10, 175, Crofton, Md./South River/Salisbury University
Jonathan Zedar, DB, Fr., 5-10, 190, Dalton, Pa./Lackawanna Trail