Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lycoming Coaches Traveled to Penn State as Kyle Sullivan Honored

Sullivan honored at Central Pa. Chapter of College Football Hall of Fame Banquet

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College senior Kyle Sullivan (Coatesville, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) was honored amongst 10 other football players for their academic and athletic accomplishments at the 18th annual Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame banquet at the Penn State Conference Center Hotel at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22.

At least 16 area high school student-athletes will receive $1,000 scholarships at the event, which will also honor more than 40 local high school athletes.

Sullivan, a business marketing major, earned multiple academic honors during his time at Lycoming College. He was a three-time member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll, a two-time member of the Academic All-MAC squad and a two-time winner of Lycoming’s David G. Busey Award for academic and athletic achievement. He was also a five-time member of the college’s Dean’s List.

On the field, Sullivan picked up honorable mention all-conference honors twice in his career. Despite battling injuries as a senior, he still 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.

As a junior, Sullivan developed into one of the best linebackers in the MAC in 2013, helping him earn the team’s Co-Most Improved Defensive Player honor. He finished with 59 tackles, five for a loss and both forced and recovered a fumble. He also broke up one pass and notched five or more tackles in seven games. He recorded 12 tackles in a win over nationally-ranked Delaware Valley.

Sullivan has also been involved in several community service projects with the football team, including helping with flood cleanup along Loyalsock Creek and working with Favors Forward’s Spring Cleanup program.

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