Friday, July 10, 2015

Lycoming Football Warriors announce incoming football class

A WOLnews File Photo by John Green
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With a recruiting class that features six all-state selections, three transfers and 55 members, the Lycoming College football team has reloaded for the 2015 season after losing 14 starters to graduation, eighth-year head coach Mike Clark announced on Friday, July 10.

The Warriors will welcome a contingent of four all-state players from Lycoming County. Linebacker Dom Loffredo (Linden, Pa./Jersey Shore Area) was a Pennsylvania Football Writers Class AAA all-state selection, while Pennsylvania Football News tabbed him as honorable mention. Defensive lineman Wyatt Entz (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville Area) earned Class AA honorable mention all-state status as an athlete from PFN. In Class A, both linebacker John Peters (South Williamsport, Pa./South Williamsport) and wide receiver Riley Thomas (South Williamsport, Pa./South Williamsport) were tabbed all-state by the football writers. Peters was also a PFN second-team pick while Thomas earned honorable mention status.

Linebacker Duane Boone (Tyrone, Pa./Tyrone Area) was also tabbed Class AA all-state by the football writers and he was listed as a second-team selection by PFN. In New Jersey, fullback Andrew Beamer(Mickleton, N.J./Kingsway Regional) was a Third Team All-Group 4 selection.

In total, the incoming class features two quarterbacks, two running backs, two fullbacks, three tight ends, 10 wide receivers and seven offensive linemen. On the defensive side, the team welcomes eight defensive backs, 10  linemen and eight linebackers. In addition, the team also welcomes two kickers and three punters.

The Warriors finished 8-2 and in third place in the Middle Atlantic Conference in 2014, the program’s fifth straight winning season. The team was paced by 13 All-MAC performers, including Capital One Academic All-American running back Craig Needhammer ’15 (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) and senior All-East Region wide receiver Ryan Umpleby (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston).

The Warriors open the 2015 season on Saturday, Sept. 5, when they head to rival Susquehanna University for the Stagg Hat Trophy game at 1 p.m.

 2015 Lycoming College Football Incoming Class
Name, Pos., Yr., Ht., Wt., Hometown, High School
Kamal Al-Mateen, Fr., DB, 6-0, 170, Pikesville, Md./Randallstown
Kevin Alpaugh II, Fr., DL, 6-2, 200, East Stroudsburg, Pa./East Stroudsburg South
Andrew Beamer, Fr., FB, 5-9, 210, Mickleton, N.J./Kingsway Regional
Connor Bell, Fr., K/P, 6-1, 200, Mickleton, N.J./Kingsway Regional
Duane Boone, Fr., LB, 6-2, 200, Tyrone, Pa./Tyrone Area
Demetrius Boyd, Fr., DB, 6-0, 192, Seat Pleasant, Md./Fairmount Heights
Maurice Brown, Fr., WR, 6-0, 185, Muncy, Pa./Muncy
Tyler Canfield, Fr., WR, 6-3, 200, Honesdale, Pa./Honesdale
Logan Chetaitis, Fr., LB, 6-2, 205, Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley
Jason Coombs, Fr., LB, 6-0, 240, Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland Regional
Nick Costello, Fr., WR, 6-5, 205, Havertown, Pa./Haverford
Silas Crawford, Fr., WR, 5-10, 160, Spruce Creek, Pa./Tyrone Area
Payton Crosson, Fr., OL, 6-0, 250, Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Township
Ahmad Curtis, Fr., DL, 6-1, 295, Effort, Pa./Pleasant Valley
Stephen Cutchin, Fr., K, 5-6, 190, Forest Hill, Md./John Carroll School
Pat DeMund, So., OL, 6-4, 240, Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby
Bobby Elia, Fr., OL, 5-9, 250, Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland Regional
Logan English, Fr., QB/P, 6-0, 195, Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore Area
Wyatt Entz, Fr., DL, 6-2, 225, Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville Area
Joshua Flowers, Fr., TE, 6-1, 210, Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East
Gabe Fuhrman, Fr., LB, 5-8, 184, Bainbridge, Pa./Elizabeth Area
Vimire Jenkins, Fr., DB, 5-11, 190, Pennsauken, N.J./Sterling
Connor Johnson, Fr., OL, 6-3, 260, Pottstown, Pa./Daniel Boone
John Kim, Fr., WR, 5-10, 156, Havertown, Pa./Haverford
Taylor Kim, Fr., DL, 5-10, 215, Avondale, Pa./Avon Grove
Nick Kovalick, Fr., LB, 5-10, 215, Woodland, Pa./Clearfield Area
Kyle Krisher, Fr., OL, 6-0, 265, Allentown, Pa./Parkland
Sam Lamport, Fr., LB, 6-0, 180, Califon, N.J./Voorhees
Josh LoBasso, Fr., QB, 5-11, 195, Honesdale, Pa./Honesdale
Dominic Loffredo, Fr., LB, 6-0, 195, Linden, Pa./Jersey Shore Area
Eddie McKee, Fr., TE, 6-5, 200, Chalfont, Pa./Lansdale Catholic
Jake Mika, Fr., DL, 6-2, 250, Tower City, Pa./Williams Valley (Bloomsburg University)
Logan Mirolli, Fr., TE, 6-1, 230, Coal Township, Pa./Shamokin Area
Kyle Mowrey, Fr., WR, 5-11, 170, Cumberland, Pa./Red Land
Mike Mulvihill, Fr., WR, 6-3, 190, Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca
Levi Myers, Fr., OL, 6-4, 285, Muncy, Pa./Muncy
Joe Oquendo, Fr., WR, 6-2, 200, Upland, Pa./Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast
Seth Oriel, Fr., DB, 5-9, 155, Camp Hill, Pa./Mechanicsburg Area
Jarrelle Payne, Fr., DL, 5-9, 170, Jersey City, N.J./Liberty
John Peters, Fr., LB, 5-10, 195, South Williamsport, Pa./South Williamsport
Joe Pinzka, Fr., DB, 6-2, 193, Perkasie, Pa./Lansdale Catholic
Kyle Puza, Fr., FB, 5-7, 200, Manville, N.J./Manville
Tyler Rodgers, Fr., DL, 6-1, 210, Palmerton, Pa./Palmerton Area
Sam Romanofsky, Fr., DL, 6-1, 195, Havertown, Pa./Haverford
Gabriel Shults, Fr., DL, 6-1, 225, Doylestown, Pa./Cetral Bucks West
Dan Sipps, Fr., OL, 6-0, 265, Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge
Kyle Slivka-Fralin, Fr., WR, 5-11, 155, Bristol, Pa./Bristol
Zach Smith, So., DB, 5-10, 180, Elliotsburg, Pa./West Perry (Wesley College)
Chris Sniscak, Fr., DL, 6-1, 250, Lansdale, Pa./Lansdale Catholic
Riley Thomas, Fr., WR, 6-0, 172, South Williamsport, Pa./South Williamsport
Andrew Traxler, Fr., K/P, 5-10, 165, Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County
Khamari Williams, Fr., DB, 5-11, 170, Gaithersburg, Md./The Avalon School
Tyrone Williams, Fr., RB, 5-9, 185, Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West
Ryan Wimmer, Fr., DL, 6-1, 240, Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West
Brock Zollicoffer, Fr., RB, 5-9, 165, Owings Mills, Md./Owings Mills