Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Umpleby, Patterson highlight five Warriors named to All-MAC squad

Ryan Umpleby
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior wide receiver Ryan Umpleby (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) and senior offensive lineman Matt Patterson(Danville, Pa./Danville Area) were each named First Team All-Middle Atlantic Conference and three other Lycoming College football players also earned recognition, as the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced the all-conference team on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Juniors running back Blake Bowman (Valley View, Pa./Tri-Valley) and offensive lineman Austin Mital (Ginter, Pa./Moshannon Valley) were named to the conference's second team and senior defensive lineman Cole Welham (Lewistown, Pa./Lewistown Area) was an honorable mention selection.

Umpleby picked up his second First Team All-MAC receiving honors after finishing second in the MAC with 980 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns. The team's top deep threat, he caught 55 passes for a league-best 17.8 yards per reception for receivers with more than 20 receptions. 

Matt Patterson
He finished his career by becoming the first receiver in program history to post more than 200 receiving yards in back-to-back games, notching 207 in a 43-42 win over 19th-ranked Delaware Valley before posting a school-record 241 in his final game against Misericordia. He is the first wide receiver to earn back-to-back First Team All-MAC honors since Tim Dumas earned three straight honors from 1997-99.

Patterson picked up his second First Team All-MAC honors, as the team's center was an honorable mention selection in 2014. Patterson was a part of an offensive line that helped the team roll up 1,825 yards, the fifth-highest total in school history, and 3,806 yards of total offense, the fourth-highest total in program history.

Bowman finished as the MAC leader in rushing yards with 1,150 yards on 206 carries, becoming the first Warrior to lead the league in rushing since Josh Kleinfelter did in 2010. He also led the MAC with a school-record 17 rushing touchdowns and he posted five 100-yard rushing games, including a 281-yard game against FDU-Florham, the second-most in a single game in program history. The 5-7 running back also became the first player in school history to post four touchdowns in back-to-back games, doing so against King's and FDU-Florham.

Mital, like Patterson, helped stabilize the offensive line, as the junior earned his first career all-conference honors. A left guard, Mital started nine games with the Warriors, helping the team average 28.2 points per game.

Welham picked up his second All-MAC honors at defensive end, as the senior was a first team selection as a junior. The 6-2 lineman finished the year with 28 tackles, including a team-leading 10 tackles for loss and three sacks. He also broke up three passes.

The Warriors finished the season 4-6 overall and 4-5 in the MAC under eighth-year head coach Mike Clark.

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