Thursday, September 27, 2018

Lycoming Football - Some Fun Facts before the King's vs Lycoming Game

A John Green File Photo.

Warrior Notes
• The Warriors are looking to post their first four-game winning streak since opening the 2014 season with five straight wins.

• Lycoming leads the MAC in kickoff return average (25.0), net punting (36.86) and time of possession (33:38).

• Senior Nick Costello became the 10th receiver in school history to post four career 100-yard games with his 145-yard effort against FDU-Florham.

• Costello needs 135 more receiving yards to become the sixth player in school history to post 2,000 in a career.

• Junior Christoff Minott had both a passing and receiving touchdown against FDU-Florham, becoming the first player to achieve the feat since 2011.

• Six Warriors have an interception this season, the most for the team since seven picked off a pass in 2015.

Minott's Minute
With a 64-yard touchdown reception and a 19-yard touchdown pass, junior Christoff Minott enjoyed a breakout game at FDU-Florham. Minott is the first Warrior to post a receiving and passing touchdown in the same game since Matt Atkinson caught a 14-yard pass and tossed a 29-yard touchdown in a 40-7 win over Wilkes on Oct. 15, 2011. The touchdowns were the first of Minott's career, as the junior from Upper Darby, Pa., has caught nine passes for 143 yards in his career.

Costello's Nicks in the Record BookSixth in school history with 1,865 receiving yards and seventh with 116 receptions, senior Nick Costellohas moved into the top five in program history with 20 career touchdown receptions, sitting just one shy of being in a tie with former teammate Ryan Umpleby (2012-15) for fourth in program history. Costello is now just 135 yards from becoming the sixth receiver in program history to post 2,000 receiving yards in a career, while he is nine receptions sht of becoming the sixth to post 125 in a career.

More from Shemory
Freshman Elijah Shemory has continued to impress during Lycoming's season-opening 3-1 run, as the rookie quarterback has already posted two of the top 10 pass efficiency ratings in head coach Mike Clark's11 years. Against FDU-Florham, Shemory had an impressive 206.46 pass efficiency rating after completing 11-of-19 passing for 242 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a 183.31 pass efficiency rating against Widener when he completed 10-of-15 passing for 169 yards and a touchdown passing.

Vanaskie set to be honored at halftime
One of the most accomplished student-athletes in the history of Lycoming College, the Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie '75 added yet another honor to an already stacked resume when he was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame in May. He will be honored for the induction at halftime of today's game. He was a two-time All-MAC Northern Division selection and after a strong senior season in which he picked off three passes and had a hand in 60 tackles, he became the third player in program history to earn Associated Press Honorable Mention Little All-American honors, while also earning the school's Tomahawk Award, given to the school's top male athlete. The accolades continued for Vanaskie, as he earned ECAC All-East honors, helping him become the school's second Academic All-American. The defensive back finished his career with a then-school-record 11 interceptions and is still tied for first in program history with two punt return touchdowns.

After graduating from Lycoming, Vanaskie went on to the Penn State's Dickinson School of Law, graduating in 1978 with Magna Cum Laude honors. He was named to the federal bench of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 1994 and served as chief judge of the district from 1994-2006. Soon thereafter, Vanaskie was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit by President Obama in Aug. 2009 and currently serves in that capacity.