Thursday, November 1, 2018

Preview: Last 2018 Home Game Against Stevenson with a 12pm Start

A File Photo
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - With two games left in the season, the Lycoming College football team is one game outside a berth in the MAC-Centennial Bowl series, making today's matchup against Stevenson University a must-win at David Person Field.

The Warriors (4-4 overall, 3-3 MAC) are coming off a 14-7 loss at Wilkes. The Lycoming defense forced three turnovers and allowed less than 300 total yards, with sophomore Ryan Cocciadiferro leading the team with 10 tackles and an interception.

Stevenson (6-2 overall, 5-1 MAC) has won three games in a row, including a 33-21 win over Wilkes in its last outing on Oct. 20.

Warrior Notes
• The Warriors and Wheaton College are the only teams remaining in the NCAA to not allow a fourth-down conversion in 2018.

• Junior Jamie Fisher leads the MAC and is 20th in Division III with an average of 1.13 field goals per game.
So WR Tyjah During

• Sophomore Tyjah During leads the MAC with an average of 10.4 yards per punt return.

• The Warriors lead the MAC in blocked kicks (4), interceptions (14), passing yards per completion (15.4) and punt return defense (3.5).

• Senior Sam Romanofsky is 0.5 sacks shy of becoming the 26th player in program history to record 15 in a career.

• Lycoming team physician Dr. Pat Carey was honored as one of Irish America's Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 on Friday night at the New York Yacht Club.

May the Fourth be with you
Through eight games, no team has converted a fourth down opportunity against the Warrior defense, leaving the Warriors one of two teams in the NCAA in that rarefied air. The Warriors are joined by Wheaton in the club. Opponents are 0-for-11 on fourth down against Lycoming, which has included three stops inside the 10-yard line.

Dr. Carey honored by Irish America
Dr. Patrick Carey, Lycoming College's athletics physician for the past 28 seasons, was honored as part of Irish America magazine's Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 and was part of an awards dinner at the New York Yacht Club on Friday night, Nov. 2. Irish America magazine's Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences 50 recognizes the excellence, performance, and extraordinary contributions of Irish-American and Irish-born leaders in fields including medical care, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, research and development, and life sciences venture capital.

Carey is a renowned North Central Pennsylvania Orthopedic Surgeon and practitioner of Sports Medicine. In his current role as UPMC Susquehanna's Director of Sports Medicine, he has served as the primary doctor for the Williamsport area's high school, college and professional athletes for the past 28 years. In addition to his role in sports medicine, he practices general orthopedics, was the sports medicine consultant for the Minor League Williamsport Crosscutters, the sports medicine consultant for the Little League World Series, the team physician for the athletic programs Lycoming College since 1990, and a generous philanthropist in the Williamsport area.

Sr LB Dominic Loffredo (L) and Sr DB Joe Pinzka (R)
Reaching 100
Three Warriors have reached 100 career tackles this year, with seniors Dominic Loffredo, Joe Pinzka and D.J. Boyd reaching the milestone. Loffredo reached the milestone with his first of two stops against Susquehanna in the season opener. Pinzka, a safety, had 11 tackles as a freshman, 33 as a sophomore and 45 as a junior before posting 15 stops in the first three games to reach the milestone. Senior cornerback D.J. Boyd reached the mark against Wilkes with his lone tackle. He posted 25 tackles as a freshman, 13 in an injury-filled sophomore year and 52 as a senior before notching 10 this year.
Sr DB D.J. Boyd