Friday, June 7, 2019

Four Warriors added to Hampshire Honor Society

Four Warriors earned Hampshire Honor Society accolades.(Photo Courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Four significant contributors to the Lycoming College football team have earned a spot on the 2019 Hampshire Honor Society, the National Football Foundation in Dallas, Texas, announced on Wednesday, April 10.

The four members are seniors Dominic Loffredo (Linden, Pa./Jersey Shore), Joe Oquendo (Upland, Pa./Monsignor Bonner), Sam Romanofsky (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) and Andrew Traxler (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County).

In order to be eligible for membership into the honor society, a player must be a starter or significant reserve on the team as a senior, maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout his entire course of undergraduate study and meet all NCAA-mandated progress toward degree requirements and graduation.

Loffredo, an Academic All-MAC selection, came back from an injury that kept him from the gridiron in 2017 to finish fifth on the team with 48 tackles as a linebacker. Loffredo appeared in all 11 games and started three, making 23 unassisted and three for loss. He forced and recovered a fumble in a win over FDU-Florham, made a career-high 11 tackles in the win over Misericordia and had a half-sack against Wilkes. Loffredo has earned two mentions as a member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll as a dual major in business administration and corporate communication.

Oquendo appeared in 35 career games, moving into the role of the team’s holder midway through his freshman year. He also developed into one of the team’s top tight ends, making three catches for 33 yards as a senior. A business administration major, Oquendo was a two-time member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll.

Romanofsky earned his Second Team All-MAC accolades, as the team captain continued to be one of the MAC's top pass rushers. He posted 40 tackles, 14.5 of which were for loss – fifth in the league, and he notched 6.5 sacks, which was seventh in the league. Romanofsky also forced two fumbles, recovered one, broke up three passes and blocked a kick. A two-time member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll, Romanofsky is a managerial economics major.

Traxler served as a kicker for the team in each of the last two years, finishing 2-for-2 on extra points in his career. A four-time member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll, Traxler is a dual major in religion and business administration.

Lycoming finished 2018 with a 5-6 record under 11th-year head coach Mike Clark, posting a 4-4 record in Middle Atlantic Conference action to post a tie for fourth. The Warriors reached the postseason for the first time since 2008, as it competed in the Centennial-MAC Bowl Series.