Thursday, January 23, 2020

Lycoming Football - Trio of Warriors earn Fall Academic All-MAC Team accolades

Keith Batkowski dives for the ball and a touchdown. / John Green Photo
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College seniors Keith Batkowski (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville Area), Cody Botts (Millmont, Pa./Mifflinburg Area) and Stephen Toczylousky (Catawissa, Pa./Southern Columbia) each earned a spot on the Academic All-Middle Atlantic Conference Football Team, the organization office in Annville, Pa., announced on Thursday, Jan. 23.

It is the third time Botts earned the award in as many seasons, joining Ryan Umpleby ’15 as the only two Warriors to earn the Academic All-MAC selection three times.

The minimum GPA required for the award is a 3.20 during the fall 2019 semester, and the student-athlete must remain an eligible member of the team through the conclusion of the season. Voting for this award is based on 50 percent academic excellence and 50 percent athletic prowess by the conference sports information directors.

Cody Botts  / John Green Photo
Botts started 31 straight games for the Warriors at left tackle. At 6-2, 285 pounds, Botts helped the Warriors average 378 yards of total offense, including posting more than 500 yards of total offense three weeks in a row. Botts helped Lycoming become the second-ranked rushing offense in the MAC, as the team rushed for 1,550 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was in charge of protecting the blindside of sophomore quarterbacks, Elijah Shemory (Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore Area) and Chase Snavely (Middletown, Pa./Middletown Area), who combined for 2,233 passing yards and 15 touchdowns. The history major who is seeking an secondary education certification was a NFF Hampshire Honor Society nominee and a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.

Batkowski rushed for 348 yards and a touchdown and caught 10 passes for 50 yards and a touchdown at the running back position. He ran a season-high 17 times for 98 yards in a win against FDU-Florham. The psychology major who is seeking an elementary education certificate also compiled 474 kick return yards and 872 all-purpose yards this season. He earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.

Stephen Toczylowsky / John Green Photo
A 6-2 wide receiver, Toczylousky amassed 806 yards on 36 catches and six touchdowns, leading the Warriors in all three categories. Toczylousky reached 100 receiving yards in four games, including a career-high 145 yards on seven catches against Widener in a 43-42 win. The economics major had a career-long 83-yard touchdown catch in a 42-21 win over FDU-Florham.

The Warriors finished 4-6 under 12th-year head coach Mike Clark, winning all four games by scoring more than 40 points.

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