Tuesday, November 22, 2022

FOOTBALL: Arruza, Campanale Named To Top ODAC Honors As All-Conference Team Is Released

Congratulations to the following Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets for being named to the 2022 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference Team on Tuesday! (Release from R-MC Athletics)


Randolph-Macon senior quarterback Drew Campanale (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) was named the J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year and Pedro Arruza was voted Coach of the Year as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its post-season award winners.

The Yellow Jackets had 17 players earn All-ODAC honors.

First Team

Junior quarterback Drew Campanale (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury)

Senior running back Nick Hale (Vinton, Va./William Byrd)

Senior all-purpose back Andrew Ihle (Apex, N.C./Middle Creek)

Senior wide receiver David Wallis (Cedar Point, N.C./Croatan)

Senior offensive lineman Will Jackson (Biscoe, N.C./East Montgomery)

Senior offensive lineman Nehemiah Nixon (Garner, N.C./Garner)

Sophomore defensive lineman Wade Grubbs (Providence Forge, Va./New Kent)

Junior linebacker Jackson Deaver (Fayetteville, N.C./Terry Sanford)

Senior defensive back Cade Jones (Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley)

Second Team

Junior running back Kwesi Clarke (Reigelwood, N.C./North Brunswick)

Senior center Matt Hale (Vinton, Va./William Byrd)

Senior defensive lineman Jacob Hutchinson (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run)

Senior linebacker Erik Harris (Carrollton, Va./Smithfield)

Third Team

Senior wide receiver Joey Hunt (Olney, Md./Sherwood)

Senior tight end Ricky Mayfield (Goochland, Va./Goochland)

Junior offensive lineman Storm James (Greenville, N.C./JH Rose)

Senior defensive lineman T.J. James (Charlotte, N.C./Butler)

Campanale leads the nation in completion percentage (.781), passing efficiency (221.8) and yards per pass attempt (12.4). He has completed 143 of 183 passes for 2,274 yards and 23 touchdowns with two interceptions.

Arruza has guided the Yellow Jackets to an 11-0 mark, setting a program record for wins in a season. R-MC has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship. Arruza has been named ODAC Coach of the Year five times.

Nick Hale has 144 carries for 776 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is fifth in the ODAC with 77.7 yards per game and second with 5.4 yards per carry. Hale was All-ODAC Second Team in 2021.

Ihle is first in the ODAC and 19th in the nation with 14 rushing touchdowns. He is third on the team with 380 rushing yards and averages 5.5 yards per rush. Ihle has completed 10 of 15 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown. He also holds for field goals and extra-point kicks.

Wallis has 39 receptions for 1,121 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is third in the nation with 28.7 yards per catch. Wallis is first in the ODAC and 10th in the country with 112.1 yards per game. He was All-ODAC Third Team in 2021.

Jackson, Nixon, Matt Hale and Storm James make up an offensive line for an offense that is first in the ODAC and 12th in the nation in total offense at 484.2 yards per game. R-MC is ninth in the country with 43.5 points per game. The Yellow Jackets lead Division III in third down conversion at .627. R-MC is first in the country in team passing efficiency at 203.0. Jackson is a four-time All-ODAC First Team selection. Nixon was All-ODAC Second Team in 2021.

Grubbs has 31 tackles in 10 games. He tops the team with 11 tackles for loss (minus-74 yards) and 9.5 quarterback sacks for minus-72 yards. Grubbs has one forced fumble.

Deaver is second on the team with 45 tackles. He has seven tackles for loss for minus-27 yards and 3.5 quarterback sacks for minus-17 yards. Deaver had an interception and a 20-yard return in the win over Cortland in the first round of the NCAA Playoffs.

Jones tops the team with 47 tackles. He has one tackle for loss. Jones has two interceptions and five pass breakups.

Clarke leads the team and is fourth in the ODAC with 78.0 rushing yards per game. He leads the ODAC and is 16th in the nation in rushing yards per carry at 6.5. He has 133 carries for 858 yards and six touchdowns.

Hutchinson has 33 tackles. He has nine tackles for loss (minus-42 yards) and 3.5 quarterback sacks for minus-26 yards. Hutchinson has two pass breakups and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. He was All-ODAC Second Team in 2021.

Harris is third on the club with 37 tackles. He had three tackles for loss. Harris has one interception that he returned for 36 yards. He was All-ODAC Third Team in 2021.

Hunt is second on the team with 27 receptions. He has 330 yards and four touchdowns.

Mayfield has 10 catches for 70 yards. He is also a strong blocker on the offensive line. Mayfield was All-ODAC Third Team in 2021.

T.J. James has 19 tackles. He has 1.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback sack. James also has one pass breakup.

Randolph-Macon will travel to Delaware Valley on Saturday, Nov. 26 for a noon contest in the second round of the NCAA Championship.

2022 Football All-ODAC Awards

J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year: Drew Campanale, Jr., QB, Randolph-Macon

Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year: David Onyejekwe, Sr., LB, Washington and Lee

ODAC Coach of the Year: Pedro Arruza, Randolph-Macon

ODAC Rookie of the Year: Mason Cunningham, Fr., APB, Hampden-Sydney

ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Robert Poindexter, Sr., DL, Washington and Lee


Drew Campanale, Jr., QB, Randolph-Macon

Melik Frost, Jr., RB, Hampden-Sydney

Nick Hale, Sr., RB, Randolph-Macon

Rashadeen Byrd, Jr.^, Gr., RB, Shenandoah

Andrew Ihle, Sr., APB, Randolph-Macon

Tre Alexander^, Sr., WR, Guilford

David Wallis+, Sr., WR, Randolph-Macon

David Byler, Sr., TE, Hampden-Sydney

TJ Minter*, Jr., OL, Hampden-Sydney

Will Jackson*, Sr., OL, Randolph-Macon

Nehemiah Nixon^, Sr., OL, Randolph-Macon

Tyler Halliday, Jr., OL, Washington and Lee

Logan Moyer*, Sr., OL, Washington and Lee

Jackson Hendren^, So., K, Bridgewater


Johnathan Terrell, Sr., DL, Averett

Tucker Harris, So., DL, Bridgewater

Wade Grubbs, So., DL, Randolph-Macon

Mason Caldwell*, Sr., DL, Shenandoah

Shawn Harris, Sr., LB, Bridgewater

Jackson Deaver, Jr., LB, Randolph-Macon

Ben Burgan^, Sr., LB, Shenandoah

David Onyejekwe*, Sr., LB, Washington and Lee

Aaron Moore, Jr., DB, Bridgewater

Will Pickren*, Jr., DB, Hampden-Sydney

Cade Jones, Sr., DB, Randolph-Macon

Keyshawn Wilder, Jr., DB, Shenandoah

Garrett Graves*, Sr., P, Bridgewater


Tanner Bernard*, Sr., QB, Hampden-Sydney

Kwesi Clarke, Jr., RB, Randolph-Macon

Mason Cunningham, Fr., APB, Hampden-Sydney

Austin Fernandez, So., WR, Hampden-Sydney

Ethan Bigbee, Sr., WR, Shenandoah

Carter Runyon+, So., TE, Shenandoah

Matthew Isom, Jr., OL, Averett

Glory Nseka, So., OL, Bridgewater

Matt Hale^, Sr., OL, Randolph-Macon

Dominic Gulli, Jr., OL, Shenandoah

David Munoz^, Jr., OL, Shenandoah

Scott Martin, So., K, Shenandoah


Michael Harris^, Sr., DL, Hampden-Sydney

Jacob Hutchinson^, Sr., DL, Randolph-Macon

Ethan Brown, Jr., DL, Shenandoah

Robert Poindexter*, Sr., DL, Washington and Lee

Lamar Horner, So., LB, Averett

Aaron Nice, Fr., LB, Bridgewater

Erik Harris+, Sr., LB, Randolph-Macon

Uno Christopher, So., LB, Washington and Lee

Avion Smith, Jr., DB, Ferrum

Adam Lacy, Sr., DB, Guilford

James-Ryan Salvi, Jr., DB, Hampden-Sydney

Ronny Williams, Jr., DB, Washington and Lee

Mason Smith, Jr., P, Averett


Steven Hugney, So., QB, Shenandoah

Monzelle Campbell, So., APB, Ferrum

Alex Wertz^, Sr., APB, Washington and Lee

Viante Tucker, Sr., WR, Bridgewater

Eric Mays, Sr., WR, Guilford

Joey Hunt, Sr., WR, Randolph-Macon

Ricky Mayfield+, Sr., TE, Randolph-Macon

Storm James, Jr., OL, Randolph-Macon


T.J. James, Sr., DL, Randolph-Macon

Jordan Rice+, Gr., DL, Shenandoah

Mustafa Alkhatib+, Sr., DL, Washington and Lee

Nick Iannone, Fr., LB, Guilford

Matt Conroy, Fr., LB, Shenandoah

Isaiah Sharper, Sr., DB, Averett

Val West+, Jr., DB, Bridgewater

Quante Redd, Jr., DB, Shenandoah

BELOW: Randolph-Macon head coach Pedro Arruza leads the Yellow Jackets onto Day Field for their 2022 season opener against North Carolina Wesleyan, September 3, 2022.

Drew Campanale (#5) scores a touchdown in the 38-17 win for Randolph-Macon over Hampden-Sydney in "The Game", November 12, 2022.

(Photos by Rachel Witham, RVA Sports Network)

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