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Monday, December 17, 2018

HONORS: Arruza Named Coach Of The Year; Yellow Jackets Honored

The following is from a release sent by Randolph-Macon College.

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After leading Randolph-Macon to its 11th ODAC title and its first NCAA Championship victory, Pedro Arruza was named Coach of the Year in the state of Virginia by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

The Yellow Jackets had eight players earn All-State First Team honors: senior offensive lineman Greg Castle(Kenley, N.C./North Johnston), senior running back Tre Frederick (Angier, N.C./West Johnston), senior linebacker Yonis Blanco (Silver Spring, Md./Montgomery Blair), junior tight end Sam Tanner (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis), junior offensive lineman Jake Wernle (Purcellville, Va./Woodgrove), junior defensive lineman Steve McNair (Elkridge, Md./Howard), junior safety Anthony Williams (Ashburn, Va./Woodgrove) and sophomore kicker Chris Vidal (Wake, N.C./Wake Forest). Senior wide receiver Eric Hoy (Clayton, N.C./Clayton) was voted to the All-State Second Team.
Castle was All-ODAC First Team, All-South Region First Team and All-America Third Team. Frederick was All-South Region Second Team and All-ODAC Second Team. Tanner and Wernle were All-ODAC First Team and All-South Region Third Team. Blanco, Hoy, McNair, Williams and Vidal were All-ODAC First Team.

Arruza, in his fifteenth season at R-MC, led the Yellow Jackets to an 8-2 regular-season mark and 6-1 record in ODAC play. R-MC won its eleventh ODAC title, tying Emory & Henry for the most championships in the history of the conference. The Yellow Jackets earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship and received a trip to No 8 John Carroll. R-MC won its first NCAA playoff game in program history with a 23-20 victory over the Blue Streaks. The Yellow Jackets would have their season end at No. 23 Muhlenberg in the second round of the NCAA Championship. R-MC finished No. 18 in the final D3football.com Top 25.



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2018 VaSID Football College All-State Team

2018 VaSID All State Offensive Player of the Year
QuarterbackHaydenBausermanShenandoah University
2018 VaSID All State Defensive Player of the Year
LinebackerRe'ShaunMyersBridgewater College
2018 VaSID All State Offensive Rookie of the Year
Running BackKalebSmithHampden-Sydney College
2018 VaSID All State Defensive Rookie of the Year
Defensive LinemanJosephLedbetterAverett University
2018 VaSID All State Coach of the Year
PedroArruzaRandolph-Macon College
First Team
PositionPlayer FirstPlayer LastSchool
QuarterbackHaydenBausermanShenandoah University
Running BackTreFrederickRandolph-Macon College
Running BackBrianMannFerrum College
Wide ReceiverMajorMorganHampden-Sydney College
Wide ReceiverCaseyStewartShenandoah University
Tight EndSamTannerRandolph-Macon College
Offensive LineGregCastleRandolph-Macon College
Offensive LineMichaelHeadAverett University
Offensive LineMitchHornsbyWashington and Lee University
Offensive LineMattRittenhouseChristopher Newport University
Offensive LineJakeWernleRandolph-Macon College
Defensive LineBenJamesChristopher Newport University
Defensive LineJohnKlineHampden-Sydney College
Defensive LineJosephLedbetterAverett University
Defensive LineSteveMcNairRandolph-Macon College
LinebackerYonisBlancoRandolph-Macon College
LinebackerDejonBrooksAverett University
LinebackerRe'ShaunMyersBridgewater College
CornerbackDamianJiggettsChristopher Newport University
CornerbackDaquanPridgetShenandoah University
SafetyChadVanlandinghamHampden-Sydney College
SafetyAnthonyWilliamsRandolph-Macon College
Place KickerChrisVidalRandolph-Macon College
PunterColeWestberryAverett University
Return SpecialistBradleyJeffersonAverett University
Second Team
PositionPlayer FirstPlayer LastSchool
QuarterbackAlecCobbHampden-Sydney College
Running BackJoshBreeceWashington and Lee University
Running BackAkivaWedgeSouthern Virginia University
Wide ReceiverJoshuaDavisChristopher Newport University
Wide ReceiverEricHoyRandolph-Macon College
Tight EndGrantMonsonBridgewater College
Offensive LineSeanClarkWashington and Lee University
Offensive LineAndrewGrageHampden-Sydney College
Offensive LineWillHoffmanBridgewater College
Offensive LineJordanSawyerChristopher Newport University
Offensive LineTylerWeterringsEmory & Henry College
Defensive LineAndrewFrailerWashington and Lee University
Defensive LineJohnathonJohnsonFerrum College
Defensive LineMuhammadKhanBridgewater College
Defensive LineKhrisSmithApprentice School
LinebackerWillCorryWashington and Lee University
LinebackerGriffinDavisHampden-Sydney College
LinebackerDonavanMontagueUniversity of Virginia-Wise
CornerbackRaekwonJacksonApprentice School
CornerbackD.J.WrightChristopher Newport University
SafetyMattDangBridgewater College
SafetyNeilDavisSouthern Virginia University
Place KickerColeWestberryAverett University
PunterBoSheridanWashington & Lee University
Return SpecialistDavontaWomackBridgewater College

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