Sept. 26, 2011
Center Valley, Pa. - Student-athletes from four different schools were honored as Patriot League Football weekly award winners on Monday, with three coming after their team posted a victory over the weekend.
Following their wins on Saturday, Georgetown senior quarterback Scott Darby was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, Bucknell senior defensive end Josh Eden took the Defensive Player of the Week award and Lehigh sophomore kicker/punter Tim Divers claimed the Special Teams Player of the Week honor. Lafayette freshman running back Ross Scheuerman earned the Rookie of the Week award for the second straight time.
Darby finished 18-of-22 for 211 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for 50 yards and a score in Georgetown's 52-28 win at Marist. Eden had an amazing first half that included a safety, fumble recovery to set up a touchdown and his first-career interception return for a touchdown in Bucknell's 34-9 win at Princeton. Divers was good on both of his field goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in No. 15/16 Lehigh's 27-24 win over No. 23 Liberty. Scheuerman totaled 303 all-purpose yards in Lafayette's 37-20 loss at Stony Brook, including 90 rushing yards on 10 carries and four receptions for 69 yards.
Patriot League Football Weekly Awards (Sept. 24)
Offensive Player of the Week
Scott Darby, QB, Georgetown Sr., 6-3, 212 (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep)
Darby led Georgetown to its top scoring output as a Patriot League member by completing 18-of-22 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns and also rushing for 50 yards and a score in a 52-28 victory at Marist on Saturday. The 81.8 completion percentage is the top single-game mark in Georgetown history, and Darby accounted for five of the Hoyas' seven touchdowns. The Hoyas eclipsed the 50-point mark for the first time since Oct. 31, 1998. Darby receives his third career Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award.
Defensive Player of the Week
Josh Eden, DE, Bucknell Sr., 6-4, 280 (State College, Pa./State College Area)
Eden was almost single-handedly responsible for Bucknell's 17-3 halftime lead over Princeton, as he recorded a safety, recovered a fumble at the Princeton 9-yard line to lead to a touchdown and intercepted a pass and returned it 27 yards for his first career touchdown late in the half. He also made five tackles, had a tackle for loss and a half-sack in the Bison's 34-9 victory. Eden helped pace a defense that forced six turnovers. He becomes Bucknell's first Defensive Player of the Week recipient since 2009. Eden had previously won a pair of Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his ability to block kicks, including one after the Bison's season-opening win this season.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Tim Divers, K/P, Lehigh So., 5-10, 180 (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills)
Divers made good on both of his field goal attempts to help No. 15/16 Lehigh to a 27-24 win over No. 23 Liberty on Saturday. He connected twice from 30 yards out, and also made all three of his extra-point attempts and downed one of his three punts inside the 20. The field goals were the first of Divers' collegiate career, and he received the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week award for the first time.
Rookie of the Week
Ross Scheuerman, RB, Lafayette Fr., 6-0, 190 (Creamridge, N.J./Allentown)
Scheuerman earns his second consecutive Patriot League Rookie of the Week award after accumulating 303 all-purpose yards in Lafayette's 37-20 loss to Stony Brook on Saturday. He carried 10 times for 90 yards, caught four passes for 69 yards and had seven kick returns for 144 yards in the contest. Scheuerman stands 19th nationally and leads the Patriot League with 161.8 all-purpose yards per game for the season.
Brandon Wesley, QB, Bucknell So., 6-2, 195 (Plano, Texas/Plano East)
Wesley completed 16-of-23 passes for 138 yards and ran for 76 yards and three touchdowns in Bucknell's 34-9 win at Princeton on Saturday.
Keith Sherman, RB, Lehigh So., 6-0, 205 (Bucksport, S.C./Lawrence High School (N.J.)
Sherman carried 16 times for a career-high 81 yards and a caught a 73-yard touchdown pass that put No. 15/16 Lehigh ahead for good in a 27-24 victory over No. 23 Liberty on Saturday.
Andrew Shoop, QB, Lafayette Jr., 6-1, 210 (Danville, Pa./Danville)
Shoop became the first Lafayette quarterback to throw for 400 yards or more since 2003 by completing 32-of-56 passes for exactly 400 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-20 loss to Stony Brook.
Andrew Schaetzke, DE, Georgetown Sr., 6-4, 245 (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit)
Schaetzke totaled nine tackles and two sacks in Georgetown's 52-28 win at Marist on Saturday.