Oct. 17, 2011
Center Valley, Pa. - Two student-athletes from Lehigh and a pair from Colgate earned Patriot League Football Player of the Week awards on Monday, including Mountain Hawk senior quarterback Chris Lum claiming his fifth Offensive Player of the Week award of the season.
Lum was joined by teammate Tim Divers, a sophomore kicker/punter who took home the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week award for the second time this season. Colgate was represented by senior linebacker Adam Lock claiming the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week award for the first time and freshman defensive back Mike Armiento winning his second Rookie of the Week honor.
Lum completed 32-of-47 passes for a career-high 413 yards in No. 8/9 Lehigh's 34-12 win at Fordham on Saturday. Divers had 10 points in the game, connecting on all four extra-points attempts and 2-of-3 field goals. In Colgate's 35-28 overtime win against Cornell, Lock totaled seven tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery while Armiento notched four tackles, two tackles for loss and a pass breakup.
Patriot League Football Weekly Awards (Oct. 15)
Offensive Player of the Week
Chris Lum, QB, Lehigh Sr., 6-2, 205 (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion)
Lum had yet another outstanding game for the No. 8/9 Mountain Hawks, completing 32-of-47 passes for a career-high 413 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-12 win at Fordham on Saturday. He also rushed for 14 yards to record 427 yards of total offense. Lum has already thrown for 2,590 yards and 26 touchdowns for the season. He has thrown for over 300 yards in all seven of Lehigh's games this season and leads the country in passing yards, total offense and touchdown passes. Lum wins the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honor for the fifth time this season, and seventh in his career all over the past 11 selections of the award. The five awards in a season are the most since Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph recorded five in 2008.
Defensive Player of the Week
Adam Lock, LB, Colgate Sr., 6-2, 231 (Jeannette, Pa./Jeannette)
Lock was all over the field in Colgate's 35-28 overtime win against Cornell on Saturday, racking up seven tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery to help lead the Raiders to the victory. His second sack came on the first play of the second half and he also forced and recovered a fumble on the play to set Colgate up inside the Cornell 10 for a touchdown that made the score 21-10. Lock has 30 tackles and 3.5 sacks on the season. He was also named the College Football Performance Awards FCS Linebacker of the Week for the outing. Lock claims his first Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week award.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Tim Divers, K/P, Lehigh So., 5-10, 180 (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills)
Divers scored 10 points in Lehigh's 34-12 win at Fordham on Saturday. He made all four of his extra-point attempts and also hit on 2-of-3 field goals including a career-long of 36. Divers also punted twice, dropping both kicks inside the 20. Divers earns the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week award for the second time.
Rookie of the Week
Mike Armiento, DB, Colgate Fr., 6-0, 180 (Sunrise, Fla./Archbishop McCarthy)
Armiento tallied four tackles, two tackles for loss and a pass breakup in Colgate's 35-28 overtime win against Cornell on Saturday. He is up to 18 tackles, two interceptions and three pass breakups for the season. Armiento wins his second Patriot League Rookie of the Week award of the season.
Ryan Taggart, Holy Cross Sr., QB, 6-2, 214 (Bedford, Texas/Trinity)
Taggart set a Holy Cross record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 176 and also completed 29-of-41 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns without an interception in the Crusaders' 25-17 win over Dartmouth on Saturday.
Jordan McCord, Colgate Jr., RB/DB, 5-10, 215 (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young)
McCord carried 21 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, and also totaled four tackles with an interception on defense as the Raiders beat Cornell 35-28.
Andrew Shoop, Lafayette Jr., QB, 6-1, 210 (Danville, Pa./Danville)
Shoop completed 17-of-21 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns without an interception in Lafayette's 28-19 win over Yale on Saturday.