Patriot League Announces Football Weekly Awards Colgate's McCarney claims honor on offense with another strong effort
Georgetown's Kyle Nolan had a solid performance in his first career start to be named Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
Oct. 22, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Colgate, Lafayette and Lehigh remained in a first-place tie in Patriot League football with wins on Saturday, and each school had a player honored with a weekly award from the League on Monday for his contribution to the victory.
Colgate junior quarterback Gavin McCarney had a stellar effort with 510 yards of total offense in a 57-36 win over Georgetown, claiming the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award after going 22-of-28 for 377 yards and three touchdowns through the air and rushing for 133 yards and two scores. Lafayette junior linebacker Mike Boles claimed the Defensive Player of the Week honor after recording eight tackles and an interception in a 30-13 win over Holy Cross, while Lehigh freshman defensive back Laquan Lambert had two blocked kicks, one of which he returned 60 yards for a touchdown, in a 42-19 win over Bucknell to claim the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week award. Georgetown freshman quarterback Kyle Nolan was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for completing 16-of-39 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns in the loss to Colgate.
Honorable mention recognition went to Georgetown sophomore wide receiver Kevin Macari and senior linebacker Robert McCabe, Lafayette junior wide receiver Mark Ross, Lehigh junior wide receiver Lee Kurfis, Bucknell senior running back Jeremiah Young and Holy Cross freshman wide receiver/kick returner Kalif Raymond.
Patriot League Weekly Awards (Oct. 20)
Offensive Player of the Week Gavin McCarney, QB, ColgateJr., 6-2, 205 (Jefferson Township, N.J./Jefferson Township)
McCarney had another outstanding performance as the Colgate offense continued to shine in a 57-36 win over Georgetown on Saturday. He completed 22-of-28 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns and also ran 15 times for 133 yards and two scores to rack up 510 of Colgate's school-record 707 yards on offense. McCarney is into the top five nationally in passing efficiency, scoring and points responsible for per game, and ranks 12th in the FCS in total offense. He is named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Defensive Player of the Week Mike Boles, LB, LafayetteJr., 6-3, 230 (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park)
Boles had eight tackles and a game-clinching interception to lead a strong defensive effort in Lafayette's 30-13 win over Holy Cross on Saturday. All of the tackles were solo stops, and the interception and return to the two-yard line set up Lafayette's final touchdown with just over two minutes to play. The Leopards held Holy Cross scoreless for the first half and opened up a 16-0 lead before the Crusaders got on the board. Boles leads the team with 53 tackles. He is named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for the first time.
Special Teams Player of the Week Laquan Lambert, DB, LehighFr., 6-1, 180 (Chichester, Pa./Chichester)
Lambert had a pair of blocked punts, one which he returned 60 yards for a touchdown, as No. 7/9 Lehigh made key special teams plays in a 42-19 win over Bucknell on Saturday. Lambert's block and touchdown return gave Lehigh a 7-0 lead, and his second blocked punt set the Mountain Hawks up at the Bucknell 15 for a touchdown that made it 21-6 in the second quarter. Lehigh blocked four kicks overall in the game, tying a Patriot League record. Lambert earns the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week award for the first time.
Rookie of the Week Kyle Nolan, QB, GeorgetownFr., 6-5, 225 (Branford, Conn./Branford/Choate Rosemary Hall)
Nolan went 16-for-39 for 260 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start as Georgetown fell to Colgate 57-36 on Saturday. All three of his touchdowns were to Kevin Macari as Georgetown was within 37-29 early in the third quarter before Colgate pulled away. Nolan led the Hoyas to their highest scoring output of the season. He is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time.
Kevin Macari, WR, GeorgetownSo., 6-2, 198 (Stamford, Conn./New Canaan)
Macari had career highs with eight receptions for 181 yards and three touchdowns and also had a rushing score in Georgetown's 57-36 loss to Colgate on Saturday.
Mark Ross, WR, LafayetteJr., 6-3, 215 (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell)
Ross notched 12 receptions for 168 yards and a touchdown in Lafayette's 30-13 win over Holy Cross. It was his fourth straight 100-yard receiving game and moved him into the top 20 nationally in both receptions and receiving yards per game.
Lee Kurfis, WR, LehighJr., 6-2, 190 (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin)
Kurfis hauled in eight catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns as No. 7/9 Lehigh stayed unbeaten with a 42-19 win over Bucknell on Saturday.
Jeremiah Young, RB, BucknellSr., 5-10, 205 (Steelton, Pa./Steelton-Highspire)
Young carried 23 times for 100 yards and three touchdowns in Bucknell's 42-19 loss at Lehigh.
Robert McCabe, LB, GeorgetownSr., 6-2, 234 (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep)
McCabe tied a career high with 17 tackles in the loss to Colgate, and in the process became Georgetown's all-time leader with 364 career tackles. McCabe' 116 tackles this season are 18 from his school record set last year and 21 more than any other player in the FCS this season.
Kalif Raymond, WR/KR, Holy CrossFr., 5-9, 157 (Lawrenceville, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian)
Raymond had an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and produced 123 all-purpose yards in Holy Cross' 30-13 loss at Lafayette on Saturday.