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Monday, February 21, 2011

Brennan, Stitzel honored by MAC

Jack Brennan has been rewarded for his efforts to lead Widener to a berth in the MAC Commonwealth Conference playoffs.
The 6-7 junior forward was named to the Commonwealth Conference second-team in a vote of the league's coaches. Alvernia's Tad Gillis, a senior from Upper Darby, also was named to the second team.
Also, former Widener standout Casey Stitzel was named Coach of the Year in the Freedom Conference.
Brennan averaged 13.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and shot 56.5 percent from the field to lead the Pride (13-12, 8-6) to the conference playoffs for the first time since 2009. Widener had to win its last four games to qualify for the playoffs. The Pride visit Lebanon Valley Wednesday night in the first round of the conference tournament.
Gillis, a 5-10 senior, averaged 11.3 points and 4.5 assists per game to lead the Crusaders (16-5, 11-3) to the Commonwealth regular-season title. Alvernia is the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament.
In three seasons, Stitzel took a Delaware Valley team that did not win a Freedom Conference game in 2007-08 to the regular-season champion this season. Under Stitzel, who graduated from Widener in 2005, the Aggies went 15-10 overall to tie the school record for wins in a season, and 9-5 in the conference. In three seasons, he has a 40-36 overall record and a 22-22 mark in the conference.
The complete Commonwealth and Freedom Conference teams are listed below.

MAC Commonwealth Conference
First Team All-Conference
Player Team Position Year Hometown/High School
Matt Ashcraft Albright Guard Senior Reading, PA/Reading Central Catholic
Corey Boone Alvernia Center Junior Howard, PA/Bald Eagle Area
Will Kelly Lycoming Forward Senior Williamsport, PA/Loyalsock Township
Joe Meehan Lebanon Valley Guard Junior Harleysville, PA/St. Joseph’s Prep
Anthony Trautman Lebanon Valley Guard Senior Lebanon, PA/Lebanon
Second Team All-Conference
Player Team Position Year Hometown/High School
Jack Brennan Widener Forward Junior Stratford, NJ/Sterling
Joe Flanagan Elizabethtown Guard Senior Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Mennonite
Keith Fogel Elizabethtown Guard Senior Mifflinburg, PA/Mifflinburg
Tad Gillis Alvernia Guard Senior Upper Darby, PA/Upper Darby
Zac Shaeffer Albright Guard Senior Lampeter, PA/Lampeter Strasburg
Player of the Year: Anthony Trautman, Lebanon Valley
Rookie of the Year: Kevin Anthony, Lycoming
Coach of the Year: Brad McAlester, Lebanon Valley

MAC Freedom Conference
First Team All-Conference
Player Team Position Year Hometown/High School
Kevin Conroy King’s Center Senior Chatham, NJ/Chatham
Chris DeRojas Wilkes Guard Senior Dallas, PA/Bishop O’Reilly
Ethan Eichhorst Misericordia Forward Junior Drums, PA/Hazleton Area
Brian Hunter DeSales Guard Senior Allentown, PA/Emmaus
James Jones Delaware Valley Guard Senior Philadelphia, PA/Edward Bok Tech
Second Team All-Conference
Player Team Position Year Hometown/High School
Jeremy Beckett Delaware Valley Forward Sophomore Reading, PA/Holy Name
Brett Moyer DeSales Forward Sophomore Souderton, PA/Christopher Dock
Robbie Johnson Misericordia Guard Senior Jackson, PA/Mountain View
Adam Katz FDU-Florham Guard Junior Wharton, NJ/Morris Hills
Trevoy Pointer Manhattanville Guard Junior Dallas, TX/Skyline
Player of the Year: James Jones, Delaware Valley
Rookie of the Year: Kyle Hammonds, King’s
Coach of the Year: Casey Stitzel, Delaware Valley


Blogger Dan Taggart said...

2 former Interboro Bucs Hero Bowl football players return to Widener stadium for Lebanon Valley College this Saturday. Dave Hallinan '08,starting safety, and Chris Taggart '09, starting right tackle. Both teams are 5 and 1. Taggart played his freshman year at Widener and transfered to LVC.

October 19, 2011 at 5:42 PM 

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