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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • 11 S&T football players All-GLVC

  • Miner senior LB Emesih named Defensive Player of the Year.
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  • Missouri S&T senior linebacker Chris Emesih was named Wednesday as the "Defensive Player of the Year" in the Great Lakes Valley Conference for the 2013 season, heading a group of 11 Miners named to the league's all-conference football team.
    Emesih, one of three members of the Miner defense to land first team honors, finished the year ranked among the GLVC leaders in tackles with 100 and added two quarterback sacks and an interception in a year where the Miners finished second to conference champion Indianapolis in total defense, allowing just 304.9 yards per game. S&T is currently ranked 14th in total defense in NCAA Division II at the close of the regular season.
    Emesih was joined on the first team by defensive backs Mark Hopkins and Will Brown. Hopkins finished the season with 63 tackles and a team-high four interceptions, a mark that ranked second in the GLVC. Brown, who ended up the year with 42 tackles from his cornerback position, led the GLVC with 22 pass breakups, while adding an interception and two quarterback sacks.
    The Miners had six individuals earn second team honors which included three more players from the defensive unit. Defensive end
    Dan Mauszycki, who led S&T with 13 tackles for a loss and six sacks among his 36 tackles on the year was on that team along with defensive tackle Eddie Rascon, who finished with 32 tackles and five sacks.
    The third member of the defense named to the second team was linebacker Chris Horn, who finished second on the team in tackles with 65 and had three interceptions.
    S&T's offense also had three second team picks in offensive linemen Forrestal Hickman and Ryan Grigsby along with wide receiver Melvin Stovall. S&T's offense averaged 372.5 yards per game this season and 153.6 on the ground thanks to the work of the two linemen on the left side of the line, while Stovall ended up with 66 receptions for 712 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Miners in all of those categories.
    Stovall's 66 receptions, the most ever by a first-year player at Missouri S&T, were also second in the GLVC to Indianapolis' Reece Horn's 67.
    The Miners also had a pair of honorable mention selections in cornerback Sean Martin, who had 48 tackles and three interceptions during the year, and placekicker Adam Peden, who went 25-of-26 on extra point attempts and 11-of-17 on his field goal tries, including a GLVC-record 47-yard field goal in a September win over Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
    Indianapolis took all of the other major awards for the year, as Klay Fiechter landed the league's top offensive and special teams player awards and linebacker Derrick Bryant was chosen as the GLVC's top freshman. UIndy's head coach, Bob Bartolomeo, was named as the league's "Coach of the Year."
    Page 2 of 3 - Missouri S&T finished its first season under head coach Tyler Fenwick with a record of 6-5 and tied for second in the GLVC with a 5-2 mark.
    First Team
    Offense
    QB - Connor Barthel, UINDY
    RB - KLAY FIECHTER, UINDY
    RB - Braxton Shelton, SJC
    RB - Garrett White, TSU
    WR - JUSTIN DICKENS, QU
    WR - Dallas Grier, TSU
    WR - Reece Horn, UINDY
    WR - Greg Johnson, UINDY
    HB - Tyler Callaghan, SJC
    OL - Hayden Janney, UINDY
    OL - JAKE STYLA, SJC
    OL - Eric Stone, TSU
    OL - Chris Massaro, UINDY
    OL - Richie Rebmann, MCK
    OL - Greg Wedow, UINDY
    Defense
    DL - Vince Maida, UINDY
    DL - Brett Pearman, MCK
    DL - Nic Abbate, TSU
    DL - Lee Campbell, UINDY
    DL - Jeremy Dockery, TSU
    LB - Chris Emesih, S&T
    LB - Joel Wimbley, SJC
    LB - Todd Hacker, UINDY
    LB - Gary Yeoman, SJC
    LB - Matt Bell, TSU
    DB - JOHN STRICKLAND, UINDY
    DB - Will Brown, S&T
    DB - Andre Smith, UINDY
    DB - Mark Hopkins, S&T
    DB - Tremaine Millender, TSU
    Special Teams
    K - Scott Miller, UINDY
    P - Jacob Lamp, TSU
    RS - Jeff Ward, KWC
    *ALL CAPS UNANIMOUS SELECTION
    Second Team
    Offense
    QB - Billy VandeMerkt, SJC
    RB - Thomas Cook Jr, WJC
    RB - Kobi Cook, SJC
    RB - Ryan Herring, MCK
    *WR - Dewayne Gatti, MCK
    *WR - Cameron James, MCK
    *WR - Melvin Stovall, S&T
    *WR - Julian Walker, SJC
    *WR - Alphonso Hines, SJC
    HB - Jeff Ward, KWC
    OL - Ayoola Oyetunji, MCK
    OL - Jordan Bedan, UINDY
    OL - Forrestal Hickman, S&T
    OL - Ryan Grigsby, S&T
    OL - Trent Hall, SJC
    OL - Brandon Klewer, WJC
    Defense
    *DL - Eddie Rascon, S&T
    *DL - Dan Mausczycki, S&T
    *DL - Mike Philips, UINDY
    *DL - Cameron Ford, MCK
    Page 3 of 3 - *DL - Lucky Baar, MCK
    *DL - Eric Heinzman, SJC
    LB - Derrick Bryant, UINDY
    LB - Chris Horn, S&T
    LB - Ike Onike, QU
    LB - Connor Nagel, TSU
    LB - George Hill, MCK
    *DB - Koby Orris, UINDY
    *DB - Jessie Pourch, SJC
    *DB - Jamison Wilson, MCK
    *DB - Drew Byrd, SJC
    *DB - Romary Corneille, SJC
    *DB - Austin Zoda, TSU
    Special Teams
    K - Derek Koon, TSU
    *P - Scott Miller, UINDY
    *P - Pavel Polochanin, UINDY
    *RS - Cameron James, MCK
    *RS - Tremaine Millender, TSU
    *-Extra player due to tie
    Third Team
    Offense QB - Isaac Fisher, MCK
    QB - Nick Lonergan, QU
    QB - Conrad Schottel, TSU
    HB - Joe Bell, UINDY
    HB - Greg Eilerman, QU
    OL - Brandon Good, SJC
    OL - Kyle Lomprez, QU
    Defense
    DL - Cody French, SJC
    DL - Tyler Reidl, QU
    DB - Sean Martin, S&T
    DB - Kevin Farris, KWC
    DB - Jeff Daverne, QU
    DB - Quinlan Riser, WJC
    DB - Jack Bissonnett, WJC
    Special Teams
    K - Gavin Voss, SJC
    K - Adam Peden, S&T

    Offensive Player of the Year: Klay Fiechter, Indianapolis.
    Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Emesih, S&T.
    Special Teams Player of the Year: Klay Fiechter, Indianapolis.
    Freshman of the Year: Derrick Bryant, Indianapolis.
    Coach of the Year: Bob Bartolomeo, Indianapolis.

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