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Southland Football Earns 17 Selections to HERO Sports All-America Team

first_imgTHIRD-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Lane Clark, Tennessee State, Sr.P – Ian Berryman, Western Carolina, Jr.RS – Rashid Shaheed, Weber State, Fr.RS – Juwan Petit-Frere, Southeastern Louisiana, So.LS – Brandon Godse, South Dakota, Sr.ST – Isaiah White, Stony Brook, Jr. FIRST-TEAM OFFENSEQB – Chris Streveler, South Dakota, Sr.QB – Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State, Sr.RB – Dominick Bragalone, Lehigh, Jr.RB – Josh Mack, Maine, So.OL – Aaron Stinnie, James Madison, Sr.OL – Brandon Parker, N.C. A&T, Sr.OL – Austin Kuhnert, North Dakota State, Sr.OL – Jacob Ohnesorge, South Dakota State, Sr.OL – Justin Lea, Jacksonville State, Sr.OL – Skyler Phillips, Idaho State, Sr.WR – Keelan Doss, UC Davis, Jr.WR – Jaelon Acklin, Western Illinois, Sr.WR – Nathan Stewart, Sam Houston State, So.TE – Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State, Sr.AP – Davion Davis, Sam Houston State, Jr. Jeremiah Briscoe was named a first team quarterback with fellow Bearkats Nathan Stewart and Davion Davis joining him on the top offensive list. Stewart was selected as a wide receiver while Davis was tabbed as the first team offensive all-purpose player. The league’s selection total of 17 HERO All-Americans is more than doubles last season’s total of seven. THIRD-TEAM OFFENSEQB – Brad Mayes, Lehigh, Jr.QB – Hayden Hildebrand, Central Arkansas, Sr.RB – Marquell Cartwright, N.C. A&T, Jr.RB – Tevin McCaster, Youngstown State, Jr.OL – David Reese, Montana, Sr.OL – Brody Kern, Delaware, Sr.OL – Jacob Judd, Western Illinois, Sr.OL – Justin Spencer, Youngstown State, Sr.OL – Dylan Cline, Jacksonville State, Sr.OL – Ben Huss, Duquesne, Sr.WR – Jesper Horsted, Princeton, Sr.WR – Elijah Marks, Northern Arizona, Sr.WR – Justin Watson, Penn, Sr.WR – Dontez Byrd, Tennessee Tech, Sr.TE – Andrew Vollert, Weber State, Sr.AP – De’Lance Turner, Alcorn State, Sr. SECOND-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Lorran Fonseca, Nicholls, Jr.P – Keith Wrzuszczak, Eastern Kentucky, Sr.RS – Justice Shelton-Mosley, Harvard, Jr.RS – Desmond Hite, UIW, So.RS – Khris Gardin, N.C. A&T, Jr.LS – Hunter Winstead, Liberty, Sr.ST – Mozai Nelson, Maine, Jr. FIRST-TEAM DEFENSEDL – Andrew Ankrah, James Madison, Sr.DL – Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State, Sr.DL – P.J. Hall, Sam Houston State, Sr.DL – Anthony Ellis, Charleston Southern, Sr.LB – Darius Leonard, S.C. State, Sr.LB – Nick DeLuca, North Dakota State, Sr.LB – Brett Taylor               , Western Illinois, Sr.LB – Garrett Dolan, Houston Baptist, Sr.DB – Taron Johnson, Weber State, Sr.DB – Mike Basile, Monmouth, Sr.DB – Davontae Harris, Illinois State, Sr.DB – Jordan Brown, James Madison, Sr.AP – Detrez Newsome, Western Carolina, Sr. THIRD-TEAM DEFENSEDL – Jaison Williams, Austin Peay, So.DL – Ahmad Gooden, Samford, Jr.DL – Chris Stewart, Sam Houston State, Jr.DL – Chris Terrell, Central Arkansas, So.LB – Brandon Bryant, Lafayette, Sr.LB – De’Arius Christmas, Grambling State, Jr.LB – Jalyn Williams, Prairie View A&M, Sr.LB – Josh Buss, Montana, Jr.LB – Kyre Hawkins, James Madison, Sr.DB – Rashad Robinson, James Madison, Jr.DB – Taylor Henkle, Kennesaw State, Jr.DB – Elijah Campbell, Northern Iowa, Sr.DB – Tremon Smith, Central Arkansas, Sr.AP – Malik Duncan, Saint Francis, Jr. SECOND-TEAM OFFENSEQB – Kyle Lauletta, Richmond, Sr.QB – Devlin Hodges, Samford?, Jr.RB – Roc Thomas, Jacksonville State, Sr.RB – Bruce Anderson, North Dakota State, Jr.OL – Timon Parris, Stony Brook, Sr.OL – Stetson Dagel, South Dakota, Sr.OL – Matthew Schmidt, Furman, Sr.OL – John Cook, Central Arkansas, Jr.OL – Daniel Cooney, San Diego, Jr.OL – Maea Teuhema, Southeastern Louisiana, Jr.WR – Troy Pelletier, Lehigh, Sr.WR – Kelvin McKnight, Samford?, Jr.WR – Neil O’Connor, New Hampshire, Jr.TE – Andy Schumpert, Furman, Sr.AP – Chandler Burks, Kennesaw State, Jr. Two offensive linemen earned second team distinctions in Southland Offensive Lineman of the Year John Cook of Central Arkansas and Southeastern’s Maea Teuhema. Fellow Lion Sione Teuhema was named a second team linebacker while UCA’s George Odum was chosen as a second team defensive back.center_img HERO Sports ReleaseFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference earned 17 spots on the 2017 HERO Sports FCS All-America team, announced Wednesday. Sam Houston State headlines with four first team selections. Central Arkansas’ Hayden Hildebrand was tabbed as a third team quarterback while three conference players earned third team defense spots: defensive linemen Chris Stewart (Sam Houston State), Chris Terrell (UCA) and and UCA defensive back Tremon Smith. Rounding out the league’s picks is third team return specialist Juwan Petit-Frere of Southeastern Louisiana. 2017 HERO Sports FCS All-America Team SECOND-TEAM DEFENSEDL – Jonathan Petersen, San Diego, Sr.DL – Darin Greenfield, South Dakota, So.DL – Bilal Nichols, Delaware, Sr.DL – Dalton Keene, Illinois State, Sr.LB – Jared Farley, Northern Iowa, Sr.LB – Christian Rozeboom, South Dakota State, So.LB – Sione Teuhema, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.LB – Michael Needham, Southern Utah, Sr.DB – D’Montre Wade, Murray State, Sr.DB – Marlon Bridges, Jacksonville State, So.DB – Tre Dempsey, North Dakota State, Sr.DB – George Odum, Central Arkansas, Sr.DB – Raven Greene, James Madison, Sr.AP – John Santiago, North Dakota, Jr. On the first team defense, the Southland is represented by Sam Houston State defensive lineman P.J. Hall and linebacker Garrett Dolan of Houston Baptist. UIW punter Joe Zema was voted to the top special team squad. FIRST-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Chase Vinatieri, South Dakota State, So.P – Joe Zema, UIW, Sr.RS – Xequille Harry, Weber State, Sr.RS – Kyran Moore, Austin Peay, Sr.LS – James Fisher, North Dakota State, Sr.ST – Brady May, Weber State, Jr. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State both led with five honorees each, followed by Southeastern Louisiana with three. UIW earned two selections while Houston Baptist and Nicholls both garnered one award. UIW’s Desmond Hite earned a spot as a second team return specialist while Nicholls placekicker Lorran Fonseca also collected second team honors.last_img read more

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MAJOR MEETING NEXT WEEK ON FUTURE OF CANCER SERVICES AT HOSPITAL

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh has confirmed a meeting will be held next week to discuss cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital.Letterkenny General HospitalMinister of State McHugh TD said there have been a lot of questions raised over the past few weeks regarding the Cancer Care Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital and the services provided by the excellent staff at the hospital.He added that he has been continuously raised this matter and have received numerous reassurances that there is continued support for the service. “I have called for a working meeting to take place between all relevant stakeholders to discuss the matter.“I can confirm this meeting is taking place next Friday, 27 February, facilitated by the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s office, and attending the meeting will be officials from the Minister’s office, senior representatives of the Saolta Group, Letterkenny General Hospital, and the National Cancer Control Programme.“On the Agenda for discussion will be the continued cancer care services at the hospital, the challenges currently facing the staff, best use of resources, addressing waiting times and future plans for the service.“I will also be raising the €19Million investment at Altanagalvin Hospital and how we can look at a coordination between the two hospitals to ensure that patients can avail of the best and quickest quality of care in the long-term.” The Minister addd he had a very positive conversation with Maurice Power, CEO of the Saolta group yesterday, where he outlined that they are totally committed to Letterkenny General Hospital.“I have previously asked that they look at building in a review regarding a second consultant at the hospital, dependent on numbers and this is something I intend on raising at the meeting,” added Minister McHugh.Mr Power confirmed that ‘The Saolta University Health Care Group are committed to maintaining the service at LGH’. Furthermore, ‘all necessary steps will be put in place to ensure that any impact on patients is minimised’.“Additionally, I have requested the Minister’s officials meet with a number of groups representing people affected by cancer to have their concerns raised and I am happy to confirm that these will be going ahead next week also.”MAJOR MEETING NEXT WEEK ON FUTURE OF CANCER SERVICES AT HOSPITAL was last modified: February 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerLetterkenny Genral HospitalMinister Joe McHughlast_img read more