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Five Mariners earn All-Liberty League honors

KINGS POINT, N.Y. -- Five members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy were named to the All-Liberty League team on Wednesday. 

Two Mariners earned first-team recognition; while another three players were selected to the second team.

The first team honorees include offensive lineman Jack Margrey and defensive back Mike Mitchell. Defensive lineman Ed Logan and linebackers Barry Preusch and Kevin Stapf were chosen to the second team.

Kicker Richard Grennan earned honorable mention on special teams.

The entire list of award winners and honorees:

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Mike Hermann, Jr., QB, RPI

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Devin Worthington, So., LB, Hobart

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Ernie Mello, Sr., KR, WPI

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

Tyre Coleman, Fr., DE, Hobart *

COACHING STAFF OF THE YEAR:

Hobart, Head Coach: Mike Cragg; Assistant Coaches: Kevin DeWall, Scott Yoder, Aaron Backhaus, Jon Drach, John Manley, Terry Muffley, Ryan Robinson, Marc Tapscott

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE:

QB - Mike Hermann, RPI

RB - Marcus Washington, St. Lawrence *

RB - Ernie Mello, WPI

RB - Steven Webb, Hobart

FB - Manny Cambra, WPI

WR - Justin Gallo, Union *

WR - Ethan Sutton, St. Lawrence

TE - Thomas Norman, Rochester

OL - Brendan Hatlee, Hobart

OL - Jake Margrey, Merchant Marine

OL - Dan Smith, Union *

OL - Joe Stenz, RPI

OL - John Whiting, Rochester *

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE:

DL - Chris Bickford, Rochester *

DL - Bill Campi, Rochester

DL - Tyre Coleman, Hobart *

DL - Doug Geraghty, St. Lawrence

DL - Peter Gill, WPI

LB - Steve Modliszewski, Union

LB - Tony Ortega, Rochester

LB - Trevor Saunders, St. Lawrence

LB - Devin Worthington, Hobart *

DB - Nick Herrera, RPI

DB - Mike Mitchell, Merchant Marine

DB - John Perron, WPI

DB - Drake Woodard, Hobart *

FIRST SPECIAL TEAMS:

K - Adam Henry, Union

P - Mike Grubbs, RPI

RS - Ernie Mello, WPI 

* Unanimous Selection

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE:

QB - Drew Connolly, Union

RB - Bobby Dougherty, Hobart

RB - Clarence Onyiriuka, Rochester

FB - Tim Hersey, Union

WR - Austin Caswell, RPI

WR - Garth Muratori, Hobart

TE - Eric Zavadsky, Union

OL - Victor Coker, St. Lawrence

OL - Anthony Coletta, Hobart

OL - Tyler Lapierre, WPI

OL - Pete Meile, Union

OL - Don Rohauer, St. Lawrence

OL - Kyle Sandy, Hobart

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE:

DL - Ted Abriel, RPI

DL - Gianni Contro, Hobart

DL - Kevin Quillinan, Union

DL - Ed Logan, Merchant Marine

LB - Matthew Day, RPI

LB - Barry Preusch, Merchant Marine

LB - Reggie Robinson, Hobart

LB - Kevin Stapf, Merchant Marine

DB - Jafar Johnson, Union

DB - Brendan McCarthy, St. Lawrence

DB - Zach Scruggs, RPI

DB - Jon Stidd, Union

SECOND SPECIAL TEAMS:

K - Alex Antonucci, Rochester

P - Mike Pettiglio, WPI

RS - Willie Roberson, Rochester

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE:

 Mark Caulfield, OL (WPI); Joe Cicero, FB (Rochester); Gavin Class, OL (Rochester), Joe Cozzolino, TE (RPI); Elias Damouni, OL (Union); Dominique Ellis, FB (Hobart); T.J. Franzese, RB (Union); Thomas Hayes, WR (Rochester); Joe Luks, OL (RPI); Nick Strang, QB (Hobart); Junior Woodard, WR (Hobart).

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE:

Jon Campbell, DB (Union); Nick Chambers, DL (WPI); Zach Cicero, LB (Rochester), Shaine Grogan, LB (WPI); Phil Hamilton, LB (St. Lawrence); Cody Hinrichs, DL (RPI); Noah Joseph, LB (Union); Bill Meile, DL (Union); Ramon Mignott, LB (St. Lawrence); Oraene Morgan, DL (St. Lawrence); Cainaan Webb, DL (Rochester); Hussein Yatim, LB (WPI).

HONORABLE MENTION SPECIAL TEAMS:

Andrew Franks, K (RPI); Richard Grennen, K/P (Merchant Marine); Austin Caswell, RS (RPI).

Photo: Freshman offensive lineman Jacob Margrey (78) was a first-team All-Liberty League selection. Photo by Shawn Antonelli