14 Football Team Members Named to All-USCAA Teams

By Daniel Whitehead

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—Following the most successful season in program history, 14 members of the Southern Virginia University football team were recognized by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association in its inaugural All-USCAA Team announced Wednesday evening in Newport News, Va.

The 2013 All-USCAA football team is comprised of 25 First Team, 25 Second Team, and 14 Honorable Mention award winners.

Being named to the All-USCAA First Team was Southern Virginia quarterback Andy Jones, wide receiver/kick returner Dee Sanford, offensive linemen Tyler Condiff and Jake Behan, linebacker Dakoda Winsor, defensive linemen Sam Mellor, Keaton Epps and Robert Crews, safety Matthew Gregory and kicker Davis Cragun.

"These young men are very deserving of the honor of being recognized by the USCAA," said Southern Virginia head coach DeLane Fitzgerald. "Following the successful year that we had, I was expecting a high number of our scholar-athletes to be named to the list. I'm proud of the hard work they've put in all year and glad to see their performances were recognized."

All-USCAA Second Team Honorees for the Knights included junior wide receiver Michael Goering, junior offensive lineman Stephen Jensen, and freshman defensive back Justin Gonzales.

Junior linebacker Robert Robbins was recognized on the Honorable Mention All-USCAA team.

Football is currently an emerging sport in the USCAA. The establishment of All-USCAA awards is the second step in the USCAA's three-year plan to establish football as a sponsored sport in the league.  

The 2013 Southern Virginia football team finished 8-2 for the season, topping the 2007 squad that went 6-5 as the most successful in school history. The Knights finished the year on a six-game winning streak, the longest stretch of wins since the program's inception in 2003.

2013 All-USCAA Football Team

First Team                                                

Andy Jones- QB

Southern Virginia University

Rasheed Williams- RB

Alfred State 

Chase Donahue- WR

The Apprentice School

Dee Sanford- WR

Southern Virginia University

Ridge Hobbs- WR

Iowa Wesleyan College

Dylan Bradley- WR

Lindenwood University-Belleville

Cody Peters- TE

The Apprentice School

Tyler Condiff- OL

Southern Virginia University

Jake Behan- OL

Southern Virginia University

Tim Anderson- OL

The Apprentice School

JaKorey Walker- OL

Iowa Wesleyan College

Brock Bullock- LB

The Apprentice School

Dakoda Winsor- LB

Southern Virginia University

T.J Onstott- LB

Lindenwood University-Belleville

Matt Blacharcyzk- DL

Lindenwood University-Belleville 

Keaton Epps- DL

Southern Virginia University 

Sam Mellor- DL

Southern Virginia University 

Robert Crews- DL

Southern Virginia University 

Keegan Phalen- DB/S

Alfred State 

Matt Gregory- DB/S

Southern Virginia University 

Marlon Lane- DB/S

The Apprentice School 

Trey Parker- DB/S

Lindenwood University-Belleville 

Davis Cragun- K

Southern Virginia University 

Blake Penix- P

The Apprentice School 

Dee Sanford-KR

Southern Virginia University 

 

 

 

Second Team                                                  

Zandro Diaz- QB

Iowa Wesleyan College

Kameron Harris- RB

Lindenwood University-Belleville 

LiMichael Peeples- WR

Iowa Wesleyan College

Devin Simmons- WR

Alfred State

Michael Goering- WR

Southern Virginia University

Codi Elias- WR

Williamson

Richard Shockley- TE

Ave Maria University

Michael Franklin- OL

Alfred State

Stephen Jensen- OL

Southern Virginia University

Kevin Rocque- OL

Alfred State

Nic Huys- OL

Iowa Wesleyan College

John Garbwoski- LB

Alfred State

Brian McGilloway- LB

Williamson 

Rory Spain- LB

Alfred State 

Nick Depofi- DL

Alfred State

Erol Carter Jr.- DL

The Apprentice School 

Sam Balbach- DL

Iowa Wesleyan College 

Mike DeGroat- DL

Alfred State 

Justin Gonzales- DB/S

Southern Virginia University 

Ryan Gerelman- DB/S

Iowa Wesleyan College 

Montell Scott- DB/S

Iowa Wesleyan College 

Darryl Smith- DB/S

Iowa Wesleyan College 

Brandon Baker- K

Iowa Wesleyan College 

Keegan Phalen- P

Alfred State 

Trey Todd- KR

Iowa Wesleyan College 

 

Honorable Mention                                          

Clayton Uecker- QB

Ave Maria University

Scott Jones- RB

Ave Maria University 

Travis Makauskas- WR

Ave Maria University

Karim Bryant- WR

Ave Maria University

Jamaco Clark- LB

Iowa Wesleyan College

Robert Robbins- LB

Southern Virginia University

Philepae Phillips- DL

Lindenwood University-Belleville

Brandon Ross- DL

Ave Maria University

Tom Anderson- DL

Ave Maria University

Shawn Foster- DB/S

Iowa Wesleyan College

Gage Hayes- DB/S

Ave Maria University

Mike Baumgardner- DB/S

Ave Maria University

Brandon Baker- K

Iowa Wesleyan College

Tyrell Everett- KR

Ave Maria University