November 16, 2009

Six earn All-CC football honors

Weick named to first team

LANCASTER, Pa. - Six members of the McDaniel football team have been named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) team, released on Monday.

Mike Weick (Holland, Pa./Penn Charter) was named to the first team while Matt Cahill (Broomall, Pa./Haverford Twp.), Mike Ford (Drexel Hill, Pa./Haverford Twp.) and Austin Herr (Millersville, Pa./Penn Manor) earned second-team honors. Sam Cox (Towson, Md./Towson) and Travis Wenrich (Wernersville, Pa./Conrad Weiser) were tabbed as honorable mentions.

Weick, a senior linebacker, earned second-team honors in 2008. In 2009, he led the team with 87 tackles. His 8.7 stops per game ranked second in the conference. He added 9.0 tackles for loss - a total which was third on the team. He also had 4.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and pass breakup. He reached double figures in tackles three times and recorded fewer than seven stops just once.

Cahill, a senior wide receiver, led the team in receptions (52) and yards (787). His 52 catches were the fourth most in program history while his 787 yards was the second highest total in a single season. Both totals ranked him third in the CC. He had two 100-yard receiving game, including catching nine passes for 140 yards and two scores against Ursinus. He also caught a team-high seven touchdowns and accounted for eight - the most of any Green Terror player. He finished the season with 1,003 all-purpose yards after a career-best 173 yards in the finale against Johns Hopkins.

Ford, a junior defensive lineman, led the team and CC with 9.0 sacks and 15.0 tackles for loss. He finished with 27 total tackles, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Herr, a senior offensive lineman, earned honorable mention honors in 2008. In 2009, he anchored the line from right tackle for a unit that allowed just 12 sacks - the fewest since allowing four in 1992. He was also a key member of an offensive line that had a rushing attack average 110.5 yards per game.

Cox, a junior defensive lineman, ranked second on the team in sacks (7.5) and tackles for loss (11.5). Those totals ranked second and fourth, respectively, in the conference. He finished with 37 total tackles, a forced fumble, fumble recovery and pass breakup.

Wenrich, a senior defensive back, was named to the second team in 2008. In 2009, he ranked second on the team with 77 tackles, including a team-high 51 solo stops. He finished with three interceptions and a team-best eight pass breakups. He also had 4.0 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. His 7.7 tackle-per-game average ranked sixth in the conference. He had a pair of games where he reached double-digit tackles, including closing his career with a career-best 15 stops against Johns Hopkins.

The Green Terror finished the season with a record of 5-5 (3-5 CC).

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