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Mount's Clay & Franklin's Corpe Headline All-HCAC Football Selections

November 14, 2012
Earlham College Broadcast Sports



GREENWOOD, IN - Franklin College led the conference with 12 players on the
2012 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team,
including the conference's Defensive Most Valuable Player.  Franklin's Zack
Corpe (Granger, Ind./Elkhart Memorial) has been named the HCAC Defiance Most
Valuable Player for the first time, while Mount St. Joseph's James Clay
(Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) picked up the HCAC Offensive Most Valuable
Player award. 



Manchester's Kyle Evans (Winamac, Ind./West Central) was honored as Special
Teams Most Valuable Player for the second straight season, while MU head
coach Shannon Griffith garnered Coach of the Year honors for the first time
in his career.



Bluffton University's Calib Alexander (Ocala, Fla./St. John Lutheran) and
Franklin College's Keaton Lyons (Rensselaer, Ind./Central) were also named
Co-Freshman of the Year for their efforts this fall.



Clay, a senior running back for the Lions, rushed for 2,124 yards this
season to lead all NCAA divisions.  The senior averaged 212.4 yards per
game, while amassing 21 rushing touchdowns and two receiving scores.  During
conference play, Clay averaged a HCAC-record 220.2 rushing yards per contest
and crossed the goal line 17 times.  The Louisville native crossed the
200-yard mark rushing eight times in ten games, including a
conference-record 342-yard performance against Anderson.



Corpe, a junior defensive back for Franklin, led the Grizzlies defense in a
quest for a HCAC title this season.  The junior led the conference with
seven interceptions and 13 passes defended.  Corpe also contributed 57
tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles this season.  As a
team, Franklin led the HCAC in total defense (294.7 ypg) and scoring defense
(18.6 ppg).



Evans, a senior kicker and punter for Manchester, scored 48 points for the
Spartans this season.  The senior converted five-of-seven field goals and
33-of-35 extra points this fall, averaging 4.8 points per game.  Evans
booted 50 punts for a 39.4 yards per punt average and placed 15 punts inside
the opponent's 20 yard line. 



Alexander, a freshman running back and kick returner for Bluffton, played in
all 10 games for the Beavers this season.  The freshman totaled 445 yards
rushing, 189 yards receiving, and five touchdowns this fall.  He also added
302 kickoff return yards.  Lyons, a freshman outside linebacker for
Franklin, played in eight games for the Grizzlies and led the team with 11.5
tackles for loss.  Lyons added six sacks, two rumble recoveries, and 39
tackles his rookie season.



Manchester University head coach Shannon Griffith has been selected as the
HCAC Coach of the Year for the first time in his career.  He guided the
Spartans to their first winning season since 1997 and finished second in the
HCAC standings with a 6-2 league mark.  Manchester closed the season with
six straight wins, including a 38-0 triumph over rival Anderson.





Offensive Most Valuable Player: James Clay, College of Mount St. Joseph



Defensive Most Valuable Player: Zack Corpe, Franklin College



Special Teams Most Valuable Player: Kyle Evans, Manchester University



Co-Freshman of the Year: Calib Alexander, Bluffton University & Keaton
Lyons, Franklin College



Coach of the Year: Shannon Griffith, Manchester University



First Team All-HCAC




Name



School



Year



Position



Hometown/High School


Jonny West

Franklin

Jr.

QB

Avon, Ind./Speedway


James Clay

Mount St. Joseph

Sr.

RB

Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual


Spencer Corrao

Hanover

So.

RB

New Albany, Ind./Providence


Ryne Lehrman

Manchester

Jr.

TE

Hoagland, Ind./H.S.


Kyle Linville

Franklin

Jr.

WR

Speedway, Ind./H.S.


Dan Passafiume

Hanover

Sr.

WR

Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier


Kurt Monix

Manchester

Sr.

WR/Ret.

Crown Point, Ind./Lowell


Shawn Frost

Bluffton

Jr.

WR

Edison, Ohio/Mt. Gilead


Nick Schultz

Franklin

Sr.

OL

Lowell, Ind./H.S.


Brooks Bemis

Franklin

Sr.

OL

Bargersville, Ind./Center Grove


Trey Cahill

Rose-Hulman

Sr.

OL

Auburn, Ind./DeKalb


Phil Wiehe

Mount St. Joseph

Jr.

OL

Waynesville, Mo./H.S.


Colin Gallagher

Franklin

Jr.

OL

Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler


Thomas Gingrich

Bluffton

Sr.

OL

Goshen, Ind./H.S.


Dominique Boyd

Franklin

Jr.

DL

Louisville, Ky./DeSales


Dean Griffing

Rose-Hulman

Jr.

DL

Plano, Ill./Aurora Christian


Andrew Leverenz

Defiance

Jr.

DL

Clinton, Mich./H.S.


Ajani Jones

Hanover

Jr.

DL

Lauderdale Lakes, Fla./Pompano Beach


Gregg Pickett

Defiance

Sr.

DL

Cincinnati, Ohio/Glen Este


Josh Bales

Franklin

Sr.

DL

Morgantown, Ind./Indian Creek


Grant DePalma

Rose-Hulman

So.

LB

Mt. Prospect, Ill./Prospect


Andy Dalton

Hanover

Sr.

LB

Guilford, Ind./East Central


Jordan Segner

Franklin

Jr.

LB

Anderson, Ind./Highland


Scott Moore

Franklin

Jr.

LB

Veedersburg, Ind./Fountain Central


Ben Kaufman

Bluffton

Sr.

LB

Ottawa, Ohio/Ottawa Glandorf


Zack Corpe

Franklin

Jr.

DB/Ret.

Granger, Ind./Elkhart Memorial


Jake Butler

Manchester

Sr.

DB

South Bend, Ind./St.Joseph's


Justin Hahn

Bluffton

Sr.

DB

Rocky River, Ohio/H.S.


Jordan Martin

Rose-Hulman

Sr.

DB

Shelbyville, Ind./Triton Central


Matt Forry

Defiance

Sr.

DB

Bowling Green, Ohio/Otsego


Kyle Evans

Manchester

Sr.

K

Winamac, Ind./West Central


Michael Parks

Franklin

Jr.

P

Shelbyville, Ind./H.S.


Dante Dinkins

Manchester

Sr.

Specialist

East Chicago, Ind./Central


Grant Welp

Franklin

So.

Specialist

Bretzville, Ind./Forest Park












Second Team All-HCAC




Name

School

Year

Position

Hometown/High School


Dexter Britt

Hanover

Jr.

QB

Louisville, Ky./Male


Nick Williams

Manchester

Jr.

QB

Ft. Wayne, Ind./Elmhurst


Luke Hamm

Franklin

Sr.

RB

New Castle, Ind./Shenandoah


Kyle Kovach

Rose-Hulman

Sr.

RB

Munster, Ind./Andrean


Mike Klekotka

Mount St. Joseph

Jr.

FB

Miami, Fla./Palmetto Sr.


Dwayne Eubanks

Hanover

Sr.

WR

Mitchell, Ind./H.S.


Jon Carrabino

Defiance

Sr.

WR

Monroe, Mich./H.S.


Aaron Abbott

Rose-Hulman

Fr.

WR

Lebanon, Ohio/H.S.


Jacob Dye

Rose-Hulman

Fr.

WR

Tipton, Ind./H.S.


Colton Zeck

Hanover

Sr.

WR

Galveston, Ind./Lewis Cass


David Mango

Bluffton

Sr.

OL

Fishers, Ind./H.S.


Brandon Keller

Mount St. Joseph

So.

OL

Flowery Branch, Ga./H.S.


Eric Courter

Manchester

Jr.

OL

Carmel, Ind./H.S.


Ryan Hahn

Hanover

So.

OL

Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands


Seth Kimberlin

Defiance

Sr.

OL

Plymouth, Ohio/H.S.


Adam Cantwell

Manchester

Jr.

OL

Elkhart, Ind./Concord


Stephen Coble

Manchester

So.

DL

Edwardsburg, Mich./H.S.


Preston Huddleston

Bluffton

Sr.

DL

Benton Harbor, Mich./Eau Claire


Jake Stilwell

Hanover

Fr.

DL

Pendleton, Ind./Pendleton Heights


Aron Miller

Manchester

Sr.

DL

LaGrange, Ind./Lakeland


D.J. Brigham

Defiance

Sr.

DL

Howell, Mich./H.S.


Zach Dashner

Manchester

Jr.

LB

South Bend, Ind./Washington


Alex Van Cleve

Franklin

Jr.

LB

Evansville, Ind./Mater Dei


Josh Runda

Bluffton

Jr.

LB

Lima, Ohio/Bath


Blaine McGowan

Defiance

Jr.

LB

South Haven, Mich./H.S.


Hunter Robertson

Defiance

Sr.

LB

Howell, Mich./H.S.


Brandon Foster

Hanover

Jr.

LB

Haubstadt, Ind./Gibson Southern


Jorry Matherson

Defiance

Fr.

DB

Columbia, Md./Atholton


Dominique Chester

Bluffton

Sr.

DB

Mansfield, Ohio/Madison Comprehensive


Matt Frieden

Manchester

Sr.

DB

Wabash, Ind./Northfield


Joe Frakes

Mount St. Joseph

Sr.

DB

Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township


Kaleb Lingg

Earlham

Jr.

DB

Dayton, Ohio/Northridge


Cole Richards

Franklin

Sr.

K

Floyds Knobs, Ind./Floyd Central


Eric Schaible

Rose-Hulman

Jr.

P

Findlay, Ohio/H.S.


Leon Williams

Anderson

Jr.

Ret.

High Springs, Fla./Santa Fe


Dan Passafiume

Hanover

Sr.

Ret.

Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier



Honorable Mention All-HCAC




Name

School

Year

Position

Hometown/High School


Marcus Spann

Anderson

Jr.

RB

Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern


Leon Williams

Anderson

Jr.

WR

High Springs, Fla./Santa Fe


Keith Thomas

Anderson

Jr.

WR

Merrillville, Ind./H.S.


Bobby Gaard

Anderson

So.

OL

Sheridan, Ind./H.S.


Jason Samuels

Anderson

So.

DL

Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central


Ben Southards

Anderson

Fr.

LB

Eureka, Mo./H.S.


Nate Moser

Anderson

So.

LB

Bremen, Ind./Penn


Tyler Ganus

Anderson

Jr.

DB

Buchanan, Mich./H.S.


Mitch Tuttle

Anderson

Jr.

DB

Greensburg, Ind./H.S.


Tyler Wright

Bluffton

Jr.

QB

Troy, Ohio/H.S.


Ryan Sabin

Bluffton

Sr.

WR

Canal Winchester, Ohio/H.S.


Mike Johnson

Bluffton

Sr.

LB

Browns Mills, NJ/Pemberton Township


Tre Stephens

Earlham

So.

RB

Terre Haute, Ind./South


Jalen Kenner

Earlham

Fr.

WR

Reserve, La./East St. John


Marcus Coby

Earlham

Fr.

WR

Coral Springs, Fla./Heritage


Bryan James

Earlham

Jr.

OL

Upland, Ind./Eastbrook


Ryan Hayes

Earlham

Jr.

OL

New Lebanon, Ohio/Dixie


Nate McCormack

Earlham

Jr.

DL

Cicero, Ind./Hamilton Heights


Justin Darden

Earlham

Jr.

DB

Muncie, Ind./Central


Dakota McElley

Earlham

Sr.

DB

Lawrenceburg, Ind./H.S.


Colin Gallagher

Franklin

Jr.

DL

Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler


Shawn Gibson

Hanover

Sr.

WR

Indianapolis, Ind./Southport


Tom Call

Hanover

Jr.

DL

Spring, Tex./Klein Oak


Kyle Evans

Manchester

Sr.

P

Winamac, Ind./West Central


Evan West

Manchester

So.

LB

Hartford City, Ind./Blackford


Tim Bowman

Mount St. Joseph

Fr.

DL

Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota East


Russell Turner

Mount St. Joseph

Jr.

DL

Fairfield, Ohio/H.S.


Garrett Breiner

Mount St. Joseph

Jr.

LB

Louisville, Ky./Male


Juan Gomez

Mount St. Joseph

So.

LB

John's Creek, Ga./Chatahoochee


Konnor Blevins

Mount St. Joseph

So.

LB

Cincinnati, Ohio/Lakota West


Mitch Snyder

Rose-Hulman

Sr.

QB

Casey, Ill./Casey-Westfield


Kie Bates

Rose-Hulman

Jr.

OL

Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis







HCAC All-Sportsmanship Team




Ben Southards

Anderson

Freshman

LB

Eureka, Mo./H.S.


Eric Wilfer

Bluffton

Senior

LB

Bloomville, Ohio/Buckeye Central


Josh Slayton

Defiance

Sophomore

DB

Ft. Wayne, Ind./North Side


Bob Endicott

Earlham

Senior

OL/DL

Vero Beach, Fla./Sebastian River


Luke Hamm

Franklin

Senior

RB

New Castle, Ind./Shenandoah


Brian Robertson

Hanover

Senior

DL

Florence, Ky./Boone Co.


Aron Miller

Manchester

Senior

DL

LaGrange, Ind./Lakeland


Ben Mocahbee

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

DL

Cincinnati, Ohio/McNicholas


Jordan Martin

Rose-Hulman

Senior

DB

Shelbyville, Ind./Triton Central


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