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Eight League Soccer Representatives Amongst Finalists for Stats Carry out Nationwide FCS Awards

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DeMorat, Kokosioulis, Sluka, Hamm, Greenhagen, Cadet, Oliver and Chesney amongst finalists

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Eight Patriot League candidates have been chosen as finalists for 5 totally different FCS nationwide awards, as introduced by Stats Carry out this week.

A nationwide media panel will choose the winners of the Walter Payton, Buck Buchanan, Jerry Rice, Doris Robinson and Eddie Robinson Awards, with voting primarily based on the common season. The recipient can be introduced on the FCS Nationwide Awards banquet on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas.

STATS PERFORM FCS NATIONAL AWARDS FINALISTS
Walter Payton Award
(FCS Offensive Participant of the Yr)
Tim DeMorat (Fordham, Sr., QB); Fotis Kokosioulis (Fordham, Sr., WR); Matthew Sluka (Holy Cross, Jr., QB)
Buck Buchanan Award
(FCS Defensive Participant of the Yr)
Malik Hamm (Lafayette, Sr., DL); Ryan Greenhagen (Fordham, Gr., LB)
Jerry Rice Award
(FCS Freshman of the Yr)
Wedner Cadet (Georgetown, Fr., DB)
Doris Robinson Award
(FCS Scholar-Athlete of the Yr)
Peter Oliver (Holy Cross, Sr., RB)
Eddie Robinson Award
(FCS Coach of the Yr)
Bob Chesney (Holy Cross

WALTER PAYTON AWARD

Fordham senior quarterback Tim DeMorat, senior broad receiver Fotis Kokosioulis and Holy Cross junior quarterback Matthew Sluka had been chosen among the many 30 finalists for the 2022 Walter Payton Award, given to the nationwide offensive participant of the yr within the school soccer’s championship subdivision. DeMorat was named the Patriot League Offensive Participant of the Yr for the third-consecutive season after main the FCS in 5 classes, together with passing yards (4,561) and passing touchdowns (53). Kokosioulis is second within the FCS in receiving yards (1,180) and receiving touchdowns (14). Sluka is third within the nation in passing effectivity (180.7), tenth in passing touchdowns (25) and seventh in factors chargeable for (198). Colgate working backs Kenny Gamble (1987) and Jamaal Department (2003) have each earned the Walter Payton Award within the 35-year historical past of the glory.
RELEASES: THE ANALYST | FORDHAM | HOLY CROSS

BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD

Lafayette senior defensive lineman Malik Hamm and Fordham graduate pupil linebacker Ryan Greenhagen had been among the many 30 finalists for the 2022 Buck Buchanan Award, offered to the nationwide defensive participant of the yr within the FCS. Hamm was named Patriot League Defensive Participant of the Yr for the second time. Hamm grew to become the primary Patriot League soccer student-athlete to earn All-League honors 5 instances, whereas Greenhagen grew to become a four-time All-League choice. Hamm is fifteenth within the FCS with 0.77 sacks per recreation and finishes his profession on Faculty Hill fourth in Patriot League historical past with 32 sacks. Greenhagen completed third within the league with 103 tackles. He’s 12 tackles shy of changing into the Patriot League’s profession chief.
RELEASES: THE ANALYST | LAFAYETTE | FORDHAM

JERRY RICE AWARD

Georgetown freshman defensive again Wedner Cadet was chosen as one of many 25 candidates for the 2025 Jerry Rice Awards, offered to the FCS nationwide freshman of the yr. This would be the twelfth yr of the Jerry Rice Award, which Fordham legend Chase Edmonds gained in 2014. Cadet leads the Patriot League and is tied for sixth within the FCS with 0.5 interceptions per recreation. Bucknell’s Alex Pechin earned the Jerry Rice Award in 2019.
RELEASES: THE ANALYST | GEORGETOWN

DORIS ROBINSON AWARD

Holy Cross senior working again Peter Oliver was named one of many 15 finalists for the FedEx Floor Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award. The Doris Robinson Award can be offered for the eighth time, given to an FCS student-athlete who excels not solely on the taking part in discipline and within the classroom however in the neighborhood and past. Oliver, a three-time Educational All-Patriot League honoree, is without doubt one of the League’s two finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy and has been chosen because the 2021 Patriot League Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Yr.
RELEASES: THE ANALYST | HOLY CROSS

EDDIE ROBINSON AWARDS

Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney was chosen as one of many 16 finalists for the 2022 Eddie Robinson Award, given to the FCS nationwide coach of the yr. Chesney guided the Crusaders to a League-record fourth-consecutive outright title and the primary undefeated season by a Patriot League soccer staff since 2003. Chesney acquired his second straight Patriot League Dick Biddle Coach of the Yr honor, the third of his five-year tenure at Holy Cross. Three Patriot League head coaches have earned Eddie Robinson Award honors, together with Holy Cross Mark Duffner (1987), Lafayette’s Invoice Russo (1988) and Lehigh’s Pete Lembo (2001).
RELEASES: THE ANALYST | HOLY CROSS

ABOUT THE PATRIOT LEAGUE

The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of educational and athletic achievement, regularly demonstrating that student-athlete can excel at each teachers and athletics with out sacrificing excessive requirements. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved whereas its member establishments stay dedicated to its founding precept of admitting and graduating student-athletes which can be academically consultant of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League establishments is considered as an essential element of a well-rounded training.

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