Hornets’ Bauserman, Delaney and Ashwell named first team All-ODAC
FOREST – Ten Shenandoah University football players earned All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference accolades in selections announced Tuesday by the league office.
Senior running back Cedrick Delaney, junior receiver Michael Ashwell and sophomore quarterback Hayden Bauserman headline those honorees with each earning a first-team nod.
Head coach Scott Yoder’s club had three players – running back Jalen Hudson, defensive back Weldon Gilchrist, Jr. and punter Christian Arias – named second team and an additional four players grabbed third team honors (Andrew Coffman, Thomas Whalen, Micheal Wroble and Malik Sims).
Delaney earned his third straight first team honor as a running back, Ashwell his first as a wide receiver and Bauserman his first as quarterback.
Bauserman is the first SU quarterback to be named first team all-league.
Bauserman, a sophomore, has already rewritten the school’s passing record book. This season, he had 2,648 yards passing and 27 touchdowns (both school records) on 229 completions in 369 attempts. He threw for at least 300 yards in four of 10 games and missed it by less than 30 yards in two others.
Bauserman led the ODAC in passing yards, touchdowns and completion percentage.
Like Delaney, Wroble is a three-time All-ODAC honoree as he has been selected to the third team in 2014, 2015 and this year. Arias earned his second straight all-league honor after earning third team accolades in 2015.
Delaney departs the SU program holding nearly every significant rushing record including yards in a game, season and career and total touchdowns. Delaney had 858 yards and 10 touchdowns on 140 carries this season.
With 111 receptions, Delaney completes his career with the second-most catches in program history. He was named as the ODAC Player of the Week one time this season.
Ashwell led the Hornets with 57 receptions for 639 yards and had a second-best six receiving touchdowns. His 12 receptions for 159 yards versus Washington and Lee in the season finale tied the program record for receptions in a game that was originally set in 2011 and matched by Ashwell last season versus Guilford.
Hudson earns his first All-ODAC accolade after doing a little bit of everything this season. He had 106 carries for 365 yards and four touchdowns as Delaney’s primary backup, had 24 receptions for 259 yards and a touchdown and posted 26 kickoff returns for 750 yards (28.8 per return) and one touchdown.
Gilchrist five passes defended this season while making 30 solo and 13 assisted tackles from his cornerback position. He had two tackles for loss and forced one fumble.
On special teams, Gilchrist scored a touchdown off of a Malik Sims blocked punt in the season finale at Washington and Lee.
Arias averaged 40.5 yards on 53 punts this season with a long of 63 yards and 18 downed inside the 20. Following the week six win over Bridgewater, a game in which he also had a first down on a carry out of punt formation, Arias was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week.
Coffman, in his first season as a starter, helped the Hornets offense to a 393.1 yards per game average and 35.2 points per game.
Wroble, a middle linebacker, and Sims, an outside linebacker/strong safety, led the defense with 98 and 92 tackles, respectively. Wroble had 59 solo tackles among his 98 stops, six tackles for loss and one forced fumble.
Sims, a team captain, led the team with 63 solo tackles among his 92 stops, forced one fumble while recovering three others, had one interception and one blocked punt.
Sims accounted for two touchdowns this season – in addition to his blocked punt that led to the Gilchrist score versus W&L, Sims had a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the ODAC opener versus Randolph-Macon in week five.
Whalen, in his first season as a starter, co-led the Hornets with three sacks and had 26 solo and 10 assisted tackles from his defensive end position. His 10.5 tackles for loss led the team.
In five seasons of ODAC competition, the football team now has 41 all-conference selections. Eleven of those, two in each season from 2012-15 and three this year, have been first team honorees.
This year’s 10 honorees are the most in any one season, as is the three first-team selections for the Hornets.
2016 All-ODAC Football Team
J. Stokely Fulton Offensive Player of the Year: Tre Frederick, So., Running Back, Randolph-Macon
Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year: Cole Burdette, Sr., Defensive Line, Randolph-Macon
Coach of the Year: Pedro Arruza, Randolph-Macon
Rookie of the Year: Tyriek Russell, Fr., Wide Receiver, Guilford
Pos. Name School Year
QB Hayden Bauserman Shenandoah So.
RB Tre Frederick Randolph-Macon So.
RB Cedrick Delaney Shenandoah Sr.
A-P Eric Hoy Randolph-Macon So.
WR Owen Costello Hampden-Sydney Sr.
WR Michael Ashwell Shenandoah Jr.
TE Keith Jennings Bridgewater Sr.
OL McFarland Murph Emory & Henry Sr.
OL Ty Shwallon Guilford Jr.
OL Greg Castle Randolph-Macon So.
OL Michael LaSala Washington and Lee Sr.
OL Chris Osier Washington at Lee Jr.
K Seth Yurgel Randolph-Macon Sr.
Pos. Name School Year
DL Davon Keith Emory & Henry So.
DL Gibson Ziah Guilford Jr.
DL Cole Burdette Randolph-Macon Sr.
DL Xavier Strothers Randolph-Macon Sr.
LB Rhasheen Williams Emory & Henry Sr.
LB Hunter Hoots Guilford Sr.
LB Logan O’Neill Randolph-Macon Sr.
LB Max Garrett Washington and Lee Jr.
DB Isaac Evans Bridgewater So.
DB Tre’von Lightfoot Emory & Henry Sr.
DB Eric Long Randolph-Macon Sr.
DB Will Dyson Washington and Lee Sr.
P Jordan Chalkley Hampden-Sydney Sr.