Thursday, October 24, 2013

Players of the Week- Monmouth 2013

The Forester Coaching Staff announced their players of the week in the Foresters 17-14 victory over Monmouth College last Saturday. 

Offensive Player of the Week: Senior QB Mike Lewis (Tucson, AZ). Mike had a very effective and efficient game with both his arm and his legs on Saturday.  Mike was 17-28 for 157 yards throwing the football, and he had a hearty 73 yards rushing on 7 carries. Mike also added a rushing touchdown on the afternoon.

Defensive Player of the Week: Senior DL Taylor Holzmeyer (St. Louis, MO). Taylor spurred the Foresters first score of the afternoon when he picked off a screen pass. Additionally, Taylor recorded a sack, and a tackle for a loss among his 6 tackles on the day.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Freshman LS Brendan Lawler (Chicago, IL). Brendan had perfect snaps on 5 kick attempt including
the first score of the game on Jonathan Gurchak's field goal.

Scout Team Player of the Week: Freshman RB Nick Cole (Scottsdale, AZ). Nick played the role of Monmouth All-Conference Tailback Trey Yocum all week in practice. The Forester defense held Monmouth to an average of 1.5 yards per carry on the day and limited Yocum to 42 yards on 18 carries.

Lineman of the Week: Junior DL Ramel Samuel (Phoenix, AZ). Ramel's efforts in the middle of the Forester defense were noticed by all of his teammates. His ability to create havoc on the Monmouth blocking schemes, and re-establish the line of scrimmage helped the Forester defense perform admirably on the day.