Six Saints Earn All-Conference Honors
Nov. 15: The Liberty League announced the All-Conference teams for football this week, and six players from St. Lawrence University were amongst those honored. Senior captain Oraene Morgan and junior Mike Tateosian were second team selections, while Victor Coker Jr., Don Rohauer, Ryan Schmidt and Joe Napolitano received Honorable Mention status.
Morgan earns All-Conference honors for the second straight year after anchoring the team's front line in 2012. Despite missing time due to injury early in the season, the Bridgeport, CT native posted 41 tackles including 4.0 for a loss and a pair of blocked kicks.
Tateosian was the team's offensive breakout performer in 2012, posting 62 catches for 657 yards and a team-best six touchdowns after only 17 catches in his previous two seasons combined. The Keene, NH native led the Liberty League in receptions and was third in both receiving yards and touchdowns.
Napolitano, meanwhile, was the defense's top performer this fall with a team-best 86 total tackles. The Tewksbury, MA native added 4.5 tackles for a loss, an interception and a forced fumble while finishing fifth in the conference in tackles.
The offensive line trio of Rohauer, Coker Jr. and Schmidt helped the Saints post the third-ranked passing attack in the league, averaging 230 yards per game while totaling 16 passing touchdowns, second in the conference. It is the third consecutive season that Rohauer and Coker Jr. have earned All-Liberty League status, while this is the first time Schmidt has received the honor.
Rensselaer quarterback Mike Hermann was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while Hobart defensive lineman Tyre Coleman was the Defensive Player of the Year. Rensselaer's Austin Caswell was Special Teams Player of the Year and Springfield's Jonathan Marrero was Rookie of the Year. The final major award of 2012 was Coaching Staff of the Year, which went to Hobart's Mike Cragg and his team, which earned the Liberty League's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.