Maysonet named Big South Offensive Player of the Year

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Nov. 20, 2012

Charlotte, N.C. -

Senior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) was a unanimous selection for Big South Offensive Player of the Year, the conference announced on Tuesday. Maysonet highlights 12 all-conference honorees, including eight first-team picks.

Maysonet, who was named the preseason Offensive Player of the Year, recorded one of the best seasons by a rusher in recent history. He's totaled an FCS-best 1,721 yards and 156.45 yards per game. With 21 touchdowns this season (19 rushing, 1 receiving 1 kick return), he joins former standout Brock Jackolski '12 as the only players in Big South history with 20 touchdowns in a season. A candidate for the Walter Payton Award, given to the outstanding player in FCS, Maysonet posted six 100-yard games and two 200-yard games. In Stony Brook's 23-3 win over Army, Maysonet ran for 220 yards and two touchdowns. Two weeks later, Maysonet posted a career-high 233 yards in a win over Coastal Carolina.

Senior Kevin Norrell's (Los Angeles, Calif.) season will go down as one of the greatest in Stony Brook and Big South history. Norrell, who became the first player in school history to reach 1,000 yards in a season, owns the conference's single-season record for yards (1,291), yards per catch (21.5) and yards per game (117.4). He caught a career-high 214 yards against Charleston Southern and totaled three touchdowns in back-to-back games against Presbyterian and VMI.

Junior offensive linemen Michael Bamiro (Tobyhanna, Pa.) and sophomore Mike Lisi (Franklin Square, N.Y.) each started every game this season, blocking for a rushing attack that ranked sixth in the nation in rushing offense (290.55 ypg) and scoring offense (39.09 ppg) and 11th in total offense (466.64 ypg).


 

 

Senior Jonathan Coats (Elmira Heights, N.Y.), who has started every game in his two years as a Seawolf, anchored the defensive line. A co-captain, Coats made 28 tackles, including six tackles for loss and two sacks.

One of the best linebackers in the conference, junior Jawara Dudley (Roosevelt, N.Y.) is a first-team selection for a second straight season. Dudley is second on the team with 67 tackles, and is among the team leaders in tackles for loss (6.5) and sacks (3.0). His fumble recovery, the first of his career, in Stony Brook territory prevented a Syracuse scoring drive.

The quarterback of the defense, senior Dominick Reyes (Hesperia, Calif.) has been a mainstay in the secondary for the past four years. Reyes, who made at least 60 tackles for a third straight season, became Stony Brook's all-time leader in solo tackles against VMI. Among Reyes' season highlights was a game-saving fumble recovery at Coastal Carolina, the sixth of his career.

Senior Wesley Skiffington (Brandon, Fla.) is Stony Brook's all-time leading scorer, regardless of position. He's third on the team with 75 points (48 PATs, 9 FGs) and is one of four players in Big South history with at least 40 career field goals. Skiffington, who is the FCS active leader in PATs made and attempted, is six points shy of breaking Matt Bevins' conference record of 309.

For a second straight season, senior Kyle Essington (Chino Hills, Calif.) is the second-team quarterback. Essington, the nation's leader in passing efficiency (175.8), passed for 1,910 yards and 22 touchdowns, totaling at least 20 touchdowns for a second straight year. He threw a career-high five TDs against Charleston Southern, and accounted for the second-longest pass play in school history with an 89-yard strike to Kevin Norrell against Central Connecticut. Essington also was named to the All-Academic team.

Junior Scott Hernandez (Fort Worth, Texas) earns his first all-conference honor. He started every game for a second straight season, protecting Essington's blind side. The 6-5, 300-lb left tackle has helped Stony Brook rank seventh in fewest sacks allowed.

Junior Davonte Anderson (Corona, Calif.) led Stony Brook with three interceptions and seven pass breakups. His interception at Presbyterian was the ninth of his career, which ranks third all-time in the program's Division I history. He's recorded 30 tackles this year, and had a fumble recovery and forced fumble.

Stony Brook's leading tackler, senior Cedrick Moore (Lakewood, Calif.), joins Hernandez and Anderson as first-time honorees. Moore has accounted for a career-best 41 solo tackles and 68 stops. His fumble recovery against Army was one of four that day as the Seawolves upset the Black Knights for their first-ever FBS win.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
OFFENSE
QB Aramis Hillary, Sr., Coastal Carolina
RB Miguel Maysonet, Sr., Stony Brook
RB Aldreakis Allen, Jr., Liberty
WR Kevin Norrell, Sr., Stony Brook
WR Pat Kelly, Sr., Liberty
WR Matt Hazel, Jr., Coastal Carolina
TE Seth Cranfill, R-Soph., Gardner-Webb
OL Michael Bamiro, R-Jr., Stony Brook
OL Pat Williams, Sr., Coastal Carolina
OL Mike Lisi, Soph., Stony Brook
OL Steve Demilio, R-Sr., Gardner-Webb
OL Aaron Lundy, R-Sr., Liberty

DEFENSE
DL Jonathan Coats, Sr., Stony Brook
DL Charlie Jones, Sr., VMI
DL Johnny Hartsfield, Sr., Coastal Carolina
DL Quinton Davis, Sr., Coastal Carolina
LB Quinn Backus, Soph., Coastal Carolina
LB Nick Sigmon, R-Soph., Liberty
LB Tanner Burch, Soph., Gardner-Webb
LB Jawara Dudley, Jr., Stony Brook
DB Charles James, R-Sr., Charleston Southern
DB Dominick Reyes, R-Sr., Stony Brook
DB Brent Vinson, Sr., Liberty
DB Dontavais Johnson, Sr., Coastal Carolina

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK Wesley Skiffington, R-Sr., Stony Brook
P Bo Lindsey, Sr., Gardner-Webb
LS Richard Wright, R-Jr., Liberty
KR Michael Ruff, Sr., Presbyterian
PR Niccolo Mastromatteo, Jr., Coastal Carolina

SECOND-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
OFFENSE
QB Kyle Essington, Sr., Stony Brook
RB Jeremy Height, Sr., Coastal Carolina
RB Kenny Little, R-Sr., Gardner-Webb
WR Kenny Cook, R-Soph., Gardner-Webb
WR Niccolo Mastromatteo, Jr., Coastal Carolina
WR Larry Jones III, Fr., Charleston Southern
TE David Duran, R-Sr., Coastal Carolina
OL Scott Hernandez, R-Jr., Stony Brook
OL Jamie Dunaway, Sr., Gardner-Webb
OL Jay Weatherington, Sr., Liberty
OL Chad Hamilton, R-Soph., Coastal Carolina
OL Austin Sargent, Sr., Gardner-Webb

DEFENSE
DL Maurice Dickson, Jr., Gardner-Webb
DL Bryant Lewellyn, R-Sr., Liberty
DL Preston Pemasa, Jr., Gardner-Webb
DL Cory Freeman, R-Jr., Liberty
LB Mike McClure, Jr., Coastal Carolina
LB Scott Hyland, Jr., Liberty
LB Donelle Williams, Soph., Presbyterian
LB LJ Perry, Jr., Presbyterian
DB Walt Aikens, R-Jr., Liberty
DB Davonte Anderson, Jr., Stony Brook
DB Elijah Lee, Jr., Charleston Southern
DB Cedrick Moore, Sr., Stony Brook

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK John Lunsford, Fr., Liberty
P Grant Bowden, Jr., Liberty
LS Hudson Smith, Jr., Gardner-Webb
KR J.J. Hubbard, Soph., Gardner-Webb
PR J.J. Hubbard, Soph., Gardner-Webb

ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Nick Kemper, Gr., OL, Charleston Southern
Niccolo Mastromatteo, Jr., WR, Coastal Carolina
Lucas Beatty, R-Soph., QB, Gardner-Webb
Pat Kelly, Sr., WR, Liberty
Breyon Williams, Soph., LB, Presbyterian College
Kyle Essington, Sr., QB, Stony Brook
Ty Garvin, Soph., LB, VMI

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Miguel Maysonet, Sr., RB, Stony Brook (unanimous)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Quinn Backus, Soph., LB, Coastal Carolina

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Josh Woodrum, R-Fr., QB, Liberty

COACH OF THE YEAR
Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Pat Kelly, Sr., WR, Liberty