HADLEY, MA – Six members of Mark Raymond's 2018 Eph football team that finished 5-4 have earned All-NESCAC honors. Two Ephs were named to the First Team and four were named to the Second Team.
Four of the six Eph honorees are sophomores, one is a first year, and one is a senior
Sophomore wide receiver Frank Stola was named to the 2018 All-NESCAC First Team Offense. Stola led NESCAC in receptions playing in eight of nine games by hauling in 53 passes for 697 yards (87.1 yards/game) and he totaled nine TD grabs. "Frank is our number one target and he plays his best games against our best competition," noted Raymond. "He's as good at tracking a football as I have ever seen."
Sophomore linebacker TJ Rothmann, who was a Second Team honoree in 2017, moved up to First Team Defense honors in 2018. Rothmann registered 58 tackles on the year in eight games (7.25/game). Thirty eight of Rothmann's tackles were solos. He had four tackles for a loss, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, picked off one pass, and broke up three passes.
"TJ is a dynamic player plays with high effort and is a playmaker," said Raymond. "He is always going top end, with his non-stop effort."
Named to the All-NESCAC Second Team on offense were quarterback Bobby Maimaron and senior right tackle Karsten Salveson. This marks the second consecutive year that Maimaron has been named to the Second Team. He was also named the NESCAC rookie of the Year in 2017. This is Karsten Salveson's first all-league honor.
Maimaron rushed for 547 yards and threw for 1,144 yards, He scored eight TDs on the ground and connected on eight TD passes. He completed 52.8% of his passes (104/197) and had a passing efficiency rating of 111.9. "We asked Bobby to do a lot this year with running and throwing the ball and certainly he is the catalyst of our offense," Raymond stated. " He is a standout player and dual threat."
"Karsten had a great senior year and is very deserving of this recognition," Raymond declared. He is an outstanding athlete for a man his size. We lined him up against the other team's best player each week."
Sophomore linebacker Jarrett Wesner also claimed his first all-conference recognition when he was named to the Second Team Defense. Wesner tied for second in NESCAC in tackles on the year with 73 (8.1/game). His 58 solo tackles this season is a Williams College record eclipsing he previous high set by Dylan Schultz '11 and Alex Brandeis '17 (48 in an eight-game season). He also notched a sack, five tackles for a loss, recovered a fumble, and broke up one pass.
"Jarrett is a tough, hard-nosed player who prepares tirelessly and plays extremely hard," Raymond said.
First year placekicker Andrew Schreibstein was named to the Second Team Special Teams as a kicker. Schreibstein did both the placekicking and punting for the Ephs in 2018. He tied for the NESCAC lead in field goals made with seven and he missed but one field goal attempt all year. His longest field goal of the year was from 40 yards. He converted on 25 of 27 point after touchdown attempts and tallied 46 points.
Twice in his rookie year Schreibstein was named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Schreibstein's 50 punts traveled 1,814 yards (36.3/punt) and 12 punts landed inside the 20-yard line.
"Andrew handled all of our kicking duties from punting and placekicking and showed tremendous accuracy and range," stated Raymond.