After producing the most regular-season wins in program history in 2019, the Mansfield University Sprint Football team was awarded 11 All-CSFL selections, headlined by seven first-team members and Newcomer of the Year Terrance Quaker.
The awards are voted on by the coaches and were announced on Monday, Nov. 18.
Mansfield (5-2, 3-1 CSFL North) was recognized for their breakthrough season as they earned the most first team selections out of any school in the conference while bringing home the Newcomer of the Year Award for the third straight season.
Quaker was named to 1st Team recognition as a kick returner and was joined by David Butler (RB), Dante Torrisi (OL), D.J. McLean (WR), Chase Moser (DL), Matt Roberts (LB) and Dajuan Buie (DB). Andrew Schwenk (LB) was named to the 2nd team and Sam Tillman (OL), John Rogers (WR) and Kayin Berger (DL) earned All-CSFL Honorable Mention.
“This is big for Mountie football,” Second-year Head Coach John Evans added. “I am very proud of these student athletes that will represent us on the All-League team.”
Quaker led the team and was tied for second in interceptions (five), while also breaking up a team-high five passes. The electrifying corner also performed on the offensive side of the ball, rushing twice for 88 yards and a score on the year.
Fellow freshman Roberts was named to the 1st team after leading the third-ranked Mountie defense during his rookie campaign. The 6-1 linebacker led the CSFL in tackles (62) and was the only player to average in double-figures for tackles per game (10.3).
Butler earned first-team honors for the first time in his career after earning Honorable Mention as a freshman in 2017. Butler set the program-record for rushing yards in a season (852), surpassing the previous mark set by Aren Harris (576) in 2015, while tying his own record for rushing touchdowns in a season with seven. The junior led the CSFL in rushing yards per game at a very impressive 121.7 clip.
McLean clinched his fourth straight CSFL honor, selected to the 1st Team as a sophomore and senior and Honorable Mention as a freshman and junior. The 6-1 receiver led the team in receptions (20), receiving yards (281) and touchdowns (five). With three catches in the win over Post, McLean became the program leader for receptions in a career (104) after already owning the career-receiving yards record (1,550).
Buie earned his second straight All-CSFL nod after being named honorable mention in 2018. Buie finished second on the team and tied for third in the conference with four interceptions. The sophomore corner picked off a pass in three straight games, while finishing tied for first on the team with five pass break-ups.
Moser earned his second All-CSFL selection after being named honorable mention as a freshman. Moser finished tied for seventh in the conference with four sacks and was third on the team with 29 total tackles. The sophomore was one of three Mounties to finish in double-digits with 10.5 tackles for loss for 33 yards. The Wellsboro, Pa. native had sacks in three games including a two-sack effort in a win over Alderson Broaddus.
Torrisi paved the way for Butler’s record-breaking season and was named to the 1st-team offensive line for the first time after earning second-team honors as a junior. Torrisi led the unit that helped Mansfield rank third in yards per rush (4.6), fourth in rushing yards (1181) and rushing touchdowns.
Schwenk was the only Mountie selected to the 2nd Team after finishing eighth in the conference and second on the team in tackles per game (7.1) with 31 solo efforts and 44 tackles total. The senior finished tied for the conference led for fumble recoveries (three), with two of those coming in the win over Alderson Broaddus.
Named a team captain as a junior, Tillman is the second Mountie offensive lineman to earn All-CSFL recognition, earning Honorable Mention.
Rogers is the third freshman to be named all-conference this season, being selected to Honorable Mention as a wide receiver. Rogers kicked off his Mountaineer career by scoring a touchdown in three consecutive games.
Berger rounds out the Honorable Mention selections after a breakthrough year as a junior on the defensive line. Berger recorded a sack in three straight games, while bringing down the quarterback twice and forcing a fumble in a win over Alderson Broaddus.