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Arruza Named VaSID State Football Coach of the Year, 9 Players Honored

Head coach Pedro Arruza on the sidelines with the R-MC offense

BRIDGEWATER, Va. - After leading Randolph-Macon to its 11th ODAC title and its first NCAA Championship victory, Pedro Arruza was named Coach of the Year in the state of Virginia by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

The Yellow Jackets had eight players earn All-State First Team honors: senior offensive lineman Greg Castle (Kenley, N.C./North Johnston), senior running back Tre Frederick (Angier, N.C./West Johnston), senior linebacker Yonis Blanco (Silver Spring, Md./Montgomery Blair), junior tight end Sam Tanner (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis), junior offensive lineman Jake Wernle (Purcellville, Va./Woodgrove), junior defensive lineman Steve McNair (Elkridge, Md./Howard), junior safety Anthony Williams (Ashburn, Va./Woodgrove) and sophomore kicker Chris Vidal (Wake, N.C./Wake Forest). Senior wide receiver Eric Hoy (Clayton, N.C./Clayton) was voted to the All-State Second Team.

Castle was All-ODAC First Team, All-South Region First Team and All-America Third Team. Frederick was All-South Region Second Team and All-ODAC Second Team. Tanner and Wernle were All-ODAC First Team and All-South Region Third Team. Blanco, Hoy, McNair, Williams and Vidal were All-ODAC First Team.

Arruza, in his 15th season at R-MC, led the Yellow Jackets to an 8-2 regular-season mark and 6-1 record in ODAC play. R-MC won its 11th ODAC title, tying Emory & Henry for the most championships in the history of the conference. The Yellow Jackets earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship and received a trip to No 8 John Carroll. R-MC won its first NCAA playoff game in program history with a 23-20 victory over the Blue Streaks. The Yellow Jackets would have their season end at No. 23 Muhlenberg in the second round of the NCAA Championship. R-MC finished No. 18 in the final D3football.com Top 25.

2018 VaSID Football College All-State Team

2018 VaSID All State Offensive Player of the Year

 

Quarterback

Hayden

Bauserman

Shenandoah University

2018 VaSID All State Defensive Player of the Year

 

Linebacker

Re'Shaun

Myers

Bridgewater College

2018 VaSID All State Offensive Rookie of the Year

 

Running Back

Kaleb

Smith

Hampden-Sydney College

2018 VaSID All State Defensive Rookie of the Year

 

Defensive Lineman

Joseph

Ledbetter

Averett University

2018 VaSID All State Coach of the Year

 

 

Pedro

Arruza

Randolph-Macon College

First Team

 

 

 

Position

Player First

Player Last

School

Quarterback

Hayden

Bauserman

Shenandoah University

Running Back

Tre

Frederick

Randolph-Macon College

Running Back

Brian

Mann

Ferrum College

Wide Receiver

Major

Morgan

Hampden-Sydney College

Wide Receiver

Casey

Stewart

Shenandoah University

Tight End

Sam

Tanner

Randolph-Macon College

Offensive Line

Greg

Castle

Randolph-Macon College

Offensive Line

Michael

Head

Averett University

Offensive Line

Mitch

Hornsby

Washington and Lee University

Offensive Line

Matt

Rittenhouse

Christopher Newport University

Offensive Line

Jake

Wernle

Randolph-Macon College

Defensive Line

Ben

James

Christopher Newport University

Defensive Line

John

Kline

Hampden-Sydney College

Defensive Line

Joseph

Ledbetter

Averett University

Defensive Line

Steve

McNair

Randolph-Macon College

Linebacker

Yonis

Blanco

Randolph-Macon College

Linebacker

Dejon

Brooks

Averett University

Linebacker

Re'Shaun

Myers

Bridgewater College

Cornerback

Damian

Jiggetts

Christopher Newport University

Cornerback

Daquan

Pridget

Shenandoah University

Safety

Chad

Vanlandingham

Hampden-Sydney College

Safety

Anthony

Williams

Randolph-Macon College

Place Kicker

Chris

Vidal

Randolph-Macon College

Punter

Cole

Westberry

Averett University

Return Specialist

Bradley

Jefferson

Averett University

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

Position

Player First

Player Last

School

Quarterback

Alec

Cobb

Hampden-Sydney College

Running Back

Josh

Breece

Washington and Lee University

Running Back

Akiva

Wedge

Southern Virginia University

Wide Receiver

Joshua

Davis

Christopher Newport University

Wide Receiver

Eric

Hoy

Randolph-Macon College

Tight End

Grant

Monson

Bridgewater College

Offensive Line

Sean

Clark

Washington and Lee University

Offensive Line

Andrew

Grage

Hampden-Sydney College

Offensive Line

Will

Hoffman

Bridgewater College

Offensive Line

Jordan

Sawyer

Christopher Newport University

Offensive Line

Tyler

Weterrings

Emory & Henry College

Defensive Line

Andrew

Frailer

Washington and Lee University

Defensive Line

Johnathon

Johnson

Ferrum College

Defensive Line

Muhammad

Khan

Bridgewater College

Defensive Line

Khris

Smith

Apprentice School

Linebacker

Will

Corry

Washington and Lee University

Linebacker

Griffin

Davis

Hampden-Sydney College

Linebacker

Donavan

Montague

University of Virginia-Wise

Cornerback

Raekwon

Jackson

Apprentice School

Cornerback

D.J.

Wright

Christopher Newport University

Safety

Matt

Dang

Bridgewater College

Safety

Neil

Davis

Southern Virginia University

Place Kicker

Cole

Westberry

Averett University

Punter

Bo

Sheridan

Washington & Lee University

Return Specialist

Davonta

Womack

Bridgewater College