West Liberty Lands 8 on All-MEC Grid Squad

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Eight West Liberty University football players have earned berths on the 2021 All-Mountain East Conference Football Team. Results of the annual coaches’ voting were released to the media on Tuesday afternoon.

    Defensive end Trevor Hoosier was a first-team All-MEC selection while wide receiver Isaiah Robinson, defensive end David Gilcreast and linebacker Maceo Christmas were second-team picks. Honorable mention went to running back Tyler Moler, tight end Kam Kruzelyak, defensive back Elijah Hadley and punter/placekicker Owen Rozanc.

    Charleston running back Tyreik McAllister was voted MEC Offensive Player of the Year while Frostburg State lineman Carl Igweh and Notre Dame linebacker Guam Lee shared MEC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Fairmont State quarterback Mike Floria was the Offensive Freshman of the Year with Defensive Player of the Year laurels going to Fairmont linebacker Brocton Blair. Frostburg State’s DeLane Fitzgerald was voted MEC Coach of the Year.    

    Following are brief capsules on West Liberty’s All-MEC honorees:

TREVOR HUDSON, a 6-5, 245-pound junior from Williamstown, W.Va., was leading the nation in tackles-for-loss when he went down with a late-season injury. Despite missing the final three games, Hudson still ranked among the MEC leaders in TFLs and QB sacks and tied for the team lead in total tackles – a rarity for a defensive lineman.

ISAIAH ROBINSON, a 6-3, 180-pound senior from Washington, Pa., led the Hilltoppers with 45 catches for 632 yards and 8 TDs. Speedy WR ranked among the MEC's Top 10 in catches, receiving yards, receiving yards/game and receiving TDs

DAVID GILCREAST, a 6-3, 230-pound junior from Akron, Ohio, teamed with Hoosier to give WLU one of the region’s most disruptive defensive end tandems. Tied Hoosier for the team lead with 45 tackles, had 12.5 TFLs, a team-high 7.5 QB sacks and ranked among the Top 10 nationally with 4 forced fumbles

MACEO CHRISTMAS, a 6-0, 220-pound sophomore from Fredericksburg, Va., battled through injuries to come on strong down the stretch. Despite missing three full games, he finished with 38 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 5 QB sacks, intercepted a pass and broke up four more.

TYLER MOLER, a 5-11, 195-pound redshirt freshman from Parkersburg, W.Va., emerged as the workhorse of the WLU backfield. Moler ran for 843 yards on 226 carries and ranked among the MEC leaders with four 100-yard rushing games. His 41 carries against Wheeling was the third-highest in the nation this fall.

KAM KRUZELYAK, a 6-2, 220-pound freshman from Pittsburgh, Pa., playmaking tight end finished with 261 receiving yards on 25 catches in his debut season. Had 2 acrobatic TD grabs vs. W.Va. State in season finale.

ELIJAH HADLEY, a 6-2, 175-pound freshman from Trinity, Fla., ball-hawking cornerback led West Liberty and ranked among the MEC's Top 5 with 5 interceptions and 11 passes defensed. His 145 interception return yards ranked No. 2 in the MEC, highlighted by a 60-yard TD runback against Fairmont State

OWEN ROZANC, a 5-11, 180-pound junior, collected his third All-MEC honor and second as a punter. Rozanc averaged 39.0 yards on 59 punts, tied for the MEC lead with 8 punts of 50 yards or more and placed 14 of his boots inside the opponents' 20.


2021 All-Mountain East Conference Team

Offensive Player of the Year:Tyreik McAllister (Charleston)

Offensive Freshman of the Year:Mike Floria (Fairmont State)

Defensive Player of the Year:Carl Igweh (Frostburg State)/Guam Lee (Notre Dame)

Defensive Freshman of the Year:Brocton Blair (Fairmont State)

Coach of the Year:DeLane Fitzgerald (Frostburg State)



Pos.  Player                                            School                             

QB     Chris Brimm                                 Notre Dame                    

RB     Sy Alli                                             Wheeling                         

RB     Dante Jones                                 W.Va. State                    

RB     Gavin Lavat                                  Frostburg State              

RB     Tyreik McAllister                         Charleston                      

WR    Devanaire Conliffe                     Notre Dame                    

WR    Malik Morris                                Frostburg State              

WR    Tywan Pearce                              Concord                          

TE      Faheem Diab                               UNC Pembroke              

HB     Nate Forte                                    Frostburg State              

OL     Gottlieb Ayedze                          Frostburg State              

OL     Nick Beans                                   Notre Dame                    

OL     Brandon Dillard                           Frostburg State              

OL     Elburt Munn                                 Charleston                      

OL     Brandon Nicholson                    Notre Dame                    


DL      Eliah Goodman                            Charleston                      

DL      Noah Harris-Lyles                       Notre Dame                    

DL      TREVOR HOOSIER                      WEST LIBERTY               

DL      Carl Igweh                                    Frostburg State              

DL      Jack Kosko                                    Notre Dame                    

LB      Seth Arnold                                  Glenville State                

LB      Keon Freeman                             Charleston                      

LB      Guam Lee                                     Notre Dame                    

LB      Payton Lunsford                          W.Va. State                    

LB      Nate Moore                                 Notre Dame                    

LB      Hauns White                                Frostburg State              

DB     Kei Beckham                                Charleston                      

DB     Antoine Holloway                       Notre Dame                    

DB     Brandon Penn                              Glenville State                

DB     Bryce Sheppert                            Notre Dame                    

DB     Rich White III                               Wheeling                         

Special Teams

P        Avery Book                                  Glenville State                

K        Tim McCutcheon                        Charleston                      

Ret    Devin Jones                                  UNC Pembroke              



QB     Jack Mangel                                 Concord                          

QB     Guy Meyers                                  Charleston                      

RB     Tyris Dickerson                            Notre Dame                    

RB     Malcom Facey                             Frostburg State              

RB     Alfred Menjor                              Glenville State                

WR    Javon Butler                                 Glenville State                

WR    Javon Hayes                                 Fairmont State               

WR    ISAIAH ROBINSON                     WEST LIBERTY               

TE      C.J. Kiss                                         Notre Dame                    

HB     Josh Nevers                                  Fairmont State               

OL     Jimmy Burchett                           Notre Dame                    

OL     Lavon Cottemond                       W.Va. State                    

OL     Mike Kyle                                      Notre Dame                    

OL     Donnie McCallister                     Charleston                      

OL     Cade Raudebaugh                      Wheeling                         


DL      Luke Freeman                              Frostburg State              

DL      DAVID GILCREAST                     WEST LIBERTY               

DL      Eric Lilly                                         Glenville State                

DL      Christian Van Horn                     Charleston                      

DL      Taye Vereen                                 UNC Pembroke              

LB      Brocton Blair                                Fairmont State               

LB      MACEO CHRISTMAS                  WEST LIBERTY               

LB      Michael Perry                              Charleston                      

LB      Dylan Spaeth                               Notre Dame                    

LB      Josiah Wright                               Wheeling                         

DB     Dante Bowlding                          UNC Pembroke              

DB     Jeremie Dominique                    Charleston                      

DB     Akyian Loney                               Frostburg State              

DB     Rob Salters                                   Notre Dame                    

DB     Christian Thompson                   W.Va. State                    

DB     Avery Thurman                            Frostburg State              

Special Teams

P        Dominic Buttazzoni                    Notre Dame                    

K        Tanner Harding                           Notre Dame                    

Ret    Zae Giles                                       Frostburg State              


    QB: Josh Jones (UNCP)

    RB: Joe Early (UNCP),TYLER MOLER (WLU)

    TE: Tristan Ballard (WU)


    WR: Trey Dixon (UNCP), Shawn Harris (FAIR), Ryan LaFollette (WU), Marquise McCoy (UC)

    OL: Gage Baldwin (UNCP), Greg Gaines (FROST), Andrew Griffith (FROST), Ebube Emeh (UC), Trey Milam (WVWC), Adam Reigler (NDC), Brook Robey (GSC),

    DL: Chrinovic Mukulu (FAIR), Brandon Munoz (WU), Randy Robinson (FAIR), Leonard Scott (FROST), Jason Simon (WU), Cody Stanley (WVSU)

    LB: Danny Anige (FAIR), Ryan Gorman (WU), Deontre Logan (WVWC), Tracey White Jr. (AB)

    DB: ELIJAH HADLEY (WLU),Devin Jackson (FAIR), John Jones (UNCP), Ibrahim Sesay (WVSU), Shaun Sterling Jr. (GSC)


    K: Josh Jones (GSC)

    Ret: Bryce Sheppert (NDC)

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