Ancar Headlines Raven Football All-HAAC Selections
Senior defensive end named Defensive Player of the Year
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 2011 All-Conference football team was selected by the coaches of the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) on Monday and 23 Ravens earned 26 honors on the list.
Defensive End Jordan Ancar (Sr., Port Sulphur, La.) was named a unanimous first-team defensive lineman and also added his name to a list of Ravens to earn Player of the Year honors as he was named HAAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Ancar led the Ravens in tackles with 64 and was No. 2 in the HAAC in tackles for a loss with 17.5. He was also No. 12 in the NAIA in tackles for a loss and his three forced fumbles placed him No. 6 in the NAIA. He also led the team in sacks with 4.5.
In all, Benedictine earned 10 first-team selections, four second-team selections, six third-team selections and six honorable mention selections.
Wide receiver Jordan Jackson (Jr., Altamonte Springs, Fla.), offensive lineman Ron Fontenot (Sr., Kenner, La.) and running back Cameron Fore (Soph., Rolla, Mo.) joined Ancar as unanimous first-team selections.
Wide receiver Geoff Akpom (Jr., San Diego), offensive lineman Walton "Bubba" Pearl (Sr., Parkville, Mo.), inside linebacker Moses Kato (Sr., San Bruno, Calif.), corner Luke O'Brien (Sr., Saline, Mich.), safety Ashton Stephens (Sr,. Topeka) and kick returner Xavier Cooper (Fr., Tucson, Ariz.) were all named to the first team.
Offensive lineman Eric Bossler (Sr., O'Fallon, Ill.), running back Kevon McGrew (Jr., St. Louis), nose tackle Tyler Lueckenhoff (Sr., Jefferson City, Mo.) and linebacker Ray Gragg (Jr., Topeka) were named to the second team.
Tight End Alex Boyd (Jr., Overland Park), offensive lineman Frank Robles (Jr., Westminster, Calif.) defensive end Kevin Pacholski (Sr., Chicago, Ill.), outside linebacker RJ Nill (Sr., Kansas City, Kan.) were named to the third team. Ancar was also named a third-team athlete for contributions made in other aspects of the game not related to his role as defensive end.
Punter Dylan McGuire (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), outside linebacker Nick Rudolph (Sr., Overland Park), inside linebacker Nick Anderson (Sr., Winslow, Ariz.), corner Lawrence Haynes (Sr., Seaside, Calif.) and safety Dylan Meisenheimer (Jr., Oak Grove, Mo.) were named honorable mention. Fore was also named honorable mention athlete for contributions made in other aspects of the game not related to his role as running back.
The Ravens finished third in the HAAC with an overall record of 9-3 and qualified for the NAIA Football Championship Series for the 12th time under head coach Larry Wilcox.