Ten Vulcans named to All-PSAC West team
California University’s football team has been dominating the All-PSAC West team in recent years.
It happened again this season.
Ten Vulcans were named to the first team with defensive lineman Darnell Harding, of McKeesport, being Cal’s second straight Freshman of the Year.
Defensive back Rontez Miles was last year’s top newcomer.
Harding had a team-leading five quarterback sacks and 25 tackles, including nine for losses, and one interception.
California players on the first team are senior quarterback Josh Portis, sophomore running back Lamont Smith, sophomore tight end Blake Williamson, senior wide receiver Terrance Moore and senior lineman Dan Jordan from the offense; senior lineman Sam Fikaris, junior linebacker Brett Diamond, junior defensive back Erik Harris and Miles from the defense; and senior punter Derek Fiorenza.
Jordan was a first-team repeater.
California’s second teamers are senior offensive lineman Nick Piccirillo, junior wide receiver Chedrick Cherry, senior kicker Marc Domonkos and junior defensive lineman Thomas Mulabah.
Mercyhurst junior wide receiver and punt returner Trevor Kennedy was the PSAC West Offensive Player of the Year with the Lakers’ senior linebacker Bryan Boyce the Defensive Player of the Year.
Mercyhurst’s Marty Schaetzle was selected West Coach of the Year.
Slippery Rock junior wide receiver Darren Goda, an Elizabeth Forward product, was named to the second team.
Bloomsburg, Cal’s opponent Saturday in the NCAA Division II playoffs, had nine first teamers, including senior linebacker Nike Varanavage as Defensive Player of the Year and running back Franklyn Quiteh as Freshman of the Year.