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Wood Named Second Team All-PFL, Six Crusaders Earn Honorable Mention Honors
Greg Wood was a Second Team All-PFL pick this season. (Stacey LaCalamita)
Greg Wood was a Second Team All-PFL pick this season. (Stacey LaCalamita)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) earned Second Team All-Pioneer Football League honors for his efforts punting the football this season while six other Valparaiso University players received Honorable Mention accolades.  Sean McCarty (Waukesha, Wis./West H.S.) and Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) earned Honorable Mention honors on the offensive side while Nikko Carson (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township H.S.), Cody Gokan (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein H.S.), Pat Derbak (Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg H.S), and Laurence Treadaway (Detroit, Mich./Orchard Lake Saint Mary’s H.S.) represented the defense.

Wood, a junior, finished the season averaging 42.0 yards per punt this season, second in the PFL.  He has ranked among the top-15 punters all season long and landed 16 of his 76 punts inside the opponents 20-yard line.  He launched 15 punts 50 or more yards, including a career best 76-yard kick.  Wood is a two-time All-Conference selection, earning First Team honors last year.

McCarty, a fifth-year senior wide receiver, led Valpo with 418 yards receiving on 26 catches.  His 16.1 yard per catch average also led the Brown and Gold and he hauled in one touchdown pass.  McCarty is now a two-time Honorable Mention All-PFL pick.

Blair, a senior offensive lineman, started 33 straight games for the Crusaders at left tackle, helping to anchor the Valpo line.  He earned his third straight Honorable Mention All-PFL accolade.

Carson, a senior defensive lineman, tallied 42 tackles for the Brown and Gold this season, including 28 solo stops.  He led the Crusaders with 13.5 tackles for loss and registered 5.5 of the team’s 10 quarterback sacks.  A two-time Honorable Mention All-PFL selection, he also forced a fumble and recovered another.

Gokan, a redshirt-junior linebacker, finished third on the team with 73 tackles, including 33 solo stops.  He intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble for the Crusaders on his way to earning his second straight Honorable Mention honor.

Derbak, a sophomore linebacker, earned his first career PFL honor this season.  He led the Brown and Gold with 87 tackles, including 48 solos. He had 6.5 tackles for loss on the season and also intercepted a pass.

Treadaway, a fifth-year senior defensive back, was second on the team with 81 tackles on the year.  He forced three fumbles and intercepted another pass to wrap up his Crusader career. He battled back in 2011 to start every game after missing all of 2010 with an injury, forcing him to redshirt.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay