Oct. 2, 2013
The Collegiate Sprint Football League has tabbed Navy running back David Williams as its offensive player of the week and linebacker Matthew Piotrowicz as the league's defensive player of the week in Wednesday's weekly award announcements.
In his first action of the 2013 season following a knee injury in the preseason, Williams (Roanoke, Va.) led a dominant Navy running attack versus Mansfield. The senior running back registered a game-high 143 rushing yards and two touchdowns versus the Mountaineers. Beginning the game with 1,502 career rushing yards, Williams now sits 167 short of breaking Chris Butler's all-time mark of 1,811 yards set in 1982.
This is the third time that Williams has been named the CSFL Offensive Player of the Week in his career.
On the other side of the ball, Piotrowicz (Sewell, N.J.) led a stout Navy defense that shut out Mansfield, 41-0. The senior linebacker recorded a team-high 10 tackles, including 2.5 for losses. Piotrowicz added a sack to round off his performance. For the game, he was part of a defense that held Mansfield to just three rushing yards and only 46 combined yards for the game.
A 2012 First-Team All-CSFL honoree, Piotrowicz is a first-time recipient of a CSFL Defensive Player of the Week accolade.
On the season, the Mids have garnered three CSFL awards, as junior Chris Mershon (Lee's Summit, Mo.) was the Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 18 for his efforts versus Franklin Pierce.
Navy (3-0) is slated to face Penn Friday at 7 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. However, the Department of Defense has suspended all intercollegiate athletic events due to the government shutdown. Decisions on the status of events are being made daily. Please visit NavySports.com for updates on the status of the sprint football game and all Navy athletic events.