Sprint Football Places 13 on All-CSFL Team
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Collegiate Sprint Football League announced late Monday its 2017 postseason listing of All-League honorees. The Navy sprint football team had 13 different players earn accolades, including four players named First Team All-CSFL and a pair named to the second team.
Defensive lineman Luke Coughlin (Islip, N.Y.), defensive back Patrick McMahan (Windermere, Fla.), offensive lineman Jonathan Meier (Camarillo, Calif.), and place kicker Jared Swenson (Seymour, Wis.) were named to the first team, while running back and team co-captain Mac Lavis (Orinda, Calif.) and linebacker Sheppard Wilson (Charlotte, N.C.) were tabbed to the second team.
In addition, the Midshipmen had seven players named honorable mention -- Braydan Chmiel (QB - Warrenton, Mo.), Mason Hooten (LB - Orlando, Fla.), Adam Krause (OL - Omro, Wis.), Alex Oldham (LB - Dayton, Ohio), Dean Rye (LB - Fairfax, Va.), Bryant Schlade (DL - Napoleon, Ohio), and Sam Shaunak (WR - Collierville, Tenn.).
In total, ninety-three (93) league players were recognized across the first, second, and honorable mention All-CSFL teams for both offense and defense.
Coughlin played and started in all eight games on the season, making 38 tackles, including 22 solo stops. He recorded a team-best 12.5 tackles for loss (51 total yards) and a team-high 7.0 sacks (43 yards). In addition, Coughlin forced three fumbles, while registering a fumble recovery. He was credited with a quarterback hurry and a pass break up and was named CSFL Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 24.
McMahan is a three-time All-CSFL honoree, earning honorable mention as a sophomore, second team as a junior, and first team as a senior. He started every game, recording 11 tackles on the year, including 10 solo stops. McMahan had a team-best four interceptions, while adding two pass breakups. He tallied 259 all-purpose yards, including 183 kickoff return yards, 59 punt return yards, and 17 interception return yards.
Meier, who is a two-time member of the All-CSFL team, anchored the offensive line that helped the offense amass 2,876 yards of total offense, including 1,501 rushing yards and 1,375 passing yards with 20 rushing touchdowns and an additional 15 TDs passing.
Swenson led the team in points scored with 66, finishing the year with 33 made extra points, while also connecting on 11 field goals. He was a three-time CSFL Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Nov. 7). Swenson recorded a season-high 18 points in the season finale against Caldwell, finishing the game 9-for-9 in PATs with a season-best three field goals made, including a season-long 48-yard FG. He also had 11 points against Mansfield, tallying five extra points and two field goals.
Lavis, a two-time member of the All-CSFL team, played in five games, making three starts, missing some time with an injury. The offensive captain rushed for 178 yards on 46 carries (3.9 yards per carry) with five touchdowns. He had best game of the season in the finale against Caldwell, rushing for a season-high 72 yards and three touchdowns all in the first half.
Wilson finished the year with 47 tackles, including 29 solo tackles and 18 assisted stops. He notched 2.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks, while blocking three kicks, forcing a fumble and registering two pass breakups. Wilson had one interception for 19 yards and a touchdown at Mansfield and was named CSFL Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 26.
The 2017 CSFL season marked a year of firsts for the league, which split into two divisions for the first time and featured the North Division and South Division winners playing in a true championship game. The league also welcomed Caldwell as its ninth member and changed the weight limit for players from 172 pounds to 178 pounds.