November 17, 2010
Grove City well-represented on All-PAC squads
WEXFORD, Pa. -- The Presidents' Athletic Conference recently released its All-Conference teams for football and volleyball and Grove City College is well-represented on both squads.
In football, senior offensive tackle Pete Polesnak (Hermitage, Pa./Kennedy Catholic), junior nose tackle Jarred Frawley (Franklin, Pa./Franklin) and junior linebacker Jason Ferguson (Mineral Ridge, Ohio/Mineral Ridge) all earned First Team All-PAC and senior strong safety Butch Kriger (Pittsburgh, Pa./Montour) landed on the Second Team.
Nine players earned All-PAC Honorable Mention.
Two Grove City volleyball players captured All-Conference distinction. Senior libero Kim Budd (Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard) earned Second Team status and sophomore Elisabeth Willits (Hatfield, Pa./North Penn) received Honorable Mention.
Polesnak earned First Team All-PAC for the second consecutive season after anchoring the Grove City offensive line from his left tackle position. He started all 10 games this season and helped the Wolverines develop one of the conference's most balanced offensive attacks.
Frawley led Grove City with 10.5 tackles for loss this season. He started all 10 games at nose tackle this year and finished the season with 46 total tackles and 3.5 quarterback sacks. Frawley also recovered two fumbles. He earned All-PAC Honorable Mention in 2009.
Ferguson recorded 68 tackles and two interceptions while starting all 10 games at middle linebacker this season. He forced two fumbles and added six tackles for loss. Ferguson captured Second Team All-PAC in 2009.
Kriger started nine games this season and finished with 45 tackles, including four for loss. He also broke up four passes.
Senior kicker Craig Bicehouse (Prospect, Pa./Slippery Rock), junior defensive tackle Marcus Chakot (Indiana, Pa./Indiana), junior tailback Blaine Miller (Mount Joy, Pa./Donegal), senior wide receiver Luke O'Hara (New Castle, Pa./Shenango), junior tight end Anthony Reda (Pittsburgh, Pa./Seton-La Salle), junior punter Ed Reith (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills), senior free safety Mark Rossol (Waterville, Ohio/Toledo Christian), junior linebacker Marc Shamley (Orlando, Fla./Pine Castle Christian) and junior offensive tackle Zach Start (Vandergrift, Pa./North Catholic) all received Honorable Mention.
Bicehouse set a Grove City accuracy record by going 22 for 22 on extra points this year. He also kicked three field goals. Chakot started all 10 games at defensive tackle. He recorded 25 tackles and three sacks.
Miller led Grove City with 652 rushing yards, 36 receptions and 438 receiving yards. He became the first Grove City player to lead the team in all three categories in the same season since Greg Magness in 1968. Miller also led Grove City (5-5) with 11 total touchdowns.
O'Hara caught 31 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns while Reda had 10 catches in 2010. Reith averaged 38.1 yards per punt this year and placed 12 punts inside the opposition's 20-yard line. He also ran for 317 yards on just 44 carries.
Rossol led Grove City with 69 tackles. He also broke up five passes and forced two fumbles. Shamley started nine games at rush end and led the Wolverines with 4.5 sacks. He had 10 tackles for loss and 41 total stops. Start started all 10 games at right tackle for the second consecutive season.
Budd led the Presidents' Athletic Conference in digs, averaging 5.82 per set. That average is the second-highest in program history and the highest dig average since the NCAA switched to rally scoring 10 years ago.
Budd completed her career in second place on Grove City's all-time list with 1,866 digs. She started all 28 matches and played in all 96 sets this year.
Willits led the Wolverines in kills this fall, averaging 2.96 per set. She also recorded 38 blocks and 18 serving aces.
The conference's head coaches select the All-PAC teams in each respective sport.
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