McQuiston brothers help lead Kenyon gridders to first place

Phoenixville's Sam McQuiston has helped the Kenyon College (Ohio) football team jump from last place to first place in its conference.
Phoenixville's Sam McQuiston has helped the Kenyon College (Ohio) football team jump from last place to first place in its conference.

Alec McQuiston (Phoenixville) and older brother Sam McQuiston (Phoenixville) have helped elevate Kenyon from last place to first place in the Northern Collegiate Athletic Conference (NCAC) in Division III college football action.

Alec McQuiston made three tackles and had one pass break-up as Kenyon upped its record to 4-1 in the circuit and 5-3 voerall while Sam McQuiston had one tackle in a 20-7 victory over Allegheny.

Kenyon (5-1, 6-3) got three tackles from Alec McQuiston and one more from Sam McQuiston in a 21-17 win over Wooster to help the Lords clinch at least a tie for the North Coast Athletic Conference tittle, the programs first since 1998. The Lords six victories top their total of five during the past five seasons combined.

Kenyon was 0-8 and in the midst of a 21-game losing streak at this time last year. Alec has 25 tackles and a forced fumble while Sam has 17 tackles and one interception for the Lords defense.


At Kings College, Tyler Mejasic (Phoenixville, Bishop Shanahan) is a 5-10, 170-pound defensive back for the Monarchs. He has recorded 20 tackles thus far this season, 10 solo and 10 assisted. Mejasic made four solo stops and five tackles overall against FDU-Florham and three solos and five overall again against Lycoming.

Ave Maria of Florida, an NAIA member, has received 21 tackles and two pass break-ups from Conor Myers (Phoenixville, Pope John Paul II). Myers made two tackles in a 48-14 loss at Edwards Waters.

Gettysburg got playing time from Travis Andrews (Phoenixville) in a 42-20 victory over Moravian. Andrews also helped the host Bullets (5-3, 6-3) despite a 23-13 upset loss to visiting Dickinson (4-4, 4-5).

In the Centennial Conference, leader and nationally ranked Johns Hopkins defeated host Ursinus, 35-17. The Bears) got five tackles from Matt Glowacki (Spring-Ford). Ursinus (4-4, 5-4) got seven tackles from Matt Glowacki (Spring-Ford) in a 24-17 overtime loss at Muhlenberg.

Franklin & Marshall (6-2, 7-2) featured Ryan Ignatovig (Pope John Paul II) at starting right tackle on offense and got one tackle on defense from Tyler Pollick (St. Pius X), but the Diplomats were upset by Susquehanna, 24-17. Pollick and Ignatovig helped F & M upset nationally ranked and previously unbeaten Johns Hopkins (7-1, 8-1), 14-12.

Lebanon Valley (5-3, 6-3) and starting center Aaron Cummins (Spring-Ford) posted a 34-19 win over Kings.

Division I-A

Vanderbilt (3-3, 5-4) got one quarterback hurry, one sack and four tackles overall from senior defensive tackle Rob Lohr (Phoenixville) in a 49-7 rout of Massachusetts in non-conference action. Lohr made four tackles in a 40-0 shutout over host Kentucky. It marked the Commodores third straight win and first shoutout of a Southeast Conference opponent since 1968.

Eastern Michigan (0-5, 1-8) got four carries for 22 yards from Ryan Brumfield (Chester Springs, Owen J. Roberts) in a 24-3 setback to Bowling Green. Brumfield, a 5-10, 185-pounder, followed that up with his best performance in two years with the Eagles during last Saturday afternoons 45-14 loss to host Ohio University. Brumfield carried 15 times for 39 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 23 more yards and another score.

Division I-AA

Wagner (6-1, 6-3) and starting right guard Steve Ciocci (Spring-Frod) won its fifth game in a row with a 23-13 verdict over Robert Morris to remain in contention for a Northeast Conference championship. Ciocci also provided strong blocking as Wagner gained 413 yards of offense and a 30-0 shutout of No. 18 Albany. It marked the sixths traight Northeast Conference win for the Seahawks, who have not committed any turnovers during their streak.

Division II

Bloomsburg (6-1, 9-1) got playing time from Cole Parkinson (St. Pius X) in a 24-23 win over West Chester (4-3, 6-4).

Kevin Bohl (Phoenixville) started at right guard on offense for Millersville (1-6, 2-8) in a 62-14 loss to East Stroudsburg (4-3, 5-4). Bohl is also an honor student and a member of the Millersville University Glee Club. He tours with the group during the offseason and sings in concerts.


Alvernia senior Miranda Peto (Phoenixville) was named Commonwealth Conference player fo the Week after scoring three goals and adding an assist in a 2-0 week for the Crusaders. Alvernia was eliminated from the conference playoffs but still received a bid to the ECAC Championships.

The University of Connecticut won the Big East Championship with a 4-3 victory over Syracuse in Louisville, Ky., last Sunday. It marked the 12th Big East title for the No. 5 Huskies (18-2) and star junior midfielder Marie Elena Bolles (Phoenixville, Villa Maria Academy). The Huskies upset the top-seeded and No. 3-ranked orange. UConn trailed 3-1 early in the second half and stormed back with three unanswered goals to earn their first tournament title since 2009. Bolles is the leagues Offensive Player of the Year.

Katie Briglia (Phoenixville, Villa Maria Academy) is a star senior attack player at Temple University. Briglia was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference first team as well as the All-Championship Team.


Vermont junior Chris McCarthy (Collegeville native) contributed three assists on the weekend as the Catamounts split a series against Providence, losing 3-2 on Friday and winning 2-0 on Saturday.


Arcadia junior Ryan Lantzy (Phoenixville) was named the first team goalkeeper for the Commonwealth Conference.

Lantzy started all 17 games for Arcadia and yielded 19 goals for a goals-against average of 1.08. He totaled 65 saves, including a high of 11 in a game at Rutgers-Canmden back on Sept. 9. His save percentage was .774. He had a win-loss record of 8-7-2 with four shutouts and faced 191 shots.

Elizabethtown senior Eric Carr (Phoenixville) was named the honorable mention goalie for the same circuit.

Elizabethtown fell to Lebanon Valley, 1-0, in the conference semifinal playoffs. The Blue Jays ended their season at 9-7-3 overall.

Carr made several key saves to keep E-twon in the game. First he robbed LVCs Kelly Hess of a scoring chance and then followed that up by stopping a shot from Cam Alexander. Carr had three swaves in the game.

The Blue Jays graduate four senior starters, including Carr, as well as three more reserve players.