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Faulkner's Josh Hollingsworth is the MSC West Division Offensive Player of the Year.
Faulkner's Josh Hollingsworth is the MSC West Division Offensive Player of the Year.
Posted by Chris Wells - Thu, Nov. 17, 2011 - [ Football ] - Viewed 3051 times

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Faulkner University's Josh Hollingsworth and Shorter University's Demery Hawkins are the Mid-South Conference West Division Players of the Year, conference officials announced on Thursday.

Hollingsworth and Hawkins are two of the 29 players to earn West Division all-conference honors as selected by the MSC West coaches. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.

Hollingsworth led the MSC and the NAIA in passing and total offense during the season to earn MSC West Offensive Player of the Year. The sophomore quarterback averaged 390.3 passing yards per game and 420 yards of total offense per outing during the season.

Hawkins led the MSC and ranked third in the NAIA averaging 11 tackles per game to earn the division's top defensive award. The junior linebacker recorded 13 tackles for a loss -- sixth best in the conference -- and forced two fumbles during the season for the Hawks.

Cumberland University's Quan Johnson was selected as the MSC West Offensive Freshman of the Year and Shorter's Dominique Henfield is the MSC West Defensive Freshman of the Year.

Johnson averaged 81.5 all-purpose yards per game -- 17th best in the MSC -- while averaging 15.1 yards per punt return and a touchdown. Henfield ranked 13th in the conference averaging 7.8 tackles per game.

Union College's Zachery Eagler was selected by the MSC's athletic directors as the football student-athlete Champions of Character recipient. Eagler was selected based on his character-driven and civic leadership within his team, campus and community.

Bethel University's Dino Kaklis was selected by his peers as the MSC West Division Coach of the Year. Kaklis led the No. 13-ranked Wildcats (8-2) to the West Division title and a berth into the Football Championship Series.

Shorter had the most representatives on the 2011 All-MSC West Division Team as eight Hawks garnered first-team recognition. Bethel, Belhaven University and University of the Cumberlands each had five players on the all-conference team followed by Cumberland University's four and Faulkner's two.

Belhaven places nine players on the honorable mention team followed by Bethel's seven and Faulkner's six. Shorter, Cumberlands and Union each has five honorable mention nods while Cumberland has four.

In addition to honoring play on the field, the MSC honored 82 MSC West Division student-athletes for earning academic all-conference honors for their work in the classroom. The award is reserved for student-athletes that are sophomores or higher academically with at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
 

MSC West Division Awards

Award

Player

School

Offensive Player of the Year

Josh Hollingsworth

Faulkner

Defensive Player of the Year

Demery Hawkins

Shorter

Offensive Freshman of the Year

Quan Johnson

Cumberland

Defensive Freshman of the Year

Dominique Henfield

Shorter

Coach of the Year

Dino Kaklis

Bethel

Champions of Character

Zachery Eagler

Union

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MSC West Division First-Team All-Conference

Pos.

Player

School

Offensive Line

Jouan Cox

Bethel

Offensive Line

Sam Greene

Cumberland Univ.

Offensive Line

Colby Hitchcock

Cumberlands

Offensive Line

Andy Kellogg

Shorter

Offensive Line

Nick Newborn

Shorter

Tight End

Collin Wooddy

Shorter

Wide Receiver

Willie Gibson

Cumberlands

Wide Receiver

Courtney Pete

Faulkner

Slot Back

Jonny Sitton

Shorter

Quarterback

Josh Hollingsworth

Faulkner

Running Back

Justin Gaines

Belhaven

Running Back

Cordarious Mann

Bethel

Running Back

James McClain

Cumberland Univ.

Kicker

James Bryan

Belhaven

Defensive Line

Joey Dieyne

Bethel

Defensive Line

Damien Riden

Shorter

Defensive Line

Jared Stippert

Cumberlands

Defensive Line

Stayce Whipple

Bethel

Linebacker

Demery Hawkins

Shorter

Linebacker

Dominique Henfield

Shorter

Linebacker

Ben Miller

Cumberland Univ.

Linebacker

Ricky Wadlington

Belhaven

Linebacker

Jonathan Yeary

Cumberlands

Defensive Back

Darian Jones

Bethel

Defensive Back

Brendan Kelly

Cumberlands

Defensive Back

Craig McDonald

Belhaven

Defensive Back

Chris Simpson

Cumberland Univ.

Return Specialist

Jonny Sitton

Shorter

Punter

Robbie Robinson

Belhaven

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MSC West Division Honorable Mention All-Conference

Pos.

Player

School

Offensive Line

A.J.Freeman

Belhaven

Offensive Line

Levi Johnson

Faulkner

Offensive Line

Alex Kibby

Belhaven

Offensive Line

Sam Robison

Shorter

Offensive Line

Mitchell Thornton

Faulkner

Offensive Line

Ryan Wood

Cumberland Univ.

Tight End

Justin Kenyon

Belhaven

Tight End

Zach Stroub

Cumberlands

Tight End

Banarvon Taylor

Bethel

Wide Receiver

Demetrius Hicks

Union

Wide Receiver

Chris Kordakis

Faulkner

Wide Receiver

Kylan Pollard

Belhaven

Slot Back

Joshua Hawkins

Belhaven

Slot Back

Justin Hazelray

Bethel

Quarterback

Will Masoud

Bethel

Running Back

Rob Brown

Union

Running Back

Brandon Cheatham

Faulkner

Running Back

Terrance Cobb

Cumberlands

Running Back

C.J. Scott

Shorter

Kicker

Chad Boyington

Union

Defensive Line

Isiaah Anderson

Union

Defensive Line

Josh Herring

Belhaven

Defensive Line

Corey Maddox

Cumberlands

Defensive Line

Reese Unger

Belhaven

Defensive Line

Craig Whitt

Bethel

Linebacker

Weston Hazelhurst

Cumberlands

Linebacker

Will Henry

Bethel

Linebacker

Conner McChurch

Cumberland Univ.

Linebacker

Tyler Murray

Bethel

Defensive Back

Bert Brown

Union

Defensive Back

Desmond Clark

Shorter

Defensive Back

Daniel Cotter

Cumberlands

Defensive Back

Cody McCallister

Cumberland Univ.

Defensive Back

Justin Mims

Belhaven

Defensive Back

Zeke Pigg

Faulkner

Defensive Back

Quinton Prothro

Faulkner

Defensive Back

Jocquel Skinner

Bethel

Defensive Back

Eric Stallworth

Shorter

Defensive Back

Dewayne Whitten

Belhaven

Return Specialist

Quan Johnson

Cumberland Univ.

Punter

Aaron Mize

Shorter

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MSC West Division Academic All Conference

Player

School

Kevin Bratschko

Belhaven

Scott Foreman

Belhaven

Clinton Smith

Belhaven

Rashad Wynes

Belhaven

Dedrick Brooks

Bethel

Colton Clary

Bethel

Joey Dienye

Bethel

Nathan Funk

Bethel

Jacob Fussell

Bethel

Skylar Haley

Bethel

Wyatt Kemp

Bethel

Wil Masoud

Bethel

Zach McEwen

Bethel

Andy McNeese

Bethel

Josh Moore

Bethel

Thomas Petry

Bethel

Matt Scott

Bethel

Craig Whitt

Bethel

Ethan Wright

Bethel

Clay Anderson

Cumberland University

Beau Baker

Cumberland University

Bobby Bock

Cumberland University

William Judson

Cumberland University

Daniel Dayton

Cumberland University

Matt Green

Cumberland University

Sam Greene

Cumberland University

Reed Gurchiek

Cumberland University

Jacob Hill

Cumberland University

Kyle Long

Cumberland University

Corey Matyskiela

Cumberland University

Cody McCallister

Cumberland University

Connor McChurch

Cumberland University

Tim McCord

Cumberland University

Ben Miller

Cumberland University

Daley Sallis

Cumberland University

Robert Scales

Cumberland University

Naaman Stillwell

Cumberland University

Taylor Watson

Cumberland University

Jared White

Cumberland University

Adam Wiss

Cumberland University

Josh Workman

Cumberland University

Isaac Hulan

Cumberland University

Jay Bright

Cumberlands

Justin Dyer

Cumberlands

Brendan Kelly

Cumberlands

Jacob Lowe

Cumberlands

Will Marshall

Cumberlands

Mitchell Mascaro

Cumberlands

Al Merrick

Cumberlands

Donte Paul

Cumberlands

Harrison Gore

Faulkner

Dylan Vires

Faulkner

Mitchell Thornton

Faulkner

Casey Carpenter

Faulkner

Charles Bowles

Shorter

Chase Bowles

Shorter

Warren Brooks

Shorter

Josh Clements

Shorter

Derik Cooper

Shorter

Kendall Dials

Shorter

Josh Dorminy

Shorter

Kyle Farmer

Shorter

Kenny Foster

Shorter

Kevin Hall

Shorter

Dylan Holtman

Shorter

Anthony Hudgins

Shorter

Richard Hyde

Shorter

Landon Littlejohn

Shorter

Gabe Miller

Shorter

Cecil Mills

Shorter

Bradley Moon

Shorter

Nick Newborn

Shorter

Michael Ozment

Shorter

Ben Peterson

Shorter

Sam Robison

Shorter

Tyler Thomas

Shorter

Gary Tiller

Shorter

Justin White

Shorter

Collin Wooddy

Shorter

Jon Shipley

Union

Zach Eagler

Union

Darrin Greene

Union

Ryan Moses

Union