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Calvin Lewis is the MSC West Defensive Player of the Year
Calvin Lewis is the MSC West Defensive Player of the Year
Posted by Chris Wells - Thu, Nov. 15, 2012 - [ Football ] - Viewed 2418 times

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Cumberland University's Lemeco Miller and Belhaven University's Calvin Lewis earned Mid-South Conference West Division's Player of the Year honors, conference officials announced on Thursday.

Miller finished the regular season second in the MSC in rushing (112.9 yards per game) and rushing touchdowns (19) to earn West Offensive Player of the Year. Nationally, Miller ranked fourth in the NAIA in scoring (126 points), seventh in total rushing yards (1,242) and ninth in rushing yards per game.

Lewis ranked in the top-10 in tackles per game (8.1) en route to being named West Defensive Player of the Year. Lewis provided 10 tackles for a loss, including 3-1/2 sacks. He added a pair of interceptions to his 2012 season.

Bethel University's Raquis Hale and Bluefield College's Tarrell Starkey are the top freshmen in the West in 2012. Hale was third in the conference averaging 93.7 rushing yards per contest and Starckey led the MSC averaging 10.9 tackles per game.

The individual awards and the all-conference team are selected by a vote of the division's coaches.

Bethel coach Chris Elliott was selected by his peers as the Ron Finley Coach of the Year in the West.

Elliott led the Wildcats to the West Division regular season title and a berth in the NAIA Football Championship Series. The conference coach of the year award is the first for Elliott.

Thirty-two players earned first-team all-conference honors and 32 were selected honorable mention as voted on by the coaches. Ties for all-conference were not broken.

2012 First-Team All Mid-South Conference West Division:

Position

Player

School

OL

Jouan Cox

Bethel

OL

Jesse Hall

Cumberland

OL

Matt Hall

Belhaven

OL

John Ilaria

Bethel

OL

Jon Smith

Lindsey Wilson

OL

Ryan Wood

Cumberland

TE

B.J. Stewart

Cumberland

WR

Kylan Pollard

Belhaven

WR

Matt Powers

Lindsey Wilson

Slot

Jarrod Harrington

Campbellsville

QB

Josh Hollingsworth

Faulkner

QB

Wilson Masoud

Bethel

RB

Cadero Edley

Belhaven

RB

Cordarious Mann

Bethel

RB

Lemeco Miller

Cumberland

K

Jared White

Cumberland

DL

Joey Dienye

Bethel

DL

Ty Hardnett

Faulkner

DL

Joshua Herring

Belhaven

DL

Andrew Mahan

Faulkner

DL

Paramore Tapa

Faulkner

DL

Jarred Williams

Cumberland

LB

Adam Funk

Bethel

LB

Calvin Lewis

Belhaven

LB

Tarrell Starkey

Bluefield

LB

Blake Young

Campbellsville

DB

Michael Hagewood

Cumberland

DB

Craig McDonald

Belhaven

DB

Darius Skinner

Campbellsville

DB

Jocquel Skinner

Bethel

Return Specialist

Jahron Reynolds

Bethel

Punter

James Bryan

Belhaven

 

2012 Honorable Mention All Mid-South Conference West Division:

Position

Player

School

OL

A.J. Harmon

Cumberland

OL

Alex Kibby

Belhaven

OL

Fred Smith

Belhaven

OL

John Tupou

Faulkner

TE

Ben Madon

Lindsey Wilson

WR

Steven Dawson

Faulkner

WR

Demytreus Gipson

Campbellsville

WR

Michael Newbern

Bethel

WR

Radarius Owens

Faulkner

Slot

Shannan Coofer

Lindsey Wilson

QB

Reed Gurchiek

Cumberland

RB

Justin Gaines

Belhaven

RB

Raquis Hale

Bethel

RB

Pat Wilson

Belhaven

K

James Bryan

Belhaven

K

Casey Clarke

Campbellsville

DL

Jared McCarthy

Belhaven

DL

Damani Taylor

Bethel

DL

Reese Unger

Belhaven

DL

Andrew Wahl

Lindsey Wilson

DL

Craig Whitt

Bethel

LB

Nate Copeland

Faulkner

LB

Conner McChurch

Cumberland

LB

Nick Reed

Campbellsville

LB

Sam Wilson

Lindsey Wilson

LB

Darius Wren

Belhaven

DB

Stoney Burns

Bethel

DB

Zeke Pigg

Faulkner

DB

Donnie Ruggles

Faulkner

DB

Isiah Wiley

Belhaven

Return Specialist

Isiah Wiley

Belhaven

Punter

Eric Krivitsky

Campbellsville