FIVE CRUSADERS NAMED TO NCCAA ALL-AMERICAN TEAM BERNARDI SELECTED AS DEFENSIVE POTY
Thursday, February 11, 2010
FIVE CRUSADERS NAMED TO NCCAA ALL-AMERICAN TEAM BERNARDI SELECTED AS DEFENSIVE POTY

Tigerville, SC – Five North Greenville football defensive players have been selected to the National Christian College Athletic Association’s (NCCAA) 2009 All-American team it was announced by the Association’s national office in Greenville, SC. 

Topped by Andre Bernardi’s (SR Marietta, GA) selection as the NCCAA Defensive Player of the Year, two other Crusaders were named First Team All-American.  Damien Wright (Grad, Sumter, SC) was selected at linebacker and Xavier Boykin (SR, Camden, SC) was chosen as a cornerback.

Joe Novotasky (SR Middleburg, FL) and Nick Rosamonda (SO DeBary, FL) were selected as honorable mention choices on the defensive line and in the secondary respectively.

2009 NCCAA Football Honors

Offensive Player of the Year: CJ Wrestler - Chowan
Defensive Player of the Year: Andre Bernardi - North Greenville
Coaching Staff of the Year: Geneva College (5th Victory Bowl Title)
& Greenville (First Conference Championship)
Assistant Coach of the Year: Dr. Curt Malmanger - Maranatha Baptist Bible

All- NCCAA Football Team:

Offense

Offensive Line:
Lee Thieroff - Geneva
Melvin Rogers - Chowan
Garrett Vasquez - Greenville
Tom Reed - Malone
Matt Boyce - Olivet Nazarene
Matt Kramer - Northwestern
Alex Zimmerman - Campbellsville
Tim Burroughs - Greenville
Nick Watts - Chowan
Shelby Santizo - Malone
Honorable Mention: JW Hall - Southwest AG; Jordan Nunez - Trinity Bible; Phil Sturn - Maranatha
Tight End
David Sherer - Olivet Nazarene
Zach Friedrich - Greenville
Receiver
Robert Hollad - Chowan
Kyle Thomforde - Northwestern
Harold Small - Campbellsville
Clay Emerson - Trinity Bible
Honorable Mention: Andrew Butler - Olivet Nazarene; Kevin Hodrick - Chowan
Running Back
Joe Peters - Malone
Gerard Muschette - Geneva
Anthony Ambrose - Greenville
Honorable Mention: Matt Dean - Geneva; Marcus McFollina - Malone; R. Long - Northwestern
Quarterback
CJ Wrestler - Chowan
David Girardi - Geneva
Zach Tarter - Northwestern

Defense
Defensive Line
Andre Bernardi - North Greenville
Cody Carroll - Malone
Henri Baynham-Baker - Campbellsville
Lukas Burr - Olivet Nazarene
John Hulett - Southwest AG
Brian Wilson - Geneva
Brad Queen - Kentucky Christian
Adam Rose - Geneva
Honorable Mention: Greg Palmer - Chowan; Joe Novatasky - North Greenville; Matt Kramer - Northwestern; Sherman Williams - Campbellsville
Linebackers
Trey Mayes - Campbellsville
Garrett Young - Greenville
Aaron Tommelleo - Geneva
Noah Handro - Northwestern
Jared Hughes - Southwest AG
Damien Wright - North Greenville
Honorable Mention: Tyler Boblit - Trinity International; Solomon Hejirka - Geneva; Nathan Schmatt - Olivet Nazarene
Defensive Backs
Xavier Boykin - North Greenville
Nick Ekanem - Southwest AG
John Latimer - Malone
Joel Sandoz - Trinity Bible
Rich Kolesar - Geneva
Jumann Bey - Greenville
Taylor Swanson - Northwestern
Edgar Townsend - Greenville
Honorable Mention: Matt Fellus - Trinity Bible; Nick Rosamanda - North Greenville; Pete Miller - Trinity International; Marcus Johnson - Chowan
Specialists
Punter
Mike Skvor - Malone
Place Kicker
Cory Cline - Chowan
Punt Returner
Calvin Bini - Campbellsville
Kick Returner
Kyle Thomforde - Northwestern