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Lake Erie Freshmen Win Top ICAA Honors

BILLINGS, Mont. (January 6, 2009) - The 2008 Independents Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) Awards were recently announced and Lake Erie College had a total of seven players honored, including freshmen Sean Bedevelsky (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) and Scott Given (Elyria, Ohio/Midview) who respectively earned the top honors of Offensive Freshman of the Year and Defensive Freshman of the Year.

Storm quarterback Bedevelsky, who shared the top offensive award with wide receiver Jamal Williams of UNC-Pembroke, completed 55.7 percent of his passes for 2,417 yards (219.73 pg) and 22 touchdowns, while accounting for 2,626 yards (238.73 pg) in total offense.

Linebacker Given totaled 49 solo tackles with 32 assists for a total of 81 tackles on the season. He also recorded 10 tackles for a loss and two sacks.

Other Storm players honored included first-team defensive selection line backer Bill Finucan (Rocky River, Ohio/Rocky River), second-team offensive selections Bedevelsky, freshman wide receiver Brandon James (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and freshman tight end Dane Gardner (Mentor, Ohio/Lake Catholic) and second-team defensive picks freshmen defensive backs David Dunne (Rocky River, Ohio/Rocky River) and Ryan Studer (Painesville, Ohio/Riverside).

Lake Erie competed independently this season as an NCAA Division II provisional member.


Coach of the Year – Pete Shinnick – UNC-Pembroke
Offensive Player of the Year – Steve Gachette – Southwest Baptist
Defensive Player of the Year – Matt Warner – Oklahoma Panhandle State
Offensive Freshman of the Year – Sean Bedevelsky – Lake Erie College &
Jamal Williams – UNC-Pembroke
Defensive Freshman of the Year – Scott Given – Lake Erie College



Steve Gachette - Southwest Baptist                   SO       QB     Lehigh Acres, Florida
Kirk Hannah - Urbana                                           SR       RB     Miami, Florida
Edward Robinson - Lambuth                              FR       RB     New Orleans, Louisiana
Johnnie King - Southwest Baptist                      JR       WR     St. Louis, Missouri
Landon Talley - Lambuth                                     SR       WR     Orange Park, Florida
Josh Throckmorton - UNC-Pembroke#            SO        TE     Hope Mills, North Carolina
Keith Broderick – UNC-Pembroke                     FR        OL     Apex, North Carolina
Craig Cross - Urbana                                           SR       OL     Cumberland, Ohio
Alex Dunwell - Urbana                                          JR        OL     Cincinnati, Ohio
Kevin Inman – UNC-Pembroke                          SR       OL     Hope Mills, North Carolina
Quinton Jones - Oklahoma Panhandle State      JR       OL     Seiling, Oklahoma
Ryan Nanney - Lambuth                                      JR         K        Dresden, Tennessee
Justin Hinson - UNC-Pembroke#                     JR          P       Monroe, North Carolina
Jason Conner - Urbana                                      SR         PR     Dayton, Ohio
Jamal Williams - UNC-Pembroke                    FR         KR     Norlina, North Carolina
Darryl Brister – Oklahoma Panhandle State   FR         RS     New Orleans, Louisiana

RS – Return Specialist
! – 2007 1st Team, # - 2007 2nd Team




Andre Bernardi - North Greenville!                     SR       DL     Marietta, Georgia
Travis Brisco - Urbana                                         SO       DL     Columbus, Ohio
Clint Carroz - Southwest Baptist                        SR       DL     New London, Missouri
Cedric Fisher - Lambuth                                     SR       DL     Quincy, Florida
Bill Finucan - Lake Erie College                        SO       LB     Rocky River, Ohio
Jarred Schumpert - Southwest Baptist            JR        LB     Gilmer, Texas
Matt Warner - Oklahoma Panhandle State!     SR       LB     Herrin, Illinois
Xavier Boykin - North Greenville                         JR       DB     Camden, South Carolina
Jason Conner - Urbana                                      SR       DB     Dayton, Ohio
Caylon Hann - UNC-Pembroke                         JR       DB     Homestead, Florida
Ben Lane - Oklahoma Panhandle State          JR       DB     Alvin, Texas



Sean Bedevelsky – Lake Erie College               FR       QB     Brunswick, Ohio
Josh Garza - Lambuth                                           SR       QB     Pleasant View, Tennessee
Rashad Cummings – North Greenville!             SR       RB     Mount Dora, Florida
Jeff Finnell – Southwest Baptist                           SR       RB     Gravette, Arkansas
Jonathon Alvarado - Southwest Baptist              SR      WR     San Diego, California
Jerrod Gaines - Urbana                                         JR      WR      Springfield, Ohio
Brandon James - Lake Erie College                  FR      WR      Mentor, Ohio
Dane Gardner - Lake Erie College                      FR        TE      Mentor, Ohio

Zac Durham – North Greenville#                         SR       OL     Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Chris Kennedy – UNC-Pembroke                       SO       OL     Thousand Oaks, California
Blake Yarbrough – UNC-Pembroke                    SO       OL     Matthews, North Carolina
Taylor Baskett – UNC-Pembroke                         FR         K      Fayetteville, North Carolina
Justin Finch - Southwest Baptist                          FR         K      Bakersfield, California
Ronn Partridge – North Greenville                       FR          P     Saluda, South Carolina
Caylon Hann - UNC-Pembroke                           JR        PR     Homestead, Florida
Landon Talley - Lambuth                                      SR       KR     Orange Park, Florida
Sean Kelley - Southwest Baptist                         SO        RS     Urbanna, Missouri



Jospeh Groves - UNC-Pembroke                        JR       DL     Anderson, South Carolina
Dewayne James - UNC-Pembroke                     JR       DL     Fayetteville, North Carolina
William Turnbo - Oklahoma Panhandle State   SO       DL     Wesson, Mississippi
Brian Wetzler - Urbana                                           SR       DL     Akron, New York
Adam Deese - UNC-Pembroke#                         SO       LB     Laurinburg, North Carolina
Justin Stechenfinger - Urbana                              JR       LB     Wilmington, Ohio
Jason Ware - Lambuth                                          JR       LB     Collierville, Tennessee
David Dunne - Lake Erie College                         FR       DB     Rocky River, Ohio
Tyrin Holt - Southwest Baptist                              JR       DB     Arlington, Texas
Nick Rosamonda - North Greenville                   FR       DB     Debary, Florida
Ryan Studer - Lake Erie College                         FR       DB     Painesville, Ohio