PAINESVILLE, OHIO - The Lake Erie College football team officially closed its 2009 season by presenting six special awards at its annual banquet Sunday (Jan. 24) at Quail Hollow Resort.
In addition to the awards, the event featured a season review by head coach Mark McNellie, special remarks by Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Robin McDermott and a viewing of the 2009 Storm highlight video.
Senior center Nick Ellis (Thompson, Ohio/Ledgemont/Mount Union) and sophomore kicker Wade Bistor (Massillon, Ohio/Tuslaw) were named the Scholar Athletes of the Year. The Special Teams Player of the Yearwas junior defensive back Gerald Still (Cleveland, Ohio/South/Hibbing C.C.), sophomore linebacker Gus Armbruster (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) was the Defensive Player of the Year and sophomore quarterback Sean Bedevelsky (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) was the Offensive Player of the Year.
The team's top honor, the Team Captain Award, went to Armbruster, Bedevelsky and sophomore receiver David Romeo (Eastlake, Ohio/Eastlake North).
Additionally, the team's three seniors - Ellis, punter Vince Hug (Eastlake, Ohio/Eastlake North) and running back Tony Howard (Garfield Heights, Ohio/Garfield Heights/Kent State) - were recognized for their contributions as the first senior class in Storm football history.