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Westminster Football Announces Commitments for 2013 season

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College has received 38 commitments who will continue their education at Westminster while competing as members of the 2013 football team.

The newest members of the Titan football team are, in alphabetical order:

Player--Pos.--Hometown/High School--Ht.--Wt.--Intended Major
            Football honors and notes

James Alston-Morrow-Pittsburgh, PA/Penn Hills-6-2---300--- Broadcast Communications
            2nd Team All-Conference, WIPIAL All-Star
Michael Baird--LB--Southview, PA/Montour--6-0--210--Undecided

            3-year letterman and defensive captain, All-Conference Linebacker, earned a spot in Top 24 Players in the Parkway Conference

Jared Baummer--WR--Reynoldsville, PA/Dubois--5-8--165--Undecided
            3-time letterman in football, 2-time letterman in baseball selected to participate in Lezzer Lumber All-Star Game

Garrett Behringer--LB--East Springfield, PA/Northwestern--5-11--175--Sociology-Crim. Justice
            3-time letterman in football, captain ('12), 2nd Team All-Region ('11), 1st Team All-Region ('12), Defensive Player of the Year ('11), 4-time letterman in wrestling and 2-year captain, honor roll student

Tyler Bommer--DB-Renfrew, PA/Seneca Valley--5-8--175--Physical Therapy
            2-time letterman and team captain, 2nd Team All-Conference, honor roll student

Alphonso Brantley--WR/RB--Campbell, OH/Campbell--5-6--145--Business Administration
Rustin Casteel--OL--Irwin, PA/Norwin--6-4-245--Computer Science
                2-time letterman in football, 3-time letterman in wrestling
John Clark--LB--New Castle, PA/Union Area--5-10--190--3-2 Engineering

            4-time letterman in football and weightlifting, Honorable Mention All-Conference (‘11), 2nd Team All-Conference (‘12), back-to-back WPFCA Lifting Competition Champion (‘11, ‘12), 2012 Presidential Outstanding Academic Award, four-year perfect attendance

Zack Collins--DL--Allison Park, PA/Hampton--5-9--175--Business Administration
            Letterman in football, honorable mention All-Conference defensive line

Jarred Crowder--DB--Newton Falls, OH/Newton Falls--6-1--190--Business Administration
            4-time letterman and 1st Team All-Conference in football, 2-time letterman in basketball and track and field, National Honor Society, honor roll student

Colin Cunningham--DB--Clinton, PA/West Allegheny--5-6--155--Business Administration
            3-time letterman, captain, 2-time All-Conference defensive back, selected for Penn vs. Ohio All-Star, four year honor roll student

Justin Dahl--K--Cochranton, PA/Maplewood--5-9--167--Biology
            10 overall varsity letters (3-football, 1-soccer, 3-volleyball, 3-basketball), captain in football, basketball and volleyball, State Honorable Mention-Punter (‘12), 2nd Team All-Region Punter (‘12), 2nd Team All-Region Setter (‘12), 2nd Team All-Region Point Guard (‘13), National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Varsity Club, honor roll student

Austin Danel--DB--PA/Forest Hills--5-9--180--Biology
            2-year starter and letterman, four-year honor student

Joe Grice--OL--Mars, PA/Mars Area--6-1--275--Biology
            2-year starter and letterman, four-year honor roll student

Kellen Gursky--LB--Greenville, PA/Reynolds--5-10--190--Broadcast Communications
            4-time letterman in football and baseball, captain for baseball and football, 1st Team All-Region Linebacker, high honor roll student

Josh Huey--RB--Clymer, PA/Purchase Line--5-8--165--Environmental Sciences
            3-time letterman and two year captain in football, All-Heritage Conference Team, All-Gazette Team, over 1,000 yards rushing two years in a row, SAFCA MVP, FBLA, Student Council, Iron Club, Varsity Club, honor roll student

Zac Hynus--TE--Apex, NC/Holly Springs--6-1--190--Broadcast Communications
            2-time letterman, 2-time captain and 2-time academic All-Conference in football, 2-time letterman in baseball, Eagle Scout, National Honor Society, honor roll student

David Jamieson--DL--Brookfield, OH/Brookfield--6-0--225--Accounting
            4-year letterman and starter in football, baseball and wrestling, 1st Team All-Trumbull County in football (‘12), 220 lb Eastern Ohio Wrestling League Champion (‘12), 2nd Team All-Eastern Ohio Wrestling League (‘10), 1st Team All-Trumbull County and 1st Team All-Eastern Ohio Wrestling League (‘11, ‘12, ‘13), 3-time District Qualifier, National Honor Society, Student Council and Senior Class President

Rob Jones---WR-Pittsburgh, PA/Northgate---6-1---195---Sociology-Criminal Justice
            Transfer from Waynesburg University, 3-year letterman, All-State Honorable Mention, Team captain junior and senior years

Tom Kanyarusoke--RB--Indiana, PA/Indiana Senior High--5-11--170--Political Science
            6-time letterman over all his sport participation, Acapella choir participant, SGA officer

Dustin Koedel--DB--Freeport, PA/Freeport--5-11--185--Undecided
            All-Conference defensive back, punter, kick returner, and wide receiver, Leader Times All-Star Team, PFN All-Academic Team, honor roll student

Jarrett Koper--DB--Erie, PA/Mcdowell--5-11--185--Biology
            3-time letterman, 2nd Team All-WPIAL defensive back (‘11), Kiwanis award recipient, Top 5% of class, 4-year scholar athlete

Loren Kuhmer--LB--Mount Jewett, PA/Kane Area--5-10--193--Undecided
            3-time letterman, team captain, AML South All-Star, Big 30 All-Star
Kyle Mariacher--RB--Mercer, PA/Mercer Area Jr-Sr--5-8--185--Sociology-Criminal Justice

            4-time letterman in football and 2-time letterman in wrestling, team captain (Jr. and Sr. years), Most Promising Freshman (‘08), 2nd Team All-Region Running Back (‘09), Football MVP (‘11), Erie Times News Comeback Player of the Year (‘11), 1st Team All-Region Running Back (‘11), All-Region Player of the Year (‘11), District 10 1st Team Running Back (‘11), 2nd Team All-State Running Back (‘11), broke four Mercer High School Football records (‘11): most TD career (50) and season (33); most yards rushing career (3920) and season (2377), honor roll student

Jackson Mettus--DL--Pittsburgh, PA/Mars Area--6-1--230--Biology
            3-time letterman, Honorable Mention Center (‘11), 2nd Team All-Conference Center (‘11, ‘12), 2nd Team All-Conference Defensive Line (‘11), 1st Team All-Conference Defensive Line (‘12), National Honor Society

Nolan Moffett--OL--Beaver Falls, PA/Blackhawk--5-11--228--Biology
            2-time letterman, Honorable Mention Offensive Guard-Parkway Conference (‘11), Top 24 All-Conference Offensive Guard-Parkway Conference (‘12), MAC Scholar Athlete (‘12), MVP Defensive Line-Blackhawk High School (‘12), 1st Place Total Team Weight MAC Lifting Competition (‘11, ‘12), 3rd Place Max Bench Press-MAC Lifting Competition (‘12), Blackhawk Quarterback Club Scholarship Award recipient, honor roll student
Antonio Nicholson--OL--Oceanside, CA/Oberlin--5-10--209--Physical Therapy

            1-year letterman, 1st Team All-Lorain County Football, 1st Place 200lb division Weightlifting Competition, honor roll student
John Nogan--QB--Pittsburgh, PA/Deer Lakes--6-0--195--Undecided

            2-time letterman, National Merit and honor roll student

Mackenzie Quinn--WR/RB--Bellevue, PA/Northgate--6-1--195--3-2 Engineering
            4-time letterman  and captain for football, baseball and basketball, 2nd Team All-Conference Linebacker (‘10, ‘11, ‘12), PA All-State Linebacker Honorable Mention (‘11), 1st Team PA All-State Linebacker (‘12), WPIAL Leading Tackler (‘12), Most Tackles in a season for Northgate, Student Council member, perfect attendance (3 years), honor roll student
Zach Renier--WR--Leetonia, OH/Leetonia--5-11--195--Physical Therapy

            3-time letterman, captain, All-ITCL Honorable mention, National Honor Society, 10th in class, honor roll student

Mark Salamon-DL--Lodi, OH/ Cloverleaf---6-0-250-Media Arts
Wayne Seamans--DB--New Castle, PA/Union Area--5-9--155--Mathematics
            2nd Team All-Conference (‘12), Honorable Mention All-Conference (‘11), All-County Team for baseball, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Star Team member, National Honor Society, Award Winner of: Good Citizenship, American Legion, Presidents Education, and US Marine Corp Scholastic Excellence

William Shrock--LB--Mars, PA/Mars Area--6-0--208--Physical Therapy
            3-time letterman, 2-year captain and 3-year starter on defense, Defensive MVP (‘11, ‘12), All-Conference Outside Linebacker, Tight End and Guard, Voted Butler County Sweet 16 Linebacker (‘11), tallied 202 tackles during three seasons (led team in tackles during junior and senior seasons), high honor roll student
Doltyn Snedden--WR--Salix, PA/Forest Hills--6-3--160--Physician Assistant

            3-time letterman, team captain, Ken Lantzy Finest "40" All-Star team, LHAC All-Conference Team, Tribune Democrat 1st Team All-Area, Pennsylvania football News
Keystone Club, Gatorade Offensive Player of the Year, Football Boosters Offensive Player of the Year, Ski Club President, honor roll student
Dan Swank--WR--Apollo, PA/Kiski Prep--6-0--185--Broadcast Communications

            4-time letterman in football and 3-time letterman in track, captain of Kiski track team, honor roll student

Chris Wess--DB--Struthers, OH/Struthers--5-8--162--Business Administration
            Defensive captain, Special Team MVP, Selected for Mahing vs. Trumbull County All-Star Game, student council member, Civic Day Mayor
Cameron Yard--WR--Brookville, PA/Brookville--6-1--203--Biology

            3-time letterman, captain, MVP Senior-team ('12), Rookie of the Year ('10), Honorable mention PA All-State Kicker ('12), Keystone Shortway All-Conference: 1st Team Kicker ('11, '12), 1st Team Safety ('12), 2nd Team Kicker ('10), 2nd Team Corner ('10), All-Academic All State, Silver GPA 3.5-3.7 ('11, '12), Gold GPA 3.8-4.0 ('10)
Dan Yargo--K--Campbell, PA/Youngstown Christian--5-8--165--Political Science

           2-time letterman in football, swimming and track, 4-time letterman in soccer and team captain, All-Time leading scorer for kicker in school history for football, All-Time touchback leader in school history for football, Academic All-Ohio for football ('12-'13), School record-holder for 4x800 meter run in track, President's List, Dean's List, Principal's List, National Honor Society, Student Council member

Note: A "commitment" means the above-named prospective student-athletes have been accepted to Westminster College and have placed a deposit to reserve a spot in the incoming Fall 2013 class.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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