McFadden Named Centennial Offensive Player of the Year
2017 All-Centennial Conference Football Team
LANCASTER, PA – The Johns Hopkins football team, which will carry a 9-1 record into this week’s first round NCAA Playoff game at Washington & Jefferson, placed 13 players on the 2017 All-Centennial Conference Football Team, which was announced today. The Blue Jays also had junior wide receiver Luke McFadden (Tampa, FL/Plant) named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
In addition to McFadden’s nod as the Offensive Player of the Year and the 13 All-Centennial selections, senior defensive lineman Nick Marinelli (Monroe Township, NJ/Monroe Township) was named to the Centennial’s All-Sportsmanship Team.
Of the 13 players named to the team, 10 earned first team honors and three earned second team status.
The Blue Jay offense had four players earn first team honors in McFadden, fellow wide receiver Brett Caggiano (Willow Street, PA/Penn Manor), senior running back Ryan Cary (Marlboro, NY/Marlboro) and sophomore offensive lineman Joe Figueroa (River Vale, NJ/Pascack Valley).
The Johns Hopkins defense also had four selections to the first team with senior defensive lineman Lance Hammond (Springfield, VA/Lake Braddock Secondary), sophomore defensive end Mike Kalanik (Chicago, IL/Walter Payton), junior linebacker Ian Lodge (Morristown, NJ/Delbarton) and junior defensive back Addison Quinones (Dallastown, PA/Dallastown) grabbing top honors.
Rounding out the Blue Jays’ school-record-tying 10 first team picks were senior place-kicker Jamie Sullivan (Lake Sherwood, CA/Oaks Christian) and junior punter Brandon Hong-Dominguez (Rancho Santa Fe, CA/Torrey Pines).
Sophomore quarterback David Tammaro (Chantilly, VA/Chantilly), senior offensive tackle Anthony Campanile (Churchville, PA/William Penn Charter) and senior defensive end Keonte Henson (Annapolis, MD/Broadneck) rounded out the Blue Jays who earned All-Centennial honors as each grabbed second team status.
McFadden, who is the fourth Johns Hopkins wide receiver since 2005 to earn CC Offensive Player of the Year honors, leads the team in receptions (55), receiving yards (1,124) and touchdown receptions (9). His 1,124 receiving yards are already the third highest single-season total in school history and his 20.4 yards per reception this season currently ranks as the best in school history among players with 50 or more receptions. He is making his first appearance on the All-Centennial Team.
Caggiano is a repeat first team selection, one of four players in the league to earn first team honors in 2016 and 2017. He ranks second on the team in receptions (48), receiving yards (757) and touchdown receptions (7); his marks for receptions and receiving yards are both career highs.
McFadden and Caggiano are the 15th and 16th First Team All-Centennial wide receivers from Johns Hopkins; nine of the 16 have come since 2010.
Cary makes the jump from the second team to the first this season. He leads the team in rushing (566 yards) and also ranks third in receptions (38) and receiving yards (290) and his seven overall touchdowns are tied for second on the team. In addition, his 1,009 all-purpose yards rank second on the team and he is the 15th Blue Jay running back to earn First Team All-Centennial accolades.
Figueroa is one of just three sophomores in the league to earn first team honors on offense. He has played in all 10 games, started the final seven at left guard and has helped fuel an offense that is averaging league highs of 40.6 points and 513.7 yards per game. The Blue Jays scored 41 or more points in five of Figueroa’s seven starts and rolled up more than 550 yards of offense in four of the seven. Figueroa is the 37th Johns Hopkins offensive lineman to earn First Team All-Centennial honors and at least one has earned top honors in each of the last 10 years.
Hammond is making his third appearance on the All-Centennial Team as he earned second team honors as a sophomore and honorable mention status as a junior. Manning the middle of the line from his spot at defensive tackle, Hammond has 42 tackles, 13.5 tackles for losses and 5.0 sacks on the year; his 42 tackles are just four shy of his career high, while his 13.5 TFLs and 5.0 sacks are personal bests and rank second on the team.
Kalanik is one of just three sophomores in the league to earn first team honors on defense. He has started all 10 games at defensive end and ranks fourth on the team in tackles (48) and first in tackles for losses (20.5) and sacks (9.0). His 20.5 TFLs are just one shy of the Johns Hopkins single-season record, while his nine sacks are tied for eighth-best in school history. He ranks ninth in the nation in tackles for loss and is the only non-junior or senior in the top 10.
The selection of Hammond and Kalanik gives Johns Hopkins 27 all-time First Team All-Centennial Conference selections on the defensive line.
Lodge has enjoyed an outstanding first season as a starter as he ranks second on the team in tackles (57) and also counts 3.5 tackles for losses, one sack, two pass breakups, one forced fumble, and one interception to his credit. Lodge’s selection gives Johns Hopkins 21 all-time First Team All-Centennial linebackers; JHU has produced a first team linebacker in each of the last 10 years.
Quinones missed one game earlier this season, but still leads the team in tackles (60) and has 5.5 tackles for losses, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup on the year. He is the 26th defensive back in school history to earn First Team All-Centennial honors.
Sullivan is the 16th Johns Hopkins kicker to earn All-Centennial honors, including the eighth to earn first team honors. Sullivan is 15-of-22 on field goals and 49-of-51 on extra points this season; he is tied for the national lead in field goals made and leads the nation in field goal attempts. His 15 field goals are one shy of the Johns Hopkins single-season record and his 94 points are a Blue Jay single-season record for a kicker.
Hong-Dominguez is just the fifth Blue Jay punter, and the first since 2006, to earn All-Centennial honors and he’s just the third to earn first team status. Hong-Dominguez is averaging a Centennial-best 37.4 yards per punt and has dropped 14 of his 38 punts inside the opposition’s 20-yard line.
Tammaro started nine games this season and is 218-of-331 for 2,774 yards with 24 touchdowns against just two interceptions. He has also rushed for 250 yards and five touchdowns and has accounted for 3,024 yards of total offense. He ranks first in the Centennial in passing yards per game (308.2), completion percentage (65.9) and total offense per game (336.0) and ranks second in touchdown passes despite missing the one game.
Campanile is a repeat second team selection in his second season as a starter. Campanile, who plays right tackle, is the Blue Jays’ most experienced offensive lineman with 40 career games played. He is the leader of an offensive line that has paved the way for a unit that is averaging 40.6 points and 513.7 yards per game.
Henson rounds out the Blue Jays’ All-Centennial selections with his nod to the second team. This is the third consecutive year that Henson has earned All-Centennial honors as he grabbed first team honors as a sophomore and junior. Henson has 40 tackles on the year, including 6.5 for losses and 4.0 sacks and also counts one forced fumble and one pass breakup to his credit.
Johns Hopkins 2017 All-Centennial Selections
First Team: Brett Caggiano (WR), Ryan Cary (RB), Joe Figueroa (OL), Lance Hammond (DL), Brandon Hong-Dominguez (P), Mike Kalanik (DL), Ian Lodge (LB), Luke McFadden (WR), Addison Quinones (DB), Jamie Sullivan (PK).
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