Thursday, February 23, 2017

Player News - Joe Kennedy Signs with West Chester

Joe Kennedy (Springfield Delco) has committed to further his education and football career at West Chester University. The 5-11 170lb athlete starred in all facets of the game for the Cougars earning first team all-conference honors as both a cornerback and wide receiver, while also serving as an effective return man and punter on special teams. Kennedy's play this year led Springfield to the PIAA District 1 Class 5A title game and a 12-2 record. For the season - 55 catches for 809 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense and four interceptions on defense.

- 2016 Honorable Mention Class 5A All-EasternPAFootball.com
- 2016 Third Team All-Southeastern PA (Defense)
- 2016 First Team All-Delco (Defense)
- 2016 First Team All-Central (Offense)
- 2016 First Team All-Central (Defense)



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Event News - Killinger Foundation Banquet

The 38th Annual Killinger Foundation Football Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the West Chester University Alumni & Foundation Center, 202 Carter Drive, West Chester, PA. The 2017 Hall of Fame inductees are:

- Jim Brazill '06
- Matthew Cozza '99
- Matt McFillin '00
- Mike Mitros '99
- Travis Ford-Bey '11

Brazill was a two-time All-PSAC East selection at guard in 2003 and 2004 and served as a team captain in his senior season under head coach Bill Zwaan. McFillin was a first team All-PSAC East center in 1999 under head coach Rick Daniels.

Cozza and Mitros served as team captains under head coach Rick Daniels in 1999. Cozza was a two-time All-PSAC East defensive back in 1998 and 1999 and still ranks in top ten in WCU history in unassisted tackles with 158. Mitros was the 1996 PSAC East Rookie of the Year and All-PSAC East at quarterback in 1998 and 1999. He still holds several WCU career passing records including passing yards (9,834), completions (819), attempts (1,402) and touchdowns (94). Mitros also set three single game West Chester passing records against East Stroudsburg in 1998 - yards (481), completions (38), touchdowns (6). Four weeks later, he broke his own single game passing yardage record with 489 at Clarion, a mark which still stands today.

Ford-Bey was a four time All-PSAC East selection, earning second team honors in 2007 and then first team recognition in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He served as a team captain in 2010 under head coach Bill Zwaan when he led team in tackles for loss and sacks.

Anyone interested in attending or sponsoring the event is asked to use the online ticket sale center.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Alumni News - White, Elliott Not Enough Against Les Argonautes

Significant efforts from former Golden Rams Rondell White and Eddie Elliott weren't enough for the Nice Dauphins to overcome three interceptions as they fell to the Les Argonautes 35-23.

White had 13 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown, three catches for 26 yards, and a kick return for 25 yards while Elliott had three carries for ten yards and a touchdown, five catches for 82 yards, and a kick return for another ten yards in the contest. The two West Chester alumni accounted for 206 of the Dauphins' 264 yards on offense.

White's touchdown, keyed by a block from Elliott, gave the Dauphins a 17-14 lead early in the third quarter. Elliott's three-yard touchdown run drew Nice to 28-23 midway through the fourth quarter, but a later Dauphins scoring drive was thwarted by an interception.

The Dauphins are off until March 4 when they travel to take on the undefeated La Courneuve Flash.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Alumni News - White, Elliott lead Dauphins to Season Opening Win

The Nice Dauphins opened the 2017 season with a 35-18 win over the Falcons de Bron/Villeurbanne thanks in large part to a pair of former Golden Rams. Running back Rondell White packed the stat sheet with 12 carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns, two catches for 29 yards and another score, and four returns for 80 yards for 236 all-purpose yards. Eddie Elliott, White's teammate at West Chester and also now in Nice, had 11 yards on two carries, 54 yards and a touchdown on four catches and 60 yards on three returns for 125 all-purpose yards. The two combined for 211 of the Dauphins' 328 yards on offense.

The Dauphins are scheduled to host the Les Argonautes on Saturday, February 18.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Team News - 2017 Unofficial Recruiting Class

Name
Pos
Ht
Wt
School
LB
6-2
210
Carlisle
OL
6-4
290
Father Judge/Temple
LB
5-11
185
Abington
ATH
5-11
170
Ben Franklin
DB
6-0
165
Downingtown East
LB
6-1
210
Haverford
RB
5-10
182
Allentown Central Catholic
OL
6-3
300
Parkland
WR
5-9
180
Garden Spot
K
6-5
180
Bishop Shanahan
QB
6-4
195
Whitehall
LB
5-10
205
Ridley
WR
5-10
180
Downingtown East
DB
5-10
180
Pennsbury
ATH
5-11
180
Ben Franklin
DL
6-3
240
Academy Park
DE
6-3
220
Exeter
WR
6-3
180
Ben Franklin
QB
6-3
180
Washington Township
OL
6-2
290
South Western
DE
6-3
235
Archbishop Ryan
WR
5-11
200
Franklin (MA)
TE
6-5
230
Manasquan
RB
5-11
200
Susquehanna Township
ATH
5-10
170
Susquehanna Township
DL
6-2
250
Eastern York
OL
6-2
280
Cinnaminson
OL
6-0
3580
Freedom, VA/Lackawanna College
FB
6-0
220
Berks Catholic
LB
6-0
195
Downingtown West

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Player News - Amara Kenneth Headed to West Chester

Amara Kenneth (Academy Park) is joining the Golden Rams. The 6-3, 240lb defensive lineman registered 84 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 19 QB hurries for the Knights that won the PIAA District 1 Class 5A championship and advanced to the PIAA Class 5A semi-finals finishing 13-2. In 2015, Academy Park won the PIAA District 1 Class 3A championship and advanced to the PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals finishing 13-1. Kenneth also performed kickoff duties for the Knights.

- 2016 Second Team All-Delco
- 2016 First Team All-Del Val



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Player News - Brendan Clark Transferring to West Chester

Brendan Clark (Father Judge/Temple) is transferring to West Chester. The 6-4, 290lb offensive lineman walked on at Temple last season but did not experience game action. In high school, the Crusaders qualified for the PIAA District 12 Class AAAA playoffs in both 2014 and 2015.

- 2015 Second Team All-Catholic Class AAAA
- 2014 Second Team All-Catholic Class AAAA




Friday, February 3, 2017

Player News - Adam Schreck Issues WCU Commitment

Adam Schreck (Manasquan) has tweeted a commitment to join the Golden Rams. At 6-5 220lbs, Schreck is a football player. As a defensive end, he registered 47 tackles, including 13.5 sacks, 18 quarterback hurries, three pass breakups and a forced fumble. As a tight end, he hauled in 14 catches for 235 yards and five touchdowns. And after those touchdowns, he was responsible for the PAT kick. And after the PAT, he served as the team's kickoff specialist. After finishing 3-7 the previous two seasons, this past year, Manasquan won the NJSIAA Central Group II championship and finished with a record of 10-2.

- 2016 Honorable Mention All-New Jersey (Offense)
- 2016 First Team NJ.com All-Group 2 (Defense)
- 2016 First Team All-Shore (Defense)



Player News - Devin Darden Reportedly to WCU

Devin Darden (Ben Franklin) is reportedly coming to West Chester to continue his academic and football careers. The 5-11, 170lb athlete played quarterback for the Electrons, but projects to the secondary with the Golden Rams. After falling in the Philadelphia Public League Class 5A semi-finals, Franklin drubbed Dobbins Tech on Thanksgiving Day to finish the season 8-3. As a junior, Darden threw for 21 touchdowns, including one in Franklin's Class 4A playoff loss.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Player News - Ethan Harris Reportedly a Golden Ram

Ethan Harris (Downingtown East) is joining the Golden Ram football team. The 5-10, 180lb wide receiver also played safety for the Cougars. In ten games this past season, he grabbed 38 passes for 671 yards and ten touchdowns for a team that advanced to the second round of the PIAA District 1 Class 6A playoffs finishing with a record of 9-3.

- 2016 First Team All-Ches-Mont National
- 2015 Honorable Mention All-Ches-Mont National