November 16, 2011

Eight named to 2011 All-ODAC Teams

WASHINGTON – CUA placed eight student-athletes on the All-ODAC Teams, announced on Wednesday.  Senior James Fucillo earned first team recognition, while Andrew Ouellette, Alonzo Cooke, Rob Schaetzl and Conor Stueckler were named to the second team and Greg Cordivari, Kody Jones and Mike O'Shea received third team honors.

Fucillo had a terrific final season for the Cardinals, finishing with 89 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one sack, and an interception.  His 89 tackles ranked second on the team, while his 50 solo tackles tied for the team lead. 

Fucillo registered double-digit tackles in four games, including a career-high 14 against Guilford.  He returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown with only 2:07 remaining to seal the Cardinals' 24-15 win at Apprentice School in mid-October.

Following up on a strong freshman season, Ouellette once again proved to be a valuable weapon for CUA on offense and special teams.  He led the Cardinals in receptions (54), receiving yards (661) and touchdowns (5), while also leading the team in kick returns (29), kick return yards (710) and return touchdowns (1).

Ouellette went over the 100-yard receiving mark four times in 2011, including a 12-catch, 111-yard performance in a win over Emory & Henry.  Ouellette also notched four games with at least 100 return yards, including 159 and a touchdown at Gallaudet.

Cooke played alongside Ouellette at the receiver position, giving CUA two of the most potent pass catchers in the ODAC.  Cooke, an honorable mention All-ODAC selection last season, caught 37 passes for 539 yards in only eight games this year, due to injury.  He tied Ouellette for the team lead in touchdowns with five and averaged 67.4 receiving yards per game, which led all Cardinal receivers.

Cooke totaled 100 or more receiving yards three times, including a high of 165 against Randolph-Macon and 127 vs. McDaniel.  The junior also returned 11 kicks for 198 yards this season.

Schaetzl finished third in tackles for CUA with 59, to go along with 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack.  The defensive lineman posted eight games with five or more tackles, including a season-high nine vs. Randolph-Macon.  Schaetzl finished with five tackles, including 2.0 for loss, in a win at Apprentice School and he closed out the season with seven tackles and a half-sack vs. Bridgewater.

Steuckler picked up right where he left off last season with a team-leading 95 tackles this year.  He also totaled 2.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, a pair of fumble recoveries and a sack.  Stueckler registered a career-high 16 tackles at Washington and Lee and followed that up with a 13-tackle performance the very next week vs. Guilford.

The sophomore linebacker made ten or more tackles in three games and intercepted passes against Apprentice School and Guilford.

Cordivari etched his name in the CUA record book this season, establishing new school records for completions (321) and attempts (505), while also setting the school record for single game completions (46) and attempts (67).  Cordivari's 3,282 yards rank second best in school annals, while his 25 touchdown passes and 63.6 completion percentage are third best.

Cordivari eclipsed the 400-yard mark on two occasions in 2011, including a career-best 459 in a win at McDaniel.  The junior signal caller went over 300 yards in seven games and threw multiple touchdowns in every game, but one.

Leading the way for Cordivari and the CUA offense this season were Jones and O'Shea.  Playing with a group that came into the season young and inexperienced, these two Cardinals helped pave the way for an offense that ranked near the top of the country all season long in passing, averaging 328 yards per game. 

CUA's offensive line allowed only 13 sacks all season long, none of which were given up by O'Shea.  The Cardinals racked up over 400 yards of total offense in six games, including a high of 473 at McDaniel.

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