1996

Catholic had three first-team members of the ECAC All-Star Team in junior quarterback Kevin Ricca, senior fullback Matt Taylor and junior wide receiver Jeff Clay. Clay led the nation in receiving yards with 162 per game. Senior wide receiver Asim Penny, junior offensive lineman Tony Faison and senior safety Mark Houck were named to the second team, while sophomore safety Andrew Reger was named honorable mention. Taylor and Houck played in the regional senior all-star game at Robeson Stadium in East Orange, N.J. on Dec. 22.

Head Coach Tom Clark is 21-6-1 (.768 winning pct.) in his first three seasons and has the program nationally recognized at the Division III level.

1996 Results (7-2)

CU Opponent Opp. Att.
68 at Muhlenberg 11 3,749
28 Randolph-Macon 30 2,492
34 at Kings Point 20 1,857
26 Salisbury State 18 2,932
23 FDU-Madison 13 1,027
45 at Hampden-Sydney 14 1,750
48 Newport News (Homecoming) 9 3,826
30 at Thiel 6 300
40 at Albright 47 4,286

Home games in bold

Roster

# Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
21 Anspach, Pete Sr. WR 5-7 165 Framingham, Mass./Marian
99 Barry, Dave So. DE 6-4 210 Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood
44 Botta, Joe Sr. LB 5-7 195 Philadelphia, Pa./St. Joe's Prep
77 Clark, Jon Sr. OL 6-3 280 Germantown, Md./Blair
12 Clay, Jeff Jr. WR 5-10 190 Washington, D.C./Gonzaga
90 Cowan, Mike So. LB 6-1 205 Lowell, Mass./Bishop Guertin (N.H.)
35 Craddock, Jayson Jr. RB 5-6 220 Brookeville, Md./Sherwood
8 DeBenedictis, Jason So. DB 5-10 170 Haddonfield, N.J./Camden Catholic
67 DeGennaro, George So. OL 6-2 225 Adelphi, Md./High Point
97 Embrey, Bryan So. DL 5-10 220 Woodbridge, Va./Gar-Field
79 Faison, Tony Jr. OL 6-3 280 Upper Marlboro, Md./McNamara
58 Flint, Justin So. LB 6-1 210 Towson, Md./Loyola
9 Frole, Bob Jr. WR 6-1 180 Gibsonia, Pa./Pittsburgh Catholic
64 Glackin, Jeff So. TE 6-4 220 Havertown, Pa./Malvern Prep
53 Holdip, Jerren So. LB 5-9 210 Washington, D.C./Arch. Carroll
38 Houck, Mark Sr. DB 6-1 200 Jamison, Pa./La Salle
66 Jablonski, Gaynor So. OL 6-2 265 Edgewater, Md./Loyola
84 Jones, Brad So. WR 5-11 180 Rockville, Md./Churchill
76 Kaczka, Kevin So. DL 6-2 250 Bayonne, N.J./St. Peter's Prep
87 Kennedy, Jim Sr. TE 6-5 240 Mt. Vision, N.Y./Cooperstown
48 Knox, Sid Sr. LB 5-10 215 Brookville, Md./Good Counsel
55 Llaneza, Pete Jr. DL 5-9 210 Rockaway Twp., N.J./Morris Knolls
81 Lohan, Matt Sr. WR 5-10 165 Bayside, N.Y./Holy Cross
3 McDonald, Matt So. DB 5-10 175 Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel
30 McKenzie, Joe Sr. DE 6-2 225 Huntingdon Valley, Pa./La Salle
26 McManmon, Kevin Sr. DB 5-10 180 Richboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood
78 Miller, Brian So. OL 6-3 260 Lake Hopatacony, N.J./Pope John XXIII
57 Murphy, Sean So. DE 6-1 185 Middletown, Del./Archmere Acad.
82 Palubinski, Mike Sr. TE 6-3 195 Audobon, Pa./Methacton
47 Rakowski, Joe So. DE 6-1 225 Philadelphia, Pa./La Salle
25 Reger, Andrew So. DB 5-10 180 Drexel Hill, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara
13 Ricca, Kevin Jr. QB 5-11 200 Gaithersburg, Md./St. John's (D.C.)
98 Richardson, Dick Jr. DL 6-0 275 Atlanta, Ga./St. Pius X
34 Salkeld, Scott Sr. DB 5-10 185 College Park, Md./Pallotti
86 Sesny, Greg So. TE 6-2 205 Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt
17 Shannon, Roy So. K/P 5-10 180 Gaithersburg, Md./St. John's (D.C.)
69 Swoyer, Pat Sr. OL 6-1 240 Chester, Pa./Unionville
33 Taylor, Matt Sr. RB 6-0 200 Marlton, N.J./Holy Cross
59 Tragemann, Geoff Sr. OL 6-5 250 Hatfield, Pa./La Salle
68 Walker, Pat So. OL 6-2 255 Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East
75 Weber, Matt Jr. OL 6-0 270 Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan
2 Williams, Phil Sr. DB 5-9 165 Alexandria, Va./Mt. Vernon
1996 CARDINAL NEWCOMERS
56 Amendolare, Jay Fr. DE 6-1 215 Merrick, N.Y./Holy Trinity
7 Apgar, Brian Fr. DB 6-1 190 Hope, N.J./Pope John XXIII
41 Becker, Bryan Fr. WR 5-10 165 Baldwin, N.Y./Chaminade
43 Boland, Mike Fr. LB 5-10 180 Springfield, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara
91 Burns, Mike So. DT 6-1 225 Essington, Pa. /Archmere Academy
11 Burpee, Chip Fr. WR 5-7 165 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
40 Change, Richard Fr. LB 6-1 200 Atlanta, Ga./St. Pius X
74 Costello, Kevin Fr. OL 6-2 240 Valley Stream, N.Y./Holy Trinity
85 DeCicco, John Fr. TE 6-2 190 Marlton, N.J./Cherokee
24 DeCree, Lou Fr. DB 5-8 180 Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan
37 DiMaulo, Mike Fr. DB 5-7 160 Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood
15 Easlick, Ben Fr. QB 6-1 175 Atco, N.J./Cherokee
14 Esposito, Brian So. QB 6-1 180 Wilmington, Del./Archmere Acad.
42 Geissler, James Fr. LB 6-1 200 Marlton, N.J./Cherokee
63 Harrington, Brian Fr. OL 6-1 225 Olney, Md./Sherwood
10 Hawkins, Greg Fr. WR 5-5 150 Landover, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt
49 Hee, Brian Fr. DB 6-1 190 Somerdale, N.J./Paul VI
20 Jones, John Jr. RB 5-10 180 Alexandria, Va./O'Connell
39 Keating, Jeff Fr. DB 5-8 170 Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic
27 Mangan, Mike Fr. RB 5-11 195 Merrick, N.Y./Holy Trinity
54 Martorana, Chris Fr. LB 5-11 205 Franklin Square, N.Y./Sewanhaka
65 Mills, Derrick Fr. OL 6-3 285 Washington, D.C./H.D. Woodson
29 Moran, Dan Fr. LB 5-10 185 New City, N.Y./Clarkstown
32 Murphy, Patrick Fr. RB 5-10 185 Garden City, N.Y./Garden City
73 Niebling, Pete Fr. DL 6-1 200 Bellmore, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial
28 Notarfrancesco, Andrew Fr. LB 5-9 180 Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Val.
5 Penny, Asim Sr. WR 6-5 210 Clinton, Md./Bishop McNamara
95 Riely, Dan Fr. DE 6-1 200 Croton, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac
4 Rosetti, Ryan Fr. K/P 5-9 180 Marlton, N.J./Cherokee
51 Sweeney, Ben Fr. LB 6-1 190 Caldwell, N.J./Caldwell
19 Tan, Xavier Fr. WR 5-10 165 Brookville, Md./Georgetown Prep
18 Taylor, Nate Fr. DB 5-10 175 Baltimore, Md./Mt. St. Joseph
45 Tortella, Frank Fr. LB 5-9 210 Columbia, Md./Howard
6 Wabunoha, Rich Fr, CB 6-0 175 White Plains, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac
88 Ybarra, Aaron Fr. WR 5-11 175 Hudson, N.H./Bishop Guertin
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