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Kutztown University’s Jim Clements named PSAC East Coach of the Year in football

Kutztown University’s Jim Clements has been named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Coach of the Year in football, and 13 Golden Bears have received all-conference honors in a vote of league coaches, it was announced Wednesday.

Boyertown grad Jerome Kapp, a redshirt junior wide receiver, was among the KU players to receive first-team honors. He has 37 catches for 758 yards and eight touchdowns this season.

Kutztown University’s Jerome Kapp, a Boyertown grad, celebrates after the Golden Bears won the PSAC Championship Game. (BRIAN SMITH — READING EAGLE)

Other Golden Bears on the first-round offense are offensive guard Devin Hannan, a redshirt sophomore; and center Albert Glasgow, a redshirt junior.

KU players on the first-team defense are defensive lineman Ryan Meyers, a senior; linebacker Amani Justice, a redshirt senior; defensive back Nick Palmer, a senior; and punter Dean Krcic, a senior.

Kutztown’s second-team picks on offense are running back Darryl Davis-McNeil, a redshirt junior; and offensive tackle Luke Lozowicki, a redshirt senior. Golden Bears on the second-team defense are linebacker Chris Thomas, a senior; linebacker Tyler Whary, a redshirt junior; defensive back Antaun Lloyd, a redshirt junior; and defensive back Shawn Turber-Ortiz, a senior.

Krcic and Turber-Ortiz earned All-PSAC East honors for the third time. Thomas and Palmer are two-time selections.

Clements was named coach of the year for the second straight season (2020 was canceled due to COVID-19) and third time in his seven seasons at Kutztown. He also received the honor in 2016.

This season, he has led the No. 12 Golden Bears to a 10-1 record, their first PSAC title since 2011 and their third straight berth in the NCAA Division II playoffs.

He is 58-21 at Kutztown.

The Golden Bears earned the No. 1 seed in the Super One Region and a first-round bye in the NCAA playoffs. They will play the winner of Saturday’s game between Bentley and No. 4 New Haven on Nov. 27 at Andre Reed Stadium.

Shepherd quarterback Tyson Bagent, a junior, was voted Offensive Player of the Year. West Chester linebacker Jackson Taylor, a sophomore, was Defensive Player of the Year. Shepherd wide receiver Ryan Beach, a redshirt freshman, was Rookie of the Year.

Middle Atlantic Conference

Carey on first-team for third time: Alvernia running back Malcolm Carey has been named to the All-Middle Atlantic Conference first team for the third straight season, it was announced Wednesday. Last season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Carey, a senior from Bensalem, finished the season second in the MAC with 823 yards. He also had five touchdowns and averaged 5 yards on his 165 carries.

Albright had five second-team selections in running back Isaiah Shockley, a sophomore; wide receiver Kevin Zehener, a senior; offensive lineman Jeff Joseph, a senior; linebacker Daniel Vital, a senior; and defensive back Armon Jefferson, a senior. Lions senior Dorien Forbes made the honorable mention team as a special teams player.

Alvernia also had a second-team selection in linebacker Tajon Whiten, a senior. Golden Wolves punter Ryan Long, a senior, was an honorable mention pick.

Hamburg grad Jacob Phillips, a sophomore at Lebanon Valley, was a second-team selection on the offensive line. Boyertown grad Pat Ricci, a senior defensive lineman at Wilkes, received honorable mention honors.

Delaware Valley running back Donte Simmons, a senior, was voted Offensive Player of the Year. Delaware Valley linebacker Anthony Tedesco, a senior, was the Defensive Player of the Year. King’s running back Brennan Robinson was the Rookie of the Year.

FDU-Florham’s Jimmy Robertson was named Coach of the Year.

The all-conference honors are voted on by the league’s coaches.

Source: Berkshire mont

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