Four players from the Lancer football team won acclaim from Ontario University Athletics this week.
Running back David Adeniran, halfback Andrew Beatty, and defensive tackle Zack Benson earned berths on the OUA’s second all-star team. The league named defensive lineman Demir Tagani to its all-rookie squad.
Adeniran ran for 415 yards, good for fifth overall in the conference. Benson notched 14.5 tackles, including 4.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks. Beatty’s 7.4 tackles per game led the OUA.
Head coach Jean-Paul Circelli says the whole Lancer program is proud of the all-stars.
“These are three young men who have played several seasons with the blue and gold and we are so happy to see their years of hard work be celebrated within the OUA,” he says.
Tagani led all OUA defensive lineman with 27 total tackles and was second in the league with 9.5 tackles for loss. Circelli predicts he will be a key cog for the Lancers for years.
“Demir played with an incredible effort on every play and provided the spark and energy for our defensive front,” he says.
Read the OUA announcement, “Newcomers make strong first impression in all facets of the game to earn all-rookie honours.”