Six All-Conference Honors for Football; Holloway Rookie of the Year

Six All-Conference Honors for Football; Holloway Rookie of the Year

LANCASTER, Pa. – Six Susquehanna football players received All-Centennial Conference recognition, including wide receiver Diamente Holloway, who was also named the conference's Rookie of the Year.

Senior offensive lineman Ryan Pearce was named to the First Team Offense, senior linebacker Jim Barry was a Second-Team All-Defense honoree while kicker Evan Argiriou and punter Dylan Jenkins were Second-Team Specialists. Earning Honorable Mention were sophomore quarterback Nick Crusco and Holloway.

Holloway is the first Centennial Rookie of the Year in program history. While technically a sophomore academically, this was the first season Holloway took the field for the Crusaders. Holloway finished the season leading SU in receptions (59) and receiving yards (872). He scored five touchdowns and averaged a league-leading 87.2 yards per game and 14.8 yards per reception.

Pearce, who was a Second-Team selection last year, started all 10 games this season. Susquehanna averaged 156.9 yards rushing per game and Crusco had a career year with the protection provided by the Susquehanna offensive line, throwing for 2177 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Barry, also a senior, is a Second-Team recipient in back-to-back years. He again led the team in tackles with 95 (61 solo) to go along with 4.5 tackles for loss (TFL), three pass breakups, three passes defended, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Barry finished his career with 288 tackles and 9.5 TFL.

For Argiriou and Jenkins, this marks the first All-Conference honors of their careers. Argiriou, a junior, led the team in scoring this season with 58 points. He went 8-for-11 on field goals with a long of 44 and connected on 33-of-34 extra point attempts (PATs). His 34 PATs are third-best in single season history.

Jenkins, also a junior, racked up 1859 yards punting with an average of 39.6 yards per punt – the sixth-best single season average and second in the conference this season – including a long of 68 yards. He put 15 punts inside the 20, had six touchbacks and finished with four punts of 50-plus yards.

Finally, Crusco earned his first All-Conference recognition after a career year. He started all 10 games and threw for a career-high 2177 yards with 17 touchdowns. He averaged 217.7 yards per game while also running for 435 yards and eight more touchdowns and his 2612 yards of total offense are third in the conference. The 2177 yards are fifth-best in single season program history while his 17 touchdowns are tied for fifth-best.

The Crusaders went 5-5 overall this year with a 4-5 mark in Centennial Conference action. It marks a three-win improvement from one year ago.