NEWPORT NEWS, Va.
— Nine Frostburg State players were named to the All-Atlantic Central Football Conference Team including the Defensive Player of the Year Award, the league announced Thursday.
Senior defensive end Kevin Culbert (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) was honored as the Defensive Player of the Year as well as a first team honoree after a stellar season where he has led NCAA Division III for the last seven weeks in tackles for loss (3.3) and sacks (1.7). He also ranks 43rd with 5.9 solo stops per contest.
Culbert, an eight-time ACFC Player of the Week, is second in the conference with 91 total tackles while posting two interceptions, two fumbles recovered, five pass breakups, one forced fumble and one blocked kick.
Junior offensive lineman Frank Boka, Jr. (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) is the lone Bobat on the all-conference first team offense. Boka has started all 10 games for FSU this season and helped the team average 263.7 yards and 19.6 points per game this season.
Senior defensive back Jon Menz (Sykesville, Md./Glenelg), junior offensive lineman Pete Wilson (Street, Md./North Harford), junior defensive lineman Justin Bressler (Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown), junior linebacker Lathon Romaine (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock), sophomore running back Shanorm Young (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Polytechnic), sophomore tight end Fred Howze (Upper Marlboro, Md./FTH Catholic) and sophomore defensive back Johan Owens (Baltimore, Md./City College) were all named to the all-conference second team.
Menz played in nine games for the Bobcats making 45 tackles, two TFL, one interception and one pass breakup.
Wilson started all 10 games for Frostburg State helping the team average 263.7 yards and 19.6 points per game this season.
Bressler started all 10 games making 27 stops, including 5.5 behind the line of scrimmage.
Romaine led the Bobcats with four interceptions and was second on the team with 81 tackles and 12.5 TFL while starting all 10 games.
Young, a two-time Offensive Player of the Week, carried the ball 210 times rushing for 909 yards and 11 touchdowns. He ran for a career-high 154 yards in a win over Thomas More on Oct. 15.
Howze was second on the Bobcat receiving corps with 27 catches for 299 yards averaging 11.1 per grab.
Owens was fifth on the team with 58 tackles including two for loss. He also had two interceptions, returning one 54 yards for a touchdown against Wesley.
Junior defensive lineman Ryan Cutsail (Middletown, Md./Middletown) and junior defensive back Vincent Thomas (Upper Marlboro, Md./C.H. Flowers) were honored with honorable mention selections.
Cutsail started all 10 games for the Bobcats ranking third with 10.5 tackles for loss. He also contributed 58 tackles, three fumbles recovered and twop sacks.
Thomas started all 10 games for FSU making 41 tackles, picking off two passes and breaking up three more.
The Bobcats are 6-4 overall and 1-4 in the ACFC and host Moravian Saturday in the ECAC Southwest Championship Bowl.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303