The NJCAA has announced its All Americans for the recently completed 2015 football season. Four Lackawanna players were amongst those receiving that honor.
Named to the defensive First Team was linebacker Kapri Doucet. A resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, and graduate of Bruton High School. During the 2015 campaign he was credited with 40 unassisted and 19 assisted tackles. He accumulated 17.5 tackles for losses of 80 yards. Doucet also grabbed 1 interception which he returned 84 yards for a touchdown. He was the master of the big play as he recorded a Northeast Football Conference best 7 sacks costing the opponents 44 yards and forced 1 fumble while recovering 2.
At the conclusion of its regular season, the Northeast Football Conference selected Doucet to its First Team All-Conference and was named the conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Coach, Mark Duda was extremely pleased with the selection of Doucet as an All American. Duda said "Kapri is one of the best linebackers I have seen .His speed and ability to change direction is amazing and he has the big play ability that makes him special." Duda added, "It is no wonder that he is so highly recruited and will no doubt be an upper level D1 player".
Presently, Doucet is undecided where he will continue his college football career next autumn.
Also recognized by the NJCAA was offensive lineman, Ashton Julious. A 6-8, 342, tackle out of West Florence High School in Florence, South Carolina. Julious, a sophomore, was named by the NJCAA to its second team. He has verbally committed to continue his playing career at the University of Oklahoma
In learning of the selection of Julious, Coach Duda said that, "Ashton was a player who got better every day while at Lackawanna. His physical ability is unmatched and his football knowledge grew with each season he played for us". Duda finished by saying, "Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops got a great player".
Finally NJCAA named Lackawanna running back, Terry Norris, and kicker, Pat Frio to its All American Third Team. Norris, a sophomore from Springfield, Massachusetts, and graduate of Longmeadow High School, led the Falcons in rushing with 934 yards on 118 attempts for 103.8 per game and 7.9 per carry average. He scored 8 touchdowns on the ground. In addition, Norris caught 9 passes for 117 yards and 2 more TDs. Frio is a resident of Saint Charles, Illinois and a graduate of Saint Charles East High School. He transferred to Lackawanna from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville for his sophomore year. Frio led the Falcons in scoring for the 2015 season with 68 points on 9 field goals in 9 attempts and 41 extra points in 47 attempts.
In commenting on his Third Team All Americans, Duda said in regards to Norris that, "Terry was the heart and soul of our team and possesses the character and ability to lead. He is a tough runner with great vision." Duda added, "His leadership will be missed as much as his production on the field". In regards to Frio, Duda said "Pat is one of the most consistent kickers we ever had at Lackawanna College. His ability to make the big kick provided us with points every time we were in the red zone. I know that whomever recruits Frio will have a better team because of it". Both Norris and Frio are undecided where they will continue his college football career next year.
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