HAMILTON, Ont. — The No. 2 nationally ranked Western Mustangs dominated the 2010 Ontario University Athletics football All-Stars. The Mustangs named twelve All-Stars to their Yates Cup bound team while their host, the No. 4 nationally ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees, took home eight First-Team honours.
Quarterback Brad Sinopoli (Peterborough, Ont.) was named First-Team All-Star after a throwing for 2756 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. The fourth-year finished the regular season first in OUA and CIS for passing yards, touchdown passes and completions. Inside receivers Matthew Bolduc (Ottawa, Ont,) and Steven Hughes (Ottawa, Ont.) made the First-Team All-Star list after being Sinopoli’s favourite receiving targets combining for over 1368 yards between the two of them. Wide receiver Cyril Adjeitey (Ghana) also got the Gee-Gees First-Team All-Star nod this year. Michael DiCroce (Hamilton, Ont.) of the McMaster Marauders was the other wide receiver to make the First-Team All-Star list after catching 23 passes for 416 yards.
Running back Nick FitzGibbon (Puslinch, Ont.) of the Guelph Gryphons was named a First-Team All-Star after being first in OUA for rushing yards with 804. Western’s Jerimy Hipperson (St. Catharines, Ont.) was the leagues other running back to be named to the First-Team after scoring 11 regular season touchdowns on the ground this season. Kick returner Dillon Heap (Waterloo, Ont.) who made the CIS record books for kick return yardage last season also made the list.
Protecting the quarterback doesn’t go without recognition. Guards Matt Norman (Chateauguay, Que.) of Western and Patrick D’Amico (Montreal, Que.) of Ottawa were named First-Team All-Stars for their efforts in backing up their QB’s. On the offensive line, big men Matt O’Donnell (Kingston, Ont.) of the Queen’s Gaels and Josh Buttrill (Barrie, Ont.) of the Mustangs got First-Team honours. McMaster Marauder Justin Glover (Hamilton, Ont.) was named the First-Team All-Star at centre.
Rounding out the First-Team offensive All-Stars are place kicker Matthew Falvo (Welland, Ont.), who came up big for the Gee-Gees on a number of occasions this year and punter Darryl Wheeler (Hamilton, Ont.), of the Western Mustangs who averaged 41.62 yards per punt in 2010.
The Western Mustangs had the best defence in the league all regular season and it doesn’t come as a surprise that they took home five defensive First-Team All-Star awards. Craig Butler (London, Ont.) was not only named a First-Team All-Star for the halfback position, but also for his work at rush/cover. Other Mustangs on the list include defensive tackle Mike Van Praet (London, Ont.), defensive end Zander Robinson (Vancouver, B.C.), and linebacker John Surla (Niagara Falls, Ont.).
Completing the list of OUA defensive All-Stars for the First-Team were defensive tackle Sébastien Tétreault (Granby, Que.) and cornerback Chayce Elliott (Burnaby, B.C.) of the Ottawa Gee-Gees, defensive end Grant MacDonald (London, Ont.), halfback James Savoie (Niagara Falls, Ont.) and cornerback Mark Durigon (Guelph, Ont.) of the Guelph Gryphons. For Laurier, linebacker Giancarlo Rapanaro (Niagara Falls, Ont.) and safety Mitch Nicholson (Grand Haven, MI) made the First-Team defensive All-Star List. The lone Marauder defensive First-Team All-Star was Ryan Chmielewski (St.Catharines, Ont.).
On the Second-Team All-Star list, quarterback Kyle Quinlan (South Woodslee, Ont.) of the McMaster Marauders led his team to a third place OUA finish. Protecting him was guard Michael Hoy (Kitchener, Ont.) and offensive tackle Matt Sewell (Milton, Ont.). Andrew Crosby (Mississauga, Ont.) of the Guelph Gryphons was named the other Second-Team All-Star guard. Centre Dan Bederman (Toronto) of Queen’s and offensive tackle Mike Knill (Rochester Hills, MI) of Laurier were also on the Second-Team All-Star list.
Inside receiver Heap of the Hawks was also named to the Second-Team for his receiving efforts. The other inside receiver named a Second-Team All-Star was Devan Sheahan (Kingston, Ont.) of the Queen’s Gaels. Wide receivers Jedd Gardner (Niagara Falls, Ont.) of the Gryphons and Shamawd Chambers (Markham, Ont.) from Laurier were also on the list. Marauder Joey Nemet (Burlington, Ont.) rushed for 572 yards this season and got the All-Star nod at the running back position. Fellow running back Jimmy Therrien (Montreal, Que.) of the Queen’s Gaels was also named to the Second-Team.
Place kicker Dan Village (Abbotsford, B.C.) made the offensive Second-Team All-Star list. Village broke the Queen’s school record for points in a season with 271. Windsor Lancers punter Robert Eeuwes (Burlington, Ont.) also made the list coming second in average yards per punt with 39.87. Butler from the Mustangs got his third All-Star award on the season as a kick returner for the Second-Team.
On the defensive Second-Team All-Star list, McMaster received three nods in defensive tackle Roberto Filice (Stoney Creek, Ont.), defensive end Scott Caterine (Burlington, Ont.) and cornerback Joey Cupido (Hamilton, Ont.). The Golden Hawks also named three All-Stars to this list in defensive tackle Steve Cormack (Waterloo, Ont.), linebacker Mitchell Bosch (Langley, B.C.) and rush/cover Sam Aird (Ancaster, Ont.).
Linebacker Jason Kosec (Mississauga, Ont.) and cornerback Jamie Symianick (Montreal, Que.) of the Western Mustangs were named Second-Team All-Stars. For Guelph, linebacker Adam Dunk (Guelph, Ont.) and safety Jordan Duncan (Grimsby, Ont.) made the list.
Queen’s had one defensive Second-Team All-Star, defensive end Frank Pankewich (Thunder Bay, Ont.). Windsor’s second All-Star went to halfback Daryl Townsend (Windsor, Ont.). Toronto’s lone All-Star was defensive halfback Derek Batchelor (Mississauga, Ont.) to round out the 2010 All-Stars.
OUA all-stars were selected by the nine football head coaches across OUA. The major OUA football award winners will be honoured in Hamilton, Ont. on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Quarterback: Brad Sinopoli – Ottawa
Centre: Justin Glover – McMaster
Guard: Matt Norman – Western
Guard: Patrick D’Amico – Ottawa
Offensive Tackle: Matt O’Donnell – Queen’s
Offensive Tackle: Josh Buttrill – Western
Inside Receiver: Matthew Bolduc – Ottawa
Inside Receiver: Steven Hughes – Ottawa
Wide Receiver: Cyril Adjeitey – Ottawa
Wide Receiver: Michael DiCroce – McMaster
Running Back: Nick FitzGibbon – Guelph
Running Back: Jerimy Hipperson – Western
Punter: Darryl Wheeler – Western
Place Kicker: Matthew Falvo – Ottawa
Kick Returner: Dillon Heap – Laurier
Defensive Tackle: Sébastien Tétreault – Ottawa
Defensive Tackle: Mike Van Praet – Western
Defensive End: Zander Robinson – Western
Defensive End: Grant MacDonald – Guelph
Linebacker: John Surla – Western
Linebacker: Ryan Chmielewski – McMaster
Linebacker: Giancarlo Rapanaro – Laurier
Defensive Halfback: Craig Butler – Western
Defensive Halfback: James Savoie – Guelph
Cornerback: Chayce Elliot – Ottawa
Cornerback: Mark Durigon – Guelph
Safety: Mitch Nicholson – Laurier
Rush/Cover: Craig Butler – Western
Quarterback: Kyle Quinlan – McMaster
Centre: Dan Bederman – Queen’s
Guard: Michael Hoy – McMaster
Guard: Andrew Crosby – Guelph
Offensive Tackle: Matt Sewell – McMaster
Offensive Tackle: Mike Knill – Laurier
Inside Receiver: Devan Sheahan – Queen’s
Inside Receiver: Dillon Heap – Laurier
Wide Receiver: Jedd Gardner – Guelph
Wide Receiver: Shamawd Chambers – Laurier
Running Back: Joey Nemet – McMaster
Running Back: Jimmy Therrien – Queen’s
Punter: Robert Eeuwes – Windsor
Place Kicker: Dan Village – Queen’s
Kick Returner: Craig Butler – Western
Defensive Tackle: Steve Cormack – Laurier
Defensive Tackle: Roberto Filice – McMaster
Defensive End: Scott Caterine – McMaster
Defensive End: Frank Pankewich – Queen’s
Linebacker: Mitchell Bosch – Laurier
Linebacker: Adam Dunk – Guelph
Linebacker: Jason Kosec – Western
Defensive Halfback: Daryl Townsend – Windsor
Defensive Halfback: Derek Batchelor – Toronto
Cornerback: Jamie Symianick – Western
Cornerback: Joey Cupido – McMaster
Safety: Jordan Duncan – Guelph
Rush/Cover: Sam Aird – Laurier