SCIAC names five Poets to all-conference team
Photo by: Laurence Martinez
LOS ANGELES - The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2009 all-conference teams and the Poets were honored with a total of five student-athletes who garnered a spot on the first or second-team.
Junior Chris Delgado was the lone Poet to be named to the first-team. The junior helped the offense rank second in the conference in rushing yards per game and also ranked third on the team in receptions with 12.
Delgado totaled 158 yards receiving and averaged over 13 yards per reception.
The offense and defense each placed two Poets on the second-team. Senior linebacker Brandon Boehm repeated on the second-team as he finished the season with 37 total tackles despite being hampered by injuries late in the season.
Boehm recorded 5.0 tackles for loss for 31 yards which includes three sacks for 27 yards. He also tallied five pass break-ups and had one quarterback hurry.
Junior Tyson Schilling joined Boehm on the defensive second-team. Schilling led the team in tackles for loss with 10 for 37 yards. He was also the team leader in sacks with four for a loss of 24 yards. For the season he ranked third on the team, tops among defensive linemen, with 39 tackles and had a team-high four quarterback hurries.
On the offensive side of the ball junior Cody McDermott returned to the all-conference team. The 2008 first-team selection earned a spot on the second-team as he was a catalyst in Whittier's rushing attack that averaged over 165 yards per outing.
One of the biggest offensive threats on the team, junior Josh Ollison, landed on his first all-conference team as one of three wide receivers on the second team. Ollison led the team in receptions with 25, receiving yards with 568 and touchdowns with seven.
He averaged over 63 yards per game and over 22 yards per reception with a long of 80 yards.
The 2009 Poets finished 3-6 and were within 16 points of three more wins on the year.