Sophomore defensive lineman Jake Stilwell (Pendleton, Ind.) and junior running back Spencer Corrao (New Albany, Ind.) highlight a group of 12 members of Hanover College’s football squad who have received post-season honors from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Stilwell and Corrao were each first-team all-Heartland Conference selections.
Seniors Dexter Britt (Louisville, Ky.), Brandon Foster (Haubstadt, Ind.) and Matt McConnell (Buckner, Ky.), along with junior offensive linemen Ryan Hahn (Fort Thomas, Ky.) and Kevin Schlenker (Anderson, Ind.) were each second-team honorees.
Senior defensive backs Colin Alexander (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Derrick Worden (Galveston, Ind.), in addition to junior linebackers Vince Peiffer (Franklin, Ind.) and Justin Magaw (West Palm Beach, Fla.), each received honorable-mention recognition.
Senior Ethan Waltz (Trafalgar, Ind.) was named to the Heartland Conference’s all-sportsmanship team.
Stilwell, a defensive tackle, led Hanover’s linemen with 50 tackles, including 33 solo stops, 18 tackles for loss (-103 yards) and a school single-season record 15 sacks (-93 yards). He also posted a team-high three forced fumbles and had one fumble recovery.
He was a second-team all-league pick as a freshman.
Corrao earned first-team all-conference honors for the second consecutive season. He led the Panthers’ ground effort with 684 yards on 142 carries with six rushing touchdowns. He also caught 13 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns.
Britt, a three-time all-league selection at quarterback, completed 119-of-243 passes for 1,476 yards and nine touchdowns. He also rushed 119 times for 491 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns.
Foster, a two-time all-HCAC linebacker, led Hanover’s defense with 93 tackles, including a team-best 47 solo tackles. He had 5.5 tackles for loss and one sack.
McConnell, a safety, tallied 49 tackles and one tackle for loss. He had one interception and was second on the squad with seven pass deflections.
Hahn, a two-time all-conference honoree at center, and Schlenker, a starter at right tackle for three seasons, anchored Hanover’s offensive line. The pair helped the Panthers produce 305.1 yards per game, including nearly 140 yards per game on the ground.
Alexander, a safety, led Hanover’s secondary with 65 tackles. He had three tackles for loss, one interception, five pass deflections and two forced fumbles.
Worden, a cornerback, totaled 40 tackles and led the defensive unit with two interceptions and 34 return yards. He also posted five pass deflections, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Peiffer ranked second on Hanover’s defense with 76 tackles and 12 tackles for loss.
Magaw racked up 75 tackles, with 10 tackles for loss and a sack. He had one interception, four pass deflections and a fumble recovery.
Waltz, a linebacker, tallied 19 tackles and one sack.
Hanover finished the 2013 season with a 5-5 overall record. The Panthers placed fourth in the Heartland Conference with a 5-3 mark.
Published Tuesday, November 26, 2013