Monday, January 09, 2006

Terror Trio Earns Honors on the Grid

Three members or the McDaniel College football team's defense were named to the All-South Region Team by Don Hansen of Don Hansen's Football Gazette.

Linebacker Ron Ringgold, defensive back Drew Abbamonte, and lineman Chase Noll, were named to Hansen's mythical squad. All three players had been previously selected for All-Centennial First Team honors, while Ringgold was named to the All-South Region Second Team.

Ringgold, a middle linebacker, was named to the region's first team. He recorded 136 tackles, the fifth most prolific season of stops in McDaniel’s football history. His 72 solo tackles represents the fifth best season on record in that category. Amongst his tackles were four sacks. He also forced a fumble and recorded three interceptions and tacked on 77 return yards, 41 of which came on a touchdown return in the win against Ursinus.

Abbamonte, a second team pick in the secondary, was a constant disruption to opponents’ passing game nabbing six passes for 68 return yards. He also broke up 11 passes this season. The junior free safety recorded 82 tackles to finish second on the squad in that category. 51 of his tackles were unassisted efforts with four resulting in a loss of yards.

Noll earned an Honorable Mention after recording a team-high six-sacks from his nose guard position. His sacks resulted in 44 yards of losses for McDaniel’s opposition. He recorded 44 tackles, forced two fumbles and blocked a kick in 2005.

McDaniel finished an injury-riddled season at 5-5. That mark included a pair of overtime losses and a last minute field goal loss at Gettysburg.