Three Bears Earn 1st Team CAA Honors [VIDEO]
University of Maine wide receiver Micah Wright, defensive lineman Patrick Ricard, and linebacker Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga have been named First Team All-Conference selections by the Colonial Athletic Association, as voted by head coaches of the conference.
Wright caught 39 receptions for 567 yards and had five touchdowns in eight games with the Black Bears in 2016. The wide out was also listed as an All-Conference Second Team kick returner. Ricard logged 45 tackles, 13 for a loss, and four sacks for the Black Bear defense in his senior season. Mulumba Tshimanga led Maine with 86 tackles and had two sacks.
Dan Collins, Max Andrews, Jamil Demby, Earnest Edwards (kick returner), Sterling Sheffield, and Najee Goode were all listed as All-Conference Third Team picks at their respective positions.
The Black Bears wrapped up their season with a loss to New Hampshire over the weekend and had an overall record of 6-5, 5-3 in conference play.
Junior Bryan Schor of James Madison and Tanoh Kpassagnon were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year respectively in the conference.
James Madison, Villanova, Richmond, and New Hampshire were selected to be in the FCS playoff field, with the Dukes granted a first round bye.
2016 All-CAA Football First Team
QB Bryan Schor James Madison Jr.
RB Khalid Abdullah James Madison Sr.
RB Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks UAlbany So.
FB/HB Anthony Manzo-Lewis UAlbany Jr.
WR Brian Brown Richmond Sr.
WR Brandon Ravenel James Madison Sr.
WR Micah Wright Maine So.
TE Jonathan Kloosterman James Madison Jr.
OL Thomas Evans Richmond Sr.
OL Mitchell Kirsch James Madison Sr.
OL Tad McNeely New Hampshire Sr.
OL Timon Parris Stony Brook Jr.
OL Aaron Stinnie James Madison Jr.
OL Jerry Ugokwe William & Mary Sr.
PK Griffin Trau Richmond So.
KR Shane Simpson Towson Fr.
PR Rashard Davis James Madison Sr.
DL Andrew Ankrah James Madison Jr.
DL Winston Craig Richmond Sr.
DL Tanoh Kpassagnon Villanova Sr.
DL Patrick Ricard Maine Sr.
DL Cam Shorey New Hampshire Sr.
LB Charles Bell Delaware Jr.
LB Austin Calitro Villanova Sr.
LB Omar Howard Richmond Sr.
LB Michael Nicastro UAlbany Sr.
LB Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga Maine Sr.
CB Casey DeAndrade New Hampshire Sr.
CB Taylor Reynolds James Madison Sr.
S Raven Greene James Madison Jr.
S Rob Rolle Villanova Jr.
P Jake Ryder Towson Sr.
2016 All-CAA Football Second Team
QB Kyle Lauletta Richmond Jr.
RB Kendell Anderson William & Mary Sr.
RB Dalton Crossan New Hampshire Sr.
FB/HB James Pavik Richmond Sr.
WR Ray Bolden Stony Brook Jr.
WR DeVonte Dedmon William & Mary Jr.
WR Christian Summers Towson Sr.
TE Andrew Caskin William & Mary Jr.
OL Connor Bozick Delaware Sr.
OL Matt Frank James Madison Sr.
OL Brody Kern Delaware Jr.
OL Brad Seaton Villanova Sr.
OL Nicholas Vergos Richmond Sr.
PK John Gallagher Elon Sr.
KR Harold Cooper Rhode Island Jr.
PR Micah Wright Maine So.
DL Ousmane Camara Stony Brook Jr.
DL Malachi Hoskins UAlbany Jr.
DL Bilal Nichols Delaware Jr.
DL Brandon Waller Richmond Jr.
LB Shane Lawless Stony Brook So.
LB Troy Reeder Delaware So.
LB John Silas Elon Sr.
LB Gage Steele James Madison Sr.
CB Rayshan Clark UAlbany Sr.
CB Trey Reed William & Mary Sr.
S Tyrice Beverette Stony Brook Jr.
S Jaheem Woods Stony Brook Sr.
P Gunnar Kane James Madison Sr.
2016 All-CAA Football Third Team
QB Dan Collins Maine Sr.
RB Stacey Bedell Stony Brook Jr.
RB Aaron Forbes Villanova So.
RB Wes Hills Delaware Jr.
WR Terrence Alls James Madison Jr.
WR Andre Dessenberg Towson Sr.
WR Neil O’Connor New Hampshire So.
WR Tyler Wilkins Richmond So.
TE Ryan Bell Villanova Jr.
TE Garrett Hudson Richmond Jr.
OL Max Andrews Maine Sr.
OL Jamil Demby Maine Jr.
OL Chris Durant William & Mary Jr.
OL Andrew Lauderdale New Hampshire Sr.
OL Kevin Malloy UAlbany Sr.
PK Aidan O’Neill Towson Fr.
KR Earnest Edwards Maine Fr.
PR Casey DeAndrade New Hampshire Sr.
DL Jose Duncan Rhode Island Jr.
DL John Haggart Stony Brook So.
DL Bryan Osei Villanova Sr.
DL Isaiah Stephens William & Mary Jr.
LB DeVaughn Chollette New Hampshire Sr.
LB Stephen Lubnow William & Mary Sr.
LB Sterling Sheffield Maine So.
LB Ed Shockley Villanova Jr.
CB Nassir Adderley Delaware So.
CB Najee Goode Maine Jr.
CB Darin Peart Stony Brook Jr.
S Brendan Coniker Richmond Jr.
S Monty Fenner Towson Jr.
S Pop Lacey New Hampshire Fr.
P John Hinchen Villanova Jr.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Mike Houston, James Madison
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Bryan Schor, James Madison (QB - Jr.)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tanoh Kpassagnon, Villanova (DL - Sr.)
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Rashard Davis, James Madison (PR/WR - Sr.)
OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Shane Simpson, Towson (RB - Fr.)
DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Prince Smith, Jr., New Hampshire (CB - Fr.)
CHUCK BOONE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Casey DeAndrade, New Hampshire (CB - Sr.)