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Alex Koors is SCAC's Top Offensive Player; Robby Long Repeats as Coach of the Year

Alex Koors is SCAC's Top Offensive Player; Robby Long Repeats as Coach of the Year

November 23, 2010

87132November 23, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "DePauw University and Millsaps College finished 1-2 in the 2010 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) football standings, and for that success on the gridiron, both were awarded with two major awards each with today’s announcement of the 2010 All-SCAC Football team," notes the conference.  "In exclusive voting by the head coaches of the conference, Alex Koors of DePauw was selected as the league's Offensive Player of the Year ... while DePauw’s Robby Long earned SCAC Coach of the Year honors for the second straight year," notes the SCAC.

"Alex Koors, a 6-2, 175-pound senior receiver from Indianapolis, Ind., had 86 receptions for 1,255 yards and 16 touchdowns 87833this season to lead all SCAC receivers, the conference's announcement states. "He caught a touchdown pass in 10 of 11 games this season and had 100+ yards receiving in six game. A four-year starter, 2009 All-American and three-time all-conference selection, Koors ends his career as the owner of every major SCAC career receiving mark, including total receptions (255), yards receiving (3,850), yards receiving per game (96.25) and receiving touchdowns (42). Koors is also the first receiver in the history of the league to twice be honored as SCAC Player of the Year."

It adds, "After guiding DePauw to its second consecutive SCAC football title and fourth in 13 seasons of competition, Robby Long was selected by his peers as SCAC Coach of the Year. In his 89355second year as head coach, Long led the Tigers to a perfect 6-0 conference mark and a berth in the Division III playoffs for the second consecutive season. In a season of historic firsts, DePauw started the year 9-0 for the first time in school history and also was selected to host a NCAA playoff game for the first time. Despite the 45-35 first-round playoff loss to eighth-ranked Trine University, the Tigers equaled the school record for single-season wins with nine -- matching the mark set in both 1981 and 1996."

Joining Koors on the first team All-SCAC offense were junior guard Lewis Brown, senior guard Mark Kreuzman, senior wide receiver Brayden Dahlstrom and senior quarterback Michael Engle.  5099On the defensive side of the ball, senior tackle Tyler Doane, junior end Michael Fultz, senior linebacker Ryan Preuss, senior strong safety  Jonathan Lambert and junior cornerback Steve Valdiserri each were chosen to the first team.

The Tigers finished the 2010 season with a 9-2 record and made the NCAA Division III playoffs for the second consecutive year.

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