Sam Blanzy's pick to the first team was the headline as six Albion College football players were singled out for recognition as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association released its all-league team today.
Blanzy, a junior who prepped at Grosse Pointe South, achieved a 42-yard average on 53 punts, placing him third nationally in NCAA Division III and best in the MIAA. Opponents started drives inside their 20-yard line 17 times, or 32 percent of the time, after his punts.
Left guard Chase Bouschor (Sault Saint Marie/Sault Area), kicker Andrew Fabry (Grosse Pointe/Grosse Pointe South), receiver Sean Koski (Chesterfield/L'Anse Creuse North), linebacker Jose Rodriguez (Grand Rapids/East Kentwood) and defensive tackle Hunter Shaw (Montague/Whitehall) were the Britons picked to the second team.
Bouschor, in his first year on the offensive line for the Britons, was credited as the most consistent player on the unit. He helped the Britons average a shade more than 401 yards and nearly 32 points per game.
Fabry converted 10 of his 13 field goal chances (77 percent) and on 33 of his 36 extra point kicks (92 percent). In addition, he also handled the kickoff duties for the Britons.
Koski finished fourth in the MIAA with 44 receptions and his 584 yards was sixth-most in the league. He achieved 100-yard receiving games against MIAA rivals Trine University (five receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown) and Alma College (13 receptions for 160 yards and two touchdowns).
Rodriguez finished third in the MIAA, averaging 10.7 tackles per game, while Shaw wrapped up seven tackles for loss.
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