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Laurier earns 11 OUA all-star awards
Laurier earns 11 OUA all-star awards
Football team nets 11 OUA all-stars
HAMILTON, Ont. (OUA) - Ontario University Athletics released on Tuesday the 2009 edition of the football all-stars.

Ten different Golden Hawks earned the provincial awards including Dillon Heap (Waterloo, Ont.), Stephen Cormack (Waterloo, Ont.), Paul Hancock (Cochrane, Alta.), Giancarlo Rapanaro (Niagara Falls, Ont.), Jordan Van Horn (Burlington, Ont.), Taurean Allen (Etobicoke, Ont.) and Courtney Stephen (Brampton, Ont.) who were all named to the first team while Adam Bestard (Sarnia, Ont.), Mike Montoya (Burlington, Ont.) and Carlos Naranjo (Whitby, Ont.) were named to the second team.

Last season saw six team members honoured provincially and the previous year there was a total of nine. Laurier leads all Ontario schools this year with their 11 all-stars with Western just behind them with 10 and Queen’s with nine.

Laurier’s defence dominated the awards with seven while the offence picked up three and specials made up the remainder.

 On the defensive side Taurean Allen picked up his third all-star award. Allen, a 5-11 communications major had at corner, where he picked up 16.5 tackles, two knockdowns and one interception.  Linebacker Giancarlo Rapanaro picked up his second first team award after leading the team in sacks with 4.5 on the season. The kinesiology major also was third on the team in tackles with 37.5. Safety Courtney Stephen earned his first first team all-star award after leading the Hawks in tackles with 44.5 and was second on the squad in interceptions with two and knockdowns with five. Defensive lineman Stephen Cormack, was second on the Hawks in sacks with four on the season and also racked up 18.5 tackles. Fourth year lineman Paul Hancock earned his first all-star award with 24.5 tackles. Defensive back Jordan Van Horn led all Hawks with eight knockdowns during the season while also earning his first provincial award. Carlos Narajo, a second year arts major, had 9.5 tackles on the season and earned his first award.

For the offence, receiver Dillon Heap led the team with 592 yards on 28 receptions. He also picked up two touchdowns. Fifth year offensive lineman Adam Bestard started all eight games this season for a career total of 33 games played. Running back Mike Montoya led the purple and gold’s running game with 847 yards and six touchdowns.

Dillon Heap was also named to the first all-star team for specials teams after breaking the CIS record for punt return yardage in a season with 912 yards. The business major also set Laurier records kickoff returns in a season and kickoff return yardage in a season.

The Golden Hawks finished their regular season with a 6-2 record which left them in second place in the OUA with a first round bye. Laurier hosted Western in the semifinal and lost 26-16.

2009 OUA FOOTBALL ALL-STARS

QUARTERBACKS
Dan Brannagan (Burlington, Ont.) – Queen’s
MICHAEL FAULDS (Eden Mills, Ont.) – Western

FIRST-TEAM OFFENCE
Centre – Matt Morencie (Windsor, Ont.) – Windsor
Guard – Justin Glover (Hamilton, Ont.) – McMaster
Guard – Matt Norman (Montreal) – Western
Tackle – Matt O'Donnell (Kingston, Ont.) – Queen's
Tackle – Ryan Bomben (Burlington, Ont.) – Guelph
Inside Receiver – Scott Valberg (Kingston, Ont.) – Queen's
Inside Receiver – Dillon Heap (Waterloo, Ont.) – Laurier
Wide Receiver – Cyril Adjeity (Ghana) – Ottawa
Wide Receiver – Nic Trevail (London, Ont.) – Western
Running Back – Nathan Riva (LaSalle, Ont.) – Western
Running Back – Nick Fitzgibbon (Puslinch, Ont.) – Guelph
Punter – Rob Maver (Brampton, Ont.) – Guelph
Place Kicker – Rob Maver (Brampton, Ont.) – Guelph
Kick Returner – Dillon Heap (Waterloo, Ont.) – Laurier

FIRST-TEAM DEFENCE
Defensive Tackle – Sébastien Tétreault (Granby, Que.) – Ottawa
Defensive Tackle – Stephen Cormack (Waterloo, Ont.) – Laurier
Defensive End – Osie Ukwuoma (Mississauga, Ont.) – Queen's
Defensive End – Paul Hancock (Cochrane, Alta.) – Laurier
Linebacker – John Surla (Niagara Falls, Ont.) – Western
Linebacker – Ryan Chmielewski (St. Catharines, Ont.) – McMaster
SAM Linebacker – Giancarlo Rapanaro (Niagara Falls, Ont.) – Laurier
Defensive Halfback – James Savoie (Niagara Falls, Ont.) – Guelph
Defensive Halfback – Jordan Van Horn (Burlington, Ont.) – Laurier
Cornerback – Jimmy Allin (Belleville, Ont.) – Queen's
Cornerback – Taurean Allen (Etobicoke, Ont.) – Laurier
Free Safety – Courtney Stephen (Brampton, Ont.) – Laurier
Rush/Cover – Stephen Laporte (Ottawa) – Queen's

SECOND-TEAM OFFENCE
Centre – Dan Bederman (Toronto) – Queen's
Guard – Vince DeCivita (Gormley, Ont.) – Queen's
Guard – Adam Bestard (Sarnia, Ont.) – Laurier
Tackle – Josh Buttrill (Barrie, Ont.) – Western
Tackle – Matt Sewell (Milton, Ont.) – McMaster
Inside Receiver – Steve Hughes (Ottawa) – Ottawa
Inside Receiver – Nick Pasic (London, Ont.) – Western
Wide Receiver – Jedd Gardner (Niagara Falls, Ont.) – Guelph
Wide Receiver – Dustin Zender (Waterloo, Ont.) – Waterloo
Running Back –Jordan Wilson-Ross (Alliston, Ont.) – Ottawa
Running Back – Mike Montoya (Burlington, Ont.) – Laurier
Punter – Dave Sevigny (Peterborough, Ont.) – Waterloo
Place Kicker – Dan Village (Abbotsford, B.C.) – Queen's
Kick Returner – Jimmy Allin (Belleville, Ont.) – Queen's

SECOND-TEAM DEFENCE
Defensive Tackle – Chris Greaves (Mississauga, Ont.) – Western
Defensive Tackle – Grant MacDonald (London, Ont.) – Guelph
Defensive End – Seamus Postuma (Thunder Bay, Ont.) – Windsor
Defensive End – Steve Cecchini (Thorold, Ont.) – McMaster
Linebacker – Mike Cornell (Hamilton, Ont.) – Ottawa        
Linebacker – Adam Dunk (Guelph, Ont.) – Guelph
SAM Linebacker – Connor Elliot (London, Ont.) – Western
Defensive Halfback – David Rooney (Kingston, Ont.) – Queen's
Defensive Halfback – Byron Metcalfe (Pickering, Ont.) – McMaster
Cornerback – Chayce Elliot (Burnaby, B.C.) – Ottawa
Cornerback – Cody Lynch (Stoney Creek, Ont.) – McMaster
Free Safety – Craig Butler (London, Ont.) – Western
Rush/Cover – Carlos Naranjo (Whitby, Ont.) – Laurier

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