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Towson K Evangelista to participate in NCAA forum

Posted on 05 May 2014 by WNST Staff

DREW EVANGELISTA SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN NCAA FORUM

Tiger Kicker To Attend Four-Day Forum In June

 

TOWSON, Md. – Kicker Drew Evangelista (Cedar Grove H.S./Cedar Grove, N.J.) of the Towson University football team is one of 200 student-athletes who have been selected to participate in the NCAA’s Career In Sports Forum (CSF).

The CSF will be held in Indianapolis at the NCAA national office headquarters in early June. It brings together 200 chosen student-athletes for four days to learn about and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. The CSF is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, to give them the opportunity to network and to learn from current athletics professionals.

By attending the Career in Sports Forum, participants will consider how personal values intersect with career opportunities. The participants will also better understand how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness and develop actionable plans for personal growth and development. They will also gain an accurate view of the role of the intercollegiate coach or athletics administrator.

A two-time member of the Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference team, Evangelista competed as a graduate student during the 2013 season.

In 2013, he played a key role in Towson University’s rise to the NCAA FCS championship game. He helped the Tigers post a 13-3 record by scoring 84 points. He set a school record with 69 conversion kicks and also kicked five field goals. Included among his five field goals was a 50-yarder at Albany.

He also punted 17 times for a 37.0 average and had two punts longer than 50 yards.

The Tigers, who finished the season as the second-ranked team in NCAA FCS, were honored as the winners of the Lambert/Meadowlands Award as the top FCS in the East.

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Towson Tiger Bowl highlighted by defense

Posted on 27 April 2013 by WNST Staff

DEFENSE DOMINATES TIGER BOWL III AS BLACK DEFEATS GOLD, 7-0

TOWSON, Md. – Since Tiger Bowl III was dominated by the defenses, it was somewhat appropriate that a huge defensive play set up the only touchdown of the game.

Early in the fourth quarter, safety Thomas Bradley of the Black team intercepted a pass at the Gold team’s 30-yard line and returned it to the two-yard line. Three plays later, quarterback Price Litton scored on a one-yard run to the Black team a 6-0 lead. Drew Evangelista’s conversion kick gave the Black team a 7-0 lead.

In a game in which the offenses combined for 417 yards, there were five turnovers and three missed field goal attempts.

“We didn’t have any ambulances coming on the field and nobody got carried off the field injured,” said Coach Rob Ambrose. “So I am happy.”

Bradley, who started at strong safety last season as a sophomore, was one of the defensive stars of Tiger Bowl III. He made a game high 12 tackles and had the interception and 28-yard return.

“Thomas has done well this spring,” said Ambrose. “He has grown into his role and he has grown into a young man. He will be an important player on our defense this season.”

All six quarterbacks on the roster saw action in Tiger Bowl III and the results were not what Ambrose was hoping for.

“Every one of our quarterbacks has potential and the ability to lead our football team,” he said. “However, I am disappointed in the lack of consistency. Whoever shows the ability to execute the game plan successfully without turning the ball over and without making mistakes will be our quarterback.”

Senior Peter Athens was the most productive quarterback in Tiger Bowl III. He completed 17 of 21 passes for 174 yards. He also ran for nine yards six carries. Junior Joe Brennan, a transfer from Wisconsin, completed 5 of 11 passes for 57 yards but he was sacked five times.

Litton completed five of six passes for 52 yards while Ryan Egolf threw one incomplete pass. Freshman Heath Dahlgren completed his only pass for 12 yards while sophomore Connor Frazier was 5-for-10 for 57 yards with two interceptions.

“It’s probably not a good thing to read too much into this game,” cautioned Ambrose. “We had a number of regular starters who didn’t play in the game. For instance, Eric Pike didn’t play because of an injury. He is an All-American tackle who has started every game the last three years. When you take him out of the lineups, there are going to be more sacks.”

In fact, there were 10 sacks recorded in the Tiger Bowl. Sophomore defensive tackle Tungie Coker had four sacks while Syd Holt made two sacks.

Coker and defensive back Walt Dunston led the Gold team with six tackles each.

Sophomore Navassa Brown was the top ball carrier in the game. He ran for 61 yards on nine carries and had a 27-yard run. All-American Terrance West picked up 30 yards on seven carries for the Gold team.

Junior Spencer Wilkins led all players with seven catches for 61 yards while senior tight end James Oboh had a very strong performance. He caught five passes for 100 yards and had the longest play of the game when he hailed in a 35-yard reception.

“James Oboh showed what he can do today,” said Ambrose. “He has been growing into his role. James took a big step today because he kept making plays when he was tired. That was a great sign.”

Freshman Javani Rodriguez caught six passes for 89 yards to lead the Black team.

“This has been a very productive spring,” admitted Ambrose. “”We weren’t dealing with many of the distractions that we had last season. We were very focused. There was no conversation about sharing the Colonial Athletic Association championship. We are upset about what we didn’t do last year and the focus has been fantastic.”

Ambrose also added, “We have a very talented freshman class coming in. I can imagine that some of them will work their way on to the roster and contribute this season.”

The Tigers, who were 7-4 last season and shared the CAA championship, will open the 2013 season on August 30 when they visit the University of Connecticut.

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