Seven Ohio Wesleyan University football players were named to the All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams, it was announced earlier this week.
Junior tight end Calvin Cagney (Indialantic, Fla./Melbourne), senior wide receiver Dave Mogilnicki (Middleburg Heights/Midpark), senior safety Rayce Risser (Columbus Grove), and senior defensive end Jonathan Valentine (Franklin) were second-team All-NCAC picks, and senior quarterback Mason Espinosa (Cookeville, Tenn.), junior running back Kevin Herman (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls), and senior linebacker Justin Segal (West Harrison, N.Y./Harrison) were honorable mention choices.
Cagney ranks second in the NCAC in receptions (6.6/game), with that figure ranking second among NCAA Division III tight ends, and stands fourth in the NCAC in receiving yardage (72.1/game), with that figure ranking fourth among NCAA Division III tight ends. Cagney was a second-team All-NCAC selection for the second straight season.
Mogilnicki ranks fourth in the NCAC in receptions (5.7/game), shares the league lead in touchdown catches (10), and ranks second in the NCAC in receiving yards (89.0/game). He was a second-team All-NCAC selection for the second straight season.
Risser was second on the team and is tied for 13th in the NCAC in tackles with an average of 7.6 per game. His 76 stops included a sack and 2½ for loss, and he recorded 2 pass breakups.
Valentine leads the NCAC and is tied for second in NCAA Division III in sacks (1.3/game). He ranks fourth in the NCAC in tackles for loss (1.6/game) and was third on the team in tackles with 57. Valentine was a second-team All-NCAC selection for the second straight season.
Espinosa leads the NCAC and ranks fifth in NCAA Division III in passing yardage (325.8/game), and leads the NCAC and is tied for 17th in NCAA Division III in total offense (314.9 yards/game). His 21 touchdown passes ranks second in the NCAC. Espinosa was named the NCAC’s Offensive Player of the Year and was a first-team All-NCAC selection in 2012, and was an honorable mention All-NCAC pick in 2010 and 2011.
Herman led the Bishops in rushing with 414 yards and was the team’s fifth-leading receiver with 30 catches. He leads the NCAC in punt return yards with 235. Herman was an honorable mention All-NCAC choice for the second straight season.
Segal led the Bishops with 77 tackles, and his average of 7.7 tackles per game is tied for 11th in the NCAC. He also contributed 1½ sacks, 6 tackles for loss, an interception, 2 pass breakups, and forced and recovered a fumble. Segal was an honorable mention All-NCAC choice for the second straight season.
The Battling Bishops finished the season with a 5-5 record. Ohio Wesleyan was 4-5 in NCAC competition, tying for fifth place in the final league standings.