The 2014 All-Central Athletic League team cites nine Tiger standouts, including first-teamers Adrian Sapnas (RB) and George Lambritsios (SP).
1st Team All-Central
Adrian Sapnas (Senior, RB) had one of the best seasons of any player that has ever donned the Tigers uniform. Sapnas was Marple Newtown’s most lethal weapon and his numbers demonstrate how important he was on an offense that broke the record for points scored in a season. He ended 2014 with 2,110 rushing yards, breaking the previous record held by Steve Coyne since 1983 (4th all-time in Delaware County history for a single season). In only 18 games in his career at Marple Newtown, Sapnas accumulated 2,923 rushing yards and became all-time rushing leader, breaking the previous record held by Matt Moccia (2003-2005). For the 2014 season, Sapnas had 24 rushing touchdowns (2nd all-time in MN history) and 2,376 yards all-purpose. Sapnas also set a new single game rushing record at MN with 304 yards, breaking his previous record that he broke twice earlier in the season (against Academy Park and Strath Haven).
George Lambritsios (Junior, K), the 2014 All-Central League Player of the Year for Marple Newtown in soccer, proved early in the season that he had the skills to be a legitimate kicker for the Tigers. Lambritsios was third in points scored (43) in 2014, behind Sapnas and Abel Hoff. The rookie kicker had 3 field goals on 6 attempts, his longest went for 37 yards and converted 34 out of 37 extra point attempts. Lambritsios kicked off 49 times for 2,457 yards (50.1 avg) that included 16 touchbacks. In the punting game, Lambritsios had 12 punts for 405 yards (33.8 yards per punt), his longest was 52 yards and one inside the 20 yard line.
2nd Team All-Central
Carmen Christiana, Sophomore, Defensive Back: Christiana logged 44 tackles (6th on team) including one tackle for a loss. In addition, Carmen notched 4 pass breakups, a forced fumble, 4 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions in the 2014 season.
Abel Hoff, Junior, Wide Receiver: Hoff, now the single season leader for receptions in Marple Newtown and Delaware County history, hauled in 70 passes for 774 yards (11.1 ypc, 50 long) and 10 touchdown receptions. Hoff had 5 punt returns for 70 yards (14.0 avg, 57 long), 1 returned for a touchdown and 1,056 yards all-purpose. Hoff also ran back 11 kick-off returns for 205 yards (18.6 avg, 43 long).
Luke Lozowicki, Sophomore, Lineman: Lozowicki helped solidify a Tigers offensive line that led the way in over 3,400 yards of total offense. The sophomore played on both sides of the ball for the Tigers.
Five Tigers earned Honorable Mention:
Tyler Kostack, Junior, Offense: Kostack had 18 catches for 216 yards (38 long, 12 yards per catch) and 2 touchdowns.
Noah Turner, Junior, Offense: Turner had 8 catches for 50 yards (15 long, 6.3 yards per catch).
Vince Ciavardelli, Junior, Defense: Ciavardelli registered 57 tackles (3rd on team) including 8 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks. In addition, Vince posted 3 QB hurries, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in the 2014 season.
Abel Hoff, Junior, Defense: Hoff notched 15 tackles including 4 pass breakups and one interception.
Kyle Kelly, Junior, Defense: Kelly registered 86 tackles (2nd on team) including 2 sacks and 5 tackles for a loss. In addition, Kyle had 4 QB hurries, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.