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CIAA makes history

Posted by: Editor-Bonitta Best on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

“Sisters are doing it for themselves.”Aretha Franklin

The CIAA and the its Sports Information Directors Association made history this week when an all-female SID board was elected for the next two seasons.

Shaw SID Jolisa Williams and Claflin SID Romanda Noble-Watson were reelected to their positions are president and secretary, respectively, while Johnson C. Smith SID Oralia Washington is the newbie as vice president.

Not only do the trio make CIAA SID history but as a conference, too. This makes the CIAA the only NCAA Division II conference with an all-female SID board. The conference also leads all DII institutions in female SIDs with five. In addition to the three mentioned here, Shalyn Moore is at Elizabeth City State and Cassandra Artis-Williams is at Virginia State. You can read more about them on the CIAA’s website at theciaa.com.

Missing HBCU football?

The MEAC reopened the wounds this week after announcing the preseason All-MEAC teams. In no surprise, North Carolina A&T senior running back Jah-Maine Martin was voted preseason offensive player of the year and teammate Kyin Howard, a linebacker, defensive player of the year. The Aggies are looking to win their fourth straight MEAC title before departing for the Big South Conference.

First Team Offense

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

QB

Juwan Carter

Sr.

Norfolk State

Richmond, Va.

RB

Jah-Maine Martin 

r-Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

Conway, S.C.

RB

Isaiah Totten 

r-Sr.

North Carolina Central

Apex, N.C.

WR

Xavier Smith

r-Jr.

Florida A&M

Haines City, Fla.

WR

Zachary Leslie

Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

Lawndale, N.C.

TE

Shawn McFarland

Sr.

Norfolk State

Selden, N.Y.

C

Dacquari Wilson

r-Jr.

North Carolina A&T State

Greensboro, N.C.

OL

Kenneth Kirby

r-Sr.

Norfolk State

Newport News, Va.

OL

Keenan Forbes

r-Sr.

Florida A&M

Miami, Fla.

OL

Dontae Keys

r-Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

Fayetteville, N.C.

OL

Justin Redd

r-Jr.

Norfolk State

Hampton, Va.

                                                                                                                                                               

First Team Defense

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

DL

Jermaine McDaniel 

r-Jr.

North Carolina A&T State

Dillon, S.C.

DL

Roderick Perry

r-Sr.

South Carolina State

Raleigh, N.C.

DL

De’Shaan Dixon

Sr.

Norfolk State

Chesapeake, Va.

DL

Chris Myers

r-Sr.

Norfolk State

LaVergne, Tenn.

LB

Kyin Howard

r-Jr.

North Carolina A&T State

Gastonia, N.C.

LB

Jacob Roberts

So.

North Carolina A&T State

Charlotte, N.C.

LB

Joseph Stuckey

Jr.

North Carolina A&T State

Hillside, N.J.

DB

Markquese Bell

r-Jr.

Florida A&M

Bridgeton, N.J.

DB

Bryan Mills

Sr.

North Carolina Central

Palmdale, Calif.

DB

Mac McCain III

r-Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

Greensboro, N.C.

DB

Decobie Durant

r-Sr.

South Carolina State

Lamar, S.C.

P

Chris Faddoul

Sr.

Florida A&M

Wesley Chapel, Fla.

PK

Jose Romo-Martinez

Jr.

Delaware State

Banning, Calif.

RS

Brandon Codrington

So.

North Carolina Central

Raleigh, N.C.

                                                                                                                                                               

Second Team Offense

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

QB

Corey Fields

So.

South Carolina State

Hollywood, S.C.

RB

Isaac Washington 

Jr.

Bethune-Cookman

Cape Coral, Fla.

RB

Dedrick Parson 

r-Jr.

Howard

Philadelphia, Pa.

WR

David Manigo

So.

Florida A&M

Decatur, Ga.

WR

Shaquan Davis

So.

South Carolina State

Summerville, S.C.

TE

Taron Mallard

Sr.

Bethune-Cookman

New Bern, N.C.

C

Bryan Crawford 

r-Jr.

Florida A&M

Pahokee, Fla.

OL

Andrew Dale

r-Sr.

North Carolina Central

Morehead City, N.C.

OL

Jamal Savage

Sr.

Bethune-Cookman

Plant City, Fla.

OL

Jalen Powell

Sr.

Norfolk State

Temple Hill, Md.

OL

De’jour Simpson

r-Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

Charlotte, N.C.

                                                                                                                                                               

Second Team Defense

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

DL

Devin Harrell 

r-Jr.

North Carolina A&T State

Gastonia, N.C.

DL

Xavier Johnson

Jr.

South Carolina State

Lake View, S.C.

DL

Gerome Howard

Sr.

Bethune-Cookman

Sarasota, Fla.

DL

Tavien Blackwell

Sr.

Norfolk State

Richmond, Va.

LB

Brooks Parker

Jr.

Delaware State

Laurel, Del.

LB

Jerome Foster

Jr.

North Carolina Central

Greenville, S.C.

LB

Untareo Johnson

Sr.

Bethune-Cookman

Jonestown, Miss.

DB

Devyn Coles

So.

Norfolk State

Highland Springs, Va.

DB

Juwain Granger

Jr.

Delaware State

New Castle, Del. 

DB

Stephen Stokes

Sr.

North Carolina Central

Baltimore, Md.

DB

Brandon Savage

Jr.

Norfolk State

Baltimore, Md.

P

Michael Rivers

Jr.

North Carolina A&T State

Wilmington, N.C.

PK

Josh Nardone

Sr.

Norfolk State

Virginia Beach, Va.

RS

Tyrese Spain

Jr.

Bethune-Cookman

Tampa, Fla.

 

 

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