McSweeny, Mayes Earn All-America Honors

Shane McSweeny
Shane McSweeny

DOVER, Del .- Quarterback Shane McSweeny and Defensive End Chris Mayes were named First Team All-Americans at their respective positions by D3football.com, it was announced Friday night at the Stagg Bowl.

It is the first time McSweeny was named an All-American by the organization while this is the third straight year that Mayes earned All-America honors by D3football.com.  Mayes received first team laurels in 2010 and third team recognition in 2009.

The South Region player of the Year, McSweeny passed for 3,019 yards with 33 touchdowns while completing 64.5 percent of his passes.  He also rushed for 774 yards and a team-high 13 scores.

McSweeny will leave a heavy mark on the Wolverines record books as he ranks second at Wesley with 7,939 passing yards and 87 passing touchdowns.  He is also third with 522 completions and 840 attempts. Also a threat with his legs, McSweeny ranks eighth in school history with 1,779 rushing yards and fifth with 24 rushing touchdowns.

A senior from Waldorf, Md., Mayes generated a team-high 20.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles in just 11 games this season.  Missing the last two games with an injury, Mayes also tallied seven sacks to finish second on the team and 48 tackles.

Mayes leaves Wesley as one of the most decorated Wolverines of all time and finishes his career with 90 tackles for loss and 40 sacks, which are second and fourth in school history, respectively.  His nine forced fumbles in four seasons rank also rank fourth in program annals.

Wesley College's football team finished the 2011 season at 12-2 and went to its fifth NCAA Division III Semifinal in the last seven years.