LEESBURG, Va. – Seniors Shane McSweeny, Chris Mayes and Jeff Morgan, as well as sophomore Leon Jones were named NCAA Division III Football All-Americans by Beyond Sports Network, the organization announced this week. McSweeny and Mayes earned first team recognition while Morgan and Jones were third team honorees.
Mayes has racked up first team All-America honors from five different organizations this season while this is the third publication to recognize McSweeny as an All-American. Morgan and Jones are receiving the accolade for the first time this year after successful 2011 campaigns.
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.
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.
Morgan closed out his college career leading the team with 110 tackles and tying Mayes with 20.5 tackles for loss. His seven sacks were second on the squad and he also broke up four passes to finish fifth on the Wolverines. The Vineland, N.J., native recorded a season-high 14 tackles in a NCAA Quarterfinal win at Mary Hardin-Baylor and tallied a pair of sacks with four tackles for loss at the Apprentice School. Morgan leaves Wesley ranked fourth in school history with 54.5 tackles for loss and fifth with 30.5 sacks in his career.
A five-foot-11 corner from Lindenwold, N.J., Jones led a Wolverine secondary with six interceptions, 32 tackles and ten pass breakups this season. In a comeback win over Linfield in the second round of the NCAA Playoffs he returned a pass 99 yards for a touchdown which is the second longest play in Wesley history. Jones closed out his sophomore season with a pair of interceptions at Mount Union in the NCAA Semifinals.
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.