PSAC Athletes of the Week – Oct. 23

(Week 8)
PSAC East Offensive Player of the Week
Zach Zulli, Shippensburg
QB, So., Schwenksville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley

Zulli set a school record by throwing six touchdown passes, including five in the first half, to lead Shippensburg to a 59-20 win over Cheyney. Zulli completed 25-of-36 passes (69.4 percent) for 384 yards and also ran five times for 12 yards to account for 396 yards of total offense. Despite playing just three quarters, Zulli put up the fourth-highest passing total in Shippensburg single-game history and with his six TDs, now has 24 TD passes this season, three shy of the school record.

PSAC East Defensive Player of the Week
Andrew Hodges, Kutztown
LB, Jr., Ridley, Pa./Ridley

Hodges recorded 10 tackles (six solo), including 2.5 tackles for a loss (totaling eight yards) and also made two sacks for a combined loss of seven yards to help lead Kutztown to a 42-30 win over C.W. Post. HIs efforts helped the Golden Bears hold the Pioneers – who had averaged 242 rushing yards per game in their last four games, all wins – to just 108 yards on the ground as Kutztown recorded seven total sacks in the game.

PSAC West Offensive Player of the Week
Devin Goda, Slippery Rock
WR, Sr., Monongahela, Pa./Elizabeth Forward

Goda set school records for both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns as he hauled in nine passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns to help lead Slippery Rock to a 48-27 win over Lock Haven and remain unbeaten in PSAC West. All of Goda’s TD receptions were from longer than 20 yards as he caught TD passes from 38, 21, 43 and 32 yards. He caught his first TD of the day early in the second quarter to put The Rock up 10-0 and then early in the third quarter, hauled in his second score to put Rock up 20-0. His third came early in the fourth to give Rock a commanding 41-7 lead, which would be important at the Bald Eagles would stage a fourth-quarter rally in which they scored 21 points. His record-breaking fourth TD catch came midway through the fourth quarter.

PSAC West Defensive Player of the Week
Brian Justice, California
LB, So., Cape Coral, Fla./Cape Coral

Justice made 11 total tackles and made a crucial interception in overtime to help California keep its PSAC West and NCAA playoff hopes alive with a 32-26 overtime win over Mercyhurst. With the Lakers facing a first-and-goal on their first overtime possession, Justice picked off his first career pass in the end zone to keep the score tied and the Vulcans would go on to score on their overtime possession to escape with the win.

Matt Beltz
Director of Media Relations
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
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