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London, Pius, Jones Highlight W&M’s VaSID All-State Football Selections

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — William & Mary was well represented on the 2022 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State Football Teams, as the Tribe earned three major awards and 10 all-state honors.

Head Coach Mike London was chosen as the VaSID Coach of the Year, while sophomore linebacker John Pius (Defensive Player of the Year) and redshirt freshman cornerback Jalen Jones (Defensive Rookie of the Year) also garnered player of the year accolades.

Highlighting W&M’s six first-team honorees, which ranked tied for the most in the Commonwealth, were running back Bronson Yoder, left tackle Charles Grant, right tackle Colby Sorsdal, tight end Lachlan Pitts, linebacker John Pius and placekicker Ethan Chang.

The Tribe’s second-team selections included quarterback Darius Wilson, defensive end Nate Lynn, cornerback Jalen Jones and safety Tye Freeland.

W&M’s 10 all-state selection ranked second among all Division I teams.

The Tribe posted a remarkable 2022 campaign in which it equaled a school record for wins (11) and posted program records for regular season victories (10) and road triumphs (6). Additionally, the Tribe secured a share of the CAA title, earned a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Playoffs and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Coach of the Year: Mike London, William & Mary

Defensive Player of the Year: John Pius, William & Mary

Offensive Player of the Year: Todd Centeio, James Madison

Special Teams Player of the Year: Shedro Louis, Liberty

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jalen Jones, William & Mary

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Kaelon Black, James Madison

First Team – Offense

  • QB – Todd Centeio, James Madison
  • QB – Reece Udinski, Richmond
  • RB – Percy Agyei-Obese, James Madison
  • RB – Bronson Yoder, William & Mary
  • WR – Ali Jennings, Old Dominion
  • WR – Kris Thornton, James Madison
  • TE – Lachlan Pitts, William & Mary
  • OL – Ryan Coll, Richmond
  • OL – Charles Grant, William & Mary
  • OL – Nick Kidwell, James Madison
  • OL – Brendan Schlittler, Liberty
  • OL – Colby Sorsdal, William & Mary

First Team – Defense

  • DL – James Carpenter, James Madison
  • DL – Durrell Johnson, Liberty
  • DL – Dennis Osagiede, Liberty
  • DL – Isaac Ukwu, James Madison
  • LB – Nick Jackson, Virginia
  • LB – John Pius, William & Mary
  • LB – Stone Snyder, VMI
  • CB – Fentrell Cypress, Virginia
  • CB – Anthony Johnson, Virginia
  • S – Aaron Banks, Richmond
  • S – Jonas Sanker, Virginia

First Team – Special Teams

  • PK – Ethan Chang, William & Mary
  • P – Daniel Sparks, Virginia
  • RS – Shedro Louis, Liberty
  • SPEC – Austin Mock, Liberty

Second Team – Offense

  • QB – Darius Wilson, William & Mary
  • RB – Aaron Dykes, Richmond
  • RB – Dae Dae Hunter, Liberty
  • WR – Demario Douglas, Liberty
  • WR – Aaron Dykes, Richmond
  • TE – Drew Painter, James Madison
  • OL – Silas Dzansi, Virginia Tech
  • OL – Kaden Moore, Virginia Tech
  • OL – Joe More, Richmond
  • OL – Cam Reddy, Liberty
  • OL – Nick Saldiveri, Old Dominion

Second Team – Defense

  • DL – Chico Bennett, Virginia
  • DL – Jamare Edwards, James Madison
  • DL – Marlem Louis, Richmond
  • DL – Nate Lynn, William & Mary
  • LB – Jason Henderson, Old Dominion
  • LB – Taurus Jones, James Madison
  • LB – Tristan Wheeler, Richmond
  • CB – Jalen Jones, William & Mary
  • CB – Alex Oliver, VMI
  • S – Tye Freeland, William & Mary
  • S – Sam Kidd, James Madison

Second Team – Special Teams

  • PK – Jake Larson, Richmond
  • P – Sam Clark, James Madison
  • RS – Demick Starling, Virginia
  • SPEC – Robert Soderholm, VMI

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