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Pioneers Place Two Players on Mountain East Preseason Football Team

running back Rahmann Lee
GSC running back Rahmann Lee rushed for 1,429 yards last

Glenville, W. Va. - The Glenville State College Pioneer Football team has placed two players on the 2013 Mountain East Preseason Football Team.

Sophomore running back Rahmann Lee and senior offensive center Jon Rasnick both have been named to the Preseason team.

Rahmann, the 6’0” 185 pound running back, is a native of Capitol Heights, Maryland and was the leading rusher for the Pioneers last season. Lee racked up 1,429 rushing yards on 189 carries. He also found the endzone 13 times.

Lee ranked 15th in Division II in rushing last season. Also Lee was named the 2012 National Freshman of the Year and was the WVIAC Offensive Freshman of the Year.

Also making the MEC Preseason team was offensive center Jon Rasnick, the 6’2” 280 pound senior, is a native of Orange, Virginia.

Jon was one of the top linemen for the Pioneers last season. Jon has a great understanding for the game and is a very good run and pass blocker. Last season Jon was named First Team All-WVIAC Offense.

With the Pioneers entering the new Mountain East Conference they will need both players to step up big as they look to make a run for the conference championship.

2013 PRESEASON ALL-MEC TEAM

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

QB D.J. Mendenhall, Urbana, Sr., 6-4, 215

RB Rahman Lee, Glenville State, Soph., 5-11, 185

RB Pedro Powell, Notre Dame College, Sr., 5-10, 210

WR Terrence Younger, UVA-Wise, Soph., 6-2, 195

WR Colton Wallace, Notre Dame College, Jr., 6-1, 180

TE Ray J. Brown, Notre Dame College, Jr., 6-4, 230

OL Chris Barfield, Fairmont State, Jr., 6-3, 290

OL Isaiah Shelton, Shepherd, Jr., 6-2, 290

OL Jon Rasnick, Glenville State, Sr., 6-2, 280

OL Brian Harp, Notre Dame College, Sr., 6-2, 260

OL Hussam Ouri, Shepherd, Jr., 6-1, 293

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DL Howard Jones, Shepherd, Sr., 6-5, 230

DL Mike Franklin, Shepherd, Sr., 6-2, 310

DL Robert Hayes, Shepherd, Sr., 6-2, 291

DL Wenly Beliard, West Virginia State, Jr., 6-0, 245

LB Jake Lilly, Concord, Sr., 5-11, 200

LB Matt Kelly, Charleston, Sr., 6-0, 215

LB Garrett Davis, Fairmont State, Sr., 6-3, 215

DB Keon Robinson, Shepherd, Sr., 6-0, 199

DB Riyahd Richardson, Concord, Sr., 5-10, 180

DB Marco Ricchetti, West Liberty, Sr., 6-3, 200

DB Davon Marion, Concord, Sr., 6-0, 212

FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS

K Puma Nuredini, Charleston, Sr., 5-10, 155

P Puma Nuredini, Charleston, Sr., 5-10, 155

AP Keon Robinson, Shepherd, Sr., 6-0, 199

HONORABLE MENTION

QB Ray Russ, Notre Dame College, Jr., 6-0, 185

RB Connery Swift, UVA-Wise, Soph., 5-10, 195

RB LeFloyd Phillips, West Virginia State, Sr., 5-11, 190

WR Joe Webb, Urbana, Sr., 6-0, 195

WR Shanin Bennefield, West Virginia State, Jr., 6-3, 190

OL Tyler Billings, Concord, Soph., 6-4, 275

OL Kyle Wallace, Urbana, Sr., 6-1, 275

DL Walter Mickey, UVA-Wise, Sr., 5-11, 250

LB Levi Barber, Shepherd, Jr., 5-11, 212

LB Roy Harvison, Urbana, Sr., 6-2, 235

DB Justin Black, West Liberty, Sr., 5-10, 180

DB Dominique Matthews, West Virginia State, Sr., 6-2, 205

DB Romell Haley, West Virginia State, Soph., 6-0, 175

DB Isiah Gibson, Charleston, Jr., 5-11, 180

DB Daniel Goodrum, Urbana, Sr., 6-0, 220

PRESEASON OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: QB D.J. Mendenhall, Urbana, Sr., 6-4, 215

PRESEASON DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DL Howard Jones, Shepherd, Sr., 6-5, 230

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