Football

October 20, 2009

Alexander and Trella Earn SCAC Honors

 

San Antonio – Two members of the Trinity University Tigers football team have been named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Players of the Week, following last Saturday’s 40-0 home shutout of Sewanee: University of the South Tigers.

Sophomore defensive lineman Jonathan Alexander and first-year punter Kyle Trella were selected as SCAC Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.

The 5-foot-9, 260-pound Alexander, from San Antonio (Taft), chalked up five tackles (four solo),  including 3.5 for a loss,  and 1.5 sacks while also recording the team’s first safety since the 2006 season. Alexander helped limit Sewanee to just 42 yards of total offense. It marked the first time Trinity yielded fewer than 100 yards in a game since a 45-0 win over Sewanee in 1998.  Trinity's last shutout was a 17-0 win over Rhodes last season.

Trella, from Chandler, Ariz. (Chandler), punted five times for 244 yards, averaging 48.8 yards per punt. Three of Trella’s five punt were inside the 20 yard line. The punting average broke a 46-year-old school record for a single game. The previous record of 45.6 yards per punt (minimum of  five punts) was set by Jim Underwood against Hardin-Simmons in 1963. The 5-foot-11, 164-pound Trella had two punts of 60 yards or more in the second half.

Trinity continues is SCAC campaign Saturday, against the DePauw University Tigers in Greencastle, Ind. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (noon Central). The Trinity Tigers stand at 5-1 overall and are 2-1 in the SCAC. DePauw is 4-1 on the season and 3-1 in SCAC play.

Jonathan Alexander recorded 3.5 tackles for loss and a safety on Saturday

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Kyle Trella broke a school-record with his 48.8 yards/punt average

 

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