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2012 - Stepinac Alumni College Football Players- Good Luck

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by Mike O'Donnell
 

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#53 Anton Rukaj

Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-1
Class: Senior
Hometown: Greenburgh, N.Y.
High School: Stepinac

2011: Played in 10 games … made 25 tackles (12u, 13a) … recovered a fumble at California (Pa.) (Sept. 10) … registered a career-high 10 tackles against Cheyney (Nov. 4).
 
2010: Played in eight games … totaled 20 tackles (10u, 10a) … made five stops against Millersville (Oct. 9) … matched his career-high of seven tackles against Bloomsburg (Oct. 30).
 
2009: Saw action in seven games … made a career-high seven tackles, including two against Shippensburg (Oct. 3).
 
2008: Redshirt season.
 
Before LIU Post: Was a three-year player at Stepinac … was a two-time all-star and was named all-county.
 
Personal: Youngest of Gselosh and Katrina Rukaj’s four children … admires his father most outside sports … majoring in international business.





Ryan Hunt

57 - Ryan Hunt- Stonehill

Height: 6-0
Weight: 216
Year: Jr
Hometown: Yonkers, N.Y.
High School: Archbishop Stepinac
Position: LB
Major: Finance

2010: NE-10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll. Played nine games. Totaled five tackles (four solo), a pass breakup and two blocked kicks. Posted a key blocked punt early in the fourth quarter of a season-opening win at Curry (9/4) in his collegiate debut, also posting a pass breakup. Had a solo tackle in win over Pace (9/10). Also contributed a solo stop in shutout win at Pace (10/16). Recorded a solo tackle and blocked another fourth quarter punt at Saint Anselm (10/30).

2009: Did not see game action.

High School: 2009 graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School. Four year letterwinner for coach Mike O'Donnell, serving as captain his senior year. Earned second team All-State and All-County second team honors as a junior and senior. Named second team All-Metro.

Personal: Born on December 14, 1990, in Yankers, N.Y. Son of Karen and Michael Hunt of Yonkers, N.Y. Has two sisters, Bridget (14) and Emily (2), and a brother, Connor (17). Majoring in finance, with a minor in economics. His uncle, Thomas Wright, played football at C.W. Post. Supports the New York Giants. Lists Ray Lewis as his favorite athlete.



 

 
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Maurice Easterling
#85 Maurice Easterling

Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5-8
Weight: 175
Class: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Yonkers, N.Y.
High School: Archbishop Stepinac

2011: Practiced but did not appear in a game.

High School: 2009 graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School … was coached by Michael O’Donnell as a member of the football team … earned first-team all-league honors as a wide receiver and second-team all-league honors as a defensive back … helped his team capture the 2008 league title … was also a member of the basketball and track & field teams.

Personal: Son of Mary Alice King … business management major.
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CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL 2012

 


80 - Conor O'Donnell
Conor O'Donnell
Height: 6-3
Weight: 205
Year: Jr.
Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.
High School: Archbishop Stepinac
Position: WR/TE

Position: TE

Year: Jr

Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.

High School: Archbishop Stepinac

Height: 6-3

Weight: 205

 

2010-   Conor scored two touchdowns on 4 receptions vs Apprentice College - knee injury shortened season.

2011- Knee injury

 

Before Catholic: Conor played for St Lawrence University in 2009. Conor played on 2007 championship team at Archbishop Stepinac for Coach Mike O’Donnell. Conor was awarded the Westchester county Golden Dozen football honorable mention award by Football foundation. Conor also lettered in lacrosse & was all league in CHSAA in 2008. Conor was born in White Plains , NY, Son of Carla & Mike O’Donnell in White Plains, NY . Has two siblings, Maggie 22 & Liam 16. Is majoring in Marketing at Catholic. Conor made the dean's list this past year.

 



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Joe Guerra

Number: 33
Position: Running Back
Height: 5-8
Weight: 170
Class: Junior
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
High School: Archbishop Stepinac
Major: Mechanical Engineering
     

 

At Maritime:

2011: Junior Season

2010: Sophomore Season – Joe moved back to offense for the season playing in all 7 games before suffering a season ending injury.  He had 2 carries for 13 yards and one catch for 10 yards.  He was named Offensive Attack Team Player of the Week against Kings Point.  Joe also contributed on special teams recovering a fumble against Husson.  Joe received Maroon Level Award in off season program lifting 1100 lbs in his 4 max outs.

2009: Freshman Season – Joe started the season at running back and transitioned over to defense midway through the season.  He contributed primarily on special teams recording 3 solo tackles and returning 2 kickoffs for 36 yards. Joe pulled down Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his efforts against Norwich. Made Academic Dean’s List.

Joe is majoring in Electrical Engineering.

Prior to Maritime:

Joe played for Coach Mike O'Donnell at Archbishop Stepinac High School where he captain for two years. Joe also played baseball in high school.

Personal:

His parents are Mary and Hildy Guerra.
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Josh Powell - 2012 Football Roster
 
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2010 – Appeared in eight games for the Mustangs at wide receiver last season … caught five passes for 69 yards and one touchdown … had a longest catch of 39 yards for a touchdown against William Paterson … also appeared on special teams, returning 22 kicks for 441 yards … averaged 13.8 yards per catch and 20.0 yards per kick return for 63.8 all-purpose yards per game. High School – Played three seasons for Coach O’Donnell at Archbishop Stepinac as a wide receiver and safety … team were 2007 CHSAA-AA Champions … earned all-league honors his final season … also competed in basketball and lacrosse for two seasons … basketball team were 2010 CHSAA-AA Champions. Other – Son of Renee Powell and Jeffrey Ramsey.
2012 - Josh has been selected to preseason Div 3 All american team as a kick returner.

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Donnie Simmons
#51 Donnie Simmons

Position: Defensive End
Height: 6-2
Weight: 226
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Hartsdale, NY
High School: Archbishop Stepinac

Freshman Year (2011): Did not play in any games.

High School: Named 2010 Class A Defensive Player of the Year … Garnered 2010 Class A All-State First Team honors … Two-time all-league selection … Named to the 2010 New York Daily News All-City squad … Invited to participate in the senior bowl … As a senior, recorded 110 tackles, including 70 solo stops, 10.0 sacks, an interception, two passes defended and a pair of forced fumbles … His 10.0 sacks led the league and ranked sixth in New York State … Team captain as a senior … As a junior, made 77 tackles and eight sacks … High School Coach: Michael O’Donnell.

Personal: Don Wayne Simmons Jr. … Born in July 1993 in White Plains, N.Y. … Son of Don Sr. and Sylvia Simmons … Two sisters and one brother ... Majoring in Communication and Rhetorical Studies.

 


 
 
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Tyrell Goodman

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Tyrell Goodman

Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Yonkers, N.Y.
High School: Archbishop Stepinac HS
Position: WR


Member of Akron's 2011 signing class ... enrolled in classes at UA in January 2012.

at Archbishop Stepinac HS:
Three-year letterwinner ... as a senior was named Class A New York State Player of the Year, Madison Square Garden Player of the Year, Journal News Player of the Year, first-team all-state, first-team all-borough, first-team all-CHSFI and first-team all-city ... as a junior was tabbed an offensive player-of-the-year finalist and all-CHSFI ... led program to a 20-3 record as starting quarterback, including a 12-0 record and a division and conference championship during his senior year ... finished his interscholastic career with 3,012 passing yards and 1,867 rushing yards ... 1,686 passing yards during his senior campaign was the most in a single season at Stepinac.

Personal: Born July 5, 1991 ... parents are Mark and Anna Phillips.

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Brian Byrnes

Number: 35
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Class: Freshman
Hometown: Scarsdale, N.Y.
High School: Archbishop Stepinac
Major:
     

 

At Maritime:

Brian is majoring in Marine Transportation and is a member of the Regimental Cadets.

Prior to Maritime:

Brian played football for Coach O’Donnell at Stepinac High School. While at Stepinac Brian was selected as team captain and earned Defensive All League, Player of the Week of CHSFL, Second Team All State, Patrick Grimes Defensive Coach Award and played in the Senior Bowl.

Personal:

Brian’s parents are John and Liz Byrnes.
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Archbishop Stepinac HS: Four-year letterwinner ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Team won the 2010 league title with a perfect 12-0 record ... Named league Defensive Player of the Year, Long Island/Westchester Player of the Year, New York Daily News Player of the Year, Journal News LoHud Player of the Year, and MSG Varsity Player of the Year as a senior ... 2011 first-team all-county, all-suburban, all-league and all-metro ... Named third-team all-state and first-team all-league as a junior ... 2010 New York Daily News second-team All-Borough ... 2010 MSG Varsity first-team all-region ... Also a three-year letterwinner in basketball and won the 2009 league title ... "Golden Dozen" Scholar Athlete ... Volunteer at BOCES.

Personal: Son of Kim and Rob Taps ... Father ran track and cross country at Long Island University ... Mother played basketball at Brooklyn College ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Shemek Popek
 58  Shemek Popek
 
Class:
Freshman
Hometown:
Yonkers, N.Y.
High School:
Archbishop Stepinac
Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195
Position:
K
Birthdate:
01/02/1994

 

High School: A 2012 graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School ... third team Class AA All-State ... played in CHSFL All-Star Game ... 25 touchbacks as a senior ... made 34 extra points and four field goals ... played three seasons of varsity soccer.

Personal: Przemyslaw Popek ... born January 2, 1994 in Krakow, Poland ... son of Grzegorz and Edyta Popek.

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42 - Caleb Gilligan-Evans
Position: RB
Hometown: Yonkers, N.Y.
Height: 6-0
Year: Fr.
High School: Archbishop Stepinac
Weight: 240

HIGH SCHOOL:
• Played for head coach Michael O’Donnell at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y.
• Served as team captain during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
• Received the Catholic League Monsignor Peters Scholar Athlete of the Year Award.
• Earned All-State honors in both 2010 and 2011.
• A three-time All-County, All-League and All-Suburban selection.
• Set school records with 3,500 career rushing yards and 42 career rushing touchdowns.
• Also a member of the varsity lacrosse team.
• Member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL:
• Son of Scott Evans and Anne Gilligan-Evans.
• Has one sister (Tess).
• Has not yet declared a major.
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#62 Christos Aloizos
Position: OL
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 305
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Ardsley, N.Y.
High School: Archbishop Stepinac
 
 
 
 
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in football, started two of those years... during his junior year led the program to its first-ever 12-0 record and state championship... offense rolled up a record-setting 388 yards per game... senior year team went 9-3 and qualified for state playoffs again... unit averaged 343 yards per game... First Team at right tackle by the Catholic High School Football League All-Stars... named Most Improved Offensive player his senior year... played for coach Michael O'Donnell... invited to play in the Senior Bowl for the New York City team and started at right tackle.

PERSONAL:
Born May 5, 1994... son of Stavros and Doreen Aloizos... his relative Kyra Aloizos played two years of basketball at Binghamton University... No. 1 sports highlight was winning the 2010 state championship and receiving his championship ring... his father has been a major influence, "He has pushed me and supported me in working hard to become as good as I can be on and off the field."... favorite professional team is the Pittsburgh Steelers... enjoys music, art, computers, sports, video animation, outdoors, fishing with his grandfather and cooking with his grandmother.

MAJOR: Graphic Communications
 
 

85 - Vincent Narog
Vincent Narog
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mohegan Lake, NY
High School: Archbishop Stepinac
Position: WR


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