Football places three on NESCAC all-conference team

Three Hamilton College football players were selected to the 2012 NESCAC All-Conference Team on Nov. 15.

2012 NESCAC football all-conference team

James Stanell ’14 (Coopersburg, Pa./Palisades HS) and Mike MacDonald ’13 (Glen Ridge, N.J./Seton Hall Preparatory School) were voted to the first team on offense and defense, respectively. Joe Jensen ’15 (West Windsor, N.J./West Windsor-Plainsboro HS North) was named to the second team on offense.

Stanell led the NESCAC with 195 all-purpose yards per game and ranked second in the conference with 756 rushing yards. The running back tied for 10th place in scoring with 42 points on five rushing TDs, one receiving and another on a 94-yard kick return in the season opener at Amherst College. Stanell moved into fifth place on Hamilton’s career rushing yards list with 1,619.

MacDonald -- second team all-conference a year ago -- ranked third in the NESCAC with 82 tackles. The linebacker tied for second in the conference with 50 solo stops, and added two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick. MacDonald finished his Hamilton career with 301 tackles, and is one of just two players to post 300 or more for the Continentals (1-7 overall, 1-7 NESCAC).

Jensen led the NESCAC with a 16.2 yards per catch average and ranked third with 454 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns. The wide receiver hauled in one TD catch in each of Hamilton's last five games.

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