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Jake Edmiston is RMAC defensive player of year; 6 other Mavs on all-RMAC team

Colorado Mesa’s Jake Edmiston, 33, was selected the RMAC defensive player of the year Tuesday after setting an NCAA Division II single-season record with 177 tackles. Edmiston was the only Mav on the first team.

Colorado Mesa running back Jake Cimolino was selected to the All-RMAC second team on Tuesday after rushing for 1,136 yards this season for the Mavericks.

Colorado Mesa’s Michael Brady was selected to the All-RMAC second team on Tuesday after intercepting six passes this season for the Mavs — tops in the conference.

Seven Colorado Mesa football players were selected to the RMAC All-Conference team Tuesday.

Linebacker Jake Edmiston was chosen the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year and made the first team. The senior set an NCAA Division II single-season record with 177 tackles (16.1 per game). He also led the nation in solo tackles (9.3) and was the RMAC Academic Player of the Year.

Defensive tackle William Milo was selected the Co-Defensive Freshman of the Year with Chadron State safety Ryan Wood.

Milo recorded 18 tackles, including three for a loss and one quarterback sack in 10 games. He started the final three games of the season.

Junior running back Jake Cimolino, junior cornerback Jordan Price and senior safety Michael Brady made the second team.

Cimolino rushed for 1,136 yards and was third in the RMAC in yards per game (103.3). Brady led the RMAC in interceptions (six) and Price was second in the RMAC in passes defended (16) and in interceptions (five).

Senior cornerback Ryan Lendrum and sophomore offensive lineman Zeth Ramsay made the third team.

Lendrum finished sixth in the RMAC in interceptions (0.27 per game) and 12th in pass break-ups (0.82).

Ramsay started all 11 games at right tackle for the Mavericks.

All-Region Soccer

Three Colorado Mesa men’s soccer players made the 2013 Daktronics All-South Central Region team.

Senior midfielder Marco Escobar and sophomore defender Blake Carlson were selected to the first team. Junior goalkeeper Micah Conrads made the second team.

Escobar was an All-RMAC first-team selection and made the RMAC All-Tournament team. He was an NSCAA All-Region selection last year.

Carlson was an All-RMAC first-team selection leading the Mavericks defense to a school record 0.76 goals against average.

Conrads was the RMAC Goalkeeper of the Year and made the All-RMAC first team. He was 9-0-2 with two shutouts and a 0.84 goals against average.

Escobar and Carlson will be considered for All-America honors, which will be released Dec. 4. The Daktronics All-Region teams are selected by the Division II Sports Information Directors.

National Ranking

The Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team moved up one spot to No. 7 in the WBCA/USA Today Division II poll.

The Mavericks (2-0) host the annual Holiday Inn-Crossroads Thanksgiving Classic on Friday and Saturday at Brownson Arena.

Mesa plays Montana Western at 5 p.m. Friday and Dixie State at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Volleyball Camp

Colorado Mesa is hosting an Identification Camp from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 8 at Brownson Arena.

The camp is open to high school and junior college athletes.

The cost is $25 each. For more information contact head coach Dave Fleming (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or assistant coach David Skaff (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) by email or phone (248-1362).


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