Seven Trinity Football Players Earn All-SAA Honors

Seven Trinity Football Players Earn All-SAA Honors

San Antonio - The Tiger football team had seven different players earn All-Southern Athletic Association honors following the 2017 season.

Following Trinity's first season in the conference, there were two Tigers on both the First Team Offense and First Team Defense. Trinity also had one player selected for Second Team Defense, and two more Tigers were tabbed for the Honorable Mention Offense.

Senior linebacker Mitchell Globe was elected to the First Team Defense. Globe had been named twice to the All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) First Team. This season, Globe was a two-time SAA Defensive Player of the Week and was selected for the D3football.com Team of the Week.

Globe led the Tigers with 101 total tackles, including 47 solo. He also paced the team with 12 quarterback hurries and two recovered fumbles. Globe was tied for the lead with three QB sacks and two forced fumbles, and was second with 11 tackles for a loss. Globe's most thrilling play occurred as he returned a fumble 63 yards for a touchdown, as the Tigers defeated Chapman (CA) University in a home overtime matchup. During his career, Globe posted posted 253 tackles, which put him in 13th place in Trinity's record books. Globe's 101 tackles are tied for 23rd in single-season records.

Senior lineman Alejandro Anzaldua was also an All-SAA First Team Defense recipient. Anzaldua made the All-SCAC First Team in each of this previous three playing seasons. This year, Anzaldua was selected as an SAA Defensive Player of the Week. Anzaldua was third on the Tigers squad with 51 tackles and was tops with 11.5 tackles for a loss. He posted Trinity's only safety of the season and was tied for the lead with three quarterback sacks. Anzaldua was credited with eight quarterback hurries, which was second on the team.

Senior running back Jay Foster was named to the All-SAA First Team Offense. Foster was second on the Tiger team with 464 yards rushing, while scoring five touchdowns. He also snagged eight passes, one of which was a touchdown. Foster amassed 827 all-purpose yards, which included 304 yards on kick returns.

Joining Foster on the All-SAA First Team was junior offensive lineman Joel Holmes, who graded out at 92% this season and finished the year with 65 pancake and knockdown blocks. He received All-SCAC Honorable Mention accolades in the 2015 season.

Junior cornerback Vail Miesfeld was selected for the All-SAA Second Team Defense. Miesfeld paced the Tigers with nine pass breakups, while intercepting two passes. He also was credited with a blocked kick.

Sophomore wide receiver Tommy Lavine made the All-SAA Honorable Mention Offense unit. Lavine was an All-SCAC First Team honoree last season. He was Trinity's 2017 scoring leader with nine touchdowns, snagging 63 passes for 956 yards. Lavine is ninth in Trinity's single-season record books for receiving yards and is tied for ninth in single-season receptions. In the career category, Lavine is tied for 12th place in Trinity touchdown receptions with 13 and 16th in receiving yards with 1,384 to his credit.

Senior offensive lineman Joseph Staggs was also picked for the Honorable Mention Offense. Staggs has been an integral part of Trinity's offensive line throughout his career, starting every game for the Tigers the past two seasons. Staggs made the All-SCAC First Team last year.

Led by fourth-year Head Coach Jerheme Urban, the Tigers completed the campaign with a 6-4 overall record. Trinity posted a 5-3 SAA mark and finished fourth in the conference standings.