Drumgole named Offensive Rookie of the Year; Bentley on Second Team
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two members of the Plymouth State University football team were recognized Wednesday for their outstanding performances this fall, earning Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) post-season honors for 2015.
Freshman wide receiver Brandonn Drumgole (Mt. Sinai, N.Y./Mt. Sinai) was the top Panther representative and was voted MASCAC Offensive Rookie of the Year. In addition, senior guard Ryan Bentley (Charlestown, N.H./Fall Mountain Regional) was named All-MASCAC Second Team for the Panthers. The All-Conference teams are selected in a vote by the MASCAC head coaches.
A 6'1", 188-pound freshman, Drumgole led the Panthers in receiving this season with 37 catches for 423 yards (11.4 yards/catch) and two touchdowns. He had eight receptions for 172 yards and a TD in the game against Massachusetts Maritime, earning MASCAC Rookie of the Week honors, and he caught seven passes against both University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Western Connecticut State University, finding the end zone against UMD. Drumgole caught at least one pass in nine of his 10 games, and completed a pass for a 59-yard gain against Worcester State University.
Drumgole led the Panthers in all-purpose yards this season (854), as he was also the top kick returner on the team, averaging 18.7 yards on 23 returns.
A 6-3, 274-pound lineman, Bentley started nine of the 10 games at right guard, and started at right tackle in the other game due to injuries. He was a key player that stabilized the offensive line as the Panthers registered 2,562 total yards this season, the most in a season for PSU since 2010 and an increase of more than 700 yards over last year. The Panthers offensive line and ball control offense also ranked third in the MASCAC in time of possession. A four-year veteran and three-year starter, Bentley started 23 of his 35 games in a Panther uniform.
Plymouth State finished the season at 2-8 overall and 1-7 in conference games under veteran head coach Paul Castonia.
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