Local roundup: DSU linebacker Cavicante earns All-MEAC first team

Brian Cavicante

Delaware State junior linebacker Brian Cavicante has been named to the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team in voting by league head coaches and sports information representatives.

Cavicante, the only Hornet selected to this year’s all-conference first team, is the first DSU player to earn the distinction since defensive lineman Gabe Sherrod in 2015.

Delaware State cornerback Keyjuan Selby was named to the All-MEAC second team, while teammates Brycen Alleyne, Jahad Neibauer, Kaiden Crawford and Liki Seu were third-team selections.

Cavicante, a preseason all-MEAC first-team pick, was second in the league in total tackles (89) and third in tackles per game (8.1) this past season. In addition, he was second in the conference with 17 tackles for loss and tied for third with 50 unassisted tackles.

Cavicante was selected as the MEAC Defensive Player of the mWeek after recording 12 tackles (eight unassisted), including five behind the line-of-scrimmage, and a fumble return for a touchdown vs. St. Francis on Sept. 8.

North Carolina A&T’s Sam Washington was selected by his peers as MEAC Coach of the Year; Howard running back Dedrick Parson is the league’s Rookie of the Year, while NCA&T senior Micah Shaw was selected as the conference Offensive Lineman of the Year.

In a partnership with the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, the league’s Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year will be announced as part of the festivities surrounding the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 4.

College basketball

Wesley’s Cameron earns league honor: Wesley College junior forward Brian Cameron was named the Atlantic East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Cameron led the Wolverines with 70 points, 21 rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 2-1 week. Cameron averaged 23.3 points per game on 22-of-48 shooting and knocked down 10-of-21 three-pointers.

He is only two points away from becoming Wesley’s 15th member of the 1,000-point club.

Hens’ Dickey honored again: Delaware freshman forward Jasmine Dickey earned her third straight Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week honor in women’s basketball.

The freshman averaged 10.3 rebounds, 7.0 points and 2.0 steals in 30.0 minutes as the Blue Hens (3-3) went 2-1 this past week.

Dickey collected a season-best 18 rebounds in a season-high 36 minutes played against Bradley in Delaware’s first game of the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday. Dickey is ranked in the Top 25 of four statistical categories nationally as she is 10th overall with 70 rebounds, 15th with 9.0 defensive rebounds per game (leads the CAA) and 23rd with 11.7 rebounds per game (leads the CAA) and three double doubles.

College field hockey

Four Hens named all-region: For the second straight season, Delaware had four players named Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Mid Atlantic honorees.

Senior Greta Nauck earned first-team honors for the third consecutive year while classmate Lisa Giezeman garnered second-team accolades for the fourth straight season.

Sophomore Lotte de Koning, the CAA Player of the Year, was honored for the second time in her career by being named to the second-team while Tessa Verweijen, the CAA Rookie of the Year, also earned second-team accolades.

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