Drake and San Diego split Pioneer League honors

After sharing the Pioneer Football League title, Drake and San Diego split the individual honors on Tuesday.

San Diego sophomore defensive lineman Blake Oliaro was named defensive player of the year, wide receiver Brandon White was named offensive freshman of the year and Ron Caragher was honored as coach of the year.

For Drake, senior quarterback Mike Piatkowski was named the offensive player of the year and linebacker Travis Merritt was named defensive freshman of the year.

2011 All-Pioneer Football League First Team

(as voted on by the head coaches)


QB - Josh McGregor, Jacksonville

QB - Mike Piatkowski, Drake

RB - Kenny James, San Diego

RB - Taylor Harris, Dayton

FB - Jordan Cramer, Campbell

WR - Josh Philpart, Jacksonville

WR - Donte Sawyer, Morehead State

WR - Zach Watkins, Butler

TE - Quintin Davis, Jacksonville

TE - Anthony Calcagni, Marist

OL - Christian Fetters, San Diego

OL - Even Lawrence, Drake

OL - Sam Issermoyer, Campbell

OL - Pete Mattingly, Butler

OL - Phede Celestin, Marist


DL - Devon Langhorst, Dayton

DL - Blake Oliaro, San Diego

DL - Rolando Fines, Jacksonville

DL - Jerome Raymond, Morehead State

LB - Tyler Moorehead, Drake

LB - Jordan Ridley, Butler

LB - Zach Dunaj, San Diego

LB - Bryan Bailin, Dayton

LB - Ryan Cronan, Marist

DB - Al-Rilwan Adeyemi, San Diego

DB - Loka Kanongataa, San Diego

DB - Leonard Smith, Jacksonville

DB - Jaquan Bryant, Marist

Special Teams

PK - Rainer Duzan, Morehead State

P - Billy Janssen, Drake

RS - Kenny James, San Diego