Monday, September 5, 2016

Darden, Miller Earn Mac Player of the Week Honors

ANNVILLE (PA) – Delaware Valley University sophomore quarterback Dashawn Darden (Norristown, PA/Cardinal O’Hara) and junior safety Shawn Miller (Laurel, DE/Laurel) were selected as the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week respectively for their standout performances in the Aggies’ 21-14 upset of seventh-ranked Wesley College on September 2.

Facing one of the top defenses in the country, Darden complete 16 of 26 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown while adding another 31 yards and a score on the ground for 245 yards of total offense. He also orchestrated an 86-yard scoring drive with just 24 seconds left in the first half and it proved to be the game-winning touchdown.

Miller was simply dominant on defense against the school from his home state as he notched a team-high 14 tackles (eight solo) and tied a school record with three interceptions. Two of his picks came in the fourth quarter, including one in the end zone to preserve the team’s seven-point lead. Miller also added a sack and a pass breakup in the contest.

DelVal, which jumped up 11 spots to 14th in the latest poll following the win, will have its MAC and home opener on Saturday, September 10 (1 p.m.) when Misericordia University comes to Doylestown.

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