Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mustang's Ashton Leschke Honored as MAC Defensive Player of the Week

Photo Courtesy of Stevenson Sports Information
ANNVILLE, Pa. – Junior linebacker Ashton Leschke of the Stevenson University football team was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week Sunday morning following his efforts in the Mustangs' 26-23 Homecoming victory over Albright. It marks the second time in his career Leschke has won Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Leschke totaled eight tackles, two half-sacks, and a forced fumble in Saturday's victory. His forced fumble in the third quarter set up Stevenson at the Albright 22 yard line and led to the Mustangs' first touchdown that gave them a 12-10 lead. His second sack came in the fourth quarter and pushed the Lions to 4th-and-24 as Stevenson clung to a 19-16 lead. Following a punt, Stevenson scored on the next possession to go up 26-16.

On the season, Leschke is Stevenson's second-leading tackler with 51 stops in seven games. He has five tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup.

Stevenson, 4-3 and 4-2 in the Middle Atlantic Conference, hosts Widener on Saturday at 1:00 pm at Mustang Stadium.

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