DANBURY, Conn. – A total of five members of the Stevenson University football team were named to the All-ECAC Team released on Friday. Junior wide receiver Chaz Lyles and senior offensive lineman Brendan Flaherty were Second Team selections on offense, while senior defensive back Brian Latham was a Second Team defense selection. Senior linebacker Ashton Leschke and junior linebacker Izaiha Pitts were Honorable Mention selections.
Flaherty, a Middle Atlantic Conference First Team All-Conference selection and a D3football.com Second Team All-Region choice, started all 11 games at right tackle for the Mustangs. He also notched his first career touchdown with a running score in the regular season finale against FDU-Florham.
Lyles, a MAC Second Team member, led the Mustangs in receiving with 65 catches for 672 yards and six touchdowns. Lyles has at least six receptions in seven of 11 games, including two 11-catch performances. Lyles also has a pair of rushing touchdowns on the season and threw for two touchdowns in a win over Wilkes.
A MAC First Team choice, Latham started all 11 games at free safety and totaled 55 total tackles, including 35 solo stops. He has one interception and three pass breakups on the season, while also recording one forced fumble and a pair of fumble recoveries.
Leschke, a MAC First Team choice and a Google Cloud Academic All-District Team member, had a team-high 78 tackles in 11 contests from his starting inside linebacker spot, including 3.5 tackles for a loss. He also finished the season with one interception, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Pitts started all 11 games and posted 58 tackles, including 33 solo stops. Pitts had a team-high 8.5 tackles for a loss, including 3.5 sacks, and forced two fumbles and had two fumble recoveries, including a fumble recovery for a touchdown in a win at Widener on October 13. He also notched six pass breakups.
Stevenson finished 8-3 overall and earned its fifth straight postseason appearance, competing in the Centennial-MAC Bowl Series.