NEWBERRY - Four Newberry College football players added to their personal accolades Monday, as the Beyond Sports Network announced its postseason all-Super Region Two teams.
Defensive lineman Alstevis Squirewell (Great Falls, S.C.) earned second team all-region honors, while punter Kyle Clark (Beaufort, S.C.), cornerback Sharon Irwin (Staten Island, N.Y.) and linebacker Taylor McDonnell (Bluffton, S.C.) earned third team all-region laurels.
Squirewell was a first team all-South Atlantic Conference pick and was Newberry's second-leading tackler with 66 total stops on the year. He finished second in the SAC with 16.5 tackles for loss and tied for sixth in the league with 4.5 sacks. His 42 solo stops ranked seventh in the conference. He had a season high of 11 tackles in the home games against Lenoir-Rhyne and Carson-Newman, forcing a fumble against the Bears and notching two sacks against the Eagles.
Clark earns his second all-region honor of the season after being named DAKTRONICS second team all-region last week. He was previously named DAKTRONICS second team all-region in 2013 and was the South Atlantic Conference's first team all-conference punter this season as well as 2013.
He led the league and earned the SAC Statistical Championship with a 39.3 yards per punt average on 54 punts. His 64-yard punt against Lenoir-Rhyne was the longest punt in the conference this season. Clark had seven punts over 50 yards and 30 punts inside the opponents' 20-yardline. (No other punter in the Super Region had more than 22 punts inside the opponents' 20.)
Irwin was a first team all-South Atlantic Conference selection. He finished fourth in the conference with three interceptions in his senior season, including an 87-yard return for a touchdown to ensure a victory at UNC Pembroke. He also had picks in the season opener at Charleston Southern and the home finale against Carson-Newman. He totaled eight passes defended on the year. Irwin also had 33 total tackles and three tackles for loss on the year.
McDonnell was a first team all-South Atlantic Conference selection and earns his first career all-region honor. He finished third on the team with 64 total tackles. He also had 13.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown. His 37 solo stops ranked in the top 15 in the conference. McDonnell had a season high of 10 tackles against Catawba with three tackles for loss in that game as well as the Wingate game.