Nov. 5, 2009

HAMPTON, VA- Josh Brooks and Daronte McNeill were named to the 2009 CIAA All-Rookie team as voted on by the CIAA Sports Information Directors.

Defensive Back Josh Brooks has been named the 2009 CIAA Defensive Rookie of the Year after turning in a solid first year as a regular in the Viking secondary. He tallied 25 solo and eight assisted tackles for 33 total tackles. The Washington, DC natives had three interceptions, one pass break up, four passes defended, and two forced fumbles in 10 games this season. Brooks had season highs against Virginia State University (8 tackles) and Chowan University (5 tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception).

McNeill was named to the to the All-Rookie offensive team after leading ECSU in rushing in 2009. His rushing average ranked 6th in the CIAA and he was second in the league in touchdowns (scoring) with nine in 8 games.

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