Maysonet, Jackolski, Faiella earn honors from Phil Steele
Dec. 27, 2011
Cleveland, Ohio - Seniors Brock Jackolski (Shirley, N.Y.) and Joe Faiella (Freehold, N.J.) and junior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) garnered postseason All-America honors from Phil Steele's College Football Preview, the magazine recently announced.
Maysonet is a third team running back, Jackolski is the third team kick returner and Faiella is a fourth team offensive guard.
Maysonet recorded one of the best rushing seasons in Stony Brook and Big South history. The 5-10, 205-pound running back ran for 1,633 yards and 15 touchdowns, earning the conference's offensive player of the year. He totaled 100 or more yards in eight games, and twice scored four TDs in a game.
He sits in second place in Big South history with 2,761 yards, just 873 from breaking Jacksonville Jaguar and former Liberty running back Rashad Jennings' record.
Maysonet is 847 yards from Conte Cuttino's '09 Stony Brook record.
Jackolski's 2011 season will be remembered as one of the best in school and Big South history. He rushed for 1,418 yards, had 114 receiving yards, 55 punt return yards and 854 kick return yards, totaling 20 touchdowns. The 2,441 all-purpose yards and 20 touchdowns are Big South single-season records.
He recorded six games with more than 100 rushing yards and tallied more than 150 all-purpose yards in 11 of 13 games.
Jackolski set a conference record with five touchdowns in a 76-28 win over Gardner-Webb.
He's one of five players in Big South history with more than 4,000 all-purpose yards, accomplishing the feat in just two years. Including two seasons at Hofstra, Jackolski totaled 6,394 all-purpose yards, which ranks 16th in FCS history.
After starting all 11 games at left tackle in 2010, Faiella moved inside to left guard, and didn't miss a beat. The 6-5, 310-pound Faiella started all 13 games, blocking for two 1,000-yard rushers for a second straight season. Faiella, who joined Jackolski on the second team, earned first team All-Big South honors.
The Seawolves' ground game rushed for 200 yards or more in nine games this season, including a season-high 446 yards against Coastal Carolina. Stony Brook set a conference record with seven straight games of at least 40 points scored.
Stony Brook's scoring offense (38.0 ppg) and rushing offense (267.3 ypg) ranked second and fourth in the nation, respectively.