By Colton Williams
Last week the Lone Star Conference gave out their yearly All-conference awards and nine Texas A&M-Kingsville individuals were honored including junior Jeremy Aguilar who was named the LSC Linebacker of the Year.
It is the sixth time the Javelinas have had a linebacker named the LSC Linebacker of the Year since 2000, and it is the second straight year that this award has gone to a Javelina, as last year it went to Tressor Baptiste.
Aguilar was the only Javelina on defense named to First Team Defense after recording 91 tackles 14 of those tackles being for losses, three and half sacks, and five pass break-ups, and one interception on the season
The Javelina offense had three players named to the first team; junior running back Jonathan Woodson, who was also a Harlon Hill award finalist, and junior wide receiver Sherman Batiste and sophomore wide receiver Robert Armstrong.
Woodson led the conference with 1,017 yards rushing and added 50 receptions for 556 yards and scored a total of 14 touchdowns. He currently leads the nation with 209.9 all-purpose yards per game and was also named LSC First Team as a return specialist.
Batiste is a three-time all-conference performer who made 48 catches for 620 yards and six touchdowns this year.
Armstrong led the team with 51 catches for 626 yards and eight touchdowns despite missing the final two and half games to an ankle injury.
Senior defensive end Roderick Benman was the only Javelina named to the all-conference defense second team. He led the LSC with 12 sacks and 16 tackles for loss and ended the season with 43 tackles.
The Javelinas had three players named honorable mention; sophomore tight end Derek Tesch ,senior defensive tackle Johnny Tivao and senior linebacker Marcus Sanders.
Tesch had nine catches for 128 yards and a touchdown and also earned First Team honors as a deep snapper.
Tivao had 23 tackles and one and a half sacks on the season, while Sanders was second on the team with 60 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks and one interception.
Senior defensive tackle James Cannell was named to the LSC All-Academic Team.
The accounting major graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a 3.92 grade point average and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree.