Big South Announces Football Players of the Week


CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - Stony Brook running back Brock Jackolski (Shirley, N.Y.) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Football Offensive Player of the Week, while Coastal Carolina safety Philip George (Columbia, S.C.) has been selected as Defensive Player of the Week for games played the 11th week of the regular-season.  Coastal Carolina kick return specialist Niccolo Mastromatteo (Ortonville, Mich.) is the Special Teams Player of the Week and Stony Brook center Mike Lisi (Franklin Square, N.Y.) is The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week.

Jackolski set a Big South single-game record with five touchdowns and 30 points scored in Stony Brook's record-setting 76-28 win over Gardner-Webb.  He rushed for four touchdowns -- tying a single-game League record, and caught a TD pass while amassing 192 all-purpose yards.  Jackolski returned the opening kickoff 78 yards and later scored from 1-yard out to give the Seawolves an early 7-0 lead.  He added an 18-yard scoring run and 7-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter, and capped his day with touchdown runs of 53 and 30 yards in the fourth quarter.

George had a career-high seven tackles in Coastal's 45-38 win at Charleston Southern, in addition to an interception, one quarterback sack and a forced fumble.  After the Chanticleers threw an interception in the second quarter, George recorded a sack-fumble on the very next play that CCU recovered and returned to the 15-yard line.  With less than a minute remaining and Coastal clinging to its seven-point lead, George picked off a pass at the Chants' 1-yard line and returned it 16 yards to seal the win over the Buccaneers.

Mastromatteo returned two kickoffs for 64 yards and two punts for 14 yards at Charleston Southern, averaging 19.5 yards on his four kick returns.  After Charleston Southern tied that game at 31-31, Mastromatteo returned the ensuing kickoff a season-long 40 yards to the CSU 49-yard line, and the Chanticleers scored five plays later to take the lead for good.  He also became the Big South's career leader for punt returns during the game.

Lisi, who has started all 10 games at center as a true freshman, helped the Stony Brook offense to a Big South single-game record 76 points in the Seawolves' victory over Gardner-Webb.  Lisi was one of the main blockers that helped SBU rush for 315 yards and finish with 505 yards of offense against the Runnin' Bulldogs, in addition to the having two 100-yard rushers for the third consecutive game.

Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Richard Mounce (Charleston Southern), Jamie Childers (Coastal Carolina), Ryan Singer (Presbyterian College).

Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Al'Majid Hutchins (Stony Brook).

Also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: Wesley Skiffington (Stony Brook).

2011 Offensive Players of the Week
Sept. 5 - Aramis Hillary, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 12 - Mike Brown, Liberty
Sept. 19 - Malcolm Dixon, Charleston Southern
Sept. 26 - Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook
Oct. 3 - Sirchauncey Holloway, Liberty
Oct. 10 - Kyle Essington, Stony Brook
Oct. 17 - Mike Brown, Liberty
Oct. 24 - Ricky Rhodes, Gardner-Webb
Oct. 31 - Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook
Nov. 7 - Eric Kordenbrock, VMI
Nov. 14 - Brock Jackolski, Stony Brook

2011 Defensive Players of the Week
Sept. 5 - Paco Varol, Liberty
Sept. 12 - Kevin Fogg, Liberty
Sept. 19 - Will Hunt, Charleston Southern
Sept. 26 - Dan Mulrooney, Stony Brook
Oct. 3 - Marty Patterson, Gardner-Webb
Oct. 10 - Josh Norman, Coastal Carolina
Oct. 17 - Justin Bethel, Presbyterian College & Byron Allen, VMI
Oct. 24 - KaJuan Lee, Liberty
Oct. 31 - Maurice Dickson, Gardner-Webb
Nov. 7 - Josh Norman, Coastal Carolina
Nov. 14 - Philip George, Coastal Carolina

2011 Special Teams Players of the Week
Sept. 5 - Ricky Rhodes, Gardner-Webb
Sept. 12 - CeeJay Harris, Presbyterian College
Sept. 19 - Justin Bethel, Presbyterian College
Sept. 26 - Wesley Skiffington, Stony Brook
Oct. 3 - Ervin Garner, Liberty
Oct. 10 - Brock Jackolski, Stony Brook
Oct. 17 - Brock Jackolski, Stony Brook
Oct. 24 - Kevin Fogg, Liberty
Oct. 31 - Graham Purvis, Gardner-Webb
Nov. 7 - Kevin Fogg, Liberty
Nov. 14 - Niccolo Mastromatteo, Coastal Carolina

2011 Freshmen of the Week
Sept. 5 - Trever Austin, Gardner-Webb
Sept. 12 - Trever Austin, Gardner-Webb
Sept. 19 - Quinn Backus, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 26 - Demarcus Rouse, Presbyterian College
Oct. 3 - Desmond Rice, Liberty
Oct. 10 - Desmond Rice, Liberty
Oct. 17 - Desmond Rice, Liberty
Oct. 24 - Trever Austin, Gardner-Webb
Oct. 31 - Donelle Williams, Presbyterian College
Nov. 7 - Ivan Toomer, Gardner-Webb
Nov. 14 - Mike Lisi, Stony Brook