COLUMBUS, Ohio – A trio of Ohio Dominican football players were tabbed to the D2CCA All-Super Region 1 Team, with junior receiver Cory Contini (Dover, Ohio) earning First Team honors and senior offensive linemen Andrew Lorenz (Dublin, Ohio) and Zack Williams (Hilliard, Ohio) being named to the Second Team.
That group played a critical role in helping Ohio Dominican win the 2017 G-MAC Championship following its 49-24 win over Findlay as the Panthers rolled up 516 yards in the game.
Contini, who was named the G-MAC Offensive Back of the Year in addition to earning First Team All-Great Midwest accolades, closed the year with 72 catches for 1,186 yards and 14 touchdowns. Entering the postseason, Contini ranked fifth in the country in touchdowns, sixth in yards per game (118.6) and 13th in catches per game (7.2). He was also 33rd in the nation in all-purpose yards per game (135.4).
In ODU's single-season records, he had the second-most touchdowns, third-most yards and fourth-most catches of any Panther, while his receptions per game are a school-record for a season. For his career, he has 147 catches (sixth in ODU history), 2,289 yards (fifth) and 22 touchdowns (fourth).
Lorenz and Williams, meanwhile, helped power a Panther offense that was among the nation's best. At the end of the regular season, ODU ranked fifth in the country in total offense (510.5 yards per game), third in passing offense (343.6 yards per game) and 17th in scoring (39.5 points per game.)
ODU was also third in the country in third down conversion percentage (52.9 percent), led the nation in completion percentage (72.0 percent) and ranked 14th in red zone offense (90.0 percent).
Lorenz, a center, and Williams, a left tackle, each picked up First Team All-Great Midwest accolades this fall. Lorenz finished his career by making 37 starts and Williams finished with 43 starts.
Ohio Dominican closed its season with a 7-3 record, losing two games to playoff opponents and once to an FCS opponent. The Panthers have won at least seven games in every year since 2011 and are 47-13 in their last 60 games (.783). ODU also has a 42-8 record (.840) against Ohio opponents since 2007.
Contact: Scott Miles