Centre players honored

December 07, 2004

Centre College senior football player David Crowley has been named to the 2004 Football Gazette NCAA Division III All-South Region Football Team.

Crowley, one of 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy given to the top Division III player, is the only Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference player on the first team.

Crowley broke school records for receptions in a season (73), yards in a season (1,117) and yards in a game (218) along with tying the Centre record for touchdown receptions in a season (10).

He is the first Centre player, and only the fifth in SCAC history, to have 1,000 receiving yards in a season.


Crowley ranked first in the SCAC in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns and was third in the conference in all-purpose yards averaging 117.7 yards per game.

He also ranked sixth in the country in receiving yards per game with 111.7 and 15th in the country in receptions per game with 7.3.

Earlier this year, Crowley was named to's Team-of-the-Week after recording 11 catches for a school record 218 yards. The SCAC coaches named him to the all-SCAC first team this season. He was also a first team all-SCAC selection in 2003.

Simek and Borough named All-Region in soccer

Centre College soccer players Stan Simek and Brad Bourough have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Central All-Region Team.

Simek, a senior sweeper back, was selected to the first team for the second straight year. The four-year letter-winner was one of the top defenders in the SCAC this year.

He was the only player to start all 18 matches this year for the Colonels. He had a team-high six goals, including two game-winners, to go along with three assists. Simek tied for the team lead with 15 points.

"Stan is without a doubt the highest soccer IQ I have coached. I could not be more proud of the relationship we share. The opportunity to spend these last four years with Stan means a great deal to me and he clearly is one of the best players to have ever played for Centre," head coach Jeb Burch said.

Borough, a junior mid fielder, was a third team selection. He played in all 18 matches this year and tallied four goals, one being a game-winner, and a team-high seven assists to tie Simek for the team lead in points with 15.

"I put a lot of pressure on Brad this year and he clearly answered the call. He is one of the most creative players Centre has ever seen and I expect his senior year to be phenomenal. Brad is one of the best playmakers in Division III," Burch said.

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