Mattapan, Mass., native honored after career-best effort in win over Pace
EASTON, Mass. (October 18, 2011) – Stonehill College junior running back Jermetrius Troy (Mattapan, Mass./The Tilton School) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week by the league office on Monday.
Troy, who earns the award for the first time in his career, spearheaded Stonehill's rushing attack that piled up 376 yards on the ground (49 attempts/7.7 yard average) and all seven touchdowns in Saturday's 49-0 win over Pace University. The team rushing total is a new W.B. Mason Stadium record and the team finished with 539 yards of total offense, the third-highest total in Stadium history.
Troy rushed the ball 18 times for a career-high 214 yards and a school-record matching four touchdowns, averaging 11.9 yards per carry, for Stonehill. He also caught two passes for ten yards to finish with a career-best 224 all-purpose yards on the afternoon. His 214 yards are the third-highest single game rushing total in school history, the third-best total in W.B. Mason Stadium history - the best by a Stonehill player at its home stadium. Troy had 15 carries for 173 yards (11.5/carry) and his four touchdowns in the first half alone as Stonehill built a 42-0 halftime lead.
Troy scored Stonehill's first four touchdowns on the game on runs of ten, four, 20 and a career-best 80 yards – the Skyhawks first 80-plus yard scoring run since 2003. The four TDs all came in the first 18:12 of the game, in the span of 10:21, and matched the program's single-game record set by Michael Strachan against Merrimack College in 1989 and matched by Tyrone Jefferson against Assumption College in 1998 and Eddie Vachon against Pace in 2010.
Troy ranks second among Northeast-10 leaders with his 602 rushing yards this season, ranking third (47th nationally in Division II) with 86.0 yards per game, on 110 carries (2nd NE-10). His 5.5 yards per rush rank seventh in the Conference, while his six rushing touchdowns are tied for third. He ranks ninth in the NE-10 for all-purpose running with 109.7 yards per game, while his team-best 5.14 points per game are good for 11th. Troy has posted three 100-yard rushing performances this season and also ranks second on the team with his 19 receptions for another 166 yards.
Troy has appeared in 25 games in his Stonehill career and has 206 rushes for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has also caught 21 passes for 169 yards, totaling 1,169 career all-purpose yards. Troy's previous career high for rushing yards was his 130 yard effort on 18 carries with a touchdown against American International College on September 24.
Stonehill (2-5, 1-3 NE-10) is back in action on Saturday when it visits Merrimack College for a Northeast-10 Conference clash at 1 p.m. The Skyhawks return home on Saturday, November 5, to host Saint Anselm College for the "Battle for the Ol' Bronze Hawk" on Easton and Military Appreciation Day with kickoff at noon.