Monday, June 27, 2016

Seven North County Stars named 2016 IWFL All-Stars

Top: RB Leslie Hubbell, RB Adriana Bush, OT Kacey Grierson, LB Mercedes Tyler
Bottom: LB Knengi Martin, DE Patricia McClain, CB Katie Ott

The Independent Women's Football League (IWFL) unveiled its 2016 All-Star Teams, selected by league delegates, players and coaches.

We would like to congratulate the seven North County Stars who were chosen to represent the West in the upcoming IWFL All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina. The game takes place on Saturday July 23rd as part of the 2016 IWFL Championship Weekend.

The Stars completed their most successful campaign in the team's three-year history, finishing with a 6-2 record and winners of their final three outings.

First Team

RB Adriana Bush

Listed as the smallest player on the roster, the 5-foot-1 newcomer made big-time plays that helped propel North County to newfound success in 2016. Bush finished the season with six touchdowns and a team-record 1074 yards, a mark only topped by one player in the IWFL this year. Her most outstanding performance took place on May 7th against the Bakersfield Bombers, where she ran for 252 yards and two explosive touchdowns in just one half of football.

OT Kacey Grierson

Grierson earns her second straight All-Star nod after anchoring an offensive line that led the way for over 2,700 yards of total offense, including 1,990 combined rushing yards.

RB Leslie Hubbell

With the second-most carries on the team, Hubbell rushed for 632 yards and made six trips to the end zone. She also notched 29 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and two sacks on defense.

LB Knengi Martin

As if she needed anymore accolades, Martin adds First-Team IWFL All-Star to her long list of achievements in women's football. Her first season in North County turned out to be a dominate one as she topped the IWFL in tackles (94), tackles for loss (30), interception returns for touchdowns (3), as well as receiving yards (383). She was also the Stars' leading scorer with eight total touchdowns.

CB Katie Ott

The Stars' defensive captain earns her first All-Star selection after a breakout season where she recorded 36 tackles (1 for loss), 4 pass deflections, a fumble recovery, and an interception.

Second Team

DE Patricia McClain

McClain becomes the first player in team history to earn three straight All-Star bids. She led the Stars in sacks (4) while making 25 tackles (9 for loss).

LB Mercedes Tyler

As a fullback, Tyler led the way for two outstanding rushers, but it's on defense where she notches her first career All-Star selection. Tyler recorded 33 tackles (7 for loss), a forced fumble, and a interception, while rushing for 159 yards and three scores.

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