March 30, 2012

Nine More Commit to Attend and Play Football at Guilford

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College head football coach Chris Rusiewicz announced the intention of nine more incoming students to play football for the Quakers. The students have made their deposits to the college and will enroll for classes beginning in August. They raised Rusiewicz's second recruiting class at Guilford to 18.

Drew Brown (Swansboro, N.C.) was a two-sport athlete at Swansboro High School. He lettered two years with the football team under coach Tim Laspada and earned honorable mention All-Area and All-East Central 2A Conference honors. Brown helped the Pirates to their most wins since 1988 and received the team's Pirate Award for hard work, dedication and leadership. A member of the track team and the National Technical Honor Society, he participated in the Onslow County Close-Up Program that examined local government and made the honor roll every semester.

Tyler Cook (Trinity, N.C.) lettered three years under coach Eugene Everhart at Wheatmore High School. The 6-4, 295-pound offensive lineman twice earned All-Randolph County and All-Piedmont Athletic Conference 6 2A honors. He was the team's best offensive lineman two times, earned co-most valuable player and was recognized on the Courier Tribune's All-County Team. Cook was an all-league thrower on Wheatmore's track and field team, served as a mentor to elementary students and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

Noel Helms (King, N.C.) played under head coach Jimmy Upchurch at West Stokes High School. The 6-1, 290-pound offensive lineman helped his team to the 2011 state 2AA football title and the Northwest 1A/2A Conference crown. He was a two-time all-conference selection. Helms also participated on the Wildcats' wrestling team and earned all-conference honors all four years. He was a Boy Scout and received the Eagle Scout Award in 2011.

Will Holmes (Monroe, N.C.) is a 5-11, 175-pound wide receiver who lettered three years for coach Scott Stein at Sun Valley High School. He was a finalist for the 2011 Bronko Nagurski Award and an All-Union County and All-Southern Carolina Conference selection. Holmes helped the Spartans to four state playoff appearances and led Union County in yards per catch in 2011. He is also a three-year baseball letter winner and received the team's Coaches Leadership Award. Holmes is a three-time Academic Achievement Award winner and two-time All-American Academic Award recipient. Holmes also served on the Union County Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee.

Wes Johnson (Wilmington, N.C.) lettered three years under coach Greg Ditz at E. A. Laney High School. The 6-1, 250-pound lineman earned Second Team All-New Hanover County Conference honors and was named the Buccaneers' Offensive Lineman of the Year. He spent four summers at the Summer Soldiers Football Camp and has a 4.0 grade point average.

Estavio Jones (Columbia, S.C.) lettered three years under coach Raymond Jennings at Ridge View High School. The 6-1, 290-pound offensive lineman captained the line and received the team's Most Dedicated Award. He also participated on the track team for two seasons.

Matt Pawlowski (Greensboro, N.C.), a 6-2, 180-pound quarterback, lettered four years under head coach Joe Woodruff at Northwest Guilford High School. He twice earned All-Piedmont Triad 4A Conference and all-area recognition. Pawlowski helped the Vikings' to consecutive conference championships for the first time in school history and joins teammate Tyler Campbell as an incoming student at Guilford. He was also a four-year letter winner as point guard on the basketball team, which won the 2011-12 league championships. A member of the National Honor Society, he earned the school's Academic Achievement and Viking awards. His older sister, Ashley, was a member of the track and field team at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Matt Turner (Kings Mountain, N.C.) earned three varsity letters at Kings Mountain High School playing for coach Greg Lloyd. The 5-9, 285-pound center helped his team reach the second round of the 2011 state playoffs. He won the team's 2011 Toughman Award and was a two-time scholar-athlete. Turner also competed with the wrestling team, which qualified for the state playoffs.

Josh Vivod (Winston Salem, N.C.) lettered two years under head coach Chris Adams at Ledford High School. The 5-10, 245-pound defensive lineman earned All-Mid-Piedmont Conference honors and was named the team's Best Defensive Lineman as a senior. He holds the Panthers' record for most tackles by a defensive lineman. Vivod also was a conference wrestling champion and placed ninth in the state wrestling championships. He was honored with Ledford's History Award of Excellence.

Guilford opens the 2012 season Sept. 1 against Greensboro College in the Gate City Soup Bowl at 7:00 p.m.

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at Massachusetts Maritime 32, Worcester State 14
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MIT 30, at Maine Maritime 13
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St. Lawrence 20, at RPI 14
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at Framingham State 23, Western Connecticut 17
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at Montclair State 21, Rowan 14
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Bates 7
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Colby 9, at Williams 7
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at Middlebury 40, Bowdoin 3
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at Amherst 34, Hamilton 0
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Kean 24, at William Paterson 13
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at DePauw 66, Hiram 17
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Franklin and Marshall 45, at Juniata 22
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at Kenyon 31, Allegheny 7
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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Lycoming 28, at Misericordia 24
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at Husson 35, Alfred State 0
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at Moravian 24, Dickinson 10
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at Denison 45, Wooster 7
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at Alfred 20, Ithaca 6
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at Muskingum 28, Marietta 10
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at Minnesota-Morris 28, Iowa Wesleyan 27
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Ohio Northern 16, at Otterbein 10
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Case Western Reserve 35, at Waynesburg 7
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Rose-Hulman 23, at Defiance 15
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Hanover 49, at Anderson 25
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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Concordia-Chicago 42, at Maranatha Baptist 10
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Washington U. 36, at Birmingham-Southern 21
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 38, Martin Luther 20
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Dubuque 30, at Luther 17
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Monmouth 52, at Lake Forest 6
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at Augsburg 49, Carleton 17
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Bethel 44, at St. Olaf 7
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at Hamline 42, Gustavus Adolphus 40
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at UW-River Falls 42, Southwestern 22
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Simpson 17, at Buena Vista 9
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at St. Scholastica 49, Crown 13
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Cornell 46, at Beloit 41
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Coe 48, at Nebraska Wesleyan 17
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at Wartburg 56, Finlandia 0
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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Hendrix 42, at Millsaps 14
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Illinois Wesleyan 45, at North Park 10
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at Macalester 34, Grinnell 0
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at Ripon 33, Knox 19
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Illinois College 40, at Lawrence 15
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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at Geneva 35, Thiel 27
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UW-Eau Claire 40, at Wisconsin Lutheran 14
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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UW-Stevens Point 44, at Adrian 19
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UW-La Crosse 41, at Carroll 7
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at Berry 41, Sewanee 3
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Westminster (Pa.) 38, at Bethany 9
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Ohio Wesleyan 29, at Oberlin 16
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at Tufts 17, Wesleyan 14
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
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at Chapman 19, Trinity (Texas) 17
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
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