Five Lock Haven Bald Eagles earn All-PSAC football honors
LOCK HAVEN – Five members of the Lock Haven University football team have earned 2017 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division honors including offensive lineman Trent Fielding (Sunbury, Ohio/Urbana) and defensive back Isaiah Flamer (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville), who both earned PSAC East First Team selections.
Fielding (1st Team, OG) was joined by fellow offensive lineman Devante Oliver (Hughesville, Pa./Hughesville), who earned Second Team honors at offensive tackle.
Flamer’s First Team nod led the way for a total of three LHU defensive backs, who earned All-Conference honors. Both Carlos Balkcom (Harrisburg, Pa./Harrisburg) and Daniel Strawbridge (Harrisburg, Pa./Harrisburg) earned Second Team honors.
Fielding and Oliver, both redshirt-seniors, led the way for the Bald Eagles offensive line all season. The Bald Eagle offense finished with 355.5 yards per game including the PSAC’s No. 4 run-attack with 198.4 rushing yards per game. LHU ran for 20 TDs on the season thanks to the veteran offensive line, led by Fielding and Oliver.
Fielding is now a two-time All-PSAC First Team pick. The 2017 preseason All-American finished his career with 40 starts, starring at both Lock Haven and Urbana University.
Flamer led the Bald Eagles shutdown-secondary all year. The redshirt-junior is now a two-time All-PSAC selection after grabbing Second Team honors last season. Flamer finished with a team-high 94 tackles. His 63 solo tackles ranked second in the PSAC and he finished the regular season ranked seventh in the PSAC with 8.5 tackles per game. Flamer also had two interceptions, three forced fumbles and six pass breakups.
Balkcom, a senior, finished the season with seven interceptions. He returned two of those INTs for touchdowns and those seven picks tied him for second in the PSAC. It also tied him for third all-time on LHU’s single season list. Balkcom finished his career with 12 interceptions, which are enough for seventh all-time on the career list at Lock Haven. He added 28 tackles and six pass breakups.
Strawbridge, a senior, is now a two-time All-PSAC selection. He was a 2015 All-Conference pick who missed last season with injury, but returned this year in a big way. Strawbridge had 51 tackles, including 31 solo, two interceptions and five pass breakups on the year.