BRIDGEPORT — Junior quarterback Jack Mangel and fifth-year senior wide receiver Tywan Pearce have landed on the All-Mountain East Conference Teams, the league office announced earlier this week.
Pearce was voted to the All-MEC First Team while Mangel was an All-MEC Second Team selection.
Pearce, a native of North Kissimmee, Florida was the best receiver in the conference this season as he took home the receiving yards crown by racking up 1,176 yards, one of two pass catchers in the MEC to top 1,000 yards. Pearce finished tied for first in the MEC in total touchdowns with Charleston’s Tyreik McAllister who was the MEC Offensive Player of the Year. Pearce finished top 10 in Division II in receiving yards per game (fourth / 117.6) and touchdowns (tied for ninth / 13). And this fall, Pearce produced just the seventh 1,000-yard receiving season in program history—the sixth different player to reach 1,000 yards at CU. Pearce also set a single-game MEC receiving record by hauling in 288 yards at Fairmont State.
Mangel threw for 2,846 yards to go with 20 touchdowns, just the third 20-touchdown season in program history and the first in seven years. The Athens, Georgia native was the top passer in the MEC this season as he bested UNC-Pembroke’s Josh Jones by 111 yards. Mangel’s 20 touchdowns ranked third in the conference while his 2,846 yards are the third most in program history. He topped 400 yards passing three different time this season and had two or more touchdowns in six games, including a season-best four in the home opener against West Virginia Wesleyan. Mangel’s 284.6 passing yards per game were ranked 15th in Division II.
Pearce caps his career by being selected to the All-MEC Team three times while Mangel is the first Concord quarterback to being named to the All-MEC Team since Brian Novak in 2014.
Along with McAllister, Carl Igweh (Frostburg State) and Guam Lee (Notre Dame) shared the MEC Defensive Player of the Year honors. The Fairmont State duo of Mike Floria (quarterback) and Brocton Blair (linebacker) were the MEC Freshmen of the Year. Frostburg State’s DeLane Fitzgerald was the MEC Coach of the Year.