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Thu, Aug. 25, 2016 - Viewed 65 times

The MSFA crossover game featuring No. 10-ranked Saint Xavier at No. 1 Marian is one of the top encounters as the 2016 collegiate football season begins this weekend.

Read about this matchup and others at:

http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=211146364

 
Wed, Aug. 10, 2016 - Viewed 184 times

FINDLAY, OHIO – Defending NAIA champion Marian University and Saint Xavier University have been ranked No. 1 in the Mid-States Football Association Mideast and Midwest League pre-season polls.

Marian beat Southern Oregon 31-14 to capture its second NAIA title in four seasons and give the MSFA its fifth title in the last six campaigns. Marian finished 2015 with a 5-1 Mideast League mark and 12-2 overall.

 
 
Junior linebacker Sebastian Swift was one of three linebackers named to the CFA Defense Starting Lineup
Mon, Aug. 8, 2016 - Viewed 78 times

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. - The College Football America 2016 Yearbook, CFA's version of an All-America team, has selected its NAIA Starting Lineup for offense and defense. Olivet Nazarene University, among 21 other NAIA programs, was represented by linebacker Sebastian Swift (JR/El Cajon, Calif.). Swift is one of three linebackers and 13 total were named to the defensive squad.

Moving into his third year with the ONU, Swift will help lead the Tiger defense under the leader of new head coach Eric Hehman and defensive coordinator Greg Youngblood.  In 2015, as a sophomore, Swift was selected All-MSFA Midwest Second Team Defense for the first time. He was one of four linebackers selected out of 13 total on the team. He started all 11 games for the Tigers, finishing with a team-high 139 tackles (57-82). He had eight and a half tackles for loss for 32 yards, three interceptions four 43 yards, one sack for two yards, one forced fumble, one recovery and three pass break ups. Swift was third in the MSFA and seventh in the NAIA in tackles per game (12.6).

The Publisher of College Football America 2016 Yearbook, Kendall Webb, and his staff help feature more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada over the course of more than 300 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and Canada Interuniversity Sport (CIS). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos.

2016 College Football America Starting Lineup

Offense

QB        Nick Ferrer               St. Francis (IN)            Jr.

RB        Nolan Saraceni          Montana Tech              Sr.

RB        Michael Bowles          Lyon                          Sr.

WR        Krishawn Hogan         Marian                        Sr.

WR        Clarence Clark           Baker                         Jr.

TE         Marcus Lenhardt        College of Idaho           Jr.

OL         Taylor Mitchell           Grand View                 Sr.

OL         Mitch Butterfield        Friends                       Jr.

OL         Kevin Lonergan          St. Xavier                   Sr.

OL         Ryan Stemple            Montana Tech              Sr.

OL         David Roberson         Pikeville                      Sr.

PK         Cristian Casillas          MidAmerica Nazarene    Jr.

KR        Stephen Simms         St. Xavier                   Sr.

Defense

Pos.       Name                           School                             Yr.

DL         D'Vonn Brown              SAGU                         Sr.

DL         Trey Barnes                 Concordia (NE)            Sr.

DL         Zach Lanning                Ottawa (KS)                Sr.

DL         Sam Van Ginkel           Northwestern (IA)        Sr.

LB         Aaron Cooper               Kentucky Christian        Sr.

LB         Alden Mann                   Wayland Baptist           Sr.

LB           Sebastian Swift         Olivet Nazarene           Jr.

DB        Nick Holshoe                 Concordia (MI)             Sr.

DB        Carl Morgan                  SAGU                         Jr.

DB        Nate Moore                  College of Idaho           Sr.

DB        Julius Rucker                Southern Oregon          Sr.

P          Eddie Juarez                 Sterling                      Sr.

PR         Allen Cooks                   Lindsey Wilson             Jr.