Three members of the Elite Performance Academy football program have been named to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) All-Star Team for the 2015 season. Congrats Boys - the EPA Family is proud!
A first time all-star at defensive end, John Biewald (Ottawa, Ont.) was named to the second-team. His fourth season in the purple and white was a breakout one, as John was named CIS Player of the Week and OUA Player of the Week twice. He also finished near the top of the conference rankings in a number of defensive stats.
- Tackles: 28.5
- Sacks: 6.5 - 3rd in OUA
- Tackles for Loss: 9 - 3rd in OUA
- Forced Fumbles: 2 - 2nd in OUA
- Fumbles Recovered: 2 - 2nd in OUA
John is a longtime member of TeamEPA, and has trained in the Elite D2D Football program all 3 years the program has been running.
Opposing defences learned quickly this year to always know where Carleton's bruising fullback Stefano Napolitano (Stittsville, Ont.) was at all times. The 6-foot-1, 255 lbs fullback was named an all-star for the first time in his career after he helped pave the way for Jahvari Bennett to rush for over 1000 yards this season.
The third-year player appeared in every game and provided the team with a bruiser in the backfield who also had a career-high 20 carries for 59 yards and 1 touchdown.
Stefano trained with EPA throughout his All-Star NCAFA career with the Bell Warriors and BelAir Norsemen, and was a member of the very first Elite D2D Football program.
Special Teams ace Keith Graham (Halifax, N.S.) was also named a 1st time All-Star. The third-year player featured as a defensive back in 8 games, but it was his commitment to special teams play that made him deserving of this award. Graham finished the year with 17 total tackles (16 solo, 2 assisted) while always making an impact in coverage. Keith also had one interception on the season.
Keith joined EPA immediately upon moving to Ottawa to join the Ravens, and trained as a member of the very first Elite D2D Football program.
Sources: OUA.ca, goravens.ca