February 17, 2012

SHU Football Adds Six To 2012 Recruiting Class

Fairfield, CT (February 17, 2010) – The Sacred Heart football coaching staff has announced the addition of six student-athletes who have commited to dawn Pioneer uniforms this coming fall. They will join the 15 recruits that SHU landed on National Signing Day as Sacred Heart gears up for the 2012 campaign.

Check out some of the newest Sacred Heart Pioneers in action:

Commitments to Sacred Heart University

Moses Webb - Defensive Back/Wide Receiver/Running Back, 5-8/170 - Manassas, VA / Bishop Ireton High School

A three-sport letterman at Bishop Ireton High School, Moses Webb will bring his versatility to Sacred Heart in 2012. Webb captured All-State honors at three different positions: defensive back (2009), punt returner (2010), and wide receiver (2011).  In his senior season Webb scored 16 touchdowns from the backfield and snagged four interceptions and on defense. He twice eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark in a single season and racked up four TD's in a single game as a senior.  Webb led his team to an appearance in the VISFA semifinals.  Academically, he is a member of the Engineers for Tomorrow.

Zachary Schafer – Linebacker, 6-1/205 – Mansfield, MA/Mansfield

Zachary Schafer set the single season record with 100 tackles at Mansfield High School under Head Coach Michael Redding.  Schafer served as a captain in his senior season and was named a 2011 Massachusetts Coaches' All-Star, a Sun Chronicle All-Star, and earned a spot on the Boston Herald All-Scholastic squad.  He also secured Hockomock All-League honors and was selected as the circuit's defensive MVP.  Schafer's squad captured the 2010 Massachusetts Division II Super Bowl Championship in 2010 and captured the 2010-11 Hockomock League crown.  He ranks third on the all-time tackles list as an honor roll student throughout high school.

Mensur Ibric – Defensive End/Tight End, 6-2/230 – Brooklyn, NY/Fort Hamilton

Mensur Ibric comes to SHU as the PSAL Linemean of the Year as well as being named an All-Brooklyn and All-NYC performer at Fort Hamilton High School.  He played under Head Coach Daniel Perez and captured the 2010 NYC PSAL Championship.  Ibric also earned recognition as a Brooklyn All-Star and was selected to play in the New York City vs. Long Island Empire Challenge Game. 

Shane Scambray - Quarterback, 6-4/185 – Laguna Niguel, CA/Dana Hills

Shane Scambray will arrive at Sacred Heart after earning second-team all-league honors as well as collecting the team MVP award as a senior at Dana Hills High School.  He racked up 2400 yards through the air including 18 touchdowns and one receiving TD under Head Coach Todd Russinkovich.  Scambray captured the Dolphin Pride Award all four years of high school and attended the Ryla Leadership Camp.

Frank Bakirtzis – Tight End, 6-2/230 – West Orange, NJ/West Orange

Frank Bakirtzis earned a pair of All-Area first-team accolades while at West Orange High School under Head Coach John Jacobs.  He was also named to the all-conference and all-county second teams.  Bakirtzis was inducted into the Essex County Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame and is a member of the National Honor Society.  He was also served as captain for the West Orange Baseball and Ice Hockey teams.  Bakirtzis played in the East vs. West New Jersey All-Star game after grabbing 28 passes and two touchdowns in his senior year.

 

Ryan Malone – Running Back/Defensive Back, 6-1/180 – Mattituck, NY/Mattituck

Ryan Malone was a three-time All-Suffolk County student-athlete under Head Coach Jack Marilotta at Mattituck High School.  Malone served as team captain in both his junior and senior seasons.  He was part of the Mattituck squad that snapped the program's 15 year postseason drought with a trip to the playoffs in Malone's sophomore season.  Academically, Malone was on the honor roll in every quarter since seventh grade.  He was also a member of his high school basketball team for three seasons.