Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00
At the Nassau County Football Coaches Association annual awards dinner, four Generals were honored for their successful seasons. Senior Tom Joyce and Junior Brett Ellers were named All County players, and Seniors Nick Meadows and Kevin Monahan were named All-Conference players.
Meadows was thrilled by the honors and said, “It was a great season; I’m going to miss playing with these guys and all of the coaches.”
Monahan said, “We had good running backs, and a great offensive line; it’s good to be recognized individually, but you can’t do it alone.”
“I’m proud to have played with these guys three years in a row, and I’ll miss them,” Ellers noted. “I plan to be ready to carry the team on for next year.”
In addition to these awards, Joyce was awarded the illustrious Tom Thorp Award, which is given annually to the most outstanding football player in Nassau County. Joyce’s remarkable senior season included 104 tackles, 4 sacks, 456 yards rushing, 152 yards receiving, and 8 touchdowns. He is only the second General to have won this prestigious award.
“I appreciate the effort we put in and the bonding we had throughout the season,” observed Joyce. “We may have fallen short of our team goals, but we created great memories and great accomplishments. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my teammates and coaches; this has certainly capped off my athletic season and my senior year.”
The Levittown football community, its coaches, and its players salute Joyce, Ellers, Meadows, and Monahan for a thrilling season of impressive accomplishments.
Coach Bobby Fehrenbach glowingly commented, “Not only was it a great season, they are all great kids – respectful and hard-working. Every day it’s a pleasure to be out there on the field with them.”