ANNVILLE, Pa. – Sophomore linebacker Ashton Leschke of the Stevenson University football team was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday following his efforts in a 28-10 win at Lycoming that clinched the conference title for the Mustangs.
Leschke finished with a career-high 13 tackles (12 solo) in Saturday's victory. He also finished with two tackles for a loss of two yards as the Mustangs held an opponent to 20 or fewer points for the sixth time this season.
On the season, Leschke leads the Mustangs with 77 total tackles (48 solo) and also has a team-high 6.5 tackles for a loss of 14 yards. He has one interception and five pass breakups and earlier this season he was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.
9-1 overall, Stevenson has qualified for the 32-team NCAA Division III Football Championship and will learn its next opponent on Sunday night at 6 pm when the NCAA selection show airs at NCAA.com.