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A strong contingent of Pi Kappa Alpha athletes contributed to the success of the 2019 sprint football team (formerly light-weight football). As part of the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL), Penn finished with five wins and two losses for the season. All five Pike players saw action for the team. In addition, one Beta Pi brother served as team manager. They are:

                Alex Schoeny (Beta Pi ’18): kicker, #27

                Connor McQuillan (Beta Pi ’18): defensive back, #42

                Kaden Stenger (Beta Pi ’19): defensive line, #53

                Dietrich James (DJ) Neigh (Beta Pi ’18): defensive line, special teams, #54

                Marcus Nowlan (Beta Pi ’18): defensive line, special teams, #75

                Kevin Lajeunesse (Beta Pi ’18): team manager

During the 2019 season, brothers Schoeny and Neigh made significant contributions to the team’s success on the field.  Brother Lajeunesse will be remembered long after the 2019 season for his contributions to the team.

As the team kicker, in his first year with the team, Alex was presented a decorated game ball for the Post University game and received the Ralph Roesler Special Teams Award for his season accomplishments. In his second game representing Penn, he was picked to be the CSFL Player of the Week for his play against Cornell University. During that game, Alex was five-for-five on his point after touchdown attempts, and averaged 49.5 yards on his ten kickoffs. Playing in all seven games, Alex’s kickoffs averaged 46.1 yards, with two touchbacks. For the season, he had 28 points after touchdowns, one field goal, and not a single blocked kick.

DJ ended the season with 21 tackles, 18 of which were unassisted. He had 6.5 tackles for a loss with four sacks. DJ also got a decorated game ball for his efforts against Alderson Broaddus. After the season, he was selected as the Penn sprint football Outstanding Defensive Lineman, and named as a CSFL All League Defense Honorable Mention.

In recognition for his importance to the team, Kevin had an award, instituted in his name, to be awarded annually for future team managers.

Returning to the team for the 2020 season will be brothers Schoeny, McQuillan, Stenger, and Nowlan. All four are in serious contention for starting positions if the CSFL season is played. On July 8, 2020, the Ivy League announced that all Ivy League schools are suspending all its fall sports indefinitely.

Congratulations to all our Beta Pi brothers for their past success in Penn sprint football and best of luck for next season if it is rescheduled after January 1, 2021.

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