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Amedro Named WVIAC Player of the Week

September 14, 2009

z-amedroPRINCETON, W.Va. – West Liberty University’s Zach Amedro was named West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday.

      The 6-0, 190-pound junior quarterback completed 24-of-36 passes for 397 yards and a career-high 6 touchdowns to fuel the Hilltoppers’  62-28 thrashing of Lake Erie (Ohio).

      The Moundsville, W.Va. native has now thrown for more than 300 yards in all three of West Liberty’s game this season and ranks among the top five NCAA Division II passers nationally with 1,072 yards and 11 TDs.

      Amedro’s 11th 300-yard passing game came in just his 23rd career start as the Hilltopper signalcaller continued his assault on the WVIAC record book.

      Amedro is now No. 11 on the WVIAC career passing list with 6,802 yards and has moved up to No. 12 on the league’s total offense list with 6,652 career yards.

      The strong-armed QB is also closing in on numerous school records at West Liberty.

      He is less than 500 yards away from Tim Hicks’ career records of 7,254 passing yards and 7,059 yards of total offense.

      Amedro needs just 31 more completions to break Hicks’ record of 508 career completions and his 50 TD passes leave him just 10 scoring tosses back of Hicks’ school record of 60 touchdown passes.

      Sunday’s honor marked the third time that the junior quarterback from Moundsville, W.Va. has won the conference’s Player of the Week Award since becoming a Hilltopper prior to the 2007 season.

      “I’m very happy for Zach,” said Hilltopper head coach Roger Waialae. “He’s healthy again this year and has been playing very well. The offensive line has done a good job protecting him and I think we have the best group of receivers we’ve had since I’ve been here.  Hopefully, he’ll have the chance to win a few more awards before he’s finished.”

      Senior linebackers Terrell Parker of Glenville State and LeDominique Williams of Charleston shared WVIAC Defensive Player of the Week honors while Shepherd return specialist Deante Steele was named Special Teams Player of the Week.

      West Liberty (2-1) opens the WVIAC portion of its schedule on the road Saturday with a 1 p.m. kickoff at West Virginia Wesleyan.

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