The Conference USA announced its 2018 All-Conference teams, with the Panthers earning a school-record 17 C-USA selections, with two first team, two second team and 13 honorable mention members. The pair of first teamers earned for FIU is the most for any Panther team since 2015. The Panthers hauled in 11 selections in Coach Butch Davis’ first season in 2017.
Compromising the list are SEAS students: Maurice Alexander, Anthony Jones, Shane McGough, Austin Maloney, Anthony Jones and SEHD students: Jose Borregales, Tommy Zozus, and Rocky Jacques-Louis.
The junior duo of Sage Lewis and Maurice Alexander highlighted the C-USA First Team list for FIU. Lewis earned a school-record 126 tackles in 2018, while Alexander was electric in the punt return game after averaging a league-best 13.6 yards per return. Jordan Budwig made a return to the C-USA Second Team, while Stone Wilson earned his first appearance on the All-Conference Second Team list.
FIU had 13 selections on the C-USA Honorable Mention Team, with James Morgan, Anthony Jones, Dallas Connell, D’Antne Demery, Shane McGough, Austin Maloney, Noah Curtis, Anthony Johnson, Richard Dames, Stanley Thomas-Oliver III, Jose Borregales and Tommy Zonus earning the distinction.
Additionally, FIU had four players earn C-USA All-Freshman Team honors, with that total also being a school-record high. Sterling Palmer, Dorian Hall, Jason Mercier, and Rocky Jacques-Louis were named to the freshman list. The four honorees were also a league-high total, tying only Charlotte and WKU.
Congratulations to the FIU Panthers!
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