Athletes of the Week Dec. 1

December 1, 2017
DJ Bowman

This senior running back has run for more than 2,000 yards this season and propelled the Milford Bucs into the Division II championship game with 240 yards and two touchdowns in the semifinal win over Friends School. "DJ has been the heartbeat of this team for the last four years," said Milford coach Shaun Strickland. "This year has been his best, and he grows every week against top competition. He carries the load for our team. He's a special kid." An honor roll student for the Bucs, DJ ran for 150 yards and scored five touchdowns in one quarter of play this year against Indian River. When not playing football, he hangs out with his family. "I always believe that family is first. I enjoy being with them," he said.

Shawn Miller

Shawn is the starting safety for the Delaware Valley University Aggies, a 12-0 football team entering the quarterfinals of the Division III NCAA tournament this week to face The College at Brockport. Miller is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound safety for the Aggies, a likely All-American who leads the team with six interceptions along with 65 tackles, and kickoff and interception returns for touchdowns. “When Shawn Miller was at Laurel, we always knew he would do great things,” said Laurel Athletic Director Jerry Mears. “He had a tremendous work ethic and obviously still does at Delaware Valley. Shawn was a true leader on and off the field. We are proud to say Shawn Miller is a Bulldog!” “Shawn and Sammy [Mohr] are two of our biggest leaders and playmakers on the defense,” said Aggies coach Duke Greco. “They are two key reasons why we are having the success that we’re having.”

Sammy Mohr

Sam left the Wesley program then set his sights on being a Delaware Valley Aggie. Sam can play any sport at any position, and he has found his way into the defensive secondary as a starter the last two seasons for one of the best Division III programs in the country. “Shawn Miller and Sammy have a knack for finding the ball, and have no problem getting physical and making tackles as well,” said Aggies coach Duke Greco. Sam will be there in prime time this Saturday at noon when the undefeated Aggies host undefeated Brockport with a chance to move into the semifinals of the 32-team Division III tournament. Sam has five interceptions on the season along with a touchdown and 34 tackles.

Jordan Waters

Milford head coach Shaun Strickland describes this senior defensive end as "a force on the edge on defense. Teams tend to run away from him and he eliminates half of the field. When he's not making plays, he frees up teammates to make them." A leading tackler for the Bucs, he is equally as important as a fullback on offense. "He brings us that stability in the slot, has great hands, and he lead blocks for DJ Bowman." An honor roll student for the Buccaneers, Jordan enjoys lifting and preparing for each game with his friend and fellow running back. "It means a lot to play with this team. They are a special group of guys," he said. His future plans include playing college football.