(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) – Sophomore running back Tre Vasiliadis (Great Falls, Va./Langley), graduate student offensive lineman Sean Pogorelc (Centreville, Va./Chantilly) and sophomore linebacker Robert Coury (Phillipsburg N.J./Phillipsburg) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team were all honored on the D3football.com All-Region 2 team.
Vasiliadis landed a spot on the first team with Pogorelc being named to the second team and Coury to the third team. It marks the eighth straight season the Tartans have had at least one player receive All-Region accolade and the most since having three honored in 2017. All three were first team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) selections.
Vasiliadis led the PAC with 1,120 rushing yards and 112.0 rushing yards per game which ranked 19th and 23rd in Division III at season end. His 16 rushing touchdowns and 102 points score ranked second in the league and 13th nationally. He became the fifth player in Carnegie Mellon history to reach the 1,000-yard plateau and ninth overall in a single-season. In the Tartans win at Geneva, he rushed for a career-best 268 yards, which ranks second most in a single-game for a Tartan.
Pogorlec played a huge factor in the blocking upfront. He paved the way for Vasiliadis and the Tartans, who were third in the PAC in rushing offense with 170.4 yards per game.
Coury headed a Tartan defense that led the PAC in scoring defense and ranked second in the nation allowing 8.7 points per game. The Cardinal and Gray also led the league and were 18th nationally in total defense giving up 246.7 yards per contest. He also played a huge part in the Tartans rush defense that ranked second in the PAC allowing 69.2 yards per game and held eight opponents under 100 yards on the ground and six under 50 yards rushing. For the second straight season, Coury led the team in tackles (82) and recorded 10 tackles for a loss, which also led the team, and ranked second with 4.5 sacks. His 82 tackles ranked third in the PAC while ranking in the top 10 in tackles for a loss and sacks. He had six passes defended, forced and recovered a fumble this season.