Beaver Falls, PA – Corey O’Patchen has been somewhat flying under the radar for four years as one of the best receivers to ever put on a Geneva uniform. O’Patchen ended his career on Saturday with the fourth highest receiving yards and fourth most receiving touchdowns in school history. This past year, O’Patchen pulled in a team best 833 yards receiving on 54 catches and seven touchdowns. For his work, O’Patchen was one of two Geneva players named first team All-PAC performers. Dillon Goodell, who ended the 2012 season as the PAC leader with 104 tackles was also named to the PAC first team.
A trio of Geneva players was named to the PAC second team highlighted by the quarterback duo of Zack Hayward and Rocco Colavecchia. While Hayward was the second team quarterback with an average of 202.2 yards passing per game, Colavecchia was listed as a tight end/halfback on the first team. Colavecchia led the conference with 20 touchdowns and a team best 790 rushing yards. Tyler French was Geneva’s lone defensive representative on the second team with a team best 9.5 tackles for loss and three sacks to his credit in 2012.
Geneva’s defense also picked up four honorable mention selections in linebackers Scott Erb and Ryan Fronius and defensive backs Brett Hutira and Jake Delmonico.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
For over 50 years, Geneva’s chemistry department has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS)—a distinction achieved by only six other colleges in the CCCU.