Delaware State linebacker Brian Cavicante (jr.) has been named to the 2018 All-MEAC First Team in voting by league head coaches and sports information representatives announced today. Cavicante is the only Hornet to earn first team honors this year and the program’s first since defensive lineman Gabe Sherrod in 2015.
Delaware State cornerback Keyjuan Selby (sr.) was named to the 2018 All-MEAC Second Team, while teammates Brycen Alleyne (RB; Sr.), Jahad Neibauer (DB; Jr.), Kaiden Crawford (OL; Jr.) and Liki Seu (OL; So.) were third team selections.
Cavicante, a 2018 Preseason All-MEAC First Team pick, was second in the league in total tackles (89) and third in tackles per game (8.1) this past season. In addition, he was second in the conference with 17 tackles-for-loss and tied for third with 50 unassisted tackles. Cavicante was selected as the MEAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week after recording 12 tackles (eight unassisted), including five behind the line-of-scrimmage, and a fumble return for a touchdown vs. St. Francis on Sep. 8.
Selby, also a 2018 Preseason All-MEAC selection, was second in the conference with 13 passes defended this season (12 pass breaks + 1 interception). He was seventh on the Hornets with 45 total tackles, including 34 solo stops.