Sun defensive lineman  Jonas Gering was a unanimous selection as a BCFC all-star.

Sun defensive lineman Jonas Gering was a unanimous selection as a BCFC all-star.

Nine all-star selections for Sun

Brennan Van Nistelrooy selected at defensive back and as punter on BCFC all-star team

Led by team co-MVPs Kyle Kawamoto and Brennan Van Nistelrooy, the Okanagan Sun earned nine selections on the 2015 edition of the BCFC all-star team.

One of four Sun players named on offence, Kawamoto, 22, caught 41 passes for 1,005 yards and 10 touchdowns, was named at one of four receiver positions.

For the second consecutive season, both Michele Vecchio and Cliff Crews were named as all-stars along the offensive line.

And Thomas Huber was named the top place kicker. Huber was 15-for-20 in field goals for a 75 per cent average.

On defense, Van Nistelrooy, Matt McConnell and Cord Delinte were all selected as all-star defensive backs.

Van Nistelrooy led the BCFC with six interceptions and had 18 tackles, McConnell had 22 tackles a fumble recovery for a touchdown and an interception, while Delinte had 26 tackles, five knockdowns and an interception.

Jonas Gering was a unanimous selection on the defensive line. Gering had 13 sacks, 16 tackles, four knockdowns and two forced fumbles.

Van Nistelrooy was also selected as the all-star punter with a 33.7 yard average.

The Sun will host the Kamloops Broncos in the BCFC semifinal on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m.

Hughes honoured…

For the second time this season, Sun linebacker Keagan Hughes has been named the BCFC’s defensive player of the week.

Hughes, 19, from West Kelowna, had five tackles, two special teams tackles, a blocked kick and a knockdown in a 51-38 victory Saturday over the Kamloops Broncos.


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