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AU’s Raplee honored by

ALFRED, NY — Alfred University senior nose tackle Mike Raplee (Dundee, NY/Dundee) has been named to the Team of the Week for his play in the Saxons’ victory over Ithaca last Saturday.


Each week,, a website dedicated to coverage of Division III college football, names a Team of the Week. Raplee was honored for his performance in Alfred’s 31-7 victory over Ithaca on Homecoming, when he had eight tackles (five solo), including 4 ½ sacks and another tackle for loss..


The 6-2, 245-pound Raplee led a Saxon defense that held Ithaca to 143 yards of offense, a little more than a third of what the Bombers had been averaging. Ithaca had a mere four yards of offense against AU after averaging 195 in its previous four games. Raplee’s 4 ½ sacks were among eight the Saxons registered against an Ithaca team that, coming in, had given up only five. His final sack of the day forced a fumble, which the Saxons recovered at the 30, leading to their final score of the day.


Through four games, Raplee has 34 tackles and leads the team in tackles for loss (12) and sacks (6 ½).


The Saxons (3-1, 2-0 Empire 8) are in action next on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at home against St. John Fisher.