Lyco’s Rivituso, DeGroat named Players of the Week | News, Sports, Jobs

Sophomore linebacker Joey Rivituso and junior linebacker Gary DeGroat each earned Middle Atlantic Conference Player of the Week accolades, with Rivituso being honored for his work on defense and DeGroat honored for special team play.

Rivituso had a hand in three turnovers in Lycoming’s 45-0 win over Albright. The 5-11, 210-pound linebacker finished with three tackles, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and an interception in the rout. His first quarter interception set up Lycoming’s first touchdown of the game, he forced and recovered a fumble on a punt return in the third quarter, giving the Warriors the ball at Albright 25 to set up another score and capped the day off with a fumble recovery after a sack.

DeGroat capped off the 45-0 win by blocking a punt with 3:02 left and returning it 29 yards for the last seven points of the game for the Warriors, helping him earn his first mention as Special Teams Player of the Week.

DeGroat is the first MAC Special Teams Player of the Week since junior Ian Plankenhorn earned his second award on Oct. 31, 2022.

The Warriors host King’s on Saturday.

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