Old Dominion sophomore quarterback Taylor Heinicke and punter Jonathan Plisco made the Phil Steele FCS All-America first team, as did William and Mary senior cornerback B.W. Webb, James Madison senior offensive lineman Earl Watford and JMU junior linebacker Stephon Robertson.
Plisco graduated from Woodside High, Webb from Warwick.
The second team included Richmond senior defensive back Cooper Taylor.
The third team featured ODU linebacker Craig Wilkins, Liberty long snapper Richard Wright and a pair of Spiders — fullback Kendall Gaskins and tight end Kevin Finney.
The fourth team included ODU wide receiver Nick Mayers of Virginia Beach and JMU long snapper Chris Beaver.
Ex-Admirals overcome current version
The former Admirals beat the current Admirals as host Syracuse won 4-2 Friday over Norfolk.
Most of the current Crunch players competed for the Admirals a year ago. In fact, winning goalie Dustin Tokarski and all four goal-scorers for Eastern Conference-leading Syracuse (19-7-1-3) played for Norfolk last season: Mark Barberio, Alex Killorn, Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson.
Kyle Palmieri and Sami Vatanen scored for Norfolk (13-14-1-0), which never led. Johnson’s power-play goal with 3:45 left made it 4-2.
The “trade” occurred because Syracuse and Norfolk swapped affiliations after last season, when the Admirals won their first Calder Cup as a Tampa Bay affiliate. Syracuse was Anaheim’s top farm team last season.