WCU Tops Clarion
Golden Rams running back Rondell White shatters the school's single-season rushing record.
The following is a press release from the West Chester University Athletic Department.
Junior RB Rondell White shattered the school’s single-season rushing record with his fourth 200-yard rushing performance of the season, and PK Shawn Leo tied his own school record with four field goals, helping West Chester (7-4) to a 33-12 victory over host Clarion (4-7) Saturday afternoon.
White rushed for a season-high 227 yards on 38 carries and scored one touchdown to lead the Golden Rams to the win. He finishes the year with 1,548 rushing yards, which bested former WCU RB Mike Eckmeyer’s 1,539 yards rushing in 2002. White finished with 254 all-purpose yards, which put him over 2,000 all-purpose yards this fall. His final total of 2,202 all-purpose yards in 2012 ranks third on the school’s single-season list.
The 227 yards rushing also established new records for 200-yard rushing performances in a single season and in a career. White topped the 200-yard plateau four times in 2012 and has done it five times in his career. His 2,347 career rushing yards currently ranks 11th on the school’s all-time list. Incidentally, he will need to improve upon this season’s rushing total to break the school’s all-time career rushing record. He is 1,661 yards away from Derrick Price heading into his senior year.
West Chester scored the first 26 points of the game, following Leo's fourth field goal of the day with 7:10 remaining in the contest. Erick Brundidge caught a 26-yard TD pass from Mike Mattei, White scored on an 11-yard run and Brandon Monk scored on a 6-yard run for the Golden Rams' three touchdowns.
NOTES: West Chester finishes the season with a winning record for the first time since 2009 ... WCU leads the overall series with Clarion, 19-3 ... Jr., RB Rondell White's 38 carries tied him for 7th most in a single game at WCU ... his 227 yards rushing tied him for 10th most in a game ... White finished the year with 18 touchdowns, which tied for 4th most in a single season ... his 108 points tied him for 6th most in a single season ... his 1,548 rushing yards is a new single-season school record, as is his four 200-yard rushing games and his five career 200-yard rushing games ... his 2,202 all-purpose yards is third best in a single season ... it marked the first time since Derrick Price in 1990 that a WCU player eclipsed 2,000 all-purpose yards in a year ... he enters his senior year 11th on the school's all-time rushing chart (2,347) and 7th on the all-time all-purpose yards chart (3,912) ... White also tied Derrick Price's school records for most 300+ all-purpose yards in a single season (2) and in a career (3) ... he did that last week with his 305 effort at Bloomsburg, which was not originally reported ... White's 51 receptions tied for the team lead ... his 7 TD receptions led the squad ... Sr., QB Mike Mattei's 26 TD passes ranks 7th all-time in a single season at WCU ... his 59.6 completion pct. ranks 6th in a single season ... So., MLB Ronell Williams led the team in tackles for the second consecutive season with 119 tackles ... that is the most tackles by a Golden Rams player in a single season since Lee Woodall in 1993 (140) ... his 80 assisted tackles this fall is second-highest in a single season at WCU ... he has 198 career tackles ... R-Fr. Ret. Spc. Brandon Monk's 25.6 yards per kick return ranks tied for 4th at WCU in a single season ... Jr., PK Shawn Leo tied his own school record with 4 field goals ... Leo's 37 career FG's is a school record ... his 45 carer attempts is 2nd all-time ... his 82.2 career pct. is a school record ... his 119 XPM is 3rd all-time at WCU, and his 123 career XPA is 5th all-time.