July 1, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Sports Network today announced its 2013 FCS preseason All-America Team and two Villanova Wildcats were honored. Senior defensive lineman Antoine Lewis (Somers Point, N.J.) was a first team honoree, while senior offensive lineman Dan Shirey (Feasterville, Pa.) earned third team distinction. Lewis and Shirey will serve as co- captains for the Wildcats this season.
Lewis was a first team All-CAA selection last year after starting all 12 games and tallying 58 total tackles, nine tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery. This was the second time in his career that he earned All-CAA accolades. As a sophomore in 2010, he was named third team All-Conference. Lewis has made 150 tackles during his Villanova career.
Shirey returns to action this year after missing all of the 2012 season due to an Achilles injury. As a junior in 2011, Shirey started all 11 games at center for the Wildcats and earned All-Conference accolades for the second straight season when he garnered first team All-CAA acclaim. As a sophomore in 2010 he was a second team All-League honoree.