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Monday, September 28, 2015

Charleston Golden Eagles Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

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September 28, 2015 - kicker/punter Brett Benes earns weekly MEC honors again
"Benes, a junior from Boca Raton, Fla., punted six times and averaged 48 yards while setting a school record with a 71-yard punt last week in a win over West Virginia State. He had three punts of over 50 yards and two went inside the 20-yard line. Benes also contributed four extra points in the win for the Golden Eagles." - Golden Eagles

September 21, 2015 - kicker/punter Brett Benes earns weekly MEC honors
"Benes, a junior from Boca Raton, Fla., handled kicking and punting duties for UC as the Golden Eagles edged Glenville State, 31-30. Benes hit all four of his extra point attempts and added a 22-yard field goal in addition to averaging 40.6 yards on five punts while dropping three inside the 20-yard line." - Golden Eagles

February 4, 2015 - specialists Joey Melchiori, Tristan Jones & Hayes Foster sign
Joey Melchiori, Specialist, Aurora HS, Aurora, OH - Joey was a starting specialist for Aurora High School and Coach Bob Mihalik for 3 years and earned 3 varsity letters. For a career he was 130/144 pat's, and 8/11 field goals with a career long of 38.  Joey also averaged 38.4 yards per punt his senior season.  This past season he was selected First Team All Chagrin Valley Conference, First Team All-District, and Honorable Mention All-Ohio, and Akron Touchdown Club All-Star as a place kicker.  Melchiori has also been a two year letterman in track & field.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, Honor Roll, NEO All-Academic 2014.
Tristan Jones, Specialist, Wyoming East HS, New Richmond, WV - Tristan was a starting specialist for Wyoming East and Coach Gary Poindexter for 2 years and earned 3 varsity letters. He is a two time All-Conference player, having tallied 4,301 kick-off yards, 52 pat's, and hit field goals from 37 and 39 yards.  Tristan has also been All-State in Track & Field the past two years as a sophomore and junior.  Jones is a member of the National Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, RAZE, and the Pep Club.
Hayes Foster, K/P, Mt.Juliet High School, Mount Juliet, TN - Hayes was ranked the 27th best kicker in the country according to He placed 2nd in their field goal kicking competition that included over 150 participants. During his senior season, 83% of his kickoffs were ruled as touchbacks. He was 43 of 51 for touchbacks and was 4 of 7 on field goals; his longest was from 43 yards. Hayes was also named District 9-AAA special team player of the year." - Golden Eagles

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