Sept. 21, 2009
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University junior Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week and freshman quarterback Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Calif./Oaks Christian/Bridgton) was named the league's Rookie of the Week on Monday.
Georgetown fell to 0-3 this season after a 31-10 loss at home to Yale last Saturday. The Hoyas wrap up a three-game homestand this weekend, hosting D.C. rival Howard in the Second Annual D.C. Cup. Kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 26 for Georgetown's Homecoming Day is slated for 2 p.m.
Parish, a 6-1, 210-pound linebacker, earned his second Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week award after recording a game-high 17 tackles, with a tackle-for-loss and a sack. The 17 tackles are tied for the sixth-best single-game mark in Georgetown history. Parrish leads the Patriot League and is 13th nationally with 11.3 tackles per game this season.
Kempf earned his first Rookie of the Award after completing 32-of-59 passes for 332 yards in his first collegiate start. The 32 completions were the third-best in a single game in Georgetown history and the 59 attempts were the second-most in a single game. The 332 passing yards were the ninth-best single-game performance at the school. It was also the first time that a Georgetown quarterback had thrown for at least 300 yards since Matt Bassuener threw for 386 yards in a game against Fordham during the 2007 season.
In addition to the player of the week honors, senior slot Robert Lane (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) was named to the Patriot League Honor Roll after catching 13 passes for 149 yards. It was the highest number of catches for a Patriot League player since the 2003 season and tied for the seventh-best performance in the League.
Georgetown's game with Yale was televised by Verizon FiOS. It will be shown on a tape-delayed basis on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. and again on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hoyas will face Howard University in the 70th Annual Homecoming Game this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 26. The game will be broadcast by Verizon FiOS and can be seen on a tape-delayed basis on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 11:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m.