The Mercyhurst College football team has 16 area players on the roster for the 2002 season under new coach Marty Schaetzle.
Vinny Repucci, senior placekicker, Ursuline.
Jim Schuler, sophomore punter, Springfield (36.9-yard average for 57 punts in 2001).
Dan Lowery, senior offensive tackle, Mineral Ridge.
Jason Stefanick, senior linebacker, Columbiana.
Twin-brother Justin Stefanick, senior defensive end, Columbiana.
Andrew Colella, defensive back, Poland.
Bob Whiting, defensive back, Wilmington Area.
John Paul Fritz, running back, Salem.
Jared Work, fullback, Columbiana.
William Shealey, defensive back, Howland.
Rashaad Davis, wide receiver, Liberty.
Justin Adams, defensive back, Ursuline.
Marcus Patton, running back, Chaney.
Simon Arias, linebacker, Ursuline.
Jon Jenkins, running back, Columbiana.
Chris Williams, running back-strong safety, Warren JFK and Niles.