Albion football player named ‘Trench Award’ finalist

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Steven Stauss named one on WNY’s top lineman

Steven Stauss, an offensive and defensive lineman for the Albion football team, appeared on the cover of the Sept. 5 Section 6 Upstate Football Weekly.

ALBION – Steven Stauss, the 300-pound anchor of the Albion offensive and defensive lines, has been named one of the top 10 lineman in Western New York.

Stauss was named one of 10 Trench Award finalists during a banquet last week at the Lancaster Elks Club. Stauss was part of a select group that was narrowed from more than 100 nominations.

“It’s nice there are awards for the lineman,” Stauss said about the unglamorous position.

He was a leader on the Albion team that finished 4-4 this past year. The offensive line helped pave the way for running back Ed Wolfe to rush for 1,081 yards and touchdowns on the season.

Stauss was picked as a first team all-star for B-North Division. Stauss had 78 tackles on the season, including three sacks and a fumble recovery.

He plans to play football and major in business in college. He has narrowed his choices to three schools: New Hampshire University, Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., and Wagner University in Staten Island. He expects to announce his decision in early February.

Stauss has been an active student at Albion, including in the drama department. He has the role of the Lion in the drama department’s upcoming spring musical of “The Wiz,” which is based on The Wizard of Oz. He had the lead role of Captain Georg von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.”