NAME: Lance Blass
LAST SEASON: 2016
When Crestwood needed a spot to fill on the field, Lance Blass was who the Comets turned to. Lance Blass was a four-year starter as a defensive back including his sophomore year where he helped lead Crestwood to an unbeaten regular season and a District 2 title. A two-time captain, he had 128 tackles (second in school history) and 14 interceptions in his career. On offense, he played running back, quarterback and wide receiver where he amassed 1,093 rushing yards, 846 passing yards and 213 receiving yards. Blass has the school’s single-game rushing record with 330 yards.
Blass was a 2016 NPF Wyoming Valley Conference Big School first-team defensive back and first-team athlete. He was a division first-team defensive back in both 2014 and 2015. Blass was also named an NPF All-District 2 defensive back in both his junior and senior seasons. He was named an all-state defensive back the Pennsylvania Football Writers and a second-team all-state defensive back by the Pennsylvania Football News in 2014. Blass was named a first-team defensive back in 2014 and honorable mention defensive back in 2015 by EasternPAFootball.com. Blass has continued his football career at Division I-FCS Cornell University to play linebacker where he has played in 20 games, made 82 tackles and 6 tackles for loss.
Former Crestwood coach Greg Myers on Blass: “Lance was the epitome of a student-athlete. He was such a natural athlete who played with great intensity which is a big reason for his success in the Ivy League today. He was our vocal leader and started 4 years at safety. He was such a pleasure to coach and I’m so proud of all of his accomplishments both on and off the field.”