1 - Sosthene Kapepula
Sosthene Kapepula
Height: 6-3
Weight: 221
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Olney, Md.
High School: Sherwood
Position: LB

2013 (Junior): Division III All-America at linebacker by three different publications: AFCA (1st Team), BSN (2nd Team) and D3football.com (3rd Team) after earning Preseason All-America honors… First Team All-South Region… Named to Phil Steele’s Preseason Top Ten Division III Players… Led the Wolverines with 110 tackles, 19.0 TFLs and 10 pass breakups… Also ranked second on the squad with five interceptions and was credited with 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery… Recorded ten or more tackles in five different games including a season-high 12 against Huntingdon along with a season-high 3.5 TFLs, a sack and an interception… Later named the ECAC Player of the Week for the first of three times during the year… Opened the year with eight tackles and 1.5 TFLs against Widener… Picked off a pair of passes with ten tackles at Mary Hardin-Baylor… Half of his seven tackles at Birmingham Southern went for a loss while also forcing a recovering a fumble 21 yards for a touchdown… Also intercepted passes against Virginia-Lynchburg and at Rowan… Credited with 11 stops against Menlo and ten more against Alfred State with 2.0 TFLs which sandwiched an eight tackle performance in a win at Division I Charlotte… 27 tackles, 4.0 TFLs and a sack in three Playoff Games including 11 in the Quarterfinals at Mount Union.

2012 (Sophomore): D3football.com Second Team All-American… D3football.com First Team All-South Region… ECAC Defensive Player of the Year… Twice named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Week and earned D3football.com National Team of the Week honors once... Led the Wolverines in tackles (120), tackles for loss (13), pass breakups (9), forced fumbles (4) and fumble recoveries (4)… Also recorded 1.5 sacks from the ‘Sam’ linebacker position… His 120 tackles were the most for a Wesley player since Rocky Myers recorded 124 in 2004, the same season Myers became the only defensive player to ever win the Gagliardi Trophy… Recorded at least six tackles in every game and had five games with at least ten tackles… Opened the season at East Texas Baptist with a team-high eight tackles, to go with 1.5 tackles for loss and three pass breakups… Forced a fumble to go with his eight tackles at Salisbury… Matched a then career-high with 14 tackles, to go with two pass breakups against Mary Hardin-Baylor… Team-high 13 tackles at Louisiana College… Led the team once again in tackles against Birmingham Southern and also tallied a pair of tackles for loss… Paced the defense with ten tackles against Virginia-Lynchburg and another 12 at Menlo College… Seven tackles to go with a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery at Huntingdon… Dominated Apprentice with a team-high ten tackles, three of which went for a loss, a forced fumble and a pass breakup in just two quarters,,, In the NCAA First Round, recorded three more tackles for loss, to go with a sack, a forced fumble and six tackles… Recovered a fumble and took it 28 yards for a touchdown to go with seven tackles and two pass breakups against Cortland State in the NCAA Second Round… Closed out the season with a career-high 18 tackles at Mary Hardin-Baylor in the NCAA Quarterfinals… Also had 2.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, a recovery, a pass breakup and half a sack at the Crusaders. Honored as Team's "Most Valuable Player" for 2012.

2011 (Freshman): ECAC Defensive Rookie of the Year… Played in all 14 games at ‘Sam’ linebacker while starting the final two contests… Finished fourth on the team with 65 tackles on 30 solos and 35 assists… Recorded 6.5 tackles for loss for 22 yards and 3.5 sacks for 15 yards… Intercepted a pair of passes for 29 yards…Tallied a pair of sacks against Frostburg St. (10/8)… Recorded two TFLs for eight yards against Huntingdon (11/12)… Got more involved as the season went on and had ten or more tackles in three of the last five games… Had a season-high 14 tackles and an interception at Mary Hardin-Baylor in the NCAA Quarterfinals (12/3)… Also broke up a pass on the final play of the game to seal the victory against the Crusaders… Closed out the year with 11 tackles in the NCAA Semifinals at Mount Union (12/10).

Kapepula's Career Statistics

YearGTkl.TFLSks. PD Int FF FR Blk.
201212 120 13.0 1.590440
Totals 2618519.55.0132540

High School:
Played Football( Al Thomas), Basketball ( Dondrell Whitmore), Track (Dan Reeks) and Volleyball (Aldis Berzins)...Football State Championships (2009)...Made Semi Finals for Basketball(14-0)...Honorable Mention All County.

Personal:Originally from the Congo... Son of Avis Fox Kapepula and Daniel Kapepula... Has six siblings, Jacob, Ezekiel, Pardieu, Salome, Daniel and Keziah