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PSU Football player named to Division II/III All-New England Team

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The top running back on the Plymouth State University football team has been honored for his performance during the 2007 season with his selection to the New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England Team.

            Senior running back Jeff Mack (Milford, N.H./Milford) was voted All-New England by the Football Writers group.  The All-Star Team includes 28 players from 19 different New England teams in Divisions II and III. Mack is one of nine selections from the New England Football Conference.

            Mack (right) is one of three running backs named to the team, along with sophomores Jarom Freeman of Southern Connecticut State University and Marlon Thornton of Fitchburg State College.

            A 5'11", 208-pound back, Mack finished second in the NEFC in rushing with 1,171 yards on 213 carries (5.5 avg.), and fourth in the league in scoring with 12 touchdowns.  He was named to the NEFC weekly honor roll four times this season, and became just the ninth back in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.

            Mack, who has a year of eligibility remaining, has also moved up to sixth on PSU's career rushing list with 1,983 yards on 397 carries (5.0 avg.) with 21 touchdowns.

            The Panthers, who completed the regular season at 8-1 overall, are hosting Bridgewater State College (6-3) this Saturday in the ECAC North Atlantic Bowl at Currier Field (12:00 p.m.)

            Bentley College leads the All-New England team with three selections. NCAA Division II Championship tournament participant and Northeast -10 champion Bryant University, NEFC champion Curry College, Merrimack College, NEFC runner-up Coast Guard Academy, Trinity College, Southern Connecticut, and Westfield State College each placed two players on the team.  Also placing players on the squad were American International College, Assumption College, Endicott College, Fitchburg State College, Husson College, Middlebury College, Plymouth State, Springfield College, Western Connecticut State University, Williams College, and WPI.

            The Division II Northeast 10 had 11 players selected while from Division III the New England Football Conference had nine selections.  The New England Small College Athletic Conference had four representatives.

            The team will be honored at the New England Football Writers Banquet on Thursday, December 13 at Casa di Fiore in Wilmington.  People interested in attending should contact Dick Lipe at Bentley College at 781-891-2334.

  2007 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England Team

Defensive Line            Jared Kelly                     Sr.    Assumption College
                                    D.J.Lanz                         Sr.    Trinity College
                                    Kevin Marchant              Sr.    Western Connecticut State University
                                    Scott Miller                     Sr.    Bentley College
                                    Tom Pinto                      Sr.    Curry College  
Linebackers                Tom Caporale                Jr.     Springfield College
                                    Jay Fielding                    Jr.     Westfield State College
                                    Terrence Holley              So.    American International College
                                    Eric Woodring                Sr.    Middlebury College
Defensive Backs         Jared Boyd                     Sr.    Trinity College
                                    Pego Jean-Paul             Sr.    Endicott College
                                    Marcus Lindsey              Sr.    Bryant University
                                    Paul Tetzel                     Sr.    Bentley College
Quarterback                Steve Armstrong            Jr.     Southern Connecticut State University
Running Back             Jarom Freeman             So.    Southern Connecticut State University
                                    Jeff Mack                        Sr.    Plymouth State University
                                    Marlon Thornton             So.    Fitchburg State College 
Wide Receivers          Chris Latham                 Jr.     Merrimack College
                                    Scott McIntyre                Sr.    Westfield State College
Tight End                     Mike Butler                     Sr.    WPI
Offensive Line             Matt Benson                   Sr.    Husson College
                                    Mackenzie Bernadeau   Sr.    Bentley College
                                    Nick Hartman                 Sr.    U.S. Coast Guard Academy
                                    Ralph Squitierri              Sr.    Bryant University
                                         John Szawlowski           Jr.     Williams College
Kicker                          David Vincent                 Sr.    Curry College
Punter                         Jesse Harms                 Sr.    U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Return Specialist        Andrew Jackson            Jr.     Merrimack College

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