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New England Football Writers select Division II/III All-Stars

                BOSTON, Mass. -- Thirty-one players representing 20 different teams have been named to the 2009 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England team.

Zac Duval                 The All-Star team includes Plymouth State University offensive tackle Zac Duval (Dover, N.H.) (right), who last week was named New England Football Conference First Team All-Star and Offensive Lineman of the Year.

                Bentley College leads the team with four selections.  New England Small College Athletic Conference champion Amherst College has three picks, as does Northeast - 10 champion Merrimack College.  Westfield State College, Norwich University, Assumption College, and Springfield College each placed two players on the team.   Also named to the squad were players from American International College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Bridgewater State College, Curry College, Endicott College, Maine Maritime Academy, MIT, Middlebury College, Plymouth State University, Southern Connecticut State University, and St. Anselm College.

                The Division II Northeast-10 Conference had 12 players selected, while from Division III the New England Football Conference had eight picks.  The New England Small College Athletic Conference had six representatives, while the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference, in its first year of existence, had three selections.  Two players came from independent institutions.

                The team will be honored at the New England football Writers Banquet on Thursday, December 10 at Casa di Fior in Wilmington, Mass.  People interested in attending should contact Dick Lipe at Bentley College at 781-891-2334.                                                                                                                                

2009 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England Team

Defensive Line                                  Reza Afsarmanesh                          Sr.           Norwich

                                                                Kevin Eagan                                        So.          Endicott

                                                                Darryl Laforest                                  Sr.           Bentley

                                                                Edwin Urey                                         Sr.           Amherst

                                                                Jashawn Williams                             Sr.           American International

Linebackers                                        Scott Driscoll                                      Sr.           Curry

                                                                Mike Taylor                                        Sr.           Amherst

                                                                Matt Zahuroiko                                 Sr.           Bentley

                                                                Dustin Zitzmann                               Sr.           Assumption

Defensive Backs                               Fred Argir                                            Sr.           Amherst

                                                                Donovan Brown                               Sr            Norwich

                                                                Chris Carroll                                        Sr.           Bentley

                                                                Josh Mathieu                                     Sr.           Westfield State

Quarterbacks                                     Donald McKillop                               Jr.           Middlebury

                                                                James Souzzo                                    So.          Merrimack

Fullback                                                Jim Bower                                           Sr.           Maine Maritime

Running Backs                                   DeRon Brown                                    Sr.           MIT

                                                                Johrone Bunch                                  So.          Mount Ida

                                                                Herb Woodard                                  Jr.           Assumption

Wide Receivers                                 Chris Laham                                        Sr.           Merrimack

                                                                Patrick Noone                                   So.          Bowdoin

                                                                Marc Wilson                                       So.          St. Anselm

Tight End                                             Sean Wirth                                          Sr.           Bates

Offensive Line                                   David Bellmont                                 Jr.           Merrimack

                                                                John Carlson                                      Jr.           Springfield

                                                                Zac Duval                                             Sr.           Plymouth State

                                                                Jeff Smith                                            Sr.           Bridgewater State

                                                                Greg Tuba                                           Sr.           Southern Connecticut

Placekicker                                         Tyler McNamara                               Sr.           Bentley

Punter                                                  Chris Stengel                                      Jr.           Westfield State

Return Specialist                              Jarred Burrell                                     Sr.           Springfield