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.
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