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NEFC All-Academic Team includes 21 PSU football players

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The New England Football Conference Academic All-Conference team for 2009 has been announced, and the list includes 21 student-athletes from the Plymouth State University football team.

            To qualify for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must have completed three semesters at an institution and maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The All-Academic team is released following the most recent semester, which included the football season.

            Nine of the Panthers named for 2009 are repeat selections, and three, seniors Mike Carone (Newington, Conn.), Matt Vahey (Fremont, N.H./Pinkerton) and Mike Vahey (Fremont, N.H./Pinkerton), are three-time honorees.  Below are Plymouth State's selections to the 2009 New England Football Conference All-Academic team, and the complete team is here.

Name Class Pos. Hometown/High School Academic Major
J.J. Brooks Jr. QB Seabrook, N.H./Winnacunnet Psychology
Nathan Campbell So. OL Keene, N.H./Keene Childhood Studies
Mike Carone**# Sr. DL Newington, Conn./Newington Criminal Justice
John Creamer Jr. WR Hanover, Mass./Abington Management
Chad Croteau So. DB Weare, N.H./John Stark Physical Education
Josh Duford So. WR Claremont, N.H./Stevens Childhood Studies
Harry Fallon Jr. LB Hampton Falls, N.H./Winnacunnet Communication Studies
Nick Fuccillo# Jr. OL East Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth Business Admin.
Dan Kelly# Jr. DB Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry Management
Mike Ladd Jr. LB Plymouth, N.H./Plymouth Regional Accounting
James Liddel So. TE Shelton, Conn./Shelton Environmental Planning
Bobby Lombardo So. DB Stow, Mass./Nashoba Regional Management
Derek Lussier So. DB Ellington, Conn./Ellington Criminal Justice
Matt MacLean# Jr. DL Abington, Mass./Abington Criminal Justice
Jason Menard So. OL North Adams, Mass./Drury Business Admin.
Brendan O'Hara So. OL Laconia, N.H./Laconia Management
Zach Parsons# Jr. DB Florence, Mass./Northampton Criminal Justice
Alex Sobolov# Jr. QB Goffstown, N.H./Goffstown Physical Education
Matt Vahey**# Sr. OL Fremont, N.H./Pinkerton Business Admin.
Mike Vahey**# Sr. OL Fremont, N.H./Pinkerton Business Admin.
Kevin Whalen# Jr. DB Wallingford, Conn./Sheehan Management

** - indicates 2007 NEFC All-Academic Team

# - indicates 2008 NEFC All-Academic Team 

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