PSU Football players earn All-NEFC Honors for 2010
Castellucci, Fuccillo named to Boyd Division First Team
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Four members of the Plymouth State University football team have been recognized for their outstanding performances during the 2010 season with selections to the New England Football Conference All-Division Teams.
Senior linebacker Brian Castellucci (Derry, N.H./Pinkerton) and senior center Nick Fuccillo (East Falmouth, Mass.) represented Plymouth State as First Team selections in the Boyd Division, while senior linebacker Steve Campbell (Northborough, Mass./Algonquin) and senior safety Zach Parsons (Florence, Mass./Northampton) were Second Team picks. Castellucci earns First Team honors for the second straight year; Parsons is a three-time selection (First Team in ‘09, Second Team in ’08 and ’10); and the other two are first-time choices.
A 5'10", 204-pound co-captain, Castellucci (far left) led the Panthers in tackles this season with 82, which ranked 12th among the 16 schools in the NEFC. He also collected nine tackles for minus-yardage, including pair of sacks, and he made one interception and one pass break-up. Castellucci was named to the NEFC Weekly Honor Roll four times this season.
A 5-10, 225-pound lineman, Fuccillo (near left) is a three-year starter at center and was the only senior on this year’s starting interior line. He anchored the blocking for PSU’s running game, which gained 195 of its 275 yards per game on the ground while carrying the ball more than 80 percent of the time.
A 5'11", 201-pound linebacker, Campbell (right) finished fourth on the team in tackles with 47, including 4.5 tackles for loss and one-and-a-half sacks. He also recorded two pass break-ups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. One of the most versatile players on the team, Campbell also excelled as a reserve running back, rushing for 99 yards and three touchdowns, and on special teams, making several tackles and blocking a kick.
A 5'12", 276-pound co-captain, Parsons (below right) finished second on the team with 47 tackles, which ranked seventh in the NEFC among defensive backs. He also collected three interceptions and two forced fumbles. Parsons finished among the top three on the team in tackles the past three seasons.
The Panthers concluded the season with a 6-4 overall record, missing the post-season for the first time in four years. PSU finished in a tie for fourth place in the Boyd Division of the NEFC with a 4-3 conference mark under eighth-year head coach Paul Castonia.
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