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NEFC All-Academic Team includes 24 PSU football players

Panthers recognized for work in classroom

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The New England Football Conference Academic All-Conference team for 2010 has been announced, and the list includes 24 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.

            The 24 honorees are the second-most among the 16 NEFC schools, behind only MIT (28).

            There are 11 Panthers who were named to the All-Academic Team for the second straight year, and six PSU seniors were honored for the third year in a row – Nick Fuccillo (East Falmouth, Mass.), Dan Kelly (Londonderry, N.H.), Matt MacLean (Abington, Mass.), Zach Parsons (Florence, Mass.), Alex Sobolov (Goffstown, N.H.), and Kevin Whalen (Wallingford, Conn.). 

            PSU’s selections to the 2010 New England Football Conference All-Academic team: 

Name Class Pos. Hometown/High School Academic Major
Adam Avedisian So. DB Methuen, Mass./Methuen Business Admin.
Matt Bailey So. LB Tewksbury, Mass./Tewksbury Marketing
J.J. Brooks** Sr. QB Seabrook, N.H./Winnacunnet Psychology
Michael Bruning Sr. LB Abington, Mass./Abington Business Admin.
Chris Corey Jr. RB Warner, N.H./Kearsarge Criminal Justice
John Creamer** Sr. WR Hanover, Mass./Abington Management
Josh Duford** Jr. WR Claremont, N.H./Stevens Childhood Studies
Harry Fallon** Sr. LB Hampton Falls, N.H./Winnacunnet Communication Studies
Matt Fiore So. DL Merrimac, Mass./Pentucket Criminal Justice
Nick Fuccillo++** Sr. OL East Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth Business Admin.
Xander Fuccillo So. OL East Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth History
Justin Kane Jr. WR Exeter, N.H./Exeter  Criminal Justice
Dan Kelly++** Sr. DB Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry Management
James Liddel** Jr. TE Shelton, Conn./Shelton Environmental Planning
Matt MacLean++** Sr. DL Abington, Mass./Abington Criminal Justice
Vinny Manfrate So. DL Salem, N.H./Salem Undeclared
Dustin Matthews Jr. RB Eliot, Maine/Marshwood Physical Education
Mike Miller So. OL North Andover, Mass./North Andover Childhood Studies
Pat Miller So. OL Wallingford, Conn./Wallingford Physical Education
Zach Parsons++** Sr. DB Florence, Mass./Northampton Criminal Justice
Chris Rigoli So. QB Wantagh, N.Y./Seaford Physical Education
Alex Sobolov++** Sr. QB Goffstown, N.H./Goffstown Physical Education
Jake Steele So. RB Winthrop, Maine/Winthrop Marketing
Kevin Whalen++** Sr. DB Wallingford, Conn./Sheehan Management

++ - indicates 2008 NEFC All-Academic Team

** - indicates 2009 NEFC All-Academic Team

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