MASCAC Football All-Academic Teams announced

MASCAC Football All-Academic Teams announced

26 Panther players recognized for work in classroom

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) announced the 2016 Fall All-Academic Teams on Wednesday, and the list includes 26 student-athletes from the Plymouth State University football team.

            To qualify for the MASCAC All-Academic team, a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or semester-based grade point average during the fall semester.

            There are four Panthers who were named to the MASCAC All-Academic Team for the fourth straight season – seniors Tyler Mahoney (Dracut, Mass./Greater Lowell Tech), Brandon Mitchell (Naples, Maine), Ricky Ordway (Walpole, Mass.), and RJ Ramsden (Florence, Mass./Northampton); and two others are three-time selections – senior Alton George (Foxboro, Mass.) and Colin Leddy (Natick, Mass.)

            PSU had the fourth-most number of football Academic All-Conference selections among the nine football institutions, behind Westfield State University (33), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (32) and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (31).


PSU's selections to the 2016 MASCAC All-Academic team:

Name Class Pos. Hometown/High School Academic Major
Mitch Banuskevich++ So. RB Milford, N.H./Milford Exercise & Sport Physiology
Tucker Burt So. RB Loudon, N.H./Merrimack Valley Criminal Justice
David Carlson Fr. DB Mew Milford, Conn./New Milford Physical/Health Education
Emil Cedarblad Fr. DB Stockholm, Sweden/Celciusskolan Business
Mike Collins Fr. WR Bedford, N.H./Bedford Undeclred
Zack Edwards++ So. QB Brookfield, Mass./Tantasqua Biotechnology
Joe Esposito Jr. DL Hackettstown, N.J./Hanover Park Physical/Health Education
Alton George**++ Sr. DL Foxboro, Mass./Foxboro Accounting
DJ Hersom Fr. LB Farmington, N.H./Farmington Biology
Chris KellyJr. WR Belmont, Mass./Belmont Business
Colin LeddyJr. WR Natick, Mass./Natick Communications & Media
Dave Lyons Fr. DB Abington, Mass./Abington Criminal Justice
Mark Madigan Fr. DB Milford, N.H./Milford Exercise & Sport Physiology
Tyler Mahoney**Sr. LB Dracut, Mass./Greater Lowell Tech Physical Education
Grant McGregor++ So. WR Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills Geography
Brandon Mitchell**Sr. DL Naples, Maine/Windham Meteorology
Ricky Ordway**Sr. OL Walpole, Mass./Walpole Criminal Justice
CJ Perrino Fr. OL Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point Physical/Health Education
Joe Raimondi Fr. LB Groveland, Mass./Pentucket Regional Undeclared
RJ RamsdenSr. DB Florence, Mass. / Northampton Sports Management
Leo Shattuck Fr. K Grafton, Mass./Grafton Meteorology
Jacob Szulc Fr. WR Concord, N.H./Concord Undeclared
Teagan Tirabassi So OL Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro Business
Trent Tougas Fr. K Lincoln, R.I./Lincoln Undeclared
Ryan Waldecker Jr. P Hooksett, N.H./Manch. Memorial Marketing
Joe Walsh++ Sr. DB Taunton, Mass./Taunton Marketing

** - indicates 2013 MASCAC All-Academic Team

++ - indicates 2015 MASCAC All-Academic Team 

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