Rich Braley Earns ECAC Div. III Northeast Football Honors

Jan. 5, 2009

CAPE COD, MA- Senior linebacker Rich Braley (Wareham, MA/Wareham HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's football team has been honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Braley has been named an ECAC Division III Northeast Football All-Star.

Braley, who previously was named first team All-Boyd Division in the New England Football Conference, was one of four linebackers honored and one of 11 players receiving defensive honors. He ranked fifth in the NEFC in tackles in 2009, fourth among linebackers.

"Rich has been a great player and a great leader here, and is very deserving of this honor," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Mark Robichaud. "He's the anchor of our defense, and we're going to miss him."

The Corsairs finished 6-4 last season, and placed third in the NEFC's Boyd Division with a 4-3 mark.