22 Corsairs Earn NEFC Academic Honors

May 20, 2009

BOSTON, MA-Twenty-two members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's football team have earned post-season academic honors. The Corsairs' total number of players honored ranked second in the 16-team NEFC.

Eleven seniors were honored, including team captain Jordan Wright (Brookline, MA/Brookline HS), a defensive back. Those receiving honors included 13 members of the offensive unit and nine members of the defensive unit. Seventeen players making the list are from Massachusetts, three come from Connecticut, and one each are from Rhode Island and New Jersey.

"It's tremendous that we have 22 players named to the New England Football Conference All-Academic Team," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Mark Robichaud. "To have the second highest number of players named out of 16 teams is a great tribute to our team and their commitment to doing well in the classroom. As a program, we place a very high emphasis on attending class and doing everything you need to do to succeed in the classroom."

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THE COMPLETE LIST OF CORSAIRS EARNING ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS:

Name Class Pos. Hometown/School(s) Academic Major

Dan Agahigian Sr. OL Branford, CT/Branford Marketing Corey Arenz So. DB Taunton, MA/Taunton Business Adm. Chris Azevedo Sr. DE Lakeville, MA/Apponequet Management Dorian Barcus Jr. QB Boston, MA/Latin Academy Spanish Sal Ciancimino Sr. LB Everett, MA/Everett (AIC) Accounting Drew Coveney Jr. WR Weymouth, MA/Weymouth Management Greg Dorman So. LB Erving, MA/Turners Falls Political Science Matt Doyle Jr. DB Rockland, MA/So. Shore Vo Tech Marketing John Henry Sr. WR Tenafly, NJ/Tenafly Marketing Adam Houghton So. WR East Taunton, MA/B-Plym. Tech Engineering Matt Johnson Sr. OL Worcester, MA/Tahanto Sociology John Kelly Jr. LB Shrewsbury, MA/Shrewsbury Marketing Matt Lamoureux Sr. LB Salem, CT/E. Lyme HS (Spr'field) Engineering James Moore Jr. RB Wakefield, MA/Wakefield Finance Dan Rank Sr. OL Branford, CT/Branford History Aaron Russo Sr. RB Johnston, RI/Johnston Accounting Kevin Ryan So. OL Bourne, MA/Cape Cod Tech Engineering Stephen Trudeau So. RB Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth History Dwayne Tynes Sr. WR Cambridge, MA/Newton North Marketing George Vasiliadis Jr. TE/K Worcester, MA/St. Peter-Marian Marketing John Waldron Sr. LB Lynn, MA/Lynn Classical Crime/Jus. Studies Jordan Wright Sr. DB Brookline, MA/Brookline Economics