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Mass. College Football: Locals Named To D3Football.com All-East Regional Team

By Matt Noonan 

D3Football.com recently released its All-Regional teams, including their 2013 All-East Region squad, which featured a variety of local players that earned spots on either the first, second or third offensive or defensive units.

Below are the various players that were named to these three units.

Second Team Offense

* Running Back Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State/ Salem, Mass.)

* Wide Receiver Matthew Green (Bridgewater State/ Stoughton, Mass.)

* Tight End Casey Hippert (Worcester State/ Douglas, Mass.)

* Kicker Dylan Rushe (Endicott College/ Palos Verdes, Calif.)

Third Team Offense

* Wide Receiver Alec Matys (Endicott College/Woburn, Mass.)

* Tackle Tim Grupp (WPI/ Highland Mills, N.Y.)

* Guard Frank Civitello (Mount Ida/ West Haven, Conn.)

* Guard Mike McDonald (Springfield College/ North Dighton, Mass.)

* Tackle John Moriarty (Mass. Maritime/ Willmington, Mass.)

Third Team Defense

* Defensive End Rob Ruggiero (Bridgewater State/ Acton, Mass.)

* Defensive End James Howe (Williams College/ Charlotte, N.C.)

* Punter Dylan Rushe (Endicott College/ Palos Verdes, Calif.)

* Special Teams D’Andre Smith (Mount Ida/ Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)

Mass. College Football: WPI’s Hamdan Tabbed A Football Academic All-American

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the WPI sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release about Ehab Hamdan, who has been selected as a Capital One Division III Football All-America by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA):

Worcester, MA — WPI student-athlete Ehab Hamdan (Revere, MA) has been selected as a Capital One Division III Football All-America by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA). The senior wide receiver earned second team honors and joins Aaron Champagne (2009 and 2010) as the only WPI football players to be named Academic All-America.

Hamdan becomes the 25th different Crimson and Gray student-athlete to earn Academic All-America accolades and it marks the 50th time an Engineer has been honored.

The senior wideout had a career season for the Engineers, leading the Liberty League in receptions (56), receiving yards (650) and touchdowns (8).  His 56 catches were fifth all-time at WPI, just a one away from a three-way tie for second place.  For his accomplishments, he was named second team All-Liberty League.

Hamdan touts an impressive 3.78 GPA as a civil engineering major.  He is a repeat Academic All-Liberty League selection a Dean’s List member and a Charles O. Thompson scholar. Hamdan’s IQP Project studied the Growth of the Life Science Economy in Worcester while his sufficiency was in Spanish.  The senior is a member of Sigma Phi Espilon fraternity.

It has been a busy month of awards for Hamdan, as he was joined by classmates Tim Grupp (Highland Mills, NY) and Paul Monahan (Randolph, MA) on the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District I first team and in addition to the All-Liberty League second team honors, was named to the conference’s All-Academic team.

Hamdan is joined as an Academic All-America by Michael Green (first team – offensive line) of Liberty League member Hobart and fellow New England student-athletes William Sadik-Khan (first team – tight end) of Middlebury, Joel Santisteban (second team – defensive line) of MIT and John Moriarty (second team offensive line) and Brandon Rodrigues (second team – kicker) of Mass Maritime.

Mass. College Football: Meet WPI’s Offensive Line (VIDEO)

By Matt Noonan 

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an offensive lineman? Well, you’re in luck!

Earlier this week, we caught up with three members of the WPI offensive line — Tim GrangerTim Grupp and Alex Verrelli — three seniors that talked about their position, but mainly the unit’s unique nickname they created in camp.

Check out the video below to learn more about the men who will protect the Engineers backfield.