Football Places Three On N. E. Football Writers All-Star Team
, Nov. 25, 2002 – Three members of Springfield College’s nationally ranked football team were chosen to the 2002 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-Star team.
Junior place kicker Greg Switaj
was a first-team selection, and senior defensive Dwayne Robinson
and cornerback Mike Capotosto
were named to the second team.
The all-star team will be honored at the annual New England Football Writers Captains & Awards Banquet on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Randolph, Mass.
, a native of Ridgewood, N.J.
, was chosen the Freedom Football Conference (FFC)
Special Teams Player of the Year and to the all-conference first team. He led the conference in field goals (0.9 per game), was second in point-after percentage (90.9) and third in scoring (6.7 ppg) Switaj converted 40-of-44 PAT and drilled 9-of-10 field goal attempts, and was named FFC Special Teams Player of the Week twice (Sept. 9 and Oct. 13).
, who is from Exeter, R.I.
, led the conference in interceptions with six, and tied for fifth in the FFC in passes defended (11). He also registered 21 tackles.
, from Albany, N.Y.
, led the Pride with 52 tackles and 12 sacks, and ranked second in the FFC in sacks (1.33) and third in tackles-for-loss (1.56).
The 19th-ranked Pride (8-2) won the FFC championship with a 6-0 record and earned a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament for the third time in five seasons. SC dropped a 16-0 decision to SUNY Brockport in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 23.