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Sylvia Honored ECAC Football co-Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 13, 2004 – Springfield College senior quarterback Ryan Sylvia is the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Northeast co-Offensvie Player of the Week, announced today.

Sylvia, who hails from Marion, Mass., shares the award with Mount Ida’s P.J. Matthews.

On Sat., Oct. 9, Sylvia had 30 carries for 197 yards and four touchdowns, and he also threw a 38-yard TD in a 56-27 win at Western Connecticut, which was 4-1 entering the game. The 197 yards was a career high for Sylvia. With the score tied at 14-14 entering the second quarter, he ran for three scores in a span of 13:13 to spark a 28-point second quarter and give SC a 48-21 lead at halftime.

Sylvia has several school records in his sight. He ranks third all-time at Springfield College in rushing touchdowns (41), points (246), total offense (3,752) and rushing (2,740 yards). Sylvia set an NCAA D-III record for most rushing TDs by a QB with 20 in 2003 leading SC to a 10-0 regular season.

SC is ranked No. 4 nationally in the American Football Coaches Association Division III poll. In the win over Western Connecticut, the Pride improved to 4-0 overall and won its 18th-straight regular-season game. SC hosts Plymouth State this Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
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