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Sacred Heart dominates NEC football honors

Somerset, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Sacred Heart's football program won four of the five awards handed out by the Northeast Conference on Wednesday.

Junior running back Keshaudas Spence was named the offensive player of the year, junior defensive lineman Troy Moore earned defensive player of the year and redshirt freshman RJ Noel captured offensive rookie of the year. In addition, Mark Nofri was named the NEC coach of the year.

Eight Sacred Heart made the All-NEC first team. The Pioneers (10-2) have advanced to the FCS playoffs for the first time and will play at Fordham in the first round on Saturday.

Saint Francis defensive back Lorenzo Jerome was named the NEC defensive rookie of the year.

2013 ALL-NEC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB - RJ Noel, Sacred Heart, R-Fr.

RB - Kyle Harbridge, Saint Francis, R-Sr.

RB - Keshaudas Spence, Sacred Heart, Jr.

WR - Tyler Dube, Sacred Heart, Jr.

WR - Jordan Harris, Bryant, Jr.

TE - Tyler Digby, Robert Morris, Sr.

OL - A.J. Dalton, Robert Morris, Sr.

OL - Paul Link, Sacred Heart, R-Sr.

OL - Thurston Kino, Saint Francis, Jr.

OL - Jamie Martinez, Sacred Heart, Sr.

OL - Taylor Fuller, Central Connecticut, Sr.

DEFENSE

DL - Jeff Covitz, Bryant, Jr.

DL - A.J. Holderman, Robert Morris, Sr.

DL - Connor McNamara, Bryant, Sr.

DL - Troy Moore, Sacred Heart, Jr.

LB - Mike Cook, Robert Morris, Sr.

LB - Kellen Sperduto, Sacred Heart, So.

LB - Christian Kuntz, Duquesne, So.

DB - Jake DeMedal, Saint Francis, Sr.

DB - Gordon Hill, Sacred Heart, Jr.

DB - Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis, Fr.

DB - Antwione Reese, Central Connecticut, Sr.

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - David Lopez, Wagner, R-Sr.

P - A.J. Firestone, Wagner, Jr.

RS - Antwan Eddie, Robert Morris, Jr.

11/27 14:33:04 ET



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