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Football Claims 16 on Liberty League All-Academic Team

Liberty League Springfield, Mass. -- November 1, 2012 -- The Liberty League recently announced that the Springfield College football team produced 16 members on this fall's Liberty League All-Academic Team. It was the second-highest number of any team within the conference. Student-athletes with a full year in residence at their institution who carry a 3.2 grade point average into a season of competition qualify for the Liberty League All-Academic Team.

This is the first year that Springfield College qualified for this team as an associate member of the league.

The following 16 SC football team members qualified. They were:
-- Joel Altavesta, sr., Criminal Justice, Tewksbury, Mass.
-- William Bachand, jr., Movement & Sports Studies, Millbury, Mass.
-- Brandon Batory, jr., Physician's Assistant, Wethersfield, Conn.
-- Dennis Brady, so., Physical Therapy, Southbury, Conn.
-- Michael Chicoine, so., Physician's Assistant, Bridgewater, Mass.
-- Joseph Cianciolo, so., Exploratory Studies, Watertown, Conn.
-- TJ DeMartino, sr., Applied Exercise Science, West Babylon, N.Y.
-- Jordan D'Onofrio, so., Biology, Manchester, N.H.
-- Michael Escalante, sr., Physical Education, Glen Rock, N.Y.
-- Scott Leach, jr., Applied Exercise Science, Lincoln, R.I.
-- Jonathan Manor, jr., General Studies, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
-- Robert Merckling, so., Sports Biology, Melville, N.Y.
-- Brodie Quinn, jr., Applied Exercise Science, Pittsfield, Mass.
-- Peter Remmes, jr., Applied Exercise Science, Saco, Maine
-- Robert Romano, jr., Sports Biology, Harwinton, Conn.
-- Brian Staub, sr., Physical Education, Brick, N.J.

Only WPI, with 30 players, produced more than SC on the Liberty League All-Academic Team.

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