Sophomore defensive tackle Matt Rae has been named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSida District II All-Academic First Team. Rae is among 25 players named to the team, which is comprised of NCAA Division I players at both the FCS and FBS subdivision. The York, Pa., native is majoring in biological sciences and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.80. On the field in 2009, Rae has played in eight games and has recorded 22 tackles. Rae will now advance to the national ballot where he will be under consideration for national Academic All-American honors.
Senior wide receiver Shawn Leonard received the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Award on Nov. 11 in a ceremony held at Harvard University. Leonard received the weekly honor following his performance against nationally-ranked New Hampshire on Nov. 7 when he hauled in 10 catches for 275 yards and three touchdowns, all of which were career-high totals for a single game. Leonard’s 275 receiving yards ranked as the third-best single-game total in school history and are the fifth-highest receiving total in CAA Football history. Additionally, Leonard was selected as the Co-CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 9.