Four Seahawks selected to ECAC All-Stars
NEWPORT, R.I. - Senior A.J. Albert (Franklin Park, N.J.), senior Andrew McNeice (Franklin, Mass.), senior Shane Lange (Branford, Conn.), and junior Ken Okwuosa (North Haven, Conn.) have been announced as members of the 2011 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Football All-Stars. Albert and and McNeice were both named to the First Team, while Lange and Okwuosa each earned Second Team honors.
Albert led the Seahawks with 104 tackles, 8.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries, while also ranking second in the entire nation with 23.5 tackles for a loss. In addition to his ECAC All-Star selection, the senior linebacker has also been named to the 2011 New England Football Conference (NEFC) All-Boyd Division First Team, the Beyond Sports Network (BSN) All-American Team, and the Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Football Team.
McNeice anchored the Seahawks' offensive line this season, starting all 11 games at left tackle. The senior captain was named the 2011 New England Football Conference (NEFC) Offensive Lineman of the Year while also earning NEFC All-Boyd Division First Team and Division II/III All-New England recognition.
Okwuosa joined McNeice on the Seahawks' line, forming a formidable offensive front. Okwuosa started all 11 games at center for Salve Regina, earning NEFC All-Boyd Division First Team honors.
Lange missed Salve Regina's first two games, and played most of the remaining nine games with a cast on his right hand. Nonetheless, the senior defensive end finished second on the team in sacks (7.5), second in tackles for a loss (16), and third in total tackles (59), while also tying for the team lead with three fumbles recoveries and was named to the NEFC All-Boyd Division First Team. In addition, Lange was named the ECAC North-West Bowl's Most Outstanding Player.
These players helped lead the Seahawks to their most successful season in over a decade, compiling an 8-3 record including their first bowl victory since 1998, defeating Worcester State University by a score of 26-6 during the ECAC North-West Bowl.