FOUR FOOTBALL PLAYERS NAMED FIRST-TEAM ALL-NEW ENGLAND

DURHAM, N.H.-- Four University of New Hampshire football players have been named to the New England Football Writers' Football Championship Subdivision All-Star Team in an announcement by Northeastern Associate Athletic Director Jack Grinold.

On the defensive side of the football, senior linebacker Sean Ware (Bristol Conn.) finished the season ranked second on the team in tackles (47-50-97), while he also recorded 6.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks for a loss of 19 yards, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble for the Wildcats.

Also recognized on the UNH defense was senior safety Terrence Klein (Westwood, N.J.) who led UNH in interceptions with six this season. He was right behind Ware in tackles in 2009 with 80 total take-downs, good for third overall on the squad. He also broke up five passes and forced a fumble.

On the offensive side of the football, senior center Tom Neill (Syracuse, N.Y.) was recognized for his efforts as captain and leader of the offensive line. The UNH offense scored an average of 31.8 ppg. with him on the line and compiled 340.4 yards per game in 2009.

Also recognized for his offensive efforts this season was senior All-American tight end Scott Sicko (Stillwater, N.Y.). Sicko, who led all UNH receivers with 57 catches for 725 yards, grabbed a career-best nine touchdown catches this season and averaged 55.8 yards per game and 12.7 yards per catch for the Wildcats.

UNH finished the season with a 10-3 overall record, won the CAA North Division Title for the second year in a row, and advanced to the NCAA Division I Championship quarterfinals for the fifth time in six straight NCAA playoff appearances.

2009 New England Football Writer's FCS All-Star Team

DEFENSE
DL    James Develin    Brown    Sr.
DL    Don Smith    Bryant    Sr.
DL    Jordan Stevens    Maine    Sr.
DL    Carl Ehrlich    Harvard    Sr.
LB    Paul Rice    Yale    Sr.
LB    Sean Ware    New Hampshire    Sr.
LB    Jon Takamura    Harvard    Sr.
LB    Marcus Rodriguez    Holy Cross    Sr.
DB    Terrence Klein    New Hampshire    Sr.
DB    Marcus Dorsey    Central Conn.    Sr.
DB    Michael Wright    Holy Cross    Sr.
DB    Derrick Barker    Harvard    Sr.
DB    Jeromy Miles    Massachusetts    Sr.

OFFENSE
OL    Paul Jasinowski    Brown    Sr.
OL    James Williams    Harvard    Sr.
OL    Chris Poole    Holy Cross    Sr.
OL    Vladimir Ducasse    Massachusetts    Sr.
OL    Kevin Newhall    Northeastern    Sr.
OL    Tom Neill    New Hampshire    Sr.
QB    Dominic Randolph    Holy Cross    Sr.
RB    James Mallory    Central Conn.    Sr.
RB    John Griffin    Northeastern    Jr.
FB    Chris Zardas    Massachusetts    Sr.
WR    Buddy Farnham    Brown    Sr.
WR    Steve Tedesco    Sacred Heart    Sr.
WR    Landis Williams    Maine    Sr.
WR    Shawn Leonard    Rhode Island    Sr.
TE    Scott Sicko    New Hampshire    Sr.

SPECIAL TEAMS
KS    Tom Mante    Yale    Sr.
RS    Shawn Abuhoff    Dartmouth    So.

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