CENTERVILLE, Mass. – University of New Hampshire senior cornerback Dino Vasso (Crum Lynne, Pa.) and junior defensive end Brian McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.) were named 2010 ECAC Football Championship Subdivision All-Stars on Friday. The ECAC will honor the players Feb. 17 at the annual ECAC Football Awards Banquet, presented by FieldTurf, at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Vasso, a senior captain and four-year starter for the Wildcats, tallied a team-high six interceptions in 2010, and his 18 career picks were two shy of the school record. The 5-9, 175-pound defensive back's 14 passes defended tied for second in the CAA, and he tied for the team lead in pass breaks-ups (eight). Vasso compiled 59 tackles, 42 solo, and in 51 career games at UNH -50 starts- ranked 10th all-time with 289 tackles. He was previously honored as an AFCA First Team All-American, Associated Press All-America Second Team, Phil Steele's FCS All-American Second Team, All-CAA First Team and the All-New England Team.
McNally, a junior defensive end, previously was named to the All-New England Team, Phil Steele's FCS All-American Third Team, and All-CAA First Team following a season that saw him set UNH's all-time record for single-season sacks with a CAA-leading 13.5. McNally capped the campaign with 42 tackles, 25 solo, with two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic conference and only multi-divisional conference, with approximately 300 member institutions and over 122,000 student-athletes ranging across 16 states from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois.