November 6, 2008

3 Seniors Named Academic All-District

Nov. 6, 2008

Three senior starters on the Yale football team were named to the 2008 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District team today and could become academic All-Americans after the next voting process.

CB Casey Gerald (Dallas, Texas), DT Kyle Hawari (Plano, Texas) and FB Shebby Swett (Bow, NH) were named to the District I University Division first team.

Gerald, a finalist for the Draddy Trophy and the ARA Sportsmanship Award, has already been named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. He is also a Rhodes Scholar candidate who has 14 tackles this season.

Hawari, the Ivy League's sack leader with six this fall, is coming off a career-best performance last Saturday. He had eight solo tackles, forced two fumbles and registered a pair of sacks in a 27-12 Yale win over Columbia.

Swett, primarily used as a lead blocker for school-record holder Mike McLeod, has started every game this fall and has two catches, including a five-yard TD.

District 1 Winners, University Division-- FIRST TEAM

Punter Brian Scullin DARTMOUTH COLLEGE I Sr. Alexandria, Va. 3.41 Religion/History

Quarterback Chris Pizzotti HARVARD UNIVERSITY I Sr. Reading, Mass. 3.4 Economics

Receiver Steve Tedesco SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY I Jr. Mission Viejo, Calif. 3.38 History

Receiver Tim McManus DARTMOUTH COLLEGE I So. St. Paul, Minn. 3.52 Undeclared

Tight End Ryan McGuire HOLY CROSS, COLLEGE OF THE I Sr. Woburn, Mass. 3.42 Economics

Running Back Sebastian Swett YALE UNIVERSITY I Sr. Bow, N.H. 3.72 History

Running Back Luke Siwula CORNELL UNIVERSITY I Sr. Cortland, N.Y. 3.51 Industrial And Labor Relations

Offensive Line Ryan Canary MAINE, UNIVERSITY OF ORONO I Sr. Point Pleasant, N.J. 3.68 Secondary Education

Offensive Line Ryan Durand SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY I Sr. Leominster, Mass. 3.74 Health and Exercise Science

Offensive Line Chris Smith HOLY CROSS, COLLEGE OF THE I Sr. Buffalo, N.Y. 3.50 Economics & Accounting

Offensive Line Jim McKenzie SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY I So. Springfield, Pa. 3.96 Biochemistry

Offensive Line Jake Dembow MARIST COLLEGE I Sr. Merrimack, N.H. 3.66 History/Adolescent Education

Kicker Matt Partain HOLY CROSS, COLLEGE OF THE I Sr. Libertyville, Ill. 3.39 Economics

Defensive Back Andrew Berry HARVARD UNIVERSITY I Sr. Bel Air, Md. 3.78 Economics(BA) Computer Science(MS) (Dual)

Defensive Back Lowell Garthwaite U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY I Sr. Concord, Calif. 3.62 Arabic

Defensive Back Casey Gerald YALE UNIVERSITY I Sr. Dallas, Texas 3.70 Political Science

Defensive Back Nick Altomare HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY I Sr. Fairfax, Va. 3.61 Management

Linebacker Andrew Dete DARTMOUTH COLLEGE I Sr. Marietta, Ga. 3.74 Economics

Linebacker Eric Schultz HARVARD UNIVERSITY I Sr. Alpharetta, Ga. 3.43 Pyschology

Linebacker Jake Flaherty SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY I Sr. Wakefield, R.I. 3.39 American Studies

Defensive Line Kyle Hawari YALE UNIVERSITY I Sr. Plano, Texas 3.65 History

Defensive Line Jonathan Pirruccello MAINE, UNIVERSITY OF ORONO I Sr. Turner, Maine 3.53 Biology

Defensive Line Phillip Mitchell COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY I Sr. Knoxville, Tenn. 3.58 Biology

Defensive Line Tony Sparano ALBANY, UNIVERSITY AT I Jr. Colleyville, Texas 3.39 history

Release filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director

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