Troy, N.Y. - November 17, 2016 - The Springfield College football program had eight student-athletes earn postseason recognition from the Liberty League for their efforts this season as voted on by the coaches in the league.
Sophomore defensive end Nick Giorgio (Cumberland, R.I.) was the Pride's only first-team all-league selection, while junior fullback Jordan Wilcox (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), senior offensive lineman Cody Brown (Voluntown, Conn.), and junior defensive tackle Joel Sodeinde (Dartmouth, Mass.) were selected to the second team.
Additionally, Christopher Hayden (Madison, Maine), Dominic Traversa (Pittsfield, Mass.), Taumeras Howard (Jamesville, N.Y.), and Marlowe Scott (Dorchester, Mass.) garnered honorable mention accolades.
In his second season with the Pride, Giorgio garnered first-team all-league honors following a dominant year on Springfield's defensive line. The Business Management major ranked fourth on the team with 60 tackles, including 32 unassisted stops and was disruptive in th the opponents backfield all season, producing 14.5 tackles-for-loss.
Wilcox rushed for 574 yards and five touchdowns as he appeared in nine games for the Pride in the backfield. The Finance major averaged 5.7 yards per carry and led the team in both rushing yards and touchdowns this season.
Brown anchored an offensive line that currently ranks fifth in Division III in team rushing with 297 yards per game. The Physical Therapy major previously earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and appeared in all 10 games on the Pride's offensive front.
Sodeinde earned the all-league honor after a junior senior campaign on the Pride's defensive line. The Sociology major accounted for 28 tackles, including 5.5 for loss, in addition to a pair of forced fumbles for his first all-league recognition.
A standout defensive back for Springfield, Scott organized a defensive unit throughout the season while making 60 tackles. The Sport Management major added five pass break ups and started all 10 games for the Pride.
Hayden had a strong junior year in which he emerged on the offensive line and started all 10 games. The Applied Exercise Science major was critical in leading Springfield to its second-most wins ever in Liberty League play.
Traversa had a dominant season leading the Springfield linebacker corps in which he led the team with 82 stops, including 7.5 tackles-for-loss. The Finance major had four games with double-digit tackles and currently ranks sixth in the league in total tackles.
In his final season in Springfield's secondary, Howard earned his first-ever honorable mention honor. A Business Management major, he had 24 tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups for Springfield.