Minneapolis, MN --- WPI junior Spencer Herrington (Clearfield, Pa.) has been selected as a D3football.com All-East Team honoree.
In all, nine Engineers have now earned 10 regional accolades from the group as Herrington follows in the footsteps of Blaine Bursey, a third team kicker a year ago, and joins first teamers Mike Butler (2007), Ernie Mello (2011), Brian Murtagh (2016), also a third teamer in 2015, and Andrew Sides (2008).
Herrington, the NEWMAC Special Teams Athlete of the Year, paced all kickers with 74 points, which also ranked fifth among all players, and was successful on all 44 extra point attempts. He was also second with 10 field goals, long field goal (41 yards) and PATs made, as well as third in PAT and field goal attempts. As a punter, Herrington ended in a three-way tie with 16 placed inside the 20. The four-time NEWMAC Special Teams Athlete of the Week enjoyed a trio of 6-for-6 extra point performances and two games that featured a pair of field goals.
The second team featured Matthew Murphy (Seaford, NY) from SUNY Maritime, the Engineers New England Bowl Series opponent, while the third team featured Kyle Hackett (Charlton, MA) from former Liberty League foe Hobart.
Eighth-year head coach Chris Robertson's Engineers finished the season 9-2 with a seven-game winning-streak and a New England Bowl trophy. The nine wins tie the 1992 team that went to the NCAA tournament and the bowl triumph is the first postseason win in the 128 years of WPI Football.