Cambridge, MA --- WPI senior offensive lineman Nick Day (Northampton, MA) has been named to the 2018 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England team.
The Engineers have now had a player selected to the prestigious team four times in the last five years as running back Sean McAllen (Prospect, CT) was recognized last year while linebacker Brian Murtagh '17 earned the honor in 2014 and 2016.
Day, the starting right tackle, garnered first-team All-NEWMAC accolades this fall after being tabbed second team in 2016. The senior helped guide the offense which scored on all 16 red zone opportunities in NEWMAC play and was successful 90 percent (28 of 31) of the time over the span of the 10 games. The Engineers were also second overall with 15 passing touchdowns.
Off the field, the civil engineering major, and two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District and NWCA (wrestling) All-American, and IQP his team organized expo for vendors, educators and end users to learn about new assistive technology. His MQP will design a building to replace the existing civil engineering building at WPI.
In all, 31 players representing 22 different teams have been named to the 2018 New England Football Writers College Division All-New England Team.
Northeast-10 Conference runner-up University of New Haven, Eastern Collegiate Football Conference champion Husson University and Commonwealth Coast Conference tri-champion Endicott College each had three selections to lead the team. New England Small College Athletic Conference titlist Trinity College, Commonwealth Coast Conference tri-champion Salve Regina University and Westfield State University had two honorees each. Players from 16 additional colleges and universities rounded out the team.
The Division II Northeast-10 Conference and in Division III the Massachusetts State College Athletics Conference led the way with six selections each. The Commonwealth Coast Conference, the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference and the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference each had five picks. The New England Small College Athletic Conference finished with four honorees.
The team will be honored at the New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 6, at Rosaria Restaurant and Function Facility in Saugus, Mass. Tickets are $60/person and are available only by credit card at https://newenglandfootballwriters.com/captains-%26-awards-banquet.
People interested in attending should contact Dick Lipe at Bentley University at 781‐891‐2334 so tables can be assigned.