Bloomington, MN --- WPI senior Spencer Herrington (Clearfield, PA) has been selected as a D3football.com All-East Team honoree for the second consecutive season.
A first team kicker a year ago, Herrington was named to the 2018 third team to become the program's second two-time recipient (Brian Murtagh 2015, 2016). It is also the third straight honor for a WPI kicker.
Herrington, the only NEWMAC Special Teams Athlete of the Year in the brief history of the conference sponsoring football and repeat All-NEWMAC first teamer, led the league in points, field goals made and extra points made. In all, he was 12-for-15 with a career-long 42-yard field goal and 30-for-30 in extra point opportunities. His with 66 points also tied for second amongst all NEWMAC student-athletes. Herrington concludes his career a perfect 75-for-75 in PATs, 22-for-27 in field goals, and 141 points. As a punter, Herrington boomed 113 for 3882 career yards with a long of 55 and eight landing inside the 20.
The aerospace engineering major, who recently garnered CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades, developed a mobile website for the Worcester Art Museum for his IQP and his MQP is titled "Detection and Estimation of a Plume with an Unmanned Terrain Vehicle." He is also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Promotion of Animal Welfare Society.
Football (6-4, 4-3 NEWMAC) posted its fourth consecutive winning season for the first time in nearly a quarter century. The Engineers once again defeated MIT who only had one loss heading into the NCAA tournament. The Class of 2019 ranks third with 28 wins while head coach Chris Robertson ended the season in a tie with I.E. Bigler (1923-1940) with 42 career wins.