WORCESTER -- 15 WPI football senior student-athletes were among the 1,471 student-athletes named to the Hampshire Honor Society by the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame for academic achievement throughout their collegiate careers.
The 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. Players from 370 schools qualified for membership in the Society's 14th year.
Those WPI seniors to earn the honor include Zack Ahrens (South Glens Falls, NY), Sam Casey (Winchester, MA), Brendan Chipman (Middleboro, MA), Clark Ewen (Arlington, MA), Connor Field (Granby, CT), Joe Kerkach (Ashland, MA), Stephen Lauro (Airmont, NY), Vince Lucca (Granby, CT), Sean McAllen (Prospect, CT), Carter McLellan (Davidson, NC), Steve Mey (Watertown, MA), Julian Nyland (Melrose, MA), Nick Ostrowski (Charlton, MA), Stephen Peterson (Maynard, MA) and Brent Whitlock (Uxbridge, MA).
The 15 named to the society give the Engineers the fourth most in Division III trailing only St. John's (19), MIT (17) and St. Thomas (16).
To be nominated, student-athletes must have been a starter or significant contributor in their final season of eligibility in 2019 while achieving at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and meeting all NCAA/NAIA-mandated progress towards degree requirements and graduation.
WPI football set multiple records in 2019, including wins in a season and most points scored in a game and a season. Under tenth year head coach Chris Robertson, the Engineers finished 10-1, shared the NEWMAC championship, and defeated Western Connecticut in the New England Bowl Series.