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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 5, 2012
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College's Ryan Veillette (Hotchkiss School/Westfield, Mass.) was named to the D3football.com 2012 All-East Region Team as a defensive end on Wednesday.
Veillette, a three-time All-NESCAC selection at defensive end, was named to the All-East third team defense.
Veillette was one of nine New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) players to make one of the three teams on offense or defense. The teams were selected by East Region sports information directors and D3football.com staff. The East Region was made up of schools from the New England states, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Veillette made the All-NESCAC first team for the first time in November. He had previously been selected to the second team after his sophomore and junior seasons.
Veillette led the NESCAC in sacks (7.5) despite missing the opening game of the season with an injury. The senior had 11 tackles for loss among his 30 tackles this year and finished his career with 115 tackles (26.5 for loss) and 18.5 sacks.
Veillette also was part of the most memorable play of the year while lining up at running back. In an overtime win against Tufts, Veillette threw a 3-yard scoring pass to Derrick Beasley for what proved to be the game-winning points.
D3football.com 2012 All-East Region Team
Offensive Player of the Year:McCallum Foote, Middlebury, junior.Defensive Player of the Year: Tyre Coleman, Hobart, sophomore.Coach of the Year:Issac Collins, Widener.
First team offense: QB: McCallum Foote, Middlebury, junior. RB: Darius Kinney, Kean, senior; Melikke Van Alstyne, Framingham, junior. WR: Brandon Boyle, Castleton, junior; Jeremy Meier, Utica, senior. TE: Billy Chapman, Middlebury, senior. T: Ryan Moores, Middlebury, senior; Mike Wutzer, Cortland, senior. G: Art Garvey, Hobart, senior; John Lavelle, Delaware Valley, senior. C: Brian Mansfield, Salisbury, senior. K: Andrew Franks, RPI, sophomore. RET: Graham Asum, Worcester State, senior.
First team defense:DE: Tyre Coleman, Hobart, sophomore; Max Nacewicz, Springfield, sophomore. DT: James Muirhead, Framingham, senior; Mike Raplee, Alfred, senior. LB: Devin Worthington, Hobart, junior; Pasquale Vacchio, Buffalo State, senior; Noah Joseph, Union, senior. CB: Phil Terio, Salve Regina, sophomore; Andre Carter, Salisbury, junior. S: Rae Haynes, Trinity, senior; John Robinson, Delaware Valley, senior. P: Kyle Hamby, Salisbury, sophomore.
Second team offense: QB: Andrew Benkwitt, Utica, senior. RB: Evan Bunker, Trinity, junior; Bobby Dougherty, Hobart, senior. WR: Anthony Davis, Widener, sophomore; Zach Driscoll, Middlebury, senior. TE: Matt Dunn, Utica, senior. T: Ali Marpet, Hobart, sophomore; Adam Iskra, Salve Regina, senior. G: Eric Revelli, Kean, senior; Randy Bloom, Cortland, senior. C: Floyd Shafer, Salve Regina, junior. K: Dylan Rushe, Endicott, junior. RET: Phil Terio, Salve Regina, sophomore.
Second team defense: DE: Nate Oropollo, Lycoming, senior; Bryan Narcisse, Worcester State, junior. DT: Dwight Hentz, Lycoming, junior; Paul Melicharek, Bridgewater, senior. LB: Greg Burns, TCNJ, senior; Keith Barnes, SUNY-Maritime, senior; Matt McMurdo, Salisbury, senior. CB: Tony Tatum, Gallaudet, senior; Troy Sant, St. John Fisher, senior. S: Andrew Kukesh, Bates, junior; Jon Jackson, Alfred, senior. P: Dylan Rushe, Endicott, junior.
Third team offense: QB: Mike Hermann, RPI, senior. RB: Kyle Schuberth, Delaware Valley, junior; Steven Webb, Hobart, junior. WR: Joseph Ingrao, Ithaca, senior; AJ Scerra, Worcester State, junior. TE: Casey Paris, Coast Guard, senior. T: Greg Skjold, Union, senior; Duke Eblom, Springfield, senior. G: Cody Moyer, Lycoming, senior; Mike Valenti, Trinity, senior. C: Matt Bonomolo, Mount Ida, senior. K: Mike DeBole, Cortland, junior. RET: Deandre Foulkes, Kean, senior.
Third team defense:DE: Ryan Veillette, Colby, senior; Mason Judd, St. John Fisher, junior. DT: Nick Auriemma, Hobart, senior; Ted Abriel, RPI, junior. LB: Nick Bricker, TCNJ, junior; Steven Gamble, Salisbury, sophomore; Kabongo Bukasa, Lycoming, junior. CB: Colby Morabito, Brockport State, sophomore; Pete Furey, Cortland, senior. S: Tanner Troutman, Lycoming, sophomore; Maxwell Shubert, Salve Regina, senior. P: Mike DeBole, Cortland, junior.