Jan. 29, 2013
2012 Patriot League Football Academic Honor Roll
Center Valley, Pa. -
Patriot League football teams combined to place 169 student-athletes on the Academic Honor Roll for strong performances in the classroom during the fall semester, including 30 from Fordham University.
The group featured 13 members of the Football Academic All-Patriot League Team, including two who posted a perfect 4.00 grade-point average in the fall semester. Colgate senior Chris Looney, an International Relations major and the 2012 Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year, achieved the 4.00 mark along with Lafayette junior Biology major Brad Bormann. Bucknell senior Economics major Robert Owoyele also posted a 4.00 GPA in the fall.
The Academic Honor Roll included 21 student-athletes who made the All-Patriot League Team, with 10 of those receiving first-team honors. Lehigh and Holy Cross each had five of their All-Patriot League selections make the Academic Honor Roll, while Fordham had four. That group included Fordham's Patrick Murray, a consensus All-America placekicker who recorded a 3.47 GPA in the fall while majoring in Finance.
For the third straight year, Fordham led all schools with 30 honorees, followed by Holy Cross with 29 and Bucknell with 27. Georgetown (25), Lehigh (24), Lafayette (22) and Colgate (12) were also well-represented on the Academic Honor Roll.
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the fall semester and participate in one of the Patriot League's seven fall championship sports.
Below are the 30 Fordham student athletes named to the 2012 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for football:
Player, Class, Major, Hometown/High School
Vincent Antinozzi, Jr., Business Admin., Decatur, Ga./Decatur
Daniel Avedesian, Sr., Business Mgt., State College, Pa./State College
James Avedesian, Sr., Business Admin., State College, Pa./State College
Brett Biestek, Jr., Business Admin., Wallingford, Conn./Sheehan
William DeLuca, Sr., Finance, Riverside, Conn./Greenwich
Nick DiFilippi, Jr., Marketing, Garden City Park, N.Y./New Hyde Park
Kevin Dinnegan, Fr., Undeclared, Blauvelt, N.Y./Tappan Zee
Tim Donahue, Fr., Undeclared, Howell, N.J./Howell
John D'Uva, So., Business Admin., Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood
Richard Foligno, Sr., Business Admin., Colts Neck, N.J./Colts Neck
Marco Fragnito, So., Math/Engineering, Coto de Caza, Calif./Santa Margarita
Stephen George, Gr., Business, London, England/Home Science (Nigeria)
Ryan Higgins, Sr., Business Admin., Merrick, N.Y./Chaminade
Oliver Hildebrandt, So., Economics/Pre-Med, Fairlawn, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary
John Hohlt, Sr., Finance, Houston, Tex./Strake Jesuit
Nick Krejci, Fr., Business Admin., Naperville, Ill./Naperville North
David Lulgjuraj, So., Math, Bronx, N.Y./Mt. St. Michael
Brendan Melanophy, Sr., Business Admin., Danbury, Conn./Danbury
Lloyd Morrison, Sr., Business Admin., Teaneck, N.J./Bergen Catholic
Griffin Murphy, Jr., Business Admin., Southborough, Mass./St. John's Prep
Patrick Murray, Sr., Business Admin., Ramsey, N.J./Don Bosco Prep
Tony Patrignelli, Fr., Communications, Central Valley, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury
Anthony Perrone, Sr., Finance, New Hyde Park, N.Y./New Hyde Park
Anthony Pesanello, Jr., Business Admin., Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah
Khary Powell, Sr., International Business, Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett
Steven Samela, Fr., Business Admin., Stamford, Conn./Stamford
Kevin Scanlon, Jr., Business Admin., Wyckoff, N.J./Don Bosco Prep
Joe Stefanik, Fr., Undeclared, Franklin Lakes, N.J./Ramapo
Brian Wetzel, So., Finance, Dallas, Texas/Jesuit College Prep
Nick Womack, Sr., Visual Arts, Maple Heights, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel