Football Places 31 Players On Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
WORCESTER, Mass. – Thirty-one members of the Holy Cross football team have been selected to the 2017 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the conference office. Leading the Crusaders was senior tight end Jayke Simsheuser, who was named to the Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time during his collegiate career.
Six Crusaders are making their third career appearance on the Academic Honor Roll, in senior running back Gabe Guild, senior placekicker A.J. Wells, senior defensive lineman Phil Zobrest, junior linebacker Ryan Brady, junior quarterback Geoff Wade and junior defensive back Akeem Walcott. The nine Holy Cross players named to the team for the second time in their careers include senior offensive lineman Nick Piker, senior quarterback Peter Pujals, junior wide receiver Tate Beachley, junior offensive lineman Brett Boddy, junior wide receiver Martin Dorsey, junior linebacker Jack McCabe, sophomore defensive lineman Mark Ebo, sophomore linebacker Matt Johnson and sophomore offensive lineman Daniel Kurkowski.
The Crusaders had 15 other players selected to the Academic Honor Roll for the first time, in senior offensive lineman Daniel Bernard, senior defensive lineman Jordan Kupec, senior punter Will McGrail, senior defensive back Chase Stratton, junior defensive lineman Kevin Bucceroni, junior long snapper Jack Dixon, junior long snapper Stevie Rainero, sophomore quarterback Emmett Clifford, sophomore offensive lineman Justin Knotts, sophomore defensive back Chris Riley, freshman offensive lineman John Brekke, freshman quarterback Connor Degenhardt, freshman defensive back Grant Holloman, freshman offensive lineman Michael Mambuca and freshman wide receiver Will Sirmon.
A total of 233 student-athletes from football teams around the league earned spots on this year's Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a grade point average of 3.20 or better during the fall semester.
For the complete Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in PDF format, click here.