PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Seven Plymouth State College football players have been recognized for their accomplishments this past fall, earning selections to several regional and national post-season All-Star Teams.
Senior safety Colt Meredith (Saugus, Mass.) received the top honor for PSC, earning honorable mention on the 1999 Hewlett-Packard NCAA Division III All-America Football Team. He is the 24th player in PSC’s 30 years of football to receive All-America honors.
Six other Panthers joined Meredith on the Don Hanson’s Football Gazette East Region All-Star Team, and a total of three PSC players were named to the ECAC Division III All-New England squad.
Meredith and senior DE Sean Murphy (Eliot, ME) were PSC’s representatives on the Football Gazette All-East Region First Team, while sophomore RB Russ Massahos (Windham, NH), junior C Chris Belmont (Campton, NH) and senior LB Sans Milbury (Danvers, Mass.) were Second Team choices, and senior WR Charlie Schubert (Manchester, NH) and senior safety Jason Marcell (Stoughton, Mass) were honored as Third Team picks. Meredith, Murphy and Belmont were each ECAC All-New England selections.
The four defenders, whose last names all begin with ‘M’ (Meredith, Murphy, Milbury and Marcell), were instrumental in PSC maintaining the top defense in the Freedom Football Conference. The Panthers were particularly dominant late in the season, allowing their last four regular season opponents a combined total of negative 16 yards rushing on 109 attempts, while picking off 14 passes.
The other three Panther veterans were key members of a balanced offensive attack. Massahos rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 13 touchdowns, PSC’s first 1,000-yard back since 1996, while Schubert caught a school-record 54 passes for 848 yards and eight TDs. Belmont is a two-time selection to the All-East Region, All-ECAC, All-FFC and American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.
Plymouth State finished the 1999 campaign with an 8-3 overall record (4-2 FFC) under first-year head coach Chris Rorke. The Panthers made a record 11th appearance in an ECAC post-season playoff game, defeating Salve Regina 13-7 to capture the ECAC Northeast Championship.