November 22, 2010

Fox, McNally, Souza and Vasso Named to All-CAA Football First Team

RICHMOND, Va. – University of New Hampshire football players Terrance Fox, Brian McNally, Hugo Souza and Dino Vasso were all named to the 2010 All-CAA Football First Team, the league announced Monday. Fox was tabbed as a wide receiver, McNally as a defensive end, Souza as a safety and Vasso as a cornerback.

UNH senior offensive tackle Seth Price (Grove City, Ohio) and sophomore linebacker Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.), the league leader with 135 tackles, were named to the All-CAA Second Team, while senior quarterback R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.), sophomore running back Dontra Peters (Annapolis, Md.), senior defensive tackle Steve Young (Rochester, N.H.) and freshman kicker Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) garnered Third Team honors. 

Fox (Piscatway, N.J.) leads the CAA in receptions per game (5.6), ranks fifth in receiving yards per game (59.5) and seventh in all-purpose yards (97.7). The 5-8, 166-pound receiver has hauled in six receiving touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a score.

McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.), a member of the CAA Preseason All-Conference Team, is the league leader in sacks (9.0), paces UNH with 10.5 tackles for loss and has compiled 32 tackles, including 17 solo stops.

Souza (Marshfield, Mass.) has tallied 82 tackles, 46 unassisted, during his senior campaign with one interception, five pass break-ups and a forced fumble. His 318 career tackles place him sixth all-time at UNH.

Vasso (Crum Lynne, Pa.), a two-time All-CAA Second Team selection (2008, 09) and member of this year's Preseason All-Conference Team, is tied for the league lead in interceptions (five), tops the conference with 12 passes defended, has a team-best seven pass break-ups and has notched 48 tackles, 32 of the solo variety.

The last season New Hampshire placed multiple defensive players on a conference first-team was 1995, when defensive linemen Mike Foley and Ray Lyons were feted by the Yankee Conference.

Toman ranks in the top-5 in the CAA in passing average (207.1/third), total offense (221.5/fourth), and pass efficiency (129.2/fifth), while Peters is tied for fourth in touchdowns (eight) and rates sixth in rushing yards (68.4 per game). Young has posted 33 tackles, 20 solo, with 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. MacArthur, the only true freshman to play for the Wildcats this season, is 9-for-12 in field goals, which ties him for second in the CAA in field goal percentage (75%).

The 10th-ranked Wildcats have earned their nation-leading seventh consecutive trip to the NCAA Division I Football Championship. UNH (7-4), which received a first-round bye, will visit No. 13 Bethune-Cookman (10-1), champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, in a second-round game Saturday, Dec. 4, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Game time and ticket information will be announced at a later time. For the latest information, visit www.unhwildcats.com.

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