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A crowd of over 250 gathered at Georgetown on Saturday for the annual Gridiron Club awards banquet, as head coach Rob Sgarlata presented the annual awards, named team captains for 2014, and announced the 11th recipient of the Joseph Eacobacci Memorial Jersey.
Team awards were as follows:
Strength & Conditioning Award: Dustin Wharton
Special Teams Player Of the Year: Brandon Durham
John L. Hagerty Award (Outstanding Back): Nick Campanella, Zack Wilke
George A. Murtagh Award (Outstanding Lineman): Michael Francis
Maurice (Mush) Dubofsky Award (Outstanding Student Athlete): Daniel Sprotte
John Burke Award (Outstanding Courage and Spirit): Isaiah Kempf, Dalen Claytor
Bishop Jeremiah Minihan Coaches Award: John Alexander, John Porter
Al Blozis Award (MVP): Dustin Wharton
The 2014 team captains are:
Nick Alfieri (LB, Portland, OR)
Alec May (DL, Wrenthem, MA)
Nick Quintans (OL, Media, PA)
Mike Roland (OL, Miami, FL)
The 2014 recipient of the Eacobacci Memorial Jersey is Nick Alfieri.
Following the banquet the team gathered on unfinished Multi-Sport Field for the spring scrimmage, which concluded about 90 minutes later.
Coming this week on the Third Rail blog: the beginning of the Rob Sgarlata era and why his three pillars of the Hoya football program are worth talking about.
Head coach Rob Sgarlata has named Michael Neuberger as the Hoyas' new offensive coordinator, replacing Vinny Marino, who was not retained when Sgarlata became head coach.
"The Hoya Football Family is very excited to welcome Michael Neuberger back the Hilltop," Sgarlata said. "Michael is an excellent teacher who relates well to our student-athletes. He brings a positive and enthusiastic energy to the office every day and I am sure that will translate to success for our offense."
Thompson coached receivers at Georgetown in the 2012 season, before moving on to Cornell for one season. Neuberger also coached one year at Columbia in 2011 following a graduate assistantship at Maryland.
Head coach Rob Sgarlata has named Luke Thompson as the Hoyas' new defensive coordinator, the former position held by Sgarlata when he was an assistant coach.
"I am very excited to have Luke back on the Hilltop,” said Sgarlata. “He will be a tremendous asset to our program. He is an excellent football coach and even better person. He has a proven track record as a detail oriented communicator who relates well to his players."
Thompson coached linebackers at Georgetown from 2006 through 2011, before moving on to Army in 2012.
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