Six Earn NE-10 Postseason Football Honors from Stonehill

Freshman Kaleb Lutton earns second team All-Northeast-10 honors as well as All-Rookie status (PHOTO BY SportsPix

Three Skyhawks on offensive and defensive side named to NE-10 second team
Lutton also earns NE-10 All-Rookie Team honors

NE-10 Football All-Conference Release

EASTON, Mass. (November 20, 2015) – Six members of the Stonehill College football program have earned All-Northeast-10 honors as selected by the Conference's ten head coaches, the league announced today.

All six were selected to the All-Northeast-10 second team, with three each from the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Freshman tight end Kaleb Lutton (Middletown, Connecticut/Xavier) earned NE-10 All-Rookie Team honors as well as his spot on the All-Conference second team. Stonehill's six All-NE-10 selections give the program 49 honorees during head coach Robert Talley's nine seasons at the helm.

Joining Lutton on the All-Northeast-10 second team are senior captains Gordon McLeod (Weymouth, Massachusetts/BC High) and Anthony Masucci (East Haven, Connecticut/Notre Dame-West Haven) as well as juniors Anthony Siciliano (Monroe, New York/Don Bosco Prep), Andrew Kibarian (Lynnfield, Massachusetts/Lynnfield) and Ryan Doherty (Methuen, Massachusetts/Central Catholic). All six Skyhawks earn All-Northeast-10 honors for the first time in their careers.

McLeod finished his senior season with a team-high 46 receptions for a team-best 556 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 12.1 yards per catch and 50.5 yards per game. He ranks ninth in the NE-10 for receptions and yards per game, while ranking eighth for touchdowns and tenth for yards per reception. McLeod posted a career-high ten receptions for a career-best 132 yards and a touchdown at NE-10 regular season champions Assumption College in week ten.







McLeod wraps up his Stonehill career ranked third in program history with 143 receptions, fifth with 1,906 yards and 15 touchdowns in 43 career games played. He also posted 1,972 career all-purpose yards and scored 16 total touchdowns, having added one rushing score over his career. McLeod was an NE-10 All-Rookie Team selection as a freshman and been named to the NE-10's Commissioner's Honor Roll four semesters for having a semester GPA of 3.0 or better and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll once for  a 3.20 semester GPA or higher.

Masucci is the leader on a Stonehill defense which ranks 11th nationally in Division II for total defense, allowing just 280.1 yards per game (2nd NE-10), and 19th for passing defense at 158.5 yards per contest (2nd), with the top rushing defense in the NE-10 at 121.5 yards per game. The safety ranks third on the team with 63 tackles, including 29 solo, with 4.0 tackles for a loss of 15 yards, with an interception and four pass breakups. Masucci posted a season-high 11 stops (seven solo) and a pass breakup at the University of New Haven on October 17.

Masucci has been a standout for Stonehill both on the field and in the classroom over his career, earning CoSIDA Academic All-District I first team honors each of the last two years and was a William V. Campbell Trophy & National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete semifinalist this fall. He has totaled 203 tackles (101 solo), including 10.0 for a loss of 54 yards, with 0.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, five interceptions and ten pass breakups in 42 career games, including 22 straight starts to conclude his career. Masucci has earned NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll status all six semesters to date, while being named to the NE-10's Academic All-Conference team as a junior, receiving the Division II ADA Academic Achievement Award twice.

Doherty was also a key member of Stonehill's 11th-ranked defense at linebacker with a team-high 76 tackles, including 24 solo, with 9.0 tackles for a loss of 45 yards, including 4.0 sacks for a loss of 28 yards, a team-high three forced fumbles, an interception, two pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery. He ranks 13th in the NE-10 for total tackles and second for forced fumbles (31st nationally). Doherty notched a career-high 14 stops (one solo), including a career-best 3.0 for a loss of nine yards, with 1.5 sacks for a loss of seven, a forced fumble and fumble recovery against Southern Connecticut State University on October 3.

Doherty has been named to the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll three semesters over his Stonehill career and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll once. He has totaled 185 tackles (66 solo), including 18.0 tackles for a loss of 98 yards, with 9.0 sacks for a loss of 71, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, an interception and two pass breakups in 30 career games played over his three seasons. He ranks eighth on Stonehill's all-time list for career forced fumbles, sixth for yards lost off sacks and ninth for yards off tackles for loss.

Junior linebacker Ryan Doherty led the Skyhawks six second team selections. (PHOTO BY Lewis Glass/SportsPix

Kibarian led one of the top defensive lines in the NE-10 this season, leading the unit with 38 tackles, including 16 solo, with 6.5 tackles for a loss of 28 yards, 3.5 sacks for a loss of 24 yards, a pass breakup and quarterback hurry. He capped the season with a season-best six stops (four solo), including 0.5 sacks for a loss of two yards. Kibarian registered a career-best 2.5 tackles for a loss of 12 yards, including 1.5 sacks for a loss of ten in a win over rival Bentley University on October 24.

Kibarian has been named to the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll three semesters and Athletic Director's Honor Roll once in his three year career. He has posted 124 tackles (57 solo), including 17.5 for a loss of 67 yards, with 8.0 sacks for a loss of 50, a forced fumble and pass breakup in 33 career games, having started his last 31 games heading into his senior season.

Siciliano anchors a Stonehill offensive line that blocked for an offense which ranked second in the NE-10 and sixth nationally for time of possession at 33:34 per game. The Skyhawks averaged 314.1 yards per game, including 114.5 rushing and 199.5 passing (4th NE-10). He started all nine games played this season, including seven at left guard and two at left tackle.

Siciliano has started 29 of the 31 games he has played over his career for the Stonehill offensive line. He has been named to the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll all four semesters and Athletic Director's Honor Roll three semesters, having been picked to the NE-10's All-Rookie Team as a freshman.

Lutton made an immediate impact for Stonehill as a freshman tight end, leading the team with 50 points and eight touchdowns. He finished the season second on the team with 28 receptions and 380 yards, averaging 13.6 yards per catch as he emerged as one of the top red zone players in the NE-10. The three-time NE-10 Rookie of the Week selection ranks fourth among NE-10 leaders for receiving touchdowns. His touchdown receptions rank third on Stonehill's all-time single season list, and he scored on 29-percent of his receptions for the season.

Lutton posted a pair of three touchdown efforts, collecting three scores in Stonehill's dramatic 40-37 comeback win at LIU Post on September 26, before adding three more in a 35-24 triumph over Saint Anselm College on October 31. He finished with a season-high eight receptions for a season-best 131 yards (16.4 yds/reception) in the LIU Post win and also collected a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns in the Skyhawks 24-20 comeback win at Merrimack College on September 11.

Stonehill finished 2015 with its second winning season over the past three years, posting a 7-4 record overall, including 5-4 in NE-10 play to finish fourth in the Conference standings. The Skyhawks capped the season with three wins over their last four after a 17-14 win at third place Merrimack College last weekend.

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