Two football players earn conference honors

Congratulations to Seahawk football players Drew Balestrieri ’20 and James Dawson ’18, who recently received honors from the New England Football Conference.

Balestrieri was named rookie defensive player of the week after racking up a dozen tackles, including 11 solo stops, in Salve Regina’s 45-12 win at Maine Maritime Academy last weekend. He also had a tackle for loss included in his totals.

Dawson was named special teams player of the week after he ran back a kickoff 80 yards to give the Seahawks the lead in the first quarter versus Maine Maritime. He added a second return of 25 yards and rushed for 124 yards.

Salve Regina (8-1, 6-1 NEFC) will host Framingham State University in the 2016 New England Bowl at noon Saturday, Nov. 19 at Gaudet Field.

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