Terio named NEFC special teams player of the week
Phil Terio ’15 was recently named the New England Football Conference (NEFC) special teams player of the week. Terio was instrumental to the Seahawks’ 37-33 victory over Curry College Oct. 13. He compiled 120 total kick return yards, averaging over 40 yards per return, including a 93-yard return for a score in the opening quarter. It was Terio’s sixth touchdown of the season, as the sophomore defensive back currently leads the team in scoring.
Terio also contributed seven tackles, two pass breakups and a game-saving interception. With the Colonels driving for the game-winning score in the final moments of the fourth quarter, Terio picked off a pass at the Salve Regina seven yard line with just 15 seconds left to seal the victory for the Seahawks.
The sophomore defensive back is having a stellar follow-up season to his freshman campaign, during which he was named the 2011 NEFC defensive rookie of the year. Last week, he set an NCAA record with his fourth interception returned for a touchdown on the season.
Terio and the Seahawks will return to action Friday, Oct. 19, putting their undefeated 7-0 season record and the longest winning streak in Division III football (13 straight victories) on the line at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.