Easton, Mass. -- Seven members of the Saint Anselm football team have been honored by the Northeast-10 Conference on the league's All-Conference and All-Rookie teams. Sophomore linebacker Shane O'Donnell (Dracut, Mass.) and junior wide receiver Marc Wilson (Farmington, Conn.) were both named to the All-Conference Second Team, while five Hawks earned All-Rookie recognition.
O'Donnell, a team captain in 2010, earns All-Conference honors for the first time after finishing the season in third on the team in total tackles with 61, including 39 solo stops. O'Donnell posted two double-digit tackle performances, including a season-best 12 tackles in a road loss at Assumption. In that game, he had a career-high nine solo stops. He also finished the season with nine tackles for a loss of 40 yards, two sacks, one forced fumble, two quarterback hurries and two pass breakups. With 6.8 tackles per game in his nine games played, O'Donnell ranked 14th in the Northeast-10 in that category.
Wilson, one of the top offensive players in Saint Anselm history, earns All-Conference honors for a third straight season. After being named as the league's Rookie of the Year as a freshman, Wilson was a First Team selection as a sophomore. This season, Wilson led the Hawks in total receptions with 57 catches despite playing in only seven games due to injury. He finished with 519 total receiving yards, including a career-long 77-yard reception on the first play of the game at Assumption. He averaged 74.1 yards per game and caught a team-high five touchdown passes.
Earning spots on the league's All-Rookie Team were freshmen Justin Bernard (Cambridge, Mass.), Dave Boardman (Westfield, Mass.), Keith Charles (Laurel, Md.), Andrew Lebowitz (Andover, Mass.) and Alex White (Brockton, Mass.).
Bernard, a one-time Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week, was the team's leader in receiving yards with 614 yards on 49 catches, including three touchdown receptions. Bernard posted two 100-yard receiving games, including a 14-catch, 129-yard showing in an upset of No. 22 ranked New Haven.
Boardman earns a spot on the All-Rookie team after appearing in nine on the offensive line for the Hawks as a rookie, helping the team to 924 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. Leading that charge in the backfield was Charles, who was a one-time Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week. Charles carried the ball 152 times as a freshman, finishing with 565 yards and a team-best six rushing touchdowns. He also caught 38 passes for 371 yards and a touchdown, finishing the yards with 936 all-purpose yards. His best rushing game came at Assumption as he ran seven times for 86 yards and three touchdowns. In the upset of No. 22 ranked New Haven, Charles pulled down four passes for a total of 100 yards as he finished with 168 all-purpose yards in the game.
The final two Hawks earning spots on the All-Rookie Team are a pair of defensive players in Lebowitz and White. Lebowitz played every defensive snap for the Hawks as a freshman lineman, finishing with 31 tackles, two sacks for a loss of 16 yards, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two quarterback hurries. He had five tackles vs. both Stonehill and New Haven, including a season-best four solo stops in the win over New Haven. His 31 total tackles ranked him ninth on the team and second among freshmen.
White was the leading freshman tackler for the Hawks with 38 stops in nine games, including 24 assisted tackles. His best game of the season was a 10-tackle showing in the season finale at Southern Connecticut. White finished with 3.5 tackles for a loss of 10 yards, one sack, one pass breakup and a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown to help seal the team's home win over Pace on September 25th.