Westwood, MA --- Seven members of the WPI football team were named to the NEWMAC's all-conference teams following voting by the conference's head coaches. Graduate defensive lineman Lou Duh (Monroe, CT) was the lone Engineer to earn first team honors, while a half dozen were named to the second team.
Duh logged 28 total tackles, 19 counted for in solo fashion, for the Crimson and Gray with a season-high of five tackles in the conference opener at Merchant Marine on October 2nd. Just over a trio of those tackles by the nose guard were marked for a loss, totaling 13 yards behind the line of scrimmage. Duh is a three-time All-NEWMAC honoree, earning first team in 2019 and second team in 2018.
Senior Nica Hesel (Downingtown, PA) was a fellow defensive lineman to earn all-conference honors on the second team. Hesel counted for 34 total tackles throughout appearances in all 10 games this season with 11.5 tackles for loss including 6.5 sacks tying-second in the NEWMAC, marking 63 total yards lost, adding on a pair of forced fumbles.
Graduate-transfer running back Zachary Levy (Bellingham, MA) notched all-conference second team honors following an impressive, one-year stint with the Crimson and Gray. Levy was recently named NEWMAC Offensive Athlete of the Week for his performance in the senior day contest at Alumni Stadium versus Coast Guard where he recorded a pair of 44-yard touchdown runs. The running force carried 19 times for 219 yards which marked a career-high on the gridiron.
Throughout 10 games played, Levy logged 109 rushes for 655 yards on the ground leading to six touchdowns for WPI. The running back brought in six catches for 56 yards for an average of 9.3 yards per catch, and on the returning end, the utility back traveled 246 yards on 13 returns. On the season, the graduate student accounted for 957 total all-purpose yards in the Crimson and Gray. Levy also recorded eight total tackles and a fumble recovery during the 2021 campaign.
All-conference second team honors were earned by offensive linemen Sullivan Boyd (Woolwich, ME) and Patrick Hagearty (Londonderry, NH). The duo were fixtures on right side of the offensive line with Boyd starting at right tackle in all 10 games and Hagearty getting the call in eight games at right guard. Boyd is graduate student who also started in 2019 while Hagearty, a junior, was also a key cog two seasons ago for the Crimson and Gray. This fall the offensive line contributed to 1,285 rushing yards and 1,808 passing yards totaling 3,093 yards this season.
Senior defensive back Maximilian Storch (Quincy, MA) was one of many Engineers that were named to the all-conference second team. Storch contributed to the defensive presence this season with appearances in all 10 contests and racking up 42 tackles, 1.5 for a loss. The corner back tallied a season-best seven tackles and three pass breakups in the Transit Trophy contest against to RPI.
Junior punter Loren Diloreto (Valley Center, CA) acquired the second team nod as he lined up for 43 punts computing 1,676 yards of airtime averaging 39 yards-per punt with a 59-yard punt counting for his career long. Throughout the season, Diloreto dropped 13 punts inside the 20-yard line while forcing 16 fair catches and only a pair of touchbacks for opponents. The junior led the NEWMAC in yards per punt and ranks fourth all-time in the over 130-year history of WPI.
WPI finished the regular season with a 3-7 overall record while posting a 2-3 record at Alumni Field during the 2021 campaign.