WORCESTER -- WPI graduate students Lou Duh (Monroe, CT) and Sullivan Boyd (Woolwich, ME) were named repeat selections and were joined by junior Loren Diloreto (Valley Center, CA) as members of the Football Academic All-District team, as voted on by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members from Massachusetts and Maine. It marks the ninth-straight season that the Engineers have had multiple student-athletes named to the team.
Duh is a rare four-time Academic All-District selection, joining Cross Country and Track and Field's Sydney Packard (Georgetown, MA) as the only two from WPI to nab four such honors. Boyd received the last season while Diloreto becomes the first punter to be recognized since Vinny Tavernelli in 2016.
Duh registered 28 total tackles, including 19 solo stops 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 2021 and second team in 2018.
A seven-time Dean's List recipient, Duh registered a 3.92 GPA while earning his undergraduate degree in May of 2021 in mechanical engineering. The graduate student is a member of Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Duh's MQP Project saw his team design and create an automated, self-folding ping pong table while his IQP Project researched the effect of social isolation on elderly/at-risk individuals during Covid-19.
Boyd started at right tackle in all 10 games on his way to being named second team All-NEWMAC. The graduate student allowed just one sack all season and posted an overall grade of 94. Boyd anchored an offensive line the contributed to the Engineers 1,285 rushing yards and 1,808 passing yards totaling 3,093 yards this season.
Boyd sported a GPA of 3.32 while earning a degree in May of 2021 in mechanical engineering with minors in fire protection engineering and history and a concentration in thermofluids engineering. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in fire protection engineering. A member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Boyd's MQP Project designed mechanical systems for FSAE electric car build.
Diloreto was also second team All-NEWMAC after leading the conference in punting and ranking fourth all-time in the over 130-year history of WPI with an average of 39.0 yards per boot. His average 26th nationally in Division III, third in New England and second in CoSIDA District I. Diloreto dropped 13 punts inside the 20-yard line while forcing 16 fair catches and tallying a career-long of 59 yards.
A computer science major with a 3.37 GPA, Diloreto is slated to complete his IQP Project in San Jose, Costa Rica in the spring of 2022.
To be eligible for all-academic honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or a key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid December.