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Sherry Named CAA Football Student-Athlete of the Year

Feb. 26, 2008

RICHMOND, Va. - Villanova University senior tight end Matt Sherry has been named the CAA Football Student-Athlete of the Year. Sherry shares the award with Delaware senior offensive lineman Mike Byrne. Sherry, a 6-4, 255 pound native of Rumford, R.I., helped lead the Wildcats to a 7-4 record by tallying a team-high 37 receptions for a team-best 461 yards and five touchdowns.

Sherry, who earned a finance degree from Villanova in May, 2007, is currently enrolled in Villanova's MBA program where he has an impressive 3.84 grade point average. For his efforts on the football field this past season, Sherry was a first team All-CAA selection, a first team All-ECAC selection, a Honorable Mention Sports Network FCA All-American honoree and the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic Football Performer of the Year.

In addition to Sherry's honor, 11 other Wildcats were named to the CAA Football Academic All-Conference team. To be eligible for this team, a player must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better. The 11 Wildcats include Angelo Babbaro, Kris Brown, Derek Donmoyer, Derek Fiorenza, Zach Mariacher , Martin Morfin, Sean Morrissey, Nick Seibert, Matt Sherry, Shawn Smith and Will Thompson.





Angelo Babbaro		RB	RFR.	Canfield, Ohio/Canfield
Kris Brown		OL	Sr.	Abington, Pa./Abington
Derek Donmoyer		DB	So.	Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Twp.
Derek Fiorenza		PK	Jr.	Downingtown, Pa./Bishop Shanahan
Zach Mariacher		DB	Sr.	New castle, Pa./New Castle
Martin Morfin		LB	Sr.	New Egypt, Pa./New Egypt
Sean Morrissey		LS	So.	Rockville, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel
Nick Seibert		TE/LS	Sr.	Allentown, Pa./Salisbury Twp.
Matt Sherry		TE	Sr.	Rumford, R.I./Bishop Hendricken
Shawn Smith		WR	So.	Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson
Will Thompson		LS	So.	Glen Arm, Md./Loyola Blakefield