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.
CAA FOOTBALL STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Matt Sherry
CAA FOOTBALL ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM:
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