SOUTH EASTON, Mass. – Saint Anselm College football seniors Marc Wilson (Farmington, Conn.) and Shane O'Donnell (Dracut, Mass.), as well as freshmen Isaac Jorgensen (Eldersburg, Md.) and Zach Lombard (Manchester, Conn.), garnered Northeast-10 All-Conference honors Wednesday.
Wilson was named to the All-Conference First Team at wide receiver for the second time in his career after making 72 catches for 770 yards and five touchdowns. Wilson earns All-Conference honors for the fourth straight season after making the All-Rookie Team his freshman year, First Team after his sophomore campaign and Second Team a year ago. The senior tied for the conference lead in receptions and receptions per game (7.2), and ranked second in all-purpose yards per game (179.0), fifth in receiving yards and receiving yards per game (77.0) and sixth in touchdowns.
O'Donnell joined his fellow senior captain on the First Team a year after both earned Second Team honors. O'Donnell led the team with 90 tackles and 19 tackles for a loss of 43 yards. The linebacker ranked second in the conference in tackles for a loss, as well as seventh in both overall tackles and sacks (4.0). O'Donnell added an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery to his stat line.
Jorgensen and Lombard both earned spots on the All-Rookie Team. Jorgensen ranked fifth on the team with 54 tackles, including six for a loss. The linebacker forced a fumble and impressively returned three interceptions for 36 yards, including in the season's opening game against Kutztown on Sept. 3. Jorgensen became the first Saint Anselm linebacker to intercept three passes in a season since senior Anthony Barese picked off three passes in 2004 and is the first freshman to amass three INTs since teammate Ethan Sylvain (E. Montpelier, Vt.) tallied four in 2009.
Lombard started all 10 games at left guard as a freshman after converting from the defensive line the day he stepped on campus to fill the vacant offensive line spot. Lombard was solid week-in and week-out as he helped the team rush for 1,022 yards (102.2/game) and 12 touchdowns. The squad also ranked fifth in the conference in sacks allowed per game (1.9).