MANSFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore Joey Cody (Cinnaminson, N.J.) and junior Nicholas Fiorillo (Westford, Mass.) of the Saint Anselm College football team earned Academic All-Conference honors from the Northeast-10 Conference on Friday.
The duo were the lone representatives from Saint Anselm fall sports teams on the roster of 88 student-athletes across the conference. To be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must have started in at least half or played in at least two-thirds of the team's competitions as a significant contributor and achieved a 3.30 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
"Congratulations to both Nick and Joey on this award," remarked Head Coach Joe Adam. "They embody what it means to be a student-athlete as they are high achievers on and off the field. I am extremely proud to be able to coach and interact with them on a daily basis."
Cody, a punter for the Hawks, picked up Second Team All-NE10 honors after averaging 38.2 yards per punt in 2018, the second-best average in the conference while ranking in the top-80 nationwide. The sophomore had 36 punts on the season, totaling 1,376 yards while recording five punts inside the 20-yard line. Three of his punts were longer than 50 yards, including a season-long 60-yard punt against Pace on Nov. 10.
A wide receiver, Fiorillo appeared in all nine contests for the Hawks, reeling in 26 catches for 298 yards. Averaging 11.5 yards per reception, Fiorillo earned his first collegiate touchdown on Oct. 20 against Merrimack in a narrow 31-28 loss to the Warriors. In that contest, he picked up six catches for 80 yards, including a career-long 28-yard reception.
Cody and Fiorillo are Computer Science majors on the Hilltop.