Two Warriors Named To New England Football Writers All-New England Team
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Two Merrimack football players have been named to the 2012 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England team as announced on Friday. Senior's Isaiah Voegeli (Hyannis, Mass.) and Artis Holt (Baltimore, Md.) have been noticed for their play that led the Warriors to a 6-4 record this season.
In all, 28 players representing 18 different teams were selected to the All-New England team. The Northeast-10 Conference received the most recipients of the honor with eight players selected on the team.
Voegeli is the second Warrior in program history to receive the Northeast-10 Conference MVP honor, joining James Suozzo from the 2009 season. Voegeli finished his Merrimack career in style in 2012 as he produced one of the greatest seasons in NE-10 history for a wide receiver. He led the NE-10 in virtually all receiving categories as a senior as he broke the conference all time record with 108 catches on the season. His 1,500 receiving yards is good for second most in NE-10 history and best in school history while his 14 touchdown catches sets a school record.
Voegeli helped lead the Warriors to a 6-4 mark in 2012, and led the nation in receptions per game (10.9) and receiving yards per contest (150.0). For his Merrimack career, Voegeli holds almost all receiving records including career receptions (311) and receiving yards (3,554) while ranking second all time with 34 touchdown receptions.
Holt, who received first team honors for the second straight season, led the Warriors in total tackles with 61 including a team-high 47 solo tackles. Holt also forced a team-high two fumbles while recovering another and recording four tackles for a loss. He ranked second on the team with two interceptions and led the conference with 18 pass breakups. He also averaged 24.3 yards on 21 kickoff returns on the season.
The team will be honored at the New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 6, at the Montvale Plaza, in Stoneham, Mass.