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Thursday, May 03, 2007

MU football/from Greg Viscomi and the MU web site

Cerezo, Dunn, Falae and San Miguel tabbed to lead Hawks

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.- Monmouth University head football coach Kevin Callahan announced the 2007 team captains on Wednesday afternoon.

For the defense, seniors Ayo Falae (Newark, N.J./Barringer) and T.J. Cerezo (Stanhope, N.J./Lenape Valley Regional) were chosen while fifth-year seniors Jonathan Dunn (Blackwood, N.J./Washington Twp.) and Adam San Miguel (North Bergen, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep) will serve as captains for the offense. Members of the team voted for the captains.

“We will be a relatively young team in 2007, and the leadership provided by our captains will be one of the keys to our success,” said head coach Kevin Callahan. “These four players have worked very hard for the honor of leading our team, and I am confident that they will do well.”

Falae and Cerezo are the only two returning starters from one of the nation’s most dominant defenses of a year ago. Falae is slated to start for the second straight year at cornerback, where he recorded 48 tackles, a pass break up, an interception and a blocked kick. Cerezo, an outside linebacker, started in all 12 games last season for Monmouth, recording 32 tackles and a fumble recovery. The two players have a combined 42 games of playing experience, with 24 starts between them.

San Miguel returns as one of the conference’s top receivers, one year after earning First Team All-NEC honors. The First Team All-League selection led the league in receptions (setting a new MU record) and receiving yards, while also tying the school record for punt return yardage in a season. Dunn, who returns for a fifth-year, will anchor an offensive line that lost just two starters from last year’s NEC Championship squad. Dunn has 20 starts under his belt and 30 total games played for the Blue & White. The fifth year senior earned Football Gazette First Team All-Offense and First Team All-NEC after the Hawks allowed just 13 sacks in 12 games last season.

The Hawks recently wrapped up 15 days of spring practice which culminated in the annual Blue/White Spring Game. Monmouth will travel to Orono, Maine, to take on the University of Maine in the 2007 season opener on Sept. 1st.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony, Couple Questions....when are they breaking ground on the MAAC? Is there any chance we bolt the NEC in the near future and any plans to add seating to kessler field?

12:58 PM, May 03, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

1. MAAC - MU hopes for July if there are no late snags in WLB...the project has to clear the 45-day window when an individual (s) could sue , etc., though I believe that 45 day period will end by middle or so of this month...

2. NEC abdication - not the near future... I think MU needs the MAAC built before it looks or attempts to go elsewhere..

3. Kessler Field - it is a topic at MU but for down the road.. MU would like to BUT WLB would have to approve that, too!!!!!

What do you think the chances of that are???

5:09 PM, May 03, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Choices for captains.

10:08 AM, May 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good choices for captains, all bring something different to the table, good leaders who have been around and played an important role is past seasons, all know what it takes to get it done....they have a big responsibility with a young team, and will get the job done, have to be a little patient then they are used too

12:35 PM, May 09, 2007  

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