MANCHESTER, N.H. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth football senior Marvey Mathurin (Woburn, Mass.) earned prestigious regional accolades on Monday, garnering 2017 New England Football Writers (NEFW) Division II/III All-New England accolades.
Mathurin is one of just 30 student-athletes from New England’s Division II and Division III football squads selected by the organization, and one of four linebackers. He becomes the second Corsair in as many years to earn NEFW honors, joining Pat Sullivan ’17 who was recognized at offensive line at the conclusion of last season.
A First Team All-MASCAC selection, Mathurin is one of the most successful linebackers in UMass Dartmouth program history. He closes as the career leader in tackles for loss with 49, and re-set his own single-season record with 17.5 tackles for loss during the 2017 season. All-time, he closes his Corsair career sixth on the tackles list (284). As a senior, Mathurin put forth his most productive season, leading the UMass Dartmouth roster and ranking third in the MASCAC with 9.5 tackles per game (95 total). The senior put forth a single-game career high on Oct. 13 against Bridgewater State, leading all players with 15 total tackles (12 solo), including 2.5 tackles for loss. In every game on the season, he registered at least one tackle for loss and accumulated a career-high five sacks.
Mathurin, a native of Woburn, Mass. and alumnus of Northeast Metro Tech, appeared in 39 games on his four-year UMass Dartmouth career. He was named to the All-MASCAC teams in the past three seasons, earning Second Team accolades in both 2015 and 2016. As an engineering major, Mathurin was additionally named to the MASCAC All-Academic Team in 2016.
In head coach Mark Robichaud’s 11th season, the 2017 Corsairs leaned on defensive prowess to remain competitive in each contest. Behind 23 sacks (second in MASCAC), 15 interceptions (tied-3rd) while permitting just 309.8 yards per game (third), UMass Dartmouth kept itself within striking distance. Offensively, the Corsairs posted 26.3 points per game on an average of 394.7 total yards per contest. Consecutive road wins against Mass. Maritime and Fitchburg State elevated the Corsairs’ overall record to 4-6, and leveled their conference record at 4-4. UMass Dartmouth’s four conference wins tie last year’s victory total, the program’s highest since the 2011 season.