Alex Kershaw Honored by New England Football Conference

Sept. 6, 2011

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-UMass Dartmouth freshman linebacker Alex Kershaw (Foxboro, MA/Oliver Ames HS) made his first game in a Corsair uniform one to remember.

Kershaw has been honored as the New England Football Conference's Defensive Player of the Week.

Kershaw led UMass Dartmouth in their 24-21 season-opening victory against Mount Ida Friday night. He made 16 tackles, including nine solo stops, and had 2.5 tackles for 19 yards of lost yardage. He forced a fumble, and then recovered it on the second half kickoff, allowing UMD to score and take a 17-7 lead on their first play from scrimmage after the intermission. The play was one of the key plays of the game.

"Alex had an outstanding football game Friday night," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Mark Robichaud. "He is extremely athletic with great instincts. Alex is a tremendous player who is only going to get better with experience. We are very fortunate to have Alex in our program." The Corsairs will take a 1-0 record into Saturday night's game against visiting Bridgewater State.

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