Sacred Heart's senior quarterback Dale Fink (Swansea, IL) continues to collect postseason awards as he leads this year's FCS All-New England team as selected by the New England Football Writers. Fink is the third Pioneer to garner All-New England honors.
Fink put the finishing touches on his stellar career by winning the Golden Helmet Award given out by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston for his 395 yard, five touchdown performance against Wagner in teh season finale. Fink was named to the All-Northeast Conference team for the third time in his career after leading the league's top-ranked passing offense (268.7 ypg). He finished the season first among NEC quarterbacks averaging 264.3 yards per game, a mark that ranked him 11th nationally.
He ranked third among NCAA leaders in passing completions per game (24.18 pg) and 10th in total passing yards (2,907). The Pioneer passing attack ranked 12th in the nation this season. He also led the NEC in total offense (253.9 ypg), completions (266) and yards passing (2,907). He ranked third in completion percentage (60.7) and third and touchdown passes (18).
He ends his career holding 13 Sacred Heart passing records including career passing yards (8,803), career completions (853), career passing attempts (1359), career touchdown passes (82), passing yards in a season (2,907 - 2010), completions in a season (266 - 2010), pass attempts in a season (438 - 2010), yards passing in a game (414 vs. Albany - 2010), completions in a game (36 vs. Albany - 2010), passing attempts in a game (61 vs. Albany - 2010), touchdowns in a game (6 vs. Duquesne - 2009), completions percentage in a season (67.8% - 2008) and career completion percentage (62.8%).
Fink joins former Pioneers Steve Tedesco (2009 - wide receiver) and Andre Isla (2008 - corner back) in earning a spot on the All-New England teams.
The team, which represents 12 schools, will be honored at the annual New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 9 at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Mass. Dartmouth's Shawn Abuhoff is one of eight juniors to make the squad, and is the only member to make his second-consecutive appereance on the team. The squad of 30 features 21 seniors along with eight juniors and one sophomore. Four conferences are represented with the Ivy League leading the way with 13 players, followed by the Colonial Athletic Association with 10. The Northeast Conferences has five players represented, and the Patriot League adds a pair.
Offensive Line: Mike Allison, Central Conn., Sr., Patrick Conroy, Brown, Sr., Greg Niland, Massachusetts, Sr., Mike McCabe, Holy Cross, Sr., Ryan O'Neill, Dartmouth, Jr.
Running Backs: Jordan Brown, Bryant, So., Gino Gordon, Harvard, Sr., Nick Schwieger, Dartmouth, Jr.
Quarterback: Dale Fink, Sacred Heart, Sr.
Wide Receivers: Terrance Fox, New Hampshire, Sr., Anthony Nelson, Massachusetts, Sr., Alexander Tounkara, Brown, Sr.
Tight End: Derek Buttles, Maine, Jr.
Defensive Line: Victor Adesanya, Rhode Island, Sr., Charles Bay, Dartmouth, Sr., Tom McCarthy, Yale, Sr., Brian McNally, New Hampshire, Jr., Josue Ortiz, Harvard, Sr.
Linebackers: Matt Hansen, Rhode Island, Sr., Jordan Haynes, Yale, Jr., Tyler Holmes, Massachusetts, Jr., Sean Lamkin, Holy Cross, Sr., Jason Riffe, Bryant, Sr.
Defensive Backs: Adam Money, Yale, Sr., Hugo Souza, New Hampshire, Sr., Dino Vasso, New Hampshire, Sr., Collin Zych, Harvard, Sr.
Return Specialist: Shawn Abuhoff, Dartmouth, Jr.
Place Kicker: Joe Izzo, Central Conn., Sr.
Punter: Nate Lovett, Brown, Jr.