Sept. 29, 2008
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (September 29, 2008) - Sacred Heart quarterback Dale Fink (Swansea, IL) was named the Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week, announced by the league office Monday afternoon. Fink earns his first career NEC Offensive Player of the Week award.
Fink, the reigning NEC Rookie of the Year, has the Pioneers off to a 4-and-0 season start with his latest effort leading to a 28-16 road victory at Marist. Completing a conference-best 68.5 percent of his passes this season, the second-year starter was 24-of-31 passing for 281 yards and three touchdowns against the Red Foxes. Fink threw two second-quarter scoring strikes to stake the Pioneers out to a 14-6 lead, one they would not relinquish. With Sacred Heart clinging to a 21-16, fourth-quarter advantage, Fink engineered a 10-play, 70-yard drive that took 5:20 off the clock. The SHU signal caller kept the drive alive with a 28-yard completion on a third-down-and-nine play before hooking up with Tony Patterson for a 10-yard TD.