Nov. 5, 2009
FAIRFIELD, CT (November 5, 2009) - For the third-straight season, Sacred Heart senior Steve Tedesco (Mission Viejo, CA) was named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District football team announced on Thursday. Tedesco earns District 1 first team honors and will now be placed on the national ballot on November 10th for Academic All-American honors.
Tedesco, a senior wide receiver for the Pioneers, is a History major with a 3.50 gpa. He is one of seven student-athletes from the Northeast Conference to earn Academic All-District honors.
The senior wide receiver is again among the top ranked wide receivers in the NEC, leading the conference and team with 49 catches (6.12 cpg) and six touchdown catches. He is second with 645 yards (80.6 ypg). The senior receiver extended his streak to five-straight games with a touchdown catch in last Saturday's loss at Robert Morris. Tedesco has three 100-yard receiving games this season and a pair of 11 catch games as well. He pulled down 11 balls for a season-high 168 yards and a score against Monmouth and also caught 11 passes earlier this season at Holy Cross.
With two games left in his collegiate career, Tedesco heads into this weekend needing just one touchdown to tie the school scoring record of 33 career scores. Former Pioneer running back Ed Pricolo racked up 33 career scores out of the SHU backfield from 2002 through 2005. All season he has moved his way up the Northeast Conference's all-time top-10 receiving list. His 2,628 career yards, moved him up to fourth place in NEC annals while his 211 career receptions rank him fourth as well. Saint Francis (PA)'s Michael Caputo (2003-06) holds the all-time marks in both categories with 245 career receptions and 3,464 career yards. He owns SHU records for career receptions (211), career yards (2,628) and career receiving touchdowns (32) as well.
The Pioneers will host the Bryant Bulldogs this Saturday on SHU Homecoming. Kickoff is at 1:00 pm.