November 6, 2008

Steve Tedesco named to CoSIDA / ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team

Nov. 6, 2008

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (November 6, 2008) - Sacred Heart junior Steve Tedesco (Mission Viejo, CA) was named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District football team announced Thursday morning. Tedesco earns District 1 honors for the second-straight season.

Tedesco, a junior wide receiver for the Pioneers, is a History major with a 3.38 gpa. He has helped lead Sacred Heart to an 8-1 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the Northeast Conference this season. Tedesco is one of eight student-athletes from the NEC to earn Academic All-District honors. He will now move onto the national ballot on November 11th for Academic All-America honors.

Tedesco leads the team and the Northeast Conference with 65 catches for 738 yards and nine touchdowns. He leads all NEC receivers at 7.22 catches per game and 82.0 yards per game. Tedesco ranks ninth among NCAA leaders in receptions per game, 21st in total receiving yards and 29th in yards per game.

He has rewritten the Sacred Heart record books this season, setting new career marks for catches (150), receiving yards (1,830) and receiving touchdowns (25). In SHU's 29-17 win at Duquesne, he recorded a 12 catch, 121 yard afternoon, tying him for the school mark for catches in a game, matching the 12 Doug Geoffrey pulled down against Stony Brook in the 2000 season. He has also broken his own record for catches in a season, raising this year's total to 65 grabs.

The Pioneers will head to Monmouth this weekend to take on the Hawks in a battle for second place in the NEC. Kickoff is at 1:00 pm.