BOSTON, Mass. – Harvard University placed three players on the Football Championship Subdivision All-New England team as selected by the New England Football Writers. Senior defensive back Collin Zych (Plano, Texas), senior running back Gino Gordon (Bonita, Calif.) and junior defensive tackle Josue Ortiz (Miami, Fla.) were all named to the team.
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 nine juniors to make the squad, and is the only member to make his second-consecutive appearance on the team. The squad of 30 features 20 seniors along with nine 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.
Gordon, Zych and Ortiz were all previously named to the All-Ivy league first team with Zych and Ortiz being the lone unanimous selections on the defensive side of the ball.
Gordon ran for 1,059 yards this season, the seventh-highest single-season mark at Harvard. He led the Ivy League at 6.3 yards per carry and became just the fifth player at Harvard to record 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season. For his career, he ran for 2,643 yards – the fourth-highest mark in school annals. He ran for 23 touchdowns and had 25 scores in all. Gordon will graduate as Harvard's all-time leader in yards per carry at 5.3.
Zych turned in another tremendous season as Harvard's defensive leader. He tied for the team lead with 79 tackles this season and ranked third in the Ivy League in total passes defended with 12. Last year he led the league with 14 pass defenses. He finishes his career with 224 total tackles, 10.5 for a loss, six interceptions and 27 pass breakups.
Ortiz led the Ivy League in both sacks (7.5) and tackles for a loss (13.5), becoming just the second defensive tackle at Harvard to lead his team in those categories. He also ranked third overall with 54 total tackles. He recorded at least one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in all but two games this season.
2010 All-New England Football Team
OL Mike Allison Central Conn. Sr.
OL Patrick Conroy Brown Sr.
OL Greg Niland Massachusetts Sr.
OL Mike McCabe Holy Cross Sr.
OL Ryan O'Neill Dartmouth Jr.
RB Jordan Brown Bryant So.
RB Gino Gordon Harvard Sr.
RB Nick Schwieger Dartmouth Jr.
QB Dale Fink Sacred Heart Sr.
WR Terrance Fox New Hampshire Sr.
WR Anthony Nelson Massachusetts Sr.
WR Alexander Tounkara Brown Sr.
TE Derek Buttles Maine Jr.
DL Victor Adesanya Rhode Island Sr.
DL Charles Bay Dartmouth Sr.
DL Tom McCarthy Yale Sr.
DL Brian McNally New Hampshire Jr.
DL Josue Ortiz Harvard Jr.
LB Matt Hansen Rhode Island Sr.
LB Jordan Haynes Yale Jr.
LB Tyler Holmes Massachusetts Jr.
LB Sean Lamkin Holy Cross Sr.
LB Jason Riffe Bryant Sr.
DB Adam Money Yale Sr.
DB Hugo Souza New Hampshire Sr.
DB Dino Vasso New Hampshire Sr.
DB Collin Zych Harvard Sr.
RS Shawn Abuhoff Dartmouth Jr.
PK Joe Izzo Central Conn. Sr.
P Nate Lovett Brown Jr.