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Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter 

National Football Foundation 

A pair of Grinold Chapter scholar-athletes are among those honored by the New England Football Writers Association for their play in the 2023 college football season.

Salvatore Lupoli, Jr., a member of the class of 2018 from Chelmsford High School and a graduate student at Bentley University, has been selected as the recipient of the Season Gold Helmet as the most valuable player in Division II and III in New England, and 2019 class member Wes Rockett of St. John’s Prep and Brown University has been named to the University Division All-New England team.

A linebacker and long snapper, Lupoli is the first defensive player since 2000 to be named the most valuable player in the Northeast-10. He leads Division II in both tackles and assisted tackles on his way to a Bentley single season record of 123 stops in 10 games.

Rockett, a wide receiver, has been named as one of two finalists as Offensive Player of the Year in the Ivy League. Rockett led the Ivy's with 70 receptions and 795 yards. He had three touchdown receptions and also scored two on the ground.

The players will be honored at the New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 7, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center. Anyone interested in attending must make reservations prior to Friday, December 1 at 5:00pm. Reservations are available here.

NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR ATHLETE- AWARDS

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Grinold Chapter High School Scholar-Athlete class. The High School Scholar-Athlete awards are given to those graduating seniors in the Chapter footprint who have achieved excellence on the gridiron, in the classroom, and in the community. Up to 33 awards are scheduled to be presented each year.


Scholar-Athlete Nomination Form

PAIR OF GRINOLD CHAPTER SCHOLAR-ATHLETES HONORED BY

NEW ENGLAND FOOTBALL WRITERS