Monday, October 13, 2008

Former Wolverines Square Off in NCAA Division II Showdown

Two former Wolverines from last years team met over the weekend in a showdown between Merrimack College and Saint Anselm College. Just one year ago they were sharing quarterback duties taking snaps leading the Wolverines to one of the most successful seasons in recent memory. Friday James Suozzo and Marc Wilson found themselves on the same field once again, only this time it was on opposite sides of the football.

Suozzo, the starting quarterback for Merrimack College had recently earned Northeast-10 Conference Freshmen and Player of the week honors after passing for 246 yards and 3 TD, while also rushing for 59 yards and 1 TD in leading his Warriors squad to a 31-28 win over Pace University last week. He followed up that performance by going 23-49 for 289 yards passing with 1 TD and 132 yards rushing and 3 TD against Saint Anselm College on Friday.

In that same game Wilson, now the starting quarterback for Saint Anselm College, threw for 114 yards and 2 TD to go along with 181 yards and 2 TD on the ground. It was Wilson's Hawks however that came away with the win 48-42 and gives Wilson bragging rights until next season when the two will battle it out on the gridiron again in what is sure to be a great friendly rivalry over the next few years.

In addition to Suozzo and Wilson the game featured 2 additional Bridgton Academy graduates on the Saint Anselm College sideline. Patrick Murphy BA class of '91 currently holds the position of Head Coach while fellow BA Alum, Rob Eggerling class of '97 serves as an Assistant Coach on Coach Murphy's staff.

For current player bios click on the player names below

James Souzzo

Marc Wilson

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