Date Posted:11/15/2002, 8:00AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The New England Small College Athletic Conference released their 2002 All-NESCAC Football selections on Friday and Bowdoin College was honored with three second-team selections. Offensive lineman Greg Berry (Portsmouth, N.H.) was joined by linebacker Jeb Boudreau (Waltham, Mass.) and Jamie Nichols (Skaneateles, N.Y.) as honorees.
Nichols was one of ten seniors for the Polar Bears this season and was Bowdoin's top corner. Often drawing the opponent's best receiver, Nichols made 23 solo tackles and one interception this season. A graduate of Skaneatles High School, Nichols was a third-team All-American in lacrosse last spring. He had nine solo tackles in the season opener versus Williams, and his one interception came in home-opener against Amherst.
Boudreau was the leading tackler for the Polar Bears this season, collecting 50 total tackles to head the squad. The junior linebacker from Waltham High School established himself as one of the leagues' top tacklers after posting 33 unassisted tallies this year. In addition, Boudreau also had two forced fumbles for the Polar Bears in 2002. It marked the second straight year he led the team in tackles after posting 60 last year. Overall, he has 141 tackles in three seasons, placing him 42 tackles short of the top-ten career tackles list at the school.
Berry, a 6-4, 270-pound offensive lineman from Portsmouth High School established himself as one of the NESCAC's top lineman in 2002. Just a sophomore, Berry led an strong running attack for the Polar Bears that averaged 156.0 yards per game this season. That total was fifth-best in the NESCAC this year.
Williams College swept the Player of the Year awards in the conference as Joe Reardon was named Offensive Player of the Year and Scott Farley was tabbed as Defensive Player of the Year. The Ephs' Richard Farley was named Coach of the Year, while Wesleyan's Pat Curran was Offensive Rookie of the Year and Trinity's Michael Blair was Defensive Rookie of the Year.