LANCASTER, Pa. – Sam Massaro (Old Tappan, N.J. / Northern Valley Old Tappan) has been named the Centennial Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week for his role in Franklin & Marshall’s 17-7 win at Muhlenberg on Saturday.
Massaro blocked a punt and then recovered the football before it scooted out of the back of the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown in the Diplomats’ road victory. F&M is the first team to beat Muhlenberg in Centennial play this season.
The Diplomats’ sophomore earned his third Player of the Week honor of his career. His previous two awards came as the Defensive Player of the Week. He was named to the Centennial’s Weekly Honor Roll for his ten tackle, one sack performance in Saturday’s win.
Massaro was named the Centennial’s Defensive Player of the Week following his three interception performance at Susquehanna at the start of October. He scored his first touchdown of the season in that game.
The Diplomats improved to 5-2 (4-2 Centennial) on the season and return home for their first game at Sponaugle-Williamson Field since September 25 this weekend. The Diplomats will host McDaniel for Homecoming 2010. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. If you can’t be in Lancaster, you can watch live or later on GoDiplomats.com.