Freehold, N.J., freshman is solid for Skyhawks defensive line at Southern Connecticut
EASTON, Mass. (November 2, 2011) – Stonehill College freshman defensive end Brandon Weiss (Freehold, N.J./Freehold) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week by the league office today.
Weiss, who earns the weekly award for the first time, is the second Stonehill freshman to collect Rookie of the Week honors this season, joining linebacker Michael Hogan (Westborough, Mass./St. John's of Shrewsbury) who received the award on October 3. Weiss posted four tackles (two solo), including a sack for a loss of five yards, in the Skyhawks 16-6 loss at Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday. He was part of a defense that held Southern Connecticut to just one offensive touchdown on the afternoon.
Weiss, part of a Stonehill defensive line that features three true freshmen in the starting lineup, has played seven games in his rookie season and totaled 26 tackles (12 solo), including 3.5 tackles for a loss of ten yards, with a team-high 3.0 sacks for a loss of eight and a fumble recovery. He posted a season-high six tackles (three solo), including 1.5 for a loss of two yards, at Pace University on September 10. Weiss later added five stops (four solo) and a fumble recovery at Merrimack College on October 22.
Stonehill (2-7, 1-5 NE-10) is back in action on Saturday when it returns home to host Saint Anselm College for the "Battle for the Ol' Bronze Hawk" on Senior Day at noon.