Hoyas' PL-leading scoring defense matches up with Rams' PL-leading scoring offense
Alfieri earns honor for second time after 18-tackle performance
Nick Alfieri eclipses 300 career tackles with career-high 18
Hoyas and Mountain Hawks both look for first PL victory.
Hoyas will also celebrate Friends of Jaclyn Day on Saturday
2008: A starter at linebacker in all 10 games last season ... Led the team, and finished fourth in the Patriot League, with 73 tackles ... Had 19 solo stops and 54 assists ... Tenth in the Patriot League with nine tackles-for-loss ... Had at least six tackles in nine games ... Set a career-high with 12 tackles, including two quarterback sacks and one forced fumble, against Lafayette ... Had 11 tackles against Holy Cross ... In the game against Holy Cross, he returned two interceptions for touchdowns, one of 95 yards and one of 31 yards ... He was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week and became only the 23rd player at the FCS level, and the second ever in the Patriot League, to return two interceptions for touchdowns in one game ... Also had nine tackles, including four for losses, at Yale ... Had eight tackles apiece against Penn and Lehigh ... Closed out the season by tying his career high with 12 tackles against Fordham.
2007: Enjoyed a solid freshman season ... Appeared in all 11 games, starting the final eight ... Finished second on the team in tackles with 74 total ... Finished the season 11th in the Patriot League in tackles, the most of any freshman in the conference ... Had three tackles-for-loss and one sack ... Named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week on October 1 after registering a career-high 12 stop against Cornell ... Tallied 11 stops against Fordham ... Had at least four tackles in eight games ... Finished with eight against Holy Cross ... Registered seven tackles apiece against in each of the final three games (at Lehigh, at Marist and Colgate).
High School: A two-year letter winner in football and a three-year letterwinner in track ... Captain of the football team during his senior year ... Earned Defensive MVP and first team all-district honors ... Coached by Bob Wunderlick in football and Bob Molyet in track.
Personal: Born on July 27, 1989 in Irving, Texas ... The son of Robert and Valerie Parish ... An honor roll student and a member of the African American Student Union ... Plans to study international business.