Feb. 6, 2006
Washington, D.C. - Sixteen members of the Georgetown University football team were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, it was announced recently.
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the fall semester and be awarded a varsity letter in one of the seven League-sponsored fall championship sports.
Lafayette senior linebacker Maurice Bennett was named the League's Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Georgetown's 16 student-athletes named to the Honor Roll was the third-best among league football schools, behind only Bucknell (24) and Holy Cross (20).
Hoya football players named to the list included: sophomore Darren Alberti (Atherton, Calif./Menlo), 3.42, American Studies; sophomore Matt Barbiasz (Ware, Mass./Ware), 3.33, Undeclared; junior quarterback Nick Cangelosi (Camden, N.J./Camden Catholic), 3.53, Economics; sophomore wide receiver Brent Craft (Jupiter, Fla./The Benjamin School), 3.47, Undeclared; senior wide receiver Steve Ekechuku (Akron, Ohio/Firestone), 3.33, American Studies; junior quarterback David Fajgenbaum (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft), 3.66, Health Studies and Science; sophomore Shawn Frederick (Wilde Lake, Md./Wilde Lake), 3.30, Undeclared; sophomore Michael Greene (Bethesda, Md./St. John's), 3.66, Undeclared; junior defensive end Julius Griauzde (Riverside, Ill./Fenwick), 3.85, Mathematics; junior Shaun Johnson (Linden, N.J./Linden), 3.27, Sociology and Computer Science); senior linebacker Joe Kuhns (New York, N.Y./Riverdale Country), 3.66, History & Classics; senior offensive lineman Robert LaHayne (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg), 3.66, Government; sophomore wide receiver John Lancaster (Foxboro, Mass./Foxboro), 3.25, Undeclared; sophomore Chris MacGriff (Grosse Point Farms, Mich./University Liggitt School), 3.25, Physics; senior defensive end Michael Ononibaku (Amherst, Mass./Amherst), 3.24, Economics and Marketing; and sophomore wide receiver Kyle Van Fleet (Williamsport, Pa./Loyalsock), 3.53, Undeclared.
Georgetown named Kevin Kelly its head coach on January 9, 2006. Kelly comes to the Hoyas from Navy, where he spent four years as the team's special teams coordinator and linebackers coach. The Hoyas finished the 2005 season with a 4-7 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the Patriot League. Georgetown starts spring practice on March 14.