May 3, 2013
EASTON, Pa. - Seniors Rodney Gould, Jason Marshalek, Sam Stuart and Ethan Swerdlow have been selected to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. Nominees must be graduating seniors who were starters or key reserves while maintaining a minimum grade-point average of 3.2.
The 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of 703 players from 259 schools in the society's seventh year. Lafayette's four selections tied it with Bucknell for the best among the conference's football-playing members followed by Fordham (3), Holy Cross (3), Lehigh (2) and Colgate (2).
Gould played in 10 games with three starts as part of Lafayette's wide receiver rotation in 2013. He made 26 catches for 259 yards and two touchdowns in his final campaign. Gould holds a double major in Economics and Africana Studies.
Marshalek, who was a two-year starter for the Leopards on the defensive line, made 29 tackles in each of his final two seasons in the Maroon and White. The Civil Engineering major maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
Stuart was a three-year letterwinner and key special teams' contributor during his time on College Hill. This past season the Anthropology and Sociology major made eight tackles while playing in 10 games.
Swerdlow is a two-time letterman who served as the team's punter in his final two seasons. His best season was his junior year in which he has named to the All-Patriot League First Team and selected as the team's Special Teams MVP after averaging 39.6 yards per punt. As a senior, the Mechanical Engineering major averaged 39.1 yards per punt with 17 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line.