Stepinac's Brian Harris earns Mello award

Stepinac's Brian Harris earns Mello award


Stepinac's Brian Harris earns Mello award


Stepinac senior lineman Brian Harris earned the top honor and was among the 35 scholar-athletes honored from the 2013 football season during Thursday’s 41st annual Golden Dozen Awards Banquet at Westchester Country Club.

The Golden Dozen is sponsored by the Westchester chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Each season, the organization names the Top 12 scholar-athletes its “Golden Dozen” and also awards a group of athletes as second-team scholar-athletes.

Harris, who is a two-way starter for the Crusaders, earned the Christopher Mello Scholar-Athlete Award and Scholarship, which is named for a former Rye High School student who was killed in the 9/11 attacks.

Here’s a look at the complete list of honorees:

2013 Golden Dozen Scholar-Athlete Team

First team: Mike Amicucci, Harrison, RB/DB; Mike Arborn, Tuckahoe, OL/LB; Jakob Calvini, Rye Neck, RB/DE; Mustafaa Dais, Hackley, WR/DB; Jimmy Flaherty, Lakeland, RB/LB; Brian Harris, Stepinac, C/DL; Nick Kryza, Iona Prep, QB; Billy Marino, Horace Greeley, OL/LB; Eric Meyreles, Yorktown, RB/S; Tyler Miller, Rye Country Day, RB/LB; Connor Morley, Byram Hills, RB/LB; Chris Santangelo, Rye, RB/WR/DB.

Second team: Patrick Bathon, Pleasantville; Eric Berman, Scarsdale; Kourtney Blanding, Woodlands; Nick Bonitatibus, Yorktown; Declan Borcich, Bronxville; Cameron Crabbe, White Plains; Justin Davidov, Ossining; Austin Fusco, Yorktown; Eric Giorno, Mahopac; David Hudson, New Rochelle; Ari Hymowitz, Irvington; Ty’Keem Jarvis, Lincoln; Owen Jones, Bronxville; Chris Jordan, White Plains; Gregory Lenane, Lakeland; Joseph McDermott, Hackley; Shane O’Malley, Rye; Thomas Pipolo, Rye Neck; Anthony Rotunno, Westlake; Oliver Samwick, Scarsdale; Max Theobalds, New Rochelle; Jesse Velleu, Mamaroneck.


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