WORCESTER, MA - The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Berrell Neal, of Plainfield, has earned a spot on the 2019 Greyhounds Football team. Neal, Class of 2022, is competing during the fall season.

Following a sixth straight winning season, the Assumption College football team was picked second in the 2019 Northeast-10 Conference Preseason Poll. Last season, the Greyhounds finished fourth with a 6-4 record. The Greyhounds led the NE10 Conference in points per game (37.2), yards per game (415.9) and touchdowns (51). They also had 12 different players earn All-Conference honors. They are hoping to build upon their successes and have another notable year. 

"The Assumption football team is excited for the 2019 season," said Andy McKenzie, who is entering his second year as head coach. "We welcome a talented freshman class of 32 players, as well as four transfers. We expect immediate contributions from our young players, and with strong leadership from our captains Quinten Hall '20, Doug Santos '20, Tighe Beck '20, and Mason Spence '20, we will be in great shape. A great offseason of team building and skill development has our team in a position to play with confidence as we vie for an NE10 Championship."

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The program has produced three players who are currently competing in the National Football League. They include Deonte Harris, New Orleans Saints; Zach Triner '15, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; and Scott Simonson, New York Giants.

For more information on Assumption sports, visit www.assumptiongreyhounds.com.

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 33 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.