Football Announces 2013 Freshman Class

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A group of 30 student-athletes will make up the 2013 freshman class of the MIT football team head coach Chad Martinovich has announced. The group includes players from 15 states, with California and New York having the most in the class with four each. Other states with two or more in the class include Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

"I'm excited about depth and competition the incoming class will add at every position," remarked Martinovich.

MIT Football 2013-14 Freshman Class

Chris Argenti (DL, 6-2, 250, Hellertown, Pa./The Hill School): Three-time letterwinner in football as a lineman … MAPL All-Academic … also lettered in track and field … Head of Tours … Honor Council Member … Prefect … High Honors (2009-2013).

Jack Brown (LB, 6-2, 220, Centreville, Va./ Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology): Three letters in football as a center, defensive end and linebacker … all-district center as a senior and junior … academic all-region … also an all-district baseball player … team captain of both teams … vice president of Athletes Serving the Community ... National Merit Commended Scholar … AP Scholar … four-year Academic Letter Winner.

Kodiak Brush (LB, 6-0, 200, Yorba Linda, Calif./Lutheran HS of Orange County): Three letters in football as linebacker … all-league … Defensive MVP …team captain … National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete … National Honor Society … California Scholarship Federation.

TJ Burns (DB, Fr., 6-2, 195, Mount Sinai, N.Y./Mount Sinai): Lettered in football and lacrosse … three year varsity starter in football … team captain and MVP … helped lead team to county final … All-County selection as senior…. 2012 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Golden 11 Award … lacrosse team captain, Coaches Award and District Award recipient… ASSET Award … Scholar Athlete Award … Superintendents list … AP Scholar…National Honor Society.

Tucker Cheyne (K, Fr., 6-2, 175, Avon, Conn./Loomis Chaffee School): Lettered in football as a kicker … also participated in swimming and golf … academic All-American and Coaches Award in swimming … MIP in golf  … Cum Laude … student council vice president..

Austin de Maille (DB, Fr., 5-11, 175, Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park): Lettered as a running back in football … team offensive MVP 2011 and 2012 … first team league 2012 … second team county 2012 … league honorable mention in 2011 … San Fernando Valley Chapter National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete … National Honor Society … Valedictorian.

Anthony Emberley (LB, 6-0, 175, Longmont, Colo./Silver Creek): Lettered as an linebacker and running back … Raptor of the Year ... first team all-conference … first team all-region … first team all-state … all- conference honorable mention (2011) … helped lead the team to a state championship in 2012 … state runner-up in 2011 … also a member of the track team … National Honor Society … Student Senate … Silver Creek Leadership Academy … Senior Class President … Leadership Academy Ambassador and Chairman … Valedictorian … AP Scholar with Honor … AMC 10 School Winner … President's Award.

Xander Eriksson (QB, Fr., 6-3, 180, Lexington, Mass./Lexington): Played quarterback and linebacker … threw for 1,637 yards and 11 TDs as a senior … also played basketball for the GOYA club team … AP Scholar with Honor … John and Abigail Adams Scholarship … National Merit Scholarship Letter of Commendation … Honor Roll … co-founder of "Stories to Share" book drive … founder of Lexington Honor Roll Tutors … debate team that received three state bids … opening speaker for Lexington's 300th anniversary.

Nicholas Fernandez (LB, Fr., 5-11, 200, Inverness, Fla./Citrus): Four letters in football as a linebacker … also lettered in wrestling and weightlifting … football MVP and Leadership award … all-county linebacker … county scholar-athlete … Florida academic all-state team … National Honor Society … Valedictorian … AP Scholar with Distinction … National Merit Commendation.

Alejandro Garcia (LB, Fr., 5-8, 200, North Hollywood, Calif./ John H. Francis Polytechnic): Played at linebacker and fullback … team captain … also participated in track and field … National Honor Society … California Scholarship Federation … Gates Millennium Scholar … Principals Award … Honor Roll … Summa Cum Laude Award … Salutatorian.

Travis Herbanek (WR, 6-2, 210, Richmond, Texas/Foster): Two letters as a tight end … led the team in receiving TDs … second team all-area … second team all-district …academic all-state … academic all-district … Offensive Skill Player of the Week (Foster) … two-time captain … helped the team to a city and district championship … National Honor Society … Eagle Scout … Service Cord … National Merit Scholar … #8 in class … Honor Graduate..

David Houle (RB, 5-10, 220, Plymouth, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central): Two-time letterwinner in football as a fullback/linebacker … first team academic all-state … all-league … all-area … Best Offensive Back Award at Catholic Central … team captain … helped the team to the state championship game twice … also lettered in track … National Honor Society … Commended National Merit Scholar … AP Scholar … President's Award for Academic Excellence …  Catholic Central Whelan Award winner for the top student athlete … Gabriel Richard Award for academic excellence for four years … Top-10 Student at Catholic Central.

Zach Hulcher (OL, 6-4, 220, Montgomery, Ala./Montgomery Catholic Prep): Lettered three times in football as a guard … also lettered in basketball and indoor and outdoor track … Basketball Sportsmanship Award … Indoor Track and Field Leadership Award … Outdoor Track and Field Coaches Award … state bronze medal in indoor track … National Honor Society … Math and Science Competitions Team Leader … Valedictorian … National Merit Scholar … State Science Olympiad 5 medals … Department Awards in Math, English.

Matt Iovino (DL, 6-0, 250, Sayville, N.Y./Sayville): Lettered in football as a center and defensive lineman … first team all-division … Long Island All-Star Team … Golden Eleven … helped lead the team to the 2011 Long Island Championship and a pair of Suffolk County titles … also a member of the track and wrestling teams … National Honor Society … Tri-M Music Honor Society … president of Jazz Choir … treasurer of Jazz Ensemble.

Marshall Johnson (LB, Fr., 6-0, 185, Centerville, Minn./Centennial): Three letters in football as a linebacker and running back … also lettered in wrestling and baseball … three-year starter in football … National Honor Society … Peer Leader … National Merit Finalist … AP Scholar with Honor … graduated with Highest Honors and Distinction.

Ryan Karnish (DB, 5-11, 180, Nesquehoning, Pa./Marion Catholic): Lettered as a safety in football … also lettered in basketball and track … all-county and all-conference selection in both football and basketball … National Honor Society … Spanish National Honor Society … Valedictorian … football scholar-athlete.

Kevin Kusch (DL, 6-3, 235, Mobile, Ala./McGill-Toolen Catholic): Three-time letterwinner in football as a defensive lineman … named the scholar-athlete of the game three times … team won a pair of regional championships … also participated in track and field … National Honor Society … National Latin Honor Society … captain of Physics Team and HiQ/Scholar's Bowl Team … Valedictorian … won Alabama High School Physics Competition.

Matt Lindsay (WR, 6-4, 195, Batavia, Ill./Wheaton School):  Three-time letterwinner in football as a receiver … team captain … first team All-Conference … honorable mention All-Conference … honorable mention All-Area … Academic All-State … also lettered in wrestling … two-time MVP of that team … National Honor Society … Student Leadership Team … National AP Scholar … High Honor Roll.

Joseph Lowman (LB, 5-11, 200, Half Moon Bay, Calif./Half Moon Bay): Lettered as a linebacker in football … also member of the wrestling and track teams … all-county linebacker junior year … Junior of the Year in football and wrestling … two-time all-league linebacker … Mercury News first team wrestling senior year … finished in the top-16 in the CIA in wrestling as a senior … departmental awards in physics, chemistry, pre-calculus, algebra, Spanish, and English.

Timothy Manganello (OL, 6-0, 230, Braintree, Mass./Braintree): Lettered as an offensive lineman … National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete … also a member of the track team … National Honor Society … Spanish National Honor Society … AJAS Science Fair inductee … Salutatorian … Brown University Book Award.

Tremaan Robbins (DB, 5-9, 155, Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Polytechnic): Defensive back in football … participated in cross country and track … most valuable runner … most improved runner … Pursuit of Excellence in biology.

Christopher Sanfilippo (DL, Orchard Park, N.Y.)

Garrett Schulte (RB, 6-4, 210, St. Petersburg, Fla./Shorecrest Preparatory): Four letters in football as a defensive lineman and running back … MVP, All-Star Team and all-conference in 2012 … rushed for over 1,000 yards as a senior … National Honor Society … Mu Alpha Theta … Spanish Honor Society … Rhoe Kappa … Internationa Thespian Honors Society … treasurer on student council for 2010-2013 … Valedictorian.

Harris Stolzenberg (5-8, 150, K/WR, Weston, Fla./Pine Crest): Four-time letterwinner in football as a receiver and kicker …  first team all-county and all-league … second team all-state … Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist … Brian Piccolo Award Winner … also lettered in lacrosse … Broward County Player of the Year in that sport … All-American … South Player of the Year in 2012 by Lacrosse Magazine … first team all-district, all-county and all-state … National Honor Society.

Scott Strang (DB, 6-0, 175, Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland): Lettered as a defensive back … also played baseball and wrestled … National Honor Society … Bausch and Lomb Science Award.

Seth Studebaker (DB, 5-9, 165, Fredericksburg, Texas/Fredericksburg): Lettered in football as a running back and defensive back … all-district defensive back 2009, 2010, and 2011 … all-district running back 2010 … academic all-state … Battlinn' Billie Award 2011 and 2012 … also participated in baseball and track … National Honor Society … Valedictorian … academic all-state first team football … Kettering University Technology Award … Fredericksburg High School Whos-Who Award for Mathematics.

Drew Titus (OL, 6-2, 220, Finksburg, Md./Westminster): Two letters at tackle … 2012 Carroll Eagle Fall Scholar-Athlete of the Year … first team all-county … first team all-conference … 2011 second team all-county … honorable mention all-conference … helped the team to a semifinal appearance in the 2012 4A playoffs … National Honor Society … treasurer of the NHS … Distinguished (All A) Honor Roll 2009-2013 … 2012 Scholastic Letter … 2012 Commended National Merit Scholar … 2012 AP Scholar with Honor..

Elliot Tobin (OL, Shorewood, Minn.)

Brad Walcher (OL, 6-2, 260, Aurora, Colo./Grandview): Three-time letterwinner as a guard in football … team captain as a senior … four-time academic all-state first team … team reached the Elite 8 as a senior and the Final Four as a sophomore and junior … also wrestled … National Honor Society … Renaissance Award … Distinguished Scholar..

Andrew Wrenn (DL, 6-2, 225, Lake Oswego, Ore./Lake Oswego): Three-time letterwinner in football as a defensive end and tackle … helped lead his team to a state championship in 2011 … also lettered in lacrosse … Omega and Chinese honor societies … Honor Roll..