May 27, 2009
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (May 27, 2009) - Sacred Heart senior wide receiver Steve Tedesco (Mission Viejo, CA) and senior cornerback Andre Isla (Brookhaven, NY) were named 2009 Honorable Mention Preseason FCS All-American by Consensus Draft Services. Both Tedesco and Isla are coming off All-Northeast Conference seasons in 2008.
Tedesco is coming off a junior campaign where he led the NEC in every receiving category. He finished the year with 77 catches for 891 yards and 10 touchdown catches, all conference leading marks. He averaged 7.00 catches and 81.0 yards per game, numbers that ranked him fifth and 33rd, respectively, in the nation.
Tedesco closed out his 2008 season by catching seven balls for 101 yards and a touchdown against CCSU, his fourth 100-yard receiving game on the year. The CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District receiver now owns the school records for single-season receptions (77), career catches (162), career receiving yards (1,983), and career TD catches (26). Tedesco tied the school record for catches in a game when he hauled in 12 passes for 121 yards at Duquesne last fall.
In addition to earning a spot on the All-NEC second team last year, Isla was named FCS All-New England by the New England Football Writers. Isla led a senior layden defensive backfield in 2008, turning in a career-best 50 tackles, 30 solo, while picking off a team-best four passes. Isla was third in the NEC in interceptions and third in the league in passes defended adding six pass break-ups to go with his four picks. He had a season-high nine tackles with an interception as the Pioneers beat Robert Morris, 31-28 as they posted an 8-3 record this fall. Isla started all 10 games he appeared in this fall and now has 91 tackles and five interceptions in his career.