English and Calabrese Tabbed to D3Football.com All-North Region Team
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Case Western Reserve University senior defensive tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) and junior safety Dan Calabrese (Concord, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) have been selected to the 2011 D3Football.com All-North Region Team.
English earns second-team honors for the second-consecutive season, while Calabrese garners third-team status as a first-time honoree.
Also the University Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year, English finished his career as one of the top defensive linemen in school history. In 2011, he totaled 53 tackles with UAA-bests of 17 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. CWRU's career sacks leader, English leaves the program as a four-time All-UAA First Team honoree with 215 tackles, 59 TFL, 33 sacks and two interceptions. A team captain and four-time UAA Defensive Player of the Week, English played in all 42 games during the past four seasons with 32 starts.
Calabrese, the UAA Special Teams Player of the Year and a first-team All-UAA selection at safety, recorded 46 tackles, a forced fumble, and six interceptions – two of which he returned for TDs in week five against Oberlin College en route to being named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week.
The duo helped lead a Spartan defensive unit that ranked seventh in the nation in rush defense (75.8 ypg), 12th in scoring defense (12.9 ppg) and fourth in red zone efficiency (52%).
CWRU finished the season at 9-1 overall and 3-0 in the UAA with a fourth conference championship in five years (2007-09, '11).