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Kukesh named to D3football.com All-East Region team

Andrew Kukesh '14 has been received postseason honors from D3football.com, the New England Football Writers and the NESCAC in 2013. File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Bates senior Andrew Kukesh (Exeter, N.H.) received D3football.com Third Team All-East Region honors on Monday, as the website announced its four all-region teams for the 2013 season.

The award is Kukesh's third in this postseason. Last month he was named one of 28 players, and one of just three defensive backs, to be named to the 2013 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England Team, and he was named All-NESCAC for the third time in his career, joining senior teammates Shawn Doherty (Mansfield, Mass.) and Liam O'Neil (Hingham, Mass.) on the First Team.

Kukesh registered another outstanding season in 2013, perhaps his finest in an illustrious career. He totaled eight or more tackles in every game, racking up a career-high 81 tackles, including 60 solo stops. Kukesh led the NESCAC and ranked third in Division III in solo tackles per game (7.5), and he was second in the NESCAC in tackles per game (10.1). He also had three interceptions, adding up to 17 in his career.

Previous football honors for Kukesh include Second Team All-NESCAC (2010), D3football.com Second Team All-East (2012), First Team All-NESCAC (2012, 2013), Lindy's Preseason First Team All-America (2013) and D3football.com Preseason Second Team All-America (2013).

D3football.com 2013 All-East Region Team