Local youth achieve 2013 National All-American Status
Woburn Pop Warner is proud to announce that several of the participants of their Football and Cheering program have been selected for the status of 2013 National Academic All-Americans by National Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc.
Pop Warner is the only youth sport that requires all participants to have a minimum GPA of 73 or above to participate. Any of our National Academic All-American nominations are student/athletes that are in the top 2% of the 400,000 participants that are active in Pop Warner Nationally.
Each year, the most academically accomplished Pop Warner kids compete for Academic All-American status. This process begins at the association level and up through each of the eight Pop Warner regions to the national level. In 2013, approximately 425,000 kids participated in Pop Warner. As our numbers once again reached record levels, 276 First Team members, over 5,000 Second Team members and 1,000+ Honorable Mention scholars were named as Academic All-Americans at the National Level for the 2013 season.
The PWLS All-American Program requires a minimum 96% grade point average to apply for All-American status. After the applications have been processed, Pop Warner determines National First Team All-Americans (35 football, 25 cheer per grade), National Second Team All-Americans and National Honorable Mention Scholars.
The 2013 National 2nd Team All-American Football and Cheer participants: Lilu Allen, Cailin Beattie, Christopher Chalmers, Alyssandra Ciasullo, Nicholas Coviello, David Difrumolo, Lauren Doherty, Tyler Hayden, Joelle Howlett, Stephen Kolodko, Emily Moran, Liam Nasr, Joseph O’Brien, Charles O’Connor, Aidan Platon, Matthew Pollard, Connor Power, Bassam Qasrawi, Ryan Qualey and Luke Scaramozzino
National All-American Honorable Mention: Jayson Blouin, Ryan Chillemi, Nelson Claude, Alex Cruz, Ryan Dever, Martin Fitzpatrick, Ryan Getherall, Kayla Knowles, John Kyle, David Lennon Jr., Ryan Ludwig, Jonathan O’Connor, David Pineau, Matthew Qualey, Jared Riordan, Nicholas Romeo, Jaden Russell, Quinn Stamps, Zachary Willis, John Zakrewski and Dylan Zolubos.
All National recipients are invited to attend the 53rd Annual All-American Scholar Banquet which will be taking place on Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place to honor their Academic accomplishments.
To learn more about the National Academic Program log onto the National web site, www.popwarner.com