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Coviello runs away with Mariners’ men’s athlete of the week honors

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior quarterback Alex Coviello, who rushed for a career high 243 yards in the 34-27 road win at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, has been named the Mariners' men's athlete of the week.

The Cape Coral, Fla. native ran 27 times and for two touchdowns in the Liberty League win in Worcester, Mass. He also threw for a touchdown -- a one-yard pass to Michael Mitchell -- which gave the Mariners a 24-20 lead with seven seconds remaining in the second quarter.

Coviello's second TD, a six-yard run that capped an 11-play, 81-yard drive, gave Kings Point a 31-27 lead it would not relinquish with 10:16 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Mariners (2-4-, 1-1) host the University of Rochester in another Liberty League encounter in its Homecoming Game at Tomb Field at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Photo: Alex Coviello helped Kings Point to its first Liberty League win of the season, a 34-27 road victory at WPI. Photo by Shawn Antonelli