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October 11, 2011

Kings Point's Coviello, Grennan named Liberty League players of the week

Kings Point junior quarterback Alex Coviello and senior kicker Richard Grennan were honored by the Liberty League for their roles in the 34-27 win over Worcester Polytechnic Institute last Saturday.

Coviello, who ran for a career-best 243 yards and two touchdowns, was named the Liberty offensive player of the week.

Grennan, who kicked two fields and two extra points, was selected as the league's special teams' player of the week.

The Port Jefferson, N.Y. product connected on field goals of 29 and 34 yards. Grennan's field goals were the Merchant Marine's first and last scores of the afternoon. His 34-yarder with 1:20 left extended the lead to seven points. He also kicked a pair of extra points, accounting for eight points.

Coviello ran 27 times. His 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. Coviello also threw a TD pass, a one-yard toss to Michael Mitchell, which gave the Mariners a 24-20 halftime lead.

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

Photo: Richard Grennan kicked two field goals and two extra points in the win at WPI. Photo by Shawn Antonelli