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Coviello runs, passes his way to men’s athlete of the week again

KINGS POINT, N.Y. – For the second time this season and for the second time in five weeks, junior quarterback Alex Coviello was selected Mariners' men's athlete of the week on Monday. 

Coviello was honored for the week ending on Sunday, Nov. 13.

The Cape Coral, Fla. native ran for 135 yards and threw for 164 more and three touchdowns to pace the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to a 31-24 Liberty victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the season finale for both teams on Saturday.

Coviello must like playing against teams on the road with the name Polytechnic Institute as he ran for a career-high 243 yards in a 34-27 away victory over Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Oct. 8.

Photo: Alex Coviello used his feet (135 rushing yards) and arm (164 passing yards) to spark the Merchant Marine attack in its 31-24 season-ending Liberty League win. Photo by Shawn Antonelli