CCC Football Defensive Player of the Week: John Salute

CCC Football Defensive Player of the Week: John Salute
CCC Football Defensive Player of the Week: John Salute

NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University football junior John Salute (Mahwah, N.J.) has won the Commonwealth Coast Football Defensive Player of the Week award.

Salute led the Salve Regina defense in its 26-20 non-conference victory over Montclair State as the Seahawks christened their newly renovated home at Toppa Field. Salute had seven tackles in the contest, including four tackles for a loss for a total of 27 yards. He also had 1.5 sacks. One of his key stops came on fourth-and-2 approaching halftime as he helped stall a promising drive for the opponent. In addition to his seven tackles, Salute also broke up one pass attempt. The Seahawks defense only allowed four yards in the fourth quarter and never allowed the Red Hawks to cross the fifty-yard line in the final quarter.

Salve Regina (2-0) will travel to face Dean this Saturday at 12 p.m. in Franklin, Mass., in another non-conference matchup.