College football: Zach Voytek USA All-American
Zach Voytek from Trumbull was one of nine University of New Haven football players tabbed as USA College Football All-Americans, as announced by the organization this week.
On the offensive side of the ball, Andre Anderson (New Haven/James Hillhouse) and Voytek led four Chargers on the first team after also receiving major awards from the Northeast-10 Conference, with Anderson the Most Valuable Player and Voytek the Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Joining the pair on the first team was linemen Jared Orazio (Greenfield, N.H./Contoocook Valley) and Eliot Leubner (Rochester, N.Y./Rush Henrietta), who were also named to NE-10 All-Conference teams.
Voytek, Orazio and Leubner played in all 11 games as a part of an offensive line that led to a rushing offense that was first in the NE-10, a passing offense that was third in the NE-10 and an overall offense that was second in the conference. The o-line gave up just 10 sacks, less than one per game, which was tied for the lowest in the NE-10.
As a junior, Voytek was NE-10 Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year and an NE-10 first team selection. In his sophomore season Voytek was a member of an offensive line that helped rack up the highest scoring offense in the NE-10 with 40.6 points per game. Voytek started all 11 games and was named to the NE-10 All-Rookie team.
Voytek was named All-State first team in football as a senior at Trumbull High, where he was a member of the football, track and field and wrestling team.