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DECEMBER 10, 2007


WILKES-BARRE -- King's College football standout Tore Alaimo has been named to the All-East Region Team as a first-team selection.

A 6-0, 250-pound inside linebacker, Alaimo recently concluded an outstanding career at King's with a record-setting senior year. Alaimo, who returned to King's after receiving a medical red-shirt from the NCAA after missing the 2006 season with a serious shoulder injury, led King's in tackles for a third straight season. He finished the 2007 campaign by establishing a new King's single-season tackles record with 127 stops, breaking the previous record of 118 tackles set by former King's three-time MAC all-star linebacker Chad Ormond in 1996. In the process, he also posted a school-record 73 assists, surpassing the previous best mark of 59, also set by Ormond in 1996. Alaimo also broke King's career tackles record with 354 stops, besting the mark of 306 by Ormond from 1993-96.

He also set the Monarchs career mark of 167 assists, surpassing the previous best of 132 set by Ormond form 1993-96. Alaimo also moved into second-place on King's list list for career solo tackles (187), trailing only former Division III National "Defensive Player" of the Year Steven Wilson who registered 190 solo stops from 1999-2002. Additionally, Alaimo concludes his career with 19.5 tackles for loss five interceptions, four fumble recoveries, five quarterback.

Alaimo is a three-time Middle Atlantic Conference first-team selection and was a third-team all-regional selection in 2004 before garnering second-team all-regional honors 2005.

"Tore enjoyed a remarkable career for us on the field as a player and leader and to overcome the type of adversity he has had to deal with in terms of overcoming injuries and making personal sacrifices, it is very rewarding to see him recognized," King's head coach Rich Mannello stated. "Tore is the type of person who lives each day of his life trying to get better at everything he does. He is one of those players you hope to have a chance to coach, and when you do, you come away knowing that you will be lucky to ever get another one like him."

With his first-team selection, Alaimo will be placed on the ballot for the 2007 Division III All-American Team. All-East Region Team

First Team Defense
QB - Jason Boltus, Jr., Hartwick, Baldwinsville, N.Y.
RB - Vinson Hendrix, So., Alfred, Rochester, N.Y.
RB - Matt Bielecki, Sr., Rochester, Burnt Hills, N.Y.
WR - Jack Phelan, Jr., Hartwick, Slingerlands, N.Y.
WR - Brendan McGowan, Sr., RPI, Mesa, Ariz.
T - Brennan Fortune, Sr., St. John Fisher, Avon, N.Y.
G - Mchael Robinson, Sr., Trinity (Conn.), Drexel Hill, Pa.
C - Matt Krueger, Sr., Coast Guard, Waterboro, Maine
G - Nick Hartmann, Sr., Coast Guard, Slidell, Hawaii
T - Cuyler Groth, Jr., Brockport State, LaFayette, N.Y.
TE - Mike Butler, Sr., Worcester Polytechnic, Athol, Mass.
K - Matthew Mintz, Sr., Cortland State, Lawrence, N.Y.
RET - Jason Chier, Jr., Ithaca, Binghamton, N.Y.

First Team Defense
DE - Ryan Yaple, Sr., Lycoming, Stillwater, Pa.
DT - Joe King, Sr., New Jersey, Mountainside, N.J.
DT- Don Miller, Sr., Alfred, LeRoy, N.Y.
DE - Ben Nagle, Jr., Cortland State, Rochester, N.Y.
LB - Kyle Follweiler, Sr., Wilkes, Slatington, Pa.
LB - Tore Alaimo, Sr., King's, Pittston Township, Pa.
LB - Erik Woodring, Sr., Middlebury, Cos Cob, Conn.
CB - Orlando Brown, Sr., Widener, Wilmington, Del.
S - Tim Bloniasz, Jr., Curry, Leicester, Mass.
S - Matt Christ, Jr., Albright, Birdsboro, Pa.
CB - Steve Stepnick, Sr., St. John Fisher, Marilla, N.Y.
P - Jesse Harms, Sr., Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Fla.


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