WORCESTER, Mass. – Following another electric performance over the weekend, Deonte Harris (Middle River, Md. / Archbishop Curley) was selected as the NE10 Special Teams Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday.
The senior picked up where he left off last season, returning the first punt he caught for a 63-yard touchdown to give Assumption its first points of the evening in an eventual 49-19 win over Merrimack. Harris finished with two punt returns for 86 yards and the punt return touchdown was the eighth of his career, which ranks second all-time in NCAA Division II history. He also added two catches for 101 yards and a touchdown as the Hounds improved to 1-1 on the year. It marks the sixth time Harris has earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors in his career.
Junior Khaleed Exum-Strong (Norwichtown, Conn. / Norwich Free Academy) was named to the NE10 weekly honor roll after rushing for three touchdowns and 90 yards on just eight carries. To view the complete list of honorees, click here.
Assumption looks to improve to 2-1 when the team hosts Saint Anselm on Friday at 7 p.m.