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March 5, 2013

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Two AHS grads honored as Stonehill student-athletes

Stonehill College has announced its athletic director’s honor roll for the fall 2012 semester and two students from Andover made the list.

A total of 217 student-athletes across Stonehill’s 20 intercollegiate athletic programs were recognized for earning a grade point average of 3.20 or better during the fall semester.

Junior Scott Waller, a member of both the men’s cross country and men’s track teams, and junior Kristen Arvidson, a volleyball team member, were named to the honor roll. Both students graduated from Andover High.

Offensive coordinator Curran new MC football coach

Merrimack College football offensive coordinator Dan Curran — a former NFL and Arena League player — has been promoted to head coach, according to the school on the Andover-North Andover line.

Curran becomes the fifth head coach of the Merrimack football program after spending the last three seasons as the Warriors’ offensive coordinator.

“After conducting a national search that brought many qualified candidates, it was clear the best person to lead our program was already right here in North Andover,” said Interim Director of Athletics Dean O’Keefe. “Dan is a proven leader who directed Merrimack’s conference-leading offense in each of the last three seasons while overseeing the successful recruitment of talented student-athletes on and off the field.”

“My family and I are pleased to be staying in the Merrimack College community, and we look forward to making an impact on and off the field. The football program at Merrimack has a winning tradition, and I am looking forward to the challenge of continuing to build on that past success,” said Curran.

Curran replaces Andover native John Perry, who resigned to take an offensive assistant position at Division I Delaware after five seasons as Merrimack’s head coach.

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