EASTON, Conn. -- Cory Stirling of Easton is a member of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute football team that earned a berth to play in Friday's ECAC Division III Presidents Bowl Championship game.
Stirling is an offensive lineman who wears No. 73. A junior, he is 6 foot, 3 inches tall and weighs 295 pounds, according to the WPI Athletics website.
It is the first time in 23 years the WPI football program has earned a postseason bid. The Engineers have been selected to play in the ECAC Presidents Bowl, where they will face Kean (N.J.) on Friday at 8 p.m. at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.