By Matt Noonan
Over the past few months, one of the biggest stories in Division III college basketball has been the play of freshman guard Marco Coppola, and his Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) men’s basketball team.
The Engineers will finish the calendar year with an afternoon matinee against St. Joseph’s (Maine) before welcoming their first NEWMAC, (New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference) opponent, the U.S. Coast Guard to Harrington Auditorium.
WPI currently is sporting an 8-2 record, and has earned impressive wins against Elms College, Salem State, and Fitchburg State. They’ve also recorded 100 points or more in three contests, as well as average 82.9 points per game.
Coppola leads the team with 173 points, 42 assists, and 15 steals, while junior forward Matt Carr ranks second in scoring, (157), but leads the squad with 78 rebounds, (24 offensive, 54 defensive).