Mass. College Football: Week Two Honor Roll

Framingham State's Melikke Van Alstyne helped the Rams earn an impressive road win against Endicott College! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for
Framingham State’s Melikke Van Alstyne helped the Rams earn an impressive road win against Endicott College! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for


With the second week of the college football season in the books, it’s time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Honor Roll.

Andre Williams (Boston College) – The senior halfback rushed for a career-high 204 yards and one touchdown in the Eagles second win of the season. He earned the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Offensive Back of the Week honors today.

Bryce Jones (Boston College) – This week’s ACC Defensive Back of the Week finished Friday’s contest against Wake Forrest with two solo tackles, one interception, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery.

Tajae Sharpe (UMass) – The sophomore wide receiver hauled in a game-high 11 receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown. His 11 catches are the most he’s recorded in a single game thus far. Last week he was held to one catch for 13 yards against Wisconsin.

Jet Kollie (Bentley University) – In his first game with the Falcons, (Kollie transferred from Lafayette) the junior running back rushed for 48 yards on nine carries and one score, as well as recorded four receptions for 36 yards with one touchdown.

Kyle Young (Bentley University) – The senior linebacker recorded a game-best 14 total tackles (four solo) and one tackle for a loss in the Falcons opener against Mercyhurst.

Joe Clancy (Merrimack College) – The senior quarterback began his final season with the Warriors by completing 35-of-50 passes for 309 yards, while tossing four touchdowns. Clancy’s final touchdown to Shane Ferguson helped the Warriors edge Wagner, 42-41.

Jere Brown (Merrimack College) – The sophomore wide receiver registered a game-high 102 yards through the air, along with one touchdown.

Jimmy Holland (Merrimack College) – The senior from Billerica finished his team’s first contest with 10 tackles (seven solo) and three-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 13 yards.

Terrell Williams (American International College) – The junior halfback led all rushers with 120 yards on 19 carries. Williams also scored a touchdown in the Yellow Jackets’ first loss of the season to East Stroudsburg.

Joel Brown (American International College) – The sophomore linebacker started his season with 11 total tackles (six solo), along with one-and-a-half sacks for an eight-yard loss.

Mike Stuppiello (Assumption College) – Against Bryant University, the senior defensive lineman finished with six tackles (five solo) and two sacks.

Brian Harrington (Stonehill College) – The junior linebacker from Rockland recorded a game-high 17 total tackles (nine solo) and forced a fumble in his team’s setback to Bloomsburg.

Robert Baker (Becker College) – This week’s Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) Offensive Player of the Week threw for 206 yards and four touchdowns in the Hawks exciting victory against Fitchburg State.

Jovan Wilkins (Mount Ida College) – The junior from New York, who was named this week’s ECFC Defensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the week, helped the Mustangs earn an impressive road victory against UMass Dartmouth by forcing three turnovers, blocking a kick and recording a team-high seven tackles.

Quillian Respass (Nichols College) – The sophomore gunslinger helped the Bison rally to defeat Westfield State by tossing three touchdown passes and completing 20-of-33 passes for 310 yards.

Dylan Rimsky (Nichols College) – This week’s New England Football Conference (NEFC) Offensive Player of the Week established single-game records for receptions (14) and receiving yards (290). He hauled in three touchdowns, including the 32-yard score in overtime.

Marcell Cooper (Endicott College) – The senior defensive lineman finished his team’s contest against Framingham State with a career-high 15 tackles (five solo), as well as one-and-a-half tackles for a loss.

Kevin Bumpus (Worcester State) – The junior quarterback from Bridgewater finished with 427 yards through the air (a school record in passing yards) with four touchdowns.

Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State) – The senior tailback rushed for 214 yards on 38 carries for one touchdown in the Rams win against Endicott.

Zach Grasis (WPI) – This week’s WPI Men’s Student Athlete of the Week, rushed for career highs of 195 yards and four touchdowns in the Engineers 48-28 victory against Curry College.

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