Mass. College Football: Hempel, Meyer Earn Golden Helmet Awards

By Matt Noonan 

Earlier today it was announced that Harvard’s Conner Hempel and Stonehill College’s Logan Meyer were chosen as the fourth recipients of the Ray Galliant Insurance New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Golden Helmet Awards.

Hempel made his first career start as the Crimson’s signal caller and led Harvard to a 42-20 victory over San Diego on Saturday during the team’s first trip to the west coast since 1949.  Hempel completed 25-of-34 passes for a career-best 345 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 38 yards on nine carries. Hempel was named this week’s Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Meyer, who led Stonehill to its second win on Friday against Assumption, completed 27-of-49 passes for 372 yards and five touchdowns, as well as registered an additional score on the ground. Meyer was this week’s Northeast-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week, and according to Stonehill’s athletic website, the California native holds the top five passing yardage games in program history and is the program’s all-time leader for career passing yards (5,510), completions (435) and attempts (813).

Both players earned spots on this week’s Noontime Sports Honor Roll, while their teams were honored as the Division 1 and 2 teams of the week.

Harvard returns to action on Saturday evening when they host Brown University, while Stonehill will entertain Bentley University in Easton.

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