Noontime Sports: Team of the Week (Oct. 2nd) New England & Northeast
By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)
Another week of College Football, specifically D3 Football (New England and Northeast) is in the books, and now it is time to highlight this week’s Noontime Sports Team of the Week with players from offense, defense and special teams.
Players of the Week
Offensive Co-Player of the Week: Joe Germinerio (Brockport): Against SUNY Cortland, Germinerio recorded six touchdowns – three through the air, three on the ground – while registering 360 yards of total offense.
Offensive Co-Player of the Week: John Smith (Husson): Smith tallied a career-best 301 yards, while rushing for two scores as the Eagles soared passed Endicott for a 28-7 win.
Defensive Player of the Week: Marvey Mathurin (UMass Dartmouth): Mathurin, who was tabbed this week’s MASCAC Defensive Player of the Week, recorded 12 total tackles, including seven solo stops, two-and-a-half tackles for a loss and one and a half-sacks. Additionally, he registered a pair of quarterback hurries in his team’s 17-13 win over Western Connecticut.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Spencer Herrington (WPI): Herrington booted a career-long 41-yard field goal, while connecting on all four extra points as WPI claimed its initial NEWMAC win over Maine Maritime.
Offensive Team of the Week:
Mitch Banuskevich (Plymouth State): Banuskevich rushed for 157 yards on 22 carries for one score as the Panthers defeated Worcester State, 16-6.
Casey Boston (Alfred): Against Buffalo State, Boston completed 11 of 16 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 42 yards on eight carries and one score.
Tyree Brown (Brockport): Brown led all receivers with 179 yards on six receptions and one score as Brockport defeated SUNY Cortland, 52-38.
Michael Caban (Becker): Caban led all receivers on Saturday with 111 yards on eight receptions and one score.
Emanuel Calmar (Rochester): Calmar totaled 233 yards on 36 carries and two scores to lead Rochester passed Becker. He also recorded four catches for 52 yards.
Brendan Costa (Bates): Costa rushed for 97 yards on 16 carries and one score – he averaged 6.1 yards per carry.
Jack Dolan (Tufts): Dolan concluded Saturday’s game against Bates with three touchdown receptions, along with a game-high 118 yards on eight receptions.
Jake Eglintine (Springfield): Against Norwich, Eglintine amassed 106 yards of total offense, while tossing two touchdowns as the Pride improved to 5-0 on the season.
Steven Ferreira (SUNY Cortland): Ferreira completed 30 of 42 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns in his team’s 52-38 setback.
Duane Gary (Western Conn.):Gary led all receivers with 116 yards on four receptions and one score in his team’s 17-13 setback to UMass Dartmouth.
Eddy Garcia-Montes (MIT): Garcia-Montes hauled in a game-best 119 receiving yards on six catches, while scoring twice in his team’s 35-7 win over Merchant Marine.
Stephen Gacioch (UMass Dartmouth): Gacioch amassed 280 yards of total offense, including 193 yards through the air as the Corsairs defeated West Conn., 17-13. Gacioch tossed one touchdown, while completing 15 of 26 passes.
Udgam Goyal (MIT): Goyal completed 20 of 30 passes for 217 yards, while tossing three touchdowns as the Engineers claimed its second-straight NEWMAC win with a 35-7 victory against Merchant Marine.
Moe Harris (Castleton): Harris was unstoppable on Saturday against Anna Maria, rushing for a game-high 209 yards on 39 carries and three scores.
Dario Highsmith (Wesleyan): Highsmith rushed for a pair of scores and 95 yards on 15 carries as the Cardinals soared
Sean McAllen (WPI): McAllen rushed for 182 yards and two scores, while hauling in a pair of receptions for 11 yards and one touchdown, as the Engineers defeated Maine Maritime at Alumni Stadium.
Ryan McDonald (Tufts): McDonald turned in an impressive outing against Bates, tossing four touchdowns, while rushing for 81 yards on 21 carries and one score. McDonald completed 21 of 36 passes for 245 yards.
Alex McLaughlin (Bridgewater State): McLaughlin did it all against Westfield State, rushing for three scores on 23 carries for 176 yards, while completing one of two passes for seven yards.
Sean Richardson (St. Lawrence): Against Western New England, Richardson completed 18 of 30 passes for 274 yards, while tossing three touchdowns.
Anthony Service (Western New England): Service completed 14 of 28 passes for 193 yards, while tossing the game-winning strike in overtime to lift the Golden Bears passed St. Lawrence. Service also rushed for a game-high 111 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns.
Chad Shade (Springfield): Shade tallied 101 yards on 11 carries and one score in his team’s fifth win against Norwich. Shade tallied the longest burst of the day – a 35-yard run – while averaging 9.2 yards per carry.
Curtis Smith (SUNY Maritime): Against Alfred State, Smith led all receivers with 162 yards on seven receptions and one touchdown.
Nas Sinkfield-Shelton (Becker): Sinkfield-Shelton amassed 310 yards of total offense, including 220 yards through the air in his team’s fifth contest of the season against Rochester. He concluded the game with a touchdown pass to Michael Caban.
Jayson Wallace (Anna Maria): Against Castleton, Wallace completed 14 of 34 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns.
Jordan Wilcox (Springfield): Wilcox rushed for a game-high 111 yards on 21 carries and one score to lead the Pride passed Norwich last Saturday.
Thomas Wright (SUNY Maritime): Wright completed last Saturday’s game with 252 passing yards, along with 50 yards on 10 carries. He completed one touchdown pass to Curtis Smith, while rushing for one score with eight seconds remaining in the first quarter.
Defensive Team of the Week:
Ricco Aaron (Dean): Aaron led the Bulldogs’ defense with 20 total stops, including 12 solo tackles, two tackles for a loss of three yards and one quarterback hurry.
Michael Bianco (Becker): Bianco led the Hawks’ defense with 10 total tackles, including three solo stops in his team’s setback to Rochester. Bicano concluded the contest with one pass break-up and a tackle for a loss of five yards.
Max Breschi (Bates): Breschi concluded Saturday’s game against Tufts with six total stops, including one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 15 yards, one sack for a loss for 13 yards and one fumble recovery.
Carty Campbell (Trinity): Campbell tallied a team-high seven solo stops, along with one tackle for a loss and one interception returned for 34 yards in his team’s 17-9 win over Williams College.
Zach Howard (Westfield State): Howard paced the Owls’ defense with eight total tackles (seven solo), two tackles for a loss of 10 yards and one interception returned for 33 yards.
Jake Lombardo (Union): Lombardo led Union’s defense with 15 total tackles, including one tackle for a loss, one forced fumble and four solo stops as the Dutchmen edged Morrisville State, 28-27.
Nicholas Milgate (Alfred): Milgate led the Saxons’ defense against Buffalo State with 10 total stops, including two tackles for a loss of 16 yards and one interception for seven yards.
Julius Mizro (Brockport): Mizro concluded Saturday’s contest with eight total tackles (seven solo stops), including two tackles for a loss of 11 yards, one forced fumble and an interception returned for 37 yards.
Brandon Morris (Wesleyan): Morris accounted for seven total tackles, including one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 15 yards and one forced fumble in his team’s 31-9 win over Hamilton.
Matt Nicolai (MIT): Nicolai paced the Engineers’ defense with 10 total stops, including seven solo stops, two interceptions and one pass break-up.
Austin Parker (Alfred State): Against SUNY Maritime, Parker recorded 12 total stops, including nine solo tackles and one interception.
William Rivera (Endicott): Against Husson, Rivera recorded 15 total tackles, including three tackles for a loss of 13 yards, one sack for a nine yard loss and a fumble recovery.
Justin Warner (Rochester): Warner tallied a team-high 10 total stops, including eight solo tackles, while registering four-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 16 yards as Rochester defeated Becker in Leicester, Massachusetts.
Special Teams of the Week:
Jason Barrientos (Fitchburg State): Barrientos recorded his longest punt of the season of 50 yards, while tallying 131 yards on five boots in his team’s 24-17 win over Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Jacob Cheney (Brockport): Cheney tallied 506 yards on nine kickoffs, including a pair of touchbacks in his team’s 52-38 win over SUNY Cortland.
Finn Kearns (UMass Dartmouth): Kearns punted the ball seven times on Saturday for 207 yards with three boots landing inside the West Conn. 20-yard-line.
Vinny Lalumia (Western New England): Against St. Lawrence, Lalumia punted the ball eight times for 298 yards, including three boots that landed inside his opponent’s 20-yard line. One of his eight punts resulted in a touchback.
Brett Renzi (Brockport): Renzi connected on all seven extra points, while converting a 33 yard field goal in his team’s 52-38 win over SUNY Cortland.