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Noontime’s All-Decade Connecticut & Rhode Island D3 Football Team


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation 

Our Noontime Sports (and NoontimeSports.com) All-Decade Week continues with a brand new team: The Connecticut & Rhode Island D3 Football Team from 2010-2019.

This was a fun walk down memory lane, highlighting a slew of student-athletes we covered and interviewed over the past ten years that earned a variety of end of season honors, including D3Football.com All-American honors to first or second-team nods to program record-holders to the final Gold Helmet Recipients from the New England Football Writers (NEFW).  And as usual, we did our very best to highlight as many student-athletes from across both Connecticut and Rhode Island.

The All-Decade Noontime Sports Conn. & R.I. D3 Football Team (Offense)

Will Arndt (QB) Western Connecticut Sandy Hook, Conn.
Octavias McKoy (RB) Western Connecticut Stratford, Conn. 
Max Chipouras (RB) Trinity College Longmeadow, Mass.
Sam Pascale (RB) Salve Regina University Cheshire, Conn. 
Shea Dwyer (RB) Wesleyan University Marlborough, Conn. 
Christopher Hunt (TE) Trinity College Westford, Mass. 
Austin Baiardi (OT) Trinity College Smithtown, N.Y.
Nick Seara (OT) Wesleyan University South Ozone Park, N.Y.
Adam Iskra (OT) Salve Regina University North Haven, Conn.
Floyd Shaffer (OT) Salve Regina University Conshohocken, Pa.
Joe Magardino (OT) Trinity College  Chappaqua, N.Y.

The All-Decade Noontime Sports Conn. & R.I. D3 Football Team (Defense)

Hayden Stanton (DL) Salve Regina University Wallingford, Conn.
Taj Gooden (DL) Wesleyan University Brooklyn, N.Y.
John Salute (DL) Salve Regina University Mahwah, N.J.
Walter Fallas (LB) Trinity College Everett, Mass. 
Joe Rizzardi (DB) Coast Guard Academy Ashburn, Va.
Ben Thaw (CB) Wesleyan University Westport, Conn.
Jake Bussani (CB) Wesleyan University Pleasanton, Calif.
Phil Terio (CB) Salve Regina University Trumbull, Conn.
Harry Melendez (CB) Trinity College Holyoke, Mass.
Spencer Donahue (S) Trinity College Naperville, Ill.
Rae Haynes (S) Trinity College  Hartford, Conn. 

The All-Decade Noontime Sports Conn. & R.I. D3 Football Team (Special Teams)

Eric Sachse (K) Trinity College Jefferson, Mass. 
Michael Killoran (K) Western Connecticut  West Hartford, Conn. 
Chip Crowley (P) Coast Guard Academy San Marino, Calif.
Kyle Pulek (P) Trinity College Cheshire, Conn.


D3 Football: Trinity Announces Captains For 2019 Season

yHCBpJTU_400x400By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Weeks after capturing their third-straight New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship, the Trinity College football team announced on Twitter this afternoon their captains for the upcoming 2019 season.

Austin BaiardiDaniel Negron and Koby Schofer were each selected to captain the Bantams this fall – all three student-athletes were members of this year’s squad, which finished 8-1 overall, including 4-0 at home.

Here is some information on the three captains, who will attempt to guide the Bantams this fall to a fourth-straight NESCAC title:

  • Austin Baiardi (Smithtown, N.Y.): All-NESCAC first team in 2017 … All-NESCAC second team in 2016 … majoring in economics with a minor International Studies.
  • Daniel Negron (Hartsdale, N.Y.): Had a breakout junior season, which earned him his first-ever All-NESCAC second team honor last November … Negron led the Bantams this past season with 53 total tackles (31 solo stops), while adding 2.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles for a loss of 41 yards … also recorded two forced fumbles (first time in his career) … majoring in psychology.
  • Koby Schofer (Northbridge, Mass.): 2018 All-NESCAC first team … 2017 All-NESCAC second team … finished third in the NESCAC in 2018 in receptions per game (5.50) while catching a team-high 11 touchdowns … Recorded 44 grabs for 763 last season … majoring in economics.