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Mass. College Football: Locals Named To D3Football.com All-East Regional Team

By Matt Noonan 

D3Football.com recently released its All-Regional teams, including their 2013 All-East Region squad, which featured a variety of local players that earned spots on either the first, second or third offensive or defensive units.

Below are the various players that were named to these three units.

Second Team Offense

* Running Back Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State/ Salem, Mass.)

* Wide Receiver Matthew Green (Bridgewater State/ Stoughton, Mass.)

* Tight End Casey Hippert (Worcester State/ Douglas, Mass.)

* Kicker Dylan Rushe (Endicott College/ Palos Verdes, Calif.)

Third Team Offense

* Wide Receiver Alec Matys (Endicott College/Woburn, Mass.)

* Tackle Tim Grupp (WPI/ Highland Mills, N.Y.)

* Guard Frank Civitello (Mount Ida/ West Haven, Conn.)

* Guard Mike McDonald (Springfield College/ North Dighton, Mass.)

* Tackle John Moriarty (Mass. Maritime/ Willmington, Mass.)

Third Team Defense

* Defensive End Rob Ruggiero (Bridgewater State/ Acton, Mass.)

* Defensive End James Howe (Williams College/ Charlotte, N.C.)

* Punter Dylan Rushe (Endicott College/ Palos Verdes, Calif.)

* Special Teams D’Andre Smith (Mount Ida/ Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)

Mass. College Football: Week Nine Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Conner Hempel (Harvard) – The junior signal caller tossed four touchdowns and completed 25-of-47 passes for 307 yards in the Crimson’s triple-overtime setback to Princeton.

Paul Stanton Jr. (Harvard) – Against the Tigers, the sophomore halfback amassed 115 yards on 15 touches. He rushed for two scores on 12 carries for 91 yards and hauled in three passes for 24 yards.

Ricky Zorn (Harvard) – The senior wide receiver recorded season-bests in receptions (eight) and receiving yards (168) against Princeton. He also caught one touchdown, too.

Andrew Flesher (Harvard) – The junior placekicker finished Saturday’s contest with 12 points. He made all six PAT’s and connected on two-of-three field goals.

Eric Medes (Harvard) – The sophomore linebacker tied teammate Norman Hayes with 16 total stops, three of them were solo tackles. He also finished with one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of three yards.

Andre Williams (Boston College) – The senior running back rushed for 172 yards on 26 carries and one score in the Eagles’ loss to North Carolina.

Rob Blanchflower (Massachusetts) – The senior tight end hauled in seven catches for a season-best 131 receiving yards and one touchdown in the Minutemen’s Homecoming loss to Western Michigan.

Danny Guadagnoli (Bentley) – Guadagnoli amassed a career-best 433 yards of total offense and accounted for three touchdowns in the Falcons’ 40-34 loss to Merrimack. The senior quarterback completed 23-of-39 passes for 371 yards and two touchdowns, as well as ran for 62 yards and one score.

Jeff Hill (Bentley) – The junior wide receiver caught eight passes for 166 yards and two scores.

Nate Robitaille (Stonehill) – The junior wide receiver caught 10 passes for 124 yards and three touchdowns in Stonehill’s come-from-behind victory against LIU Post. Robitaille finished the game with a program record 916 yards through eight contests.

Colin Markus (Stonehill) – Against LIU Post, the sophomore tailback rushed for 203 yards on 29 carries and one score. His carries and rushing yards were career-bests.

Brian Harrington (Stonehill) – The junior linebacker recorded double-figures in tackles for the eight straight time this season with 13 total stops.

Nate Morris  (Stonehill) – The junior defensive back recorded two interceptions and career-high nine total tackles. Morris currently leads the Northeast-10 Conference with five interceptions.

Scott Simonson (Assumption) – The senior tight end hauled in four catches for a career-high 99 yards and two scores in the Hounds’ win against Pace.

Matt Tripicchio (Merrimack) – The senior defensive lineman recorded a team-high nine tackles, one sack, two tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and blocked an extra-point attempt.

Chris McNally (Mount Ida) – The junior running back rushed for 142 yards and two scores on 30 carries in the Mustangs’ win over Becker.

Jordan Hyman (Mount Ida) – The senior wide receiver caught six passes for 128 yards and one touchdown.

Kalyn Smithson (Mount Ida) – Against the Hawks, the junior linebacker recorded six stops, four solo tackles, one sack and one tackle for a loss.

Melvin Booker (Becker) – The senior linebacker registered a game-best 13 total tackles, which included seven solo stops.

Timothy O’Brien (Springfield College) – In his first career-start under center, the sophomore amassed 170 yards of total offense in the Pride’s come-from-behind win against St. Lawrence.

Patrick McGrath (Framingham State) – The senior linebacker finished his team’s contest against Plymouth State with a game-best 15 total tackles, 13 solo stops.

Aaron Owens (Framingham State) – The first-year halfback rushed for 68 yards on seven carries and scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 25-yard run.

Michael Sylvia (Mass. Maritime) – The senior defensive back recorded a pair of interceptions, along with seven solo tackles and three pass break-ups in the Buccaneers’ 34-21 win over UMass Dartmouth.

Mike McCarthy (Bridgewater State) – The senior quarterback accounted for four touchdowns against the Owls – three through the air, one on the ground. He finished with 239 yards of total offense.

Dana Valentine (Worcester State) – The junior halfback rushed for 106 yards on 22 carries for three scores in the Lancers’ loss to Western Connecticut.

Quillian Respass (Nichols) – The sophomore gunslinger tallied 536 yards of total offense and accounted for eight touchdowns in the Bison’s loss to Maine Maritime. Respass tossed four scores and passed for 331 yards. He also rushed for 205 yards and a school record tying four touchdowns.

Peter Williams (MIT) – The junior signal caller recorded 323 yards of total offense in his team’s win against Western New England.

Nathan Fleming (WNE) – The sophomore linebacker tied his career-high of 17 total tackles against the Engineers, which included five solo stops.

Dylan Rushe (Endicott) – The senior placekicker scored 15 points on four field goals and three PAT’s in the Gulls’ win against Coast Guard.

Chris Tamasi (Amherst) – The junior linebacker recorded a team-high 10 tackles, seven solo stops, along with three-and-a-half tackles for a loss and two sacks in the Lord Jeffs’ 17-7 victory over Tufts.

Tommy Meade (Tufts) – The junior linebacker recorded 19 total tackles, three shy of the team record of 22. Meade also forced a fumble in his team’s loss to Amherst.

Mass. College Football: Week Three Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Kyle Young (Holy Cross) – The first-year linebacker, who made his first career start with the Crusaders, led the Purple and White with 10 total tackles. So far this season he’s recorded 12 total tackles (seven solo).

Logan Meyer (Stonehill College) – This week’s Northeast-10 Offensive Player of the Week completed 18-of-33 passes for 332 yards with five touchdowns. Meyer now ranks atop the program’s career passing yardage list with 5,138 yards.

Terrell Williams (American International) – Against Merrimack, the senior half back rushed for 194 yards and three scores on 26 carries.

Bobby Jordan (Assumption College) – The senior gunslinger tossed two touchdowns, including the game winning 42-yard strike in the second half, which lifted the Hounds past Bentley.

Joe Clancy (Merrimack College) – Against AIC, Clancy completed 41-of-71 passes for 437 yards with six touchdowns.

Sterry Codrington (Stonehill College) – The junior linebacker recorded a career-best 10 tackles (eight solo), three and a half tackles for a loss, three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against St. A’s.

Nate Robitaille (Stonehill College) – The Attleboro native hauled in a career-high 10 receptions for a career-best 157 yards. He also scored a touchdown in the Skyhawks’ first win of the season.

Danny Guadagnoli (Bentley University) – The Framingham native tossed two touchdowns and rushed 46 yards. He amassed 305 yards of total offense.

Robert Small (Anna Maria) – This week’s Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week scored five touchdowns (four on the ground). He rushed for 240 yards on 23 carries and caught one touchdown pass.

Danny Macalena (Springfield College) – The junior linebacker tallied 10 tackles, including four tackles for a loss resulting in 15 yards, to go along with a forced fumble. His tackles for loss were critical, as two came on key third downs and another came on a fourth-down attempt.

Casey Hippert (Worcester State) – The junior tight end hauled in eight catches for a game-high 183 receiving yards.

Kevin Lynch (WPI) – The first-year defensive back finished his team’s second contest with 10 tackles (eight solo), two pass breakups, one tackle for a loss and one blocked punt.

Adam Straughn (Worcester State) – Against WPI, the senior from Rockland recorded a game-best 12 tackles (10 solo), a fumble recovery and a blocked extra point attempt. Straughn was named this week’s Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Peter Williams (MIT) – This week’s New England Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week amassed for 323 yards of total offense and three touchdowns. Williams, who finished the game with 261 passing yards, extended his career-passing yardage over the 2,000-yard mark.

Drew Frenette (Endicott College) – The junior gunslinger connected with eight different receivers and tossed two touchdowns in his team’s first win of the season.

Jake Laux (MIT) – This week’s NEFC Defensive Player of the Week recorded 12 tackles (10 solo). His first tackle of the contest happened to be his 300th career stop.

Dylan Rushe (Endicott College) – This week’s NEFC Special Teams Player of the Week kicked five field goals and four extra points. He was point shy of the NCAA Division III record for points by a kicker.

Mass. College Football: MASCAC, NEFC Announce Weekly Awards

By Matt Noonan 

The third week of the college football season concluded last night. And after the games concluded, both the MASCAC (Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference) and NEFC (New England Football Conference) announced their Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, which we’ve provided below.


* Mass Maritime’s Bobby Rosano was named the Special Teams Player of the Week

* Worcester State’s Adam Straughn was named the Defensive Player of the Week

* Worcester State’s Carrick Driscoll was named the Rookie of the Week


* Endicott’s Dylan Rushe was named the Special Teams Player of the Week

* MIT’s Peter Williams was named the Offensive Player of the Week

* MIT’s Jake Laux was named the Defensive Player of the Week


Mass. College Football: Endicott Tops Castleton, 43-7

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Endicott College sports information department, here’s today’s release about the Gulls football team’s first win against Castleton State:

CASTLETON, Vt. – The Endicott football team earned their first victory of the 2013 season on the road as the Gulls handed ECFC opponent Castleton State a 43-7 loss on their own field Saturday afternoon.  The Blue and Green got 19 points from senior kicker Dylan Rushe (Palos Verdes, Calif.) on five field goals and four extra points which nearly tied a NCAA Division III record (20 points, six FGs).

Endicott (1-1) also got seven turnovers from their defense, including three interceptions and three fumble recoveries, and nearly 450 yards of total offense.  The Gulls will continue their non-conference schedule on Saturday, September 21st at home against Kean University at Endicott Stadium.

Rushe drilled three field goals of over 40 yards and two more from inside 30 yards.  His five field goal set career-high, previously set at four back on September 3rd, 2011 against Framingham State, and his 19 overall points broke his personal record set back in the same game.  Rushe’s four extra points came after two touchdown passes by junior quarterback Drew Frenette (New Bedford, Mass.), a touchdown run for sophomore Spencer Walsh (Malden, Mass.), and an interception return by senior linebacker Kyle Connolly (Berlin, Conn.).

The Gulls defense held Castleton State to just 10 total first downs, under 250 yards of total offense, and forced seven turnovers.  Endicott seniors Curtis Manuel (Beverly, Mass.) and Nick Kozlowski (Beverly, Mass.) led the team with seven tackles each while freshman defensive end Craig Anderson (Franklin, Mass.) added six takedowns including a sack.  Junior defensive back Jake Cox (Wrentham, Mass.) intercepted Spartans quarterback Tyler Higley twice for 21 return yards.  Connolly recorded the other interception, a pick-six for 22 yards to the Castleton State end zone to cap off the scoring in the fourth quarter.  Kozlowski forced a fumble which was recovered by senior defensive lineman Marcell Cooper (Dorchester, Mass.).

Rushe’s 42-yard field goal at the 8:05 mark of the first quarter accounted for the first points of the game, but Castleton State quickly responded as Higley found wide out Kevin Alberque for a 46-yard touchdown to put the Spartans ahead 7-3 midway through the opening quarter.  Rushe hit another field goal, this time from 27 yards out, before the end of the first to make the score 7-6 going into the second quarter.

Endicott continued to rely on Rushe to get points as his 25-yard boot through the uprights capped off a nine-play, 84-yard drive.  The Endicott defense forced a three-and-out and with the ball, the offense needed just four plays to reach the end zone for the first time on the day.  Senior tight end Greg Dellorco (Franklin, Mass.) caught a 35-yard pass from Frenette to put the Blue and Green on top 16-7.  Later in the quarter, Rushe nailed a 42-yard field goal as Endicott took a 19-7 lead going into halftime.

On Endicott’s first possession of the second half, Frenette passed for 43 yards and Walsh rushed for 34 yards in a drive that resulted in a touchdown catch for sophomore Jamison Craft (Phillipston, Mass.).  Craft’s 19-yard touchdown reception gave the Gulls a 26-7 advantage.  Later in the third quarter, Frenette would connect with receiver Alec Matys (Woburn, Mass.) to put Endicott on the one-yard-line and Walsh finished the drive by punching it in the end zone.

In the fourth quarter, Rushe added his final field goal from 44 yards out and Connolly intercepted Higley for a pick-six with 2:14 left in the game.

Frenette finished the game 23-of-32 for 272 yards and two touchdowns in his season debut.  Walsh rushed for 138 yards on 26 carries (5.3 per carry) with one score. Brett Egizi (Westwood, Mass.), Craft, and Matys all had a team-high four catches with 50-plus yards receiving.  Craft and Dellorco had the touchdown receptions.

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