Tag: Endicott College Gulls

Under The Helmet With Endicott College Quarterback Joe Kalosky

SONY DSC
A last second touchdown pass by Endicott College quarterback Joe Kalosky helped the Gulls score an exciting week two win over Bridgewater State. (PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Noonan/Noontime Sports)

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s been an exciting week for the Endicott College sophomore signal-caller Joe Kalosky, who guided his team to an improbable comeback last Saturday against Bridgewater State.

Kalosky’s last second heave – a 31-yard touchdown pass to Sheilan Velazquez – helped the Gulls pick-up their initial win of the season, as well as gain some exciting traction, both on television and social media. Kalosky, along with coach Kevin DeWall, appeared on SportsCenter AM five days ago to discuss the exciting win, which had New England D3 football fans eager for more football this week.

This week, Kalsoky and the Gulls will visit MIT on Saturday, September 16th at 1 p.m. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The two teams met last season with Endicott claiming a 21-9 win, thanks to the now sophomore quarterback, who completed the game with 145 passing yards, along with a rushing touchdown in the opening session.

Noontime Sports recently caught-up with Kalosky to discuss his team’s exciting week two victory over the Bears of Bridgewater State.

It’s been a few days since your team’s exciting win over Bridgewater State, so tell me what the past few days have been like? 

The weekend was an exciting time for both our school and football program. However, after our Sunday meetings, our team completely shifted our focus to MIT. We’re not dwelling on the past. We are focused on MIT.

Have you ever led a game-winning drive like you did last Saturday in high school or perhaps in the backyard with friends? 

When I played for Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, Connecticut, I had a similar win on Thanksgiving Day during my junior year against Wolcott High School. We received a kickoff after their go-ahead touchdown with about 40 seconds remaining – we were down by five points. We ran a few plays to get in arms distance of the end zone. We snapped the ball with less than 10 seconds left from the 41-yard line. We had a “Big Ben” play designed and ran it perfectly – technically, how it was drawn up. I threw it high and into the end zone and my receiver tapped it backwards to a trailing receiver which one-handed-it and walked into the end zone. We won 39-38.

Here is Kalosky’s game-winning touchdown pass from Thanksgiving Day 2013. 

How does a win like last week help the squad going into not just this week, but the next few weeks? 

I believe last week’s win helped us establish the mentality of never giving up. We played hard from the first to last snap. And its a win that will give us momentum (going forward) – is also a step forward for us in becoming the team we want to be, too.

Heading into this week’s clash with MIT, what are a few things you and the offense must do to be successful? 

Heading into the MIT game (this Saturday, September 16th), we need to clean-up the aspects that we can control (on both sides of the ball). We hurt ourselves offensively too much during the first two weeks, but we have talent and just need to put it all together, so all eleven guys are on the same page.

Who is your all-time favorite quarterback? 

Brett Favre. Growing up, I loved to watch his competitiveness and will to win. He had a strong arm and believed he could make any throw in the game (at any time). I admired his uncharacteristic and spontaneous plays, too. He made something out of nothing and the play was never dead in his mind.

Have you always played quarterback? If not, what other positions did you play growing up? 

Mostly, I have always played quarterback since I was younger, but I did play linebacker on defense.

It is a cliché question, but what do you enjoy most about the sport of football? How has it helped you be successful off the gridiron? 

I enjoy the competitiveness and camaraderie of the sport. Football has helped me be successful off the field by working well and communicating with others along with always having the competitive instinct.

You are majoring in Educational Studies. Tell me why you chose this major and what you hope to do with it after graduation in 2020? 

I chose this major because I want to make a difference in kids’ lives. After graduation, I would like to get a job as a teacher in either a fourth or fifth grade urban area classroom. I would like to help kids that may not have much outside of the classroom and build them up to become a successful person.

Finally, what is your all-time favorite football movie? 

My all-time favorite football movie is Friday Night Lights. This movie came out when I was playing youth football and it painted a picture of what football in my life would be like. This movie prompted me to play football in high school and eventually I made the decision to continue playing football at the collegiate level.

D3 New England Women’s Preseason Hockey Team

d3hockwice

By NoontimeSports.com 

For the first-time in NoontimeSports.com history, we are unveiling our initial Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Ice Hockey Preseason Team.

The 2016-17 season kicks-off tomorrow/this weekend and we wish all skaters and teams best of luck!

Forwards

Kaleigh Beauregard (UMass Boston)

Aimee Briand (Castleton)

Jordan Cross (Conn. College)

Lexi Klein (Endicott)

Maggie Layo (Endicott)

Hannah Rose (Castleton)

Alex Toupal (Amherst)

Maddie Winslow (Middlebury)

Jessica Young (Middlebury)

Elizabeth Wulf (Middlebury)

 

Defense

Kat Armstrong (UMass Boston)

Maren Brown (UMass Boston)

Julie Beattie (Conn. College)

Ellen Carter (Endicott)

Grace Jennings (Middlebury)

Haley LaFontaine (Middlebury)

Caitlyn Ryan (Amherst)

Lynndy Smith (Amherst)

 

Goalies

Katherine Chester (Conn. College)

Vendela Jonsson (Endicott)

Rachel Myette (UMass Boston)

Julia Neuburger (Middlebury)

Celeste Robert (Norwich)

Mass. College Lax: Conference Tournament Weekend Schedule

By NoontimeSports.com 

We’ve got an exciting weekend of lacrosse commencing this afternoon with a few local conference semifinal matchups. Below is this weekend’s schedule, which features all the local Division 1, 2 and 3 teams.

Make sure to circle back this evening, tomorrow and Sunday for scores and highlights.

Atlantic 10 Conference:

* UMass vs. Duquesne @ Richmond on Friday, May 2 at 3:30 p.m. (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of Richmond-La Salle at Richmond at 1 p.m.)

Commonwealth Coast Conference:

* Roger Williams at Endicott (WLAX), 12 p.m. Saturday, May 3 (Conference Championship)

* Western New England at Endicott (MLAX), 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3 (Conference Championship)

Ivy League:

* Harvard vs. Penn (WLAX) @ Princeton on Friday, May 2 at 4 p.m. (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of Cornell-Princeton at Princeton at 12 p.m.)

* Harvard vs. Yale (MLAX), 8 p.m. on Friday, May 2 (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of Cornell-Princeton at Harvard Stadium at 12 p.m.)

Little East Conference:

* UMass Dartmouth at Eastern Conn. State (MLAX), 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of Keene State-Plymouth State. Time of the championship is TBA)

Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference:

* Worcester State at Bridgewater State (WLAX), 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 (Conference Championship)

New England Collegiate Conference:

* Becker at Regis (WLAX), 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 (Conference Championship)

New England Small College Athletic Conference:

* Williams vs. Tufts (MLAX) @ Tufts on Saturday, May 3 at 12 p.m. (Conference semifinal)

* Williams vs. Amherst (WLAX) @ Trinity on Saturday, May 3 at 2:30 p.m. (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of Colby-Trinity at Trinity at 12 p.m.)

* Amherst vs. Wesleyan (MLAX) @ Tufts on Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m. (Conference semifinal)

* Tufts/Williams vs. Amherst/Wesleyan (MLAX) @ Tufts on Sunday, May 4 at 12 p.m. (Conference Championship)

New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference:

* Babson at Springfield (MLAX) 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 (Conference Championship)

Northeast-10 Conference:

* Merrimack at Le Moyne (MLAX), 1 p.m. Friday, May 2 (Conference semifinal)

* Bentley at Adelphi (MLAX), 4 p.m. Friday May 2 (Conference semifinal)

* Adelphi vs. Stonehill (WLAX), 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3 (Winner advances to Sunday’s Championship against the winner of New Haven-St. A’s at Adelphi at 3 p.m.)

* Le Moyne/Merrimack vs. Adelphi/Bentley @ highest remaining seed on Sunday, May 4 at either 12 p.m. or 1 p.m.

Mass College Sports: Top 10 Stories From 2013

By NoontimeSports.com 

In honor of the New Year, which is slowly approaching, we’ve decided to revisit 10 of our favorite stories and moments from the past 12 months.

On behalf of everyone from NoontimeSports.com, we’d like to wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Moment No. 1: There were some tremendous finishes to the various games we covered this past year, but probably one of the most amazing endings occurred in March when UMass Lowell topped Boston University, 1-0, in the Hockey East Championship. The win propelled the River Hawks to the Frozen Four.

Yet, before UML made the journey to Pittsburgh, we caught up with Derek Arnold, who netted the game-winner against the Terriers.

Moment No. 2: WPI’s men’s basketball team won 22 consecutive contests before falling to Springfield College, a squad they defeated in the NEWMAC Championship. Their run toward a conference title was certainly a special one, which Coach Chris Bartley and the Engineers will always remember.

Moment No. 3: Probably one of the best football games we covered this past year was Bridgewater State vs. Framingham State. The Rams, who defeated the Bears and claimed the inaugural MASCAC crown, needed a late score to earn the win.

* Moment No. 4: After falling to Endicott College during the regular season, Western New England managed to rebound by defeating the Gulls in the CCC Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship, 9-5. Brandon Body picked up his 11th win between the pipes as he deflected 14 of 19 shots.

Moment No. 5: Sticking with lacrosse, Endicott College’s women’s lacrosse team, which defeated Western New England during the CCC Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship, earned their first NCAA tournament win in program history by defeating Springfield College, 4-3.

Moment No. 6: Tufts University’s softball team, which finished its season 46-3 overall, claimed its first NCAA Championship with a 6-5 win over SUNY Cortland. The Jumbos, who were making their fourth appearance in the NCAA Finals, won all four of its contests in the winners bracket.

Staying the NESCAC, another exciting championship occurred a few months prior the Jumbos championship as Amherst College’s men’s basketball team celebrated its second NCAA Championship.

Moment No. 7: Kyle Juszczyk, who played fullback for the Harvard Crimson, was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in during the NFL Draft in April. Two months later, we ran a quick profile on our blog about the rookie fullback, who completed in his first NFL minicamp.

In July, we highlighted the various college players, who suited up for the various local teams that were competing for jobs in the National Football League (NFL).

Moment No. 8: One thing we learned through our various preseason college football coverage was that WPI’s football team, specifically the offensive line, had “SWAG.”

Moment No. 9: After earning an impressive road win against New Haven, we caught up with Robert Talley, Stonehill’s football head coach, who discussed the exciting victory, but also the Skyhawks’ momentum. Stonehill clinched its first winning season since 1996 with an 8-3 overall mark.

A few months after our interview, Talley was featured in Sports Illustrated’s ‘Faces in the Crowd.’

Moment No. 10: We’ll conclude our list with a highlight reel goal, which was scored by Wheaton College’s Luke Finkelstein during the first round of the NCAA Division 3 Men’s Soccer Tournament. Finkelstein’s goal secured a 2-0 win for the Lyons over Plattsburgh State. You can see the goal by fast forwarding to the 0:54 mark, enjoy.

Mass. College Football: Framingham State Prepares For SUNY Cortland

The Rams will look to earn their 11th straight win on Saturday when they travel to Cortland, New York to face SUNY Cortland! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By Matt Noonan 

CAMBRIDGE, MA – It took 40 years, but Framingham State’s football team finally accomplished their ultimate goal of winning a New England Football Conference Championship.

“It was tremendous,” exclaimed head coach Tom Kelley, who was a four-year defensive starter for the Rams during the 1970’s. “It hasn’t sunk in yet, but I keep telling people it will.”

The Rams overcame a week one defeat to the Endicott College Gulls by rattling off 10 consecutive wins, which included last weekend’s championship victory against Salve Regina.

“We knew we had the talent, and we knew we had the players, and sometimes chemistry is a big part of that and we knew that and the coaches jumped in and picked everything up by the bootstraps,” Kelley said. “We challenged [our players] every week and they met the challenge.”

Framingham State will be faced with an enormous challenge this weekend when they venture into the NCAA Div. III Football tournament for the first time in school history and travel to Cortland, New York to face SUNY Cortland.

The Red Dragons, unlike the Rams, have been to the tournament eight times. Saturday’s tilt marks their third appearance in five seasons.

“They’ve been there, they’re the big dog and they certainly are the big dog and they’ve got the experience, they’ve got the players and I think they don’t respect us a whole lot and that’s OK,” stated Kelley.

“We’re a small state school [heading into the tournament] for the first time, and if I was probably sitting in their seat I’d feel the same way.”

Kelley knows that in order for his team to be successful, especially against a Red Dragons offense that averaged 37.4 points per game, they’re going to have to rely on their defense.

“Our defense has just been outstanding. I just love our defense and we’re going to go as far as our defense takes us at this point,” stated the head coach.

SUNY Cortland senior quarterback Chris Rose finished his team’s nine-game slate with 19 touchdowns, while the halfbacks combined for 1,753 net yards and 18 touchdowns. The Red Dragons offense ranked number one in the conference in scoring offense, too.

Framingham State junior defensive end Alex Torti, who was this week’s Div. II/III Golden Helmet Award recipient, believes the Rams defense can stop this offensive juggernaut if they play flawless football.

“They’ve got a fantastic offense. Their offensive line is big, strong, fast. Their running back [Dorian Myles] is fantastic, the quarterback is great and all around they’re a very solid team, they’re good at whatever they want to do,” explained Torti, who finished the NEFC championship game with two fumble recoveries and a touchdown.

“We’re going to have to be really on our game and have everything straight, and eliminate mistakes. I’m hoping that we can pullout another ‘W’ this week and keep it going.”

NEFC teams haven’t enjoyed a great deal of success in the postseason and have bowed out in the first round the last four years. Curry College advanced to the second round in 2007, but saw their season conclude with a 38-7 loss to St. John Fisher College.

No matter the outcome of Saturday’s game, Kelley is just thankful for the support he received over the past few months from former coaches and players that have returned to the Framingham campus to assist the squad in their quest for NCAA glory.

“Probably the best thing about this whole ride is the amount of former coaches [and players] that have embraced the program again and have come back and really supported us along the way, and that’s been probably the most emotional [aspect],” explained Kelley.

“Once things settle down, I will really enjoy what happened this past year.”

For more information on this clash, check out the SUNY Cortland pregame notes, which were provided the Red Dragons athletic department by CLICKING HERE.