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The Early Preseason Outlook: Endicott Gulls

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By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

We continue our ‘Early Preseason Outlook’ by highlighting the Endicott College Gulls, who commence their 2019 campaign with a visit from Framingham State on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 7 p.m.

The Gulls’ 2018 Season: Endicott returned to its winning ways last fall, finishing one win shy of the 2013 squad with a 7-4 mark. The Gulls qualified for their first-ever New England Bowl and scored some impressive (and exciting wins) against Bridgewater State, Hobart, and Western New England.

The team’s win over the Golden Bears was highlighted by five touchdown passes from quarterback Joe Kalosky, who also finished the game with 88 yards on eight carries.

Despite ending their season with back-to-back losses to Merchant Marine and Salve Regina, the Gulls entered the offseason with some momentum that should carry into this season when they see familiar foes like Framingham State and Western New England.

The 2019 Outlook: The Gulls graduated 15 student-athletes from last year’s squad, including wide receiver Christian Cole, strong safety Christian Pizzotti and linebacker William Rivera, but do return a slew of talent on both sides of the ball with Kalosky, halfback Hakim Fleming, wide receiver Shea McManaway and linebacker Kevin O’Brien.

Additionally, Endicott welcomes back Nick DiCairano, who was our Noontime Sports Special Teamer of the Year. The Trumbull, Connecticut native enjoyed an impressive first season with the Gulls by connecting on 11 of 12 field-goal attempts, including a 45-yard boot in his team’s 52-22 win over Curry College.

Endicott also returns a slew of offensive linemen, including Kha-Lil GoodmanAndrew Tudino and Isaiah Gibbs, which should help the offense find its groove from last season.

Endicott’s Schedule: Endicott begins the season with four-straight home games, including a trio of non-conference clashes with Framingham State, Rochester and Wesley. Additionally, the Gulls will host Becker College at the end of the month before heading to Salve Regina in early October for an important Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) meeting. Weeks after visiting the Seahawks, the Gulls will travel to Husson University and Western New England – both games are must-wins for the Gulls if they want to capture their initial CCC title.

Endicott will end its season with a home date with the University of New England followed by a trip to Dudley, Massachusetts to face Nichols College.

Players to Watch: Joe Kalosky (Quarterback/Plymouth, Conn.), Hakim Fleming (Running Back/Bridgeport, Conn.), Shea McManaway (Wide Receiver/Lisbon, Conn.), Riley Shanley (Tight End/Simsbury, Conn.), Nick DiCairano (Kicker/Trumbull, Conn.), Kevin O’Brien (Linebacker/Braintree, Mass.), Steven Abbott (Defensive Back/Melrose, Mass.), Kha-Lil Goodman (Offensive Line/Bellmore, N.Y.), Andrew Tudino (Orange, Conn.), and Isaiah Gibbs (Offensive Line/Teaneck, N.J.).

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Teams To Watch In 2017: Endicott College Gulls

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Endicott College’s football team will certainly be one of many New England squads to watch this season. (PHOTO CREDIT: Kiana DelViscovo)

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

Our New England D3 Football preseason team previews continue with a look at the 2017 Endicott College Gulls, who certainly will be an interesting team to watch this fall. 

Team Name: Endicott College Gulls

Noontime Sports Preseason Ranking: The Gulls were one of eight teams selected (and featured) our ‘Teams on the Rise‘ tweet, which was posted on Monday, July 31st.

2016 Season Recap: The second year was a solid step forward for both Coach Kevin DeWall and the Gulls’ football program that has high hopes heading into a brand new season. The 2016 season was a good step forward for a team that should be one to keep an eye on this fall. Last season, we saw some solid play from various student-athletes on both sides of the ball, including quarterback Joe Kalosky, wide receiver Zach DeNike, fullback Lavante Wiggins and linebacker William Rivera. Endicott gained some solid experience against Hobart, St. Lawrence and Framingham State last September, which helped them conclude the 2016 campaign with back-to-back wins over Coast Guard Academy and Curry College.

Key Losses: Chris Lipscomb (Wide Receiver), Connor Crotty (Wide Receiver), Christian Martinez (Inside Linebacker), Connor McLaughlin (Outside Linebacker) and Craig Anderson (D-Line).

Players to Watch: Joe Kalosky (Quarterback), Lavante Wiggins (Fullback), Hakim Fleming (Fullback), Zach DeNike (Wide Receiver), Christian Filonow (Free Safety), Shane Toland (O-Line), Williams Rivera (Inside Linebacker) and Zachary Poirier (Free Safety).

2017 ScheduleEndicott’s season-opener against Framingham State is always a must-see – this season, the contest will take place in Beverly. Following a visit from the Rams, the Gulls will embark on an important three-week trip, starting with a visit to Bridgewater State followed by games at MIT and Hobart. All four games will certainly provide the squad with some solid experience heading into their final September contest against Husson – the Eagles will join the Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC) conference in 2019. Following a bye week – one week after a visit from the Eagles, to be exact – the Gulls will hop into league play by visiting Western New England and Salve Regina before returning home to face Curry College on Saturday, October 28th. Their final two contests will be against Becker College and Nichols College.

Season Outlook: There is a great deal of optimism surrounding these Gulls, who have high hopes heading into the 2017 season. Returning a majority of its roster from one year ago, these student-athletes – or technically, Gulls – should be in for a fun season after gaining some important experience last fall. And that experience should help players like quarterback  Joe Kalosky and wide receiver Zach DeNike. The duo should connect for a few scores this season – it will be fun to see them both progress in year number two. In addition to Kalosky and DeNike, look for a solid season from fullback Lavante Wiggins, who led the rushing attack with 400 yards on 90 carries. Wiggins rushed for five touchdowns last fall – perhaps he doubles that total this season? On defense, look for William Rivera to quarterback a unit that returns some key members from last year’s unit, including key members of its secondary – Christian Filonow and Zachary Poirier. Both student-athletes finished in the top-five in total tackles last season. They will both be asked to step-up this season. With some experience from a year ago on both sides of the ball, along with some talented recruits, this Endicott squad will certainly be a team to watch this fall.