Mass. College Football: Bentley’s Hill & Guadagnoli Receive All-Super Region 1 Recognition from Beyond Sports Network

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Bentley Sports Information Department, here’s today’s release about senior Jeff Hill and graduate student Danny Guadagnoli receiving All-Super Region 1 Recognition from Beyond Sports Network:

WALTHAM, Mass. – Bentley University senior wide receiver Jeff Hill (Mansfield/Mansfield HD) was named to the Beyond Sports Network All-Super Region 1 first team, and his quarterback, graduate student Danny Guadagnoli (Framingham/Framingham HS), received second-team All-Region recognition.

The six-foot-four Hill led the Northeast-10 in receiving yards (1,113) and TD receptions (12) during a season that saw him average 6.2 yards per game and 16.4 per reception (16.4). He had five 100-yard games and tied for 12th in Division II in touchdown catches.

Hill, Bentley’s first three-time first-team All-Northeast-10 honoree since current Dallas Cowboy lineman Mackenzy Bernadeau from 2005-07, finished his career as the third most prolific receiver in program history. He caught 200 passes as a Falcon, good for 3,489 yards and 37 TDs. Among football players who were active in 2014, only eight had more career touchdown receptions.

Second-team All-Region is latest honor for Guadagnoli, who has been chosen as the Offensive Player of the Year in the Northeast-10, the recipient of the Agganis Award from the New England Football Writers and the Division II Swede Nelson Award Winner by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.

The three-year starting QB and two-year captain concluded his career number two in most of Bentley’s passing rankings with his totals including 9,175 passing yards, 69 TD passes and 9,702 yards of total offense. This past season, he broke the school record for passing yards for the second straight campaign, finishing with 3,443 along with 31 TDs.

Bentley won four of its last five in 2014 to finish at 5-6 overall.

Mass. College Football: Bentley’s Hill Earns 1st Team All-Northeast-10 Honors For 2nd Time

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Bentley University sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release about wide receiver Jeff Hill, who was voted to the All-Northeast-10 Conference first team:

 WALTHAM, Mass. – For the second straight year, Bentley University junior wide receiver Jeff Hill (Mansfield/Mansfield HS) has been voted to the All-Northeast-10 Conference first team.

Hill led the Northeast-10 in both receiving yards (1,225) and yards per reception (16.3) while catching 75 passes for the 6-5 Falcons. Included were a dozen touchdown catches for a team-high 72 points. Nationally, he ranks 13th in Division II in receiving yards, 14th in receiving yards per game and 15th in receiving touchdowns.

Of his dozen touchdowns, half were for 30 yards or more, including 77 yards (vs. Saint Anselm), 76 (vs. Merrimack), 73 (vs. Southern Connecticut) and 60 (vs. Pace).

Hill finished the 2013 season with six 100-yard games, including 199 against Saint Anselm, 178 against Southern Connecticut and 166 at Merrimack. His 1,225 yards was the third highest single season total in program history and he became the fourth Falcon to catch at least 75 passes in a season.

On Bentley’s all-time list, Hill ranks third in receiving yards (2,376) and touchdown catches (25), sixth in receptions (132), and is one TD reception away from cracking the top ten in points.

Also recognized by the Northeast-10 with selection to the All-Rookie Team were freshmen Tyler Ford (Amherst, N.H./Souhegan HS) and Sam McDonald (Norfolk/King Phillip Reg. HS).

McDonald, who started the final four games at free safety, shared the Northeast-10 lead in interceptions with five, all coming during the season’s final six games, including two against Southern Connecticut State. He was in on 22 tackles and also had three pass break-ups.

Ford was fourth in the NE-10 in punting, finishing at 37.3 with 11 of his 43 ending up inside the 20. He averaged at least 40 in six games and had a long of 60 at Pace University.

Mass. College Football: Week 12 Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

The 12th week of the college football season came to a close on Saturday and below is this week’s Noontime Sports Honor Roll.

Andre Williams (Boston College) – The senior halfback, who broke the single-game rushing record that he set last week, concluded Saturday’s contest against North Carolina State with 339 yards on the ground and two scores. His 339 yards set the ACC single-game rushing record, passing John Leach of Wake Forrest, who passed for 329 yards against Maryland in 1993.

Kevin Pierre-Louis (Boston College) – The senior linebacker registered eight total stops, six solo tackles, including two sacks for a loss of 20 yards.

Conner Hempel (Harvard) – The junior signal caller amassed 292 yards of total offense and tossed two touchdowns as the Crimson defeated Penn in Cambridge.

Danny Guadagnoli (Bentley) – The senior quarterback broke the Bentley single game and season records for both passing yards and total offense, and accounted for six touchdowns, in a 56-41 shootout victory over Saint Anselm as he completed 30-of-43 passes for 510 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for a go-ahead touchdown and 42 yards for a total of 552 on the day.

Jeff Hill (Bentley) – The junior wide receiver set career-bests with 10 catches for 199 yards, with a pair of touchdowns, 77 and 18 yards. The 199 gave him a conference-high 1,225 for the season.

Kendall Dardy-Jones (Assumption) – The sophomore defensive back led the Hounds defense with nine total stops, seven solo tackles, and a pass breakup against New Haven.

Joe Clancy (Merrimack) – The senior quarterback ended the season with four touchdowns as the Warriors defeated the Owls in North Andover. Clancy finished 33-of-52 for 260 yards.

Kristian Jackson (Merrimack) – The sophomore linebacker recorded a game-high 13 total stops, including two-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 14 yards and one-and-a-half sacks for a loss of 11 yards.

Nate Robitaille (Stonehill) – The junior wide receiver led all receivers with six catches for 84 yards and one touchdown in the Northeast-10 Conference championship against American International College.

Brian Harrington (Stonehill) – The junior linebacker recorded a game-best 17 total tackles, 11 solo stops, including one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of seven yards.

Kevin Arduino (AIC) – The junior quarterback registered 304 yards of total offense, including 101 yards on the ground and three scores, which helped the Yellow Jackets defeat the Skyhawks in the NE-10 Championship.

Jordan Thompson (AIC) – The senior defensive lineman recorded two total tackles, including one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 12 yards and a fumble recovery.

Carlous Julien (Mount Ida) – The senior linebacker recorded a game-high 14 total stops, including two tackles for a loss of eight yards, one sack for a loss of six yards and a forced fumble. The Mustangs finished their season with a 6-0 victory over Husson.

Robert Small (Anna Maria) – The senior tailback rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s finale against Becker College.

Kevin Card (Anna Maria) – The junior linebacker finished the season with a game-best 12 total stops, 11 solo tackles, including two-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 12 yards and one sack for a loss of nine yards.

Robert Baker (Becker) – The senior quarterback amassed 248 yards of total offense, which included 220 yards through the air as the Hawks defeated the AMCATs in their final contest. Baker tossed three touchdowns, two to DeJahn Dawkins.

DeJahn Dawkins (Becker) – The sophomore wide receiver finished with a game-best 106 yards and two touchdown receptions.

Melvin Booker (Becker) – The senior linebacker led the Hawks defense with 10 total stops including one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of eight yards.

Ehab Hamdan (WPI) – The senior wide receiver finished with 10 catches for 131 yards and one touchdown in his team’s setback to Springfield College.

Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State) – The senior halfback rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns, as well as hauled in one reception for 22 yards in the Rams’ 36-0 victory over Worcester State.

Travis Hayes (Framingham State) – The sophomore wide receiver caught seven passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

Jeff Touron (Framingham State) – The senior defensive end recorded five total tackles, four solo stops, including three sacks for a loss of 14 yards.

Mike McCarthy (Bridgewater State) – The senior quarterback capped his career with the Bears by completing 20-of-30 passes for one touchdown and rushing for 119 yards and two scores as Bridgewater State defeated Massachusetts Maritime Academy in the 35th Annual Cranberry Bowl.

Matt Green (Bridgewater State) – The junior wide receiver led all receivers with 12 catches for 181 yards and one touchdown.

Garrett Dellechiaie (Fitchburg State) – The first-year quarterback finished his season completing 10-of-19 attempts for 188 yards and five touchdowns as the Falcons soared past the Panthers.

Drew Frenette (Endicott) – The junior quarterback tossed three touchdowns and completed 14-of-30 passes for 250 yards as the Gulls defeated Salve Regina in the New England Football Conference championship.

Justin Wallace (MIT) – The junior running back rushed for 217 yards and two scores as the Engineers defeated Coast Guard in their final game.

Kevin Fruwirth (Curry) – The senior quarterback ended his career with the Colonels by passing for six touchdowns and rushing for 42 yards on five carries. Fruwirth finished with a total of 370 yards of total offense in his team’s win against Maine Maritime.

Kevin Cook (Western New England) – The junior half back rushed for three scores and 189 yards as the Golden Bears concluded their season with a win against Nichols.

Mass. College Football: Week 10 Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Conner Hempel (Harvard) – The junior quarterback amassed 205 yards of total offense in the Crimson’s win over Dartmouth. Hempel completed 18-of-27 passes for 135 yards and rushed for 70 yards on 17 carries and one score.

Andrew Flesher (Harvard) – The junior placekicker connected on 3-of-4 field goals and was 1-for-1 on extra points. His third and final field goal secured the win.

Peter Pujals (Holy Cross) – The first-year quarterback tossed three touchdowns and completed 23-of-28 passes for 238 yards. He also rushed fro 88 yards on 18 carries and one score.

Kevin Arduino (American International) – The junior quarterback recorded his second five-touchdown game of the season, which helped the Yellow Jackets defeat New Haven. Arduino completed 19-of-31 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns, as well as rushed for 166 yards on 22 carries and three scores.

Danny Guadagnoli (Bentley) – The senior quarterback led Bentley to a 24-19 win over Southern Connecticut by throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for another. He completed 22-of-34 for 337 yard with no interceptions.

Jeff Hill (Bentley) – The junior wide receiver caught nine passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns, including a 73-yarder on the third play of the game. It was the fourth straight game he’s eclipsed the century mark and he also became just the fourth player in program history to surpass 2,000 career receiving yards.

Sam McDonald (Bentley) – The first-year safety had two second-half interceptions and five tackles. His first pick came with Southern inside the Bentley 25 in the third quarter and his second, with 2:17 remaining in the fourth, locked up the victory.

Nick McCarthy (Bentley) – The junior had a career-best 12 tackles, including eight solo stops, and a pass break-up.

Tyler Ford (Bentley) – The first-year punter punted five times for an average of 43.8 yards, with a long of 52. It marked the fifth straight game he’s averaged at least 42.

Mike Bates (Assumption) – The senior linebacker recorded 11 tackles along with one sack for a loss of nine yards. He also tipped a pass in the fourth quarter, which resulted in a pick-six.

Colin Markus (Stonehill) – The sophomore halfback rushed for 101 yards on 20 carries for a career-best three touchdowns in his team’s 42-14 win over Pace.

Nate Robitaille (Stonehill) – The junior wide receiver hauled in seven receptions for 116 yards and one touchdown.

Matt Tripicchio (Merrimack) – The senior defensive lineman recorded five tackles, a sack and three tackles for a loss of 13 yards in the Warriors’ win against Assumption.

DeJahn Dawkins (Becker) – The sophomore wide receiver hauled in a game-best eight catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the Hawks’ setback to Gallaudet.  

Melvin Booker (Becker) – The senior linebacker led his unit with 10 total stops, along with two tackles for a loss of 11 yards and one sack.

Carlous Julien (Mount Ida) – The senior linebacker concluded the Mustangs’ setback to Norwich with five solo tackles, which included three tackles for a loss of 14 yards and one sack.

Robert Small (Anna Maria) – The senior half back registered 225 yards on 29 carries and three scores in the AMCATs’ win over Castleton State. He also caught two passes for seven yards.

William Ricard (Anna Maria) – The sophomore wide out led all receivers with six grabs for 147 yards and two touchdowns.

Matt Silva (Framingham State) – The sophomore signal caller tossed four touchdowns and completed 15-of-24 passes for 308 yards in the Rams’ 58-12 victory over Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State) – The senior halfback rushed for 228 yards on 25 carries and two scores.

Phillip Saint-Juste (Fitchburg State) – The junior wide receiver scored two touchdowns and hauled in seven receptions for 166 yards in his team’s win against Westfield State.

Tim Rich (Westfield State) – The senior quarterback tossed three touchdowns and completed 23-of-37 passes for 312 yards.

Pat Viencek (Worcester State) – The junior quarterback completed 30-of-54 passes for 334 yards and five touchdowns in the Lancers’ loss to Plymouth State.

Spencer Walsh (Endicott) – The sophomore tailback rushed for three scores and 173 yards on 39 carries in the Gulls’ win over MIT.  

Kevin Fruwirth (Curry) – The senior quarterback completed 29-of-57 passes for 390 yards and three touchdowns in the Colonels’ loss to Western New England.

John Krafick (WNE) – The senior signal caller tossed two touchdowns and completed 23-of-36 passes in his team’s win against Curry.

Jimmy Fairfield (Amherst) – The sophomore defensive back recorded 11 total stops, along with an interception and fumble recovery in his team’s 17-16 win over Trinity.

Nate Saffold (Williams) – The senior defensive back recorded team-high 12 total tackles, which included six solo stops against Wesleyan.

Mass. College Football: 10 Games To Watch This Weekend

By NoontimeSports.com 

The 10th week of the college football season kicks-off this weekend and below are 10 Games to Watch.

Virginia Tech at Boston College (Saturday, 12 p.m.): The Eagles will look to bounce back their 34-10 loss to North Carolina last weekend. BC’s Steve Addazio won’t be making any quarterback changes, but expects Chase Rettig to have a good game.

Pace at Stonehill (Saturday, 12 p.m.): The “Comeback Kids” will entertain a winless Pace squad on Saturday. The Skyhawks have won three straight, including their exciting victory a few weeks ago against New Haven, and will look to conclude their “Senior Day” festivities with a victory.

Norwich at Mount Ida (Saturday, 12 p.m.): “Mustang City” has won three straight and currently resides in second place in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) with three other teams. One of those teams happens to be the Cadets, a squad they defeated a year ago in Newton. A win against Norwich would keep Mount Ida’s conference championship hopes alive.

Merrimack at Assumption (Saturday, 1 p.m.): The Warriors will take their high-powered offense on the road this weekend to face an impressive Hounds unit that’s 5-3 overall. Merrimack quarterback Joe Clancy leads the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) with 38 touchdowns and 405.9 passing yards per game.

AIC at New Haven (Saturday, 1 p.m.): The Yellow Jackets will take their four-game winning streak on the road against a Chargers squad, which earned a 40-21 victory a week ago against Southern Connecticut. AIC, New Haven and Stonehill are tied for first in the NE-10, so this game is important for both units.

Mass. Maritime at Framingham State (Saturday, 1 p.m.): Are you ready for another edition of the Kelley Cup? The Buccaneers and Rams will meet for the second straight year in Framingham, and you can expect Massachusetts Maritime to have a chip on their shoulder, especially after losing in overtime a year ago.

Trinity at Amherst (Saturday, 1 p.m.): The Lord Jeffs returned to the win column last week by defeating Tufts in Medford, 17-7. This week, they’ll face a Trinity squad that’s coming off a three-point setback to Middlebury. Trinity enters the contest as the second best scoring offense in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), while Amherst checks in as the second best scoring defense.

So. Connecticut at Bentley (Saturday, 2 p.m.): The Falcons will look to snap its two-game skid on “Senior Day” against a quality Owls unit. As always, keep an eye on wide receiver Jeff Hill and quarterback Danny Guadagnoli.

Dartmouth at Harvard (Saturday, 5 p.m.): Coming off a triple-overtime loss to Princeton, the Crimson will look to rebound against a quality Big Green opponent. As usual, keep an eye on sophomore halfback Paul Stanton Jr., who rushed for two scores last weekend.

Endicott at MIT (Saturday, 5 p.m.): After earning an impressive win on the road last weekend at Western New England, MIT will look to continue their momentum against a talented Gulls squad, which hasn’t lost a contest since September 21 against Kean. Endicott’s defense has done its job over the past two weeks against Coast Guard and Nichols, but will definitely need to pressure quarterback Peter Williams, as well as stop the halfback duo of Justin Wallace and Brad Goldsberry.