Mass. College Football: Week 12 Honor Roll


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: 10 Games To Watch This Weekend


Another weekend of college football is set to commence tomorrow afternoon and below is 10 Games to Watch.

Harvard at Columbia: The Crimson needed a late field goal to defeat Dartmouth last weekend, but don’t expect that to be the case this weekend. Harvard, which enters the contest 6-1 overall, will look to earn its seventh win against a winless Columbia unit.

Boston College at New Mexico State: After an exciting win against Virginia Tech, the Eagles will look to build on their momentum this weekend against a 1-8 New Mexico squad.

Assumption at LIU Post: The Hounds will look to conclude their regular season with a victory against an offense that ranks fourth in the conference in yards per game (465.9). Assumption is 4-1 on the road this season, while LIU Post is 2-1 at home.

Bentley at New Haven: The Falcons will look to end their slate on a two-game winning streak as they travel to New Haven to face a Chargers squad that’s 1-2 in their last three games. Quarterback Danny Guadagnoli ranks second in the Northeast-10 Conference in passing yards per game (282.0) and fifth in touchdown passes (17).

Stonehill at Merrimack: The Skyhawks will look to conclude their regular season with a win against a talented offensive unit, which is led by quarterback Joe Clancy. A win for Stonehill could result in a home championship game next weekend.

So. Connecticut at AIC: As of now, the Yellow Jackets are expected to host Stonehill next weekend for the conference championship, but a loss to the Owls and a Skyhawks win could result in a trip to Easton. AIC’s offense ranks third in the conference in points (311).

Framingham State at Bridgewater State: The Bears haven’t defeated the Rams since 2009, a game they won in Bridgewater. Tomorrow’s key matchup will be BSU quarterback Mike McCarthy versus the Rams defense.

UMass Dartmouth at Fitchburg State: Both teams have been pleasant surprises this season, so expect a good battle between the Corsairs and Falcons. A win for Fitchburg would keep them above .500, while a victory for UMass Dartmouth snaps a two-game skid.

Western New England at Endicott: The Golden Bears, who have won two of their last three games, recorded 563 yards of total offense last weekend against Curry College. Endicott enters tomorrow’s contest on a five-game winning streak and remains undefeated in New England Football Conference play.

Amherst at Williams: Tomorrow’s matchup isn’t just the 128th meeting between these two schools, but also the final contest at Weston Field. Amherst won last season’s meeting, 23-20.

Mass. College Football: 10 Games To Watch This Weekend


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.

Mass. College Football: 10 Games To Watch This Weekend


Before the first score of any game this weekend is recorded, let’s roll out our 10 Games To Watch!

Princeton at Harvard: This is a big game for the Crimson, who enters the contest 5-0 for the second year in a row. Harvard, Princeton and Pennsylvania (Penn) are in a three-way tie for first place in the Ancient Eight, so the winner will most likely be in the drivers seat for the rest of the season. Keep an eye on running back Paul Stanton Jr., who rushed for 113 yards last weekend and two touchdowns.

Boston College at North Carolina: This is certainly a winnable game for the Eagles, who’re coming off their bye week, as well as a 24-14 loss two weeks ago to No. 3 Clemson. First-year head coach Steve Addazio told reporters recently that he expects his offensive line to step up.

Western Michigan at Massachusetts: Consider this a winnable game for the Minutemen, who will celebrate their homecoming for the second year at Gillette Stadium. A win would not only improve UMass to 2-6 overall, but 2-2 in the MAC.

LIU Post at Stonehill: After earning two impressive wins on the road, which included a victory last weekend against New Haven, Robert Talley’s Skyhawks will look to keep their momentum going against a talented Post squad, which defeated Pace last weekend, 58-0. Stonehill enters the game 5-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference and is currently in a three-way tie for first place with AIC and New Haven.

Bentley at Merrimack: The Falcons will look to rebound this weekend on the road in North Andover against quarterback Joe Clancy, who leads the conference in touchdown passes (34) and passing yards per game (421.4). Bentley quarterback Danny Guadagnoli ranks third in passing yards per game (261.4), and has tossed 13 touchdowns this season.

Mount Ida at Becker: The Mustangs will take their two-game winning streak on the road this weekend against a Hawks squad that’s hungry for their first Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) victory. A win would help Mount Ida in its quest toward capturing its second conference title. Yet, they do need help, though, and luckily there are a few more weeks of the season remaining.

Westfield State at Bridgewater State: Both teams need this victory to keep their conference championship hopes alive. The Owls defense has performed quite well over the past few weeks and even shut down the Massachusetts Maritime offense last weekend, which did manage to score 27 points. This weekend, Westfield State’s defense will need to contain quarterback Mike McCarthy, who finished last weekend’s contest with seven touchdowns.

UMass Dartmouth at Mass. Maritime: The Corsairs have strung together two impressive victories and will attempt to earn their third straight win, something they haven’t accomplished since the 2008 season. That third consecutive victory won’t come easy, as they’ll have to contain Mike Stanton and the Buccaneers offense, which has tallied 237 points in six games.

Merchant Marine at WPI: It’s back to football for the Mariners, who will look to earn their first Liberty League victory of the season against WPI, a team they defeated last year, 28-13. The Engineers will look to snap a two-game skid and even their mark in conference play.

Amherst at Tufts: Going out on a limb here, but this has the making of a possible upset. The Jumbos recorded 35 points last week in a loss to Williams. It was the most points they’ve totaled this season. Tufts has also lost five straight to Amherst, but did defeat the Lord Jeffs at home in 2007. A win for the Jumbos would snap their 28-game losing streak and provide the Powder Blue and White with their first victory since September 2010.

Mass. College Football: Week Eight Honor Roll


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

Michael Pruneau (Harvard) – In his second straight start, the sophomore signal caller tossed three touchdowns and finished 17-of-29 for 263 yards.

Paul Stanton Jr. (Harvard) – The sophomore tailback rushed for 113 yards on 21 carries and two scores, as well as caught one pass for six yards in Harvard’s 35-16 win against Lafayette.

Peter Pujals (Holy Cross) – The first-year signal caller amassed 287 yards of total offense against Colgate. He finished 25-of-40 for 232 yards and one touchdown, and rushed for 55 yards on 14 carries.

Kevin Arduino (AIC) – Against Bentley, the junior quarterback rushed for four touchdowns and tossed another in the Yellow Jackets’ 42-14 victory. Ardunio finished with 222 yards through the air and 129 yards on the ground.

Sterry Codrington (Stonehill) – The junior defensive back matched his career-high with 10 tackles, seven solo stops, blocked two kicks and had a sack for a loss of 12 yards. He also recorded a pass break-up in the Skyhawks’ dramatic 29-26 victory against New Haven.

Jon Wozney (Assumption) – The senior linebacker registered 10 total tackles in his team’s win against Southern Connecticut.

Jeff Hill (Bentley) – The junior wide receiver hauled in a career-best nine receptions for 124 yards and one touchdown against AIC.

Joe Clancy (Merrimack) – The senior gunslinger completed 38-of-56 passes for 441 yards and six touchdowns, which helped the Warriors top St. A’s.

Brian Harrington (Stonehill) – The junior linebacker recorded a career-high 17 total tackles and eight solo stops against New Haven.

Colin Markus (Stonehill) – It was a career day for the sophomore halfback, who finished Saturday’s game with a career-high 255 all-purpose yards. He rushed for a career-best 172 yards on a career-high 23 carries and one score. Markus also caught the two-point conversion at the end of the game, which pushed Stonehill ahead by three points.

Logan Meyer (Stonehill) – The senior quarterback tossed two of his three touchdowns during the final 15 minutes, which helped Stonehill defeat New Haven. Meyer completed 22-of-41 passes for 288 yards.

Robert Small (Anna Maria) – The senior halfback rushed for a game-best 136 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns against Mount Ida.

William Ricard (Anna Maria) – The sophomore wide receiver recorded a season-best 199 yards receiving and two touchdowns against Mount Ida.

EJ Isom (Mount Ida) – The first-year running back rushed for 108 yards on nine carries and two scores in the Mustangs’ 56-34 win against Anna Maria.

Jordan Hyman (Mount Ida) – The senior wide-out caught eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

Kalyn Smithson (Mount Ida) – The junior linebacker registered eight total stops, five solo tackles, three tackles for a loss of 11 yards, one sack for a loss of five yards, one block and one pass break-up.

Robert Baker (Becker) – The senior quarterback tossed two touchdowns and completed 17-of-33 passes for 210 yards against Husson.

Melvin Booker (Becker) – The senior linebacker registered a game-best 14 total tackles, seven solo tackles, and half a tackle for a loss.

E.J. Bennett (Mass. Maritime) – The junior wide receiver shattered the single game receiving record with 274 receiving yards. Bennett hauled in 15 passes and scored three touchdowns against Westfield State.

Richard Ford (Mass. Maritime) – The junior linebacker finish his team’s contest against the Owls with seven total tackles, four solo stops and two sacks for a loss of 12 yards.

Mike McCarthy (Bridgewater State) – The senior quarterback recorded 386 yards of total offense and registered seven touchdowns in the Bears’ 56-28 victory against Plymouth State. McCarthy completed 18-of-29 passes for a career-high 276 yards and tied the school record with five touchdown passes.

Davon Fuller (UMass Dartmouth) – The first-year defensive back recorded four interceptions, one shy of the NCAA Division III record, which helped the Corsairs top Worcester State. Fuller also had four tackles and three solo stops.

Tucker Cheyne (MIT) – The first-year kicker broke his own school record for points in a game by a kicker with 12 points against Nichols College.

John Krafick (WNE) – The senior co-captain recorded a season-high 304 passing yards, as well as tossed three touchdowns in the Golden Bears’ double-overtime win against Union College.

Justin Wallace (MIT) – The junior running back rushed for 167 yards and a career-best tying three touchdowns.

Alex Snyder (Tufts) – The first-year quarterback led the Jumbos to its most points since November 2010, according to Sunday’s New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Football Weekly Release. Snyder completed 22-of-46 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns. The four touchdowns were the most by a Tufts quarterback since November 2010.