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Noontime Sports End of The Year New England D3 Football Awards


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_FB 

It maybe hard to fathom, but another season of New England D3 Football has officially concluded with eight teams capping an exciting few months of coverage this past weekend by participating in NCAA Tournament contests and New England Bowl games.

And with another season of coverage officially over, it is time to say goodbye to the 2018 season by honoring five individuals for our end of the year Noontime Sports Football Awards.


Western New England’s Alec Coleman enjoyed a very successful season under center for the Golden Bears. (PHOTO COURTESY: Chris Marion)

Offensive Player of the YearAlec Coleman (Western New Eng. | Junior | Arlington, Massachusetts): Coleman enjoyed a very successful third season with the Golden Bears, leading WNE to both a Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC) title and appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Coleman concluded the season with 40 touchdowns, including 19 on the ground. He recorded 1,964 passing yards in 11 contests, while adding 867 yards on the ground. Coleman was named the CCC Offensive Player of the Year.


Springfield College’s Nick Giorgio was a player to watch on defense this fall for the Pride. (PHOTO COURTESY: Matt Noonan/Noontime Sports)

Defensive Player of the Year: Nick Giorgio (Springfield College | Senior | Cumberland, Rhode Island): Giorgio capped a very successful four-year career with the Pride by tallying career-highs 50 tackles, 32 assists and 82.0 total tackles. In 11 games this fall, the Rhode Island native averaged 7.5 tackles per contest, which was the most he has averaged in 37 games with the Pride. Additionally, he tallied a career-high 14 sacks for a loss of 83 yards, along with 29 tackles for a loss of 123 yards. Giorgio also forced four fumbles – he recover two of them – while finishing the season with three pass break-ups. Giorgio’s impressive effort resulted in him earning his second-straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Athlete of the Year award.

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Endicott College’s Nick DiCairano enjoyed a very successful first season with the Gulls. (PHOTO COURTESY: David Le ’10)

Special Teams Player of the Year: Nick DiCairano (Endicott College | Junior | Trumbull, Connecticut):  In his first season with the Gulls, DiCairano connected on 12 of 13 field goals and 44 of 46 extra points for 80 points, which earned him a spot on the Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC) First Team. DiCairano posted double-digits in three games this fall, while booting a season-long 45-yard field goal in his team’s 55-22 win over Curry College.

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Salve Regina’s Joey Mauriello enjoyed a very successful first season with the Seahawks. (PHOTO COURTESY: Zan Carver)

Rookie of the Year: Joey Mauriello (Salve Regina | Freshman | Colts Neck, New Jersey): Named the Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC) Offensive Rookie of the Year, Mauriello enjoyed a very successful first season with the Seahawks, rushing for 1,075 yards in 11 contests and seven touchdowns. He averaged close to 100 yards per game (finished the season with 97.7 rushing yards per contest), while adding 278 receiving yards on 29 grabs and two touchdowns. He averaged 25.3 yards per reception. Mauriello rushed for two touchdowns in three games, while tallying a season-best 177 yards on 14 carries in his team’s 33-10 win over University of New England.


Brian Bubna led MIT’s football team to both a conference crown and NCAA Tournament appearance in his first season as head coach. (PHOTO COURTESY: Paul Rutherford)

Coach of the Year: Brian Bubna (MIT): In his first season as head coach of the Engineers, Bubna led MIT to its first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) crown with an impressive 9-2 overall record, which included a seven-game winning streak that began with an opening night win over Becker College. MIT’s impressive play earned them an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Bubna was tabbed the NEWMAC Coach of the Year, while 15 MIT players earned recognition from the conference, including senior quarterback Udgam Goyal, who was named the Offensive Athlete of the Year.

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Noontime Sports Stars Of The Week (Week Nine) Powered By Zelos Athletics

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_FB 

With another week of New England D3 Football in the books, it is time to unveil our Noontime Sports Football Stars of the Week from week nine!

Our Noontime Sports ‘Stars of the Week’ post is powered by Zelos Athletics, which uses FusionSport Technology to track an athletes’ performance metrics during speed, agility, and plyometric drills. Zelos Athletics also provides individual and team speed and agility training, combined with strength & conditioning training, too! 

Our weekly post will highlight some key contributors from the New England region from the past week on offense, defense and special teams.

Congratulations to this week’s recipients and best of luck to all student-athletes, coaches and teams competing this upcoming weekend.


Western New England quarterback Alec Coleman recorded five touchdowns last weekend against Curry College.(PHOTO COURTESY: Chris Marion)

Offensive Stars of the Week

Alec Coleman (WNE): Coleman recorded five touchdowns last Saturday during his team’s big win at Nichols College, including four rushing scores. He concluded the contest with 284 yards on 24 carries (11.8 yards per carry), while adding 22 yards through the air, which included a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Moore.

Aaron Conner (Norwich Univ.): Conner concluded last Saturday’s contest against Catholic University with 107 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns – he averaged 9.7 yards per carry – as the Cadets claimed their third win of the season.

Sterlin Garvin (Fitchburg State): Against Western New England, Garvin rushed for a game-high 246 yards on 26 carries (9.5 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. He also hauled in a pair of catches for 13 yards, too.

Solomon Hassen (Husson Univ.): Hassen enjoyed a successful day on the gridiron last Saturday, rushing for a game-high 152 yards on 24 carries (6.3 yards per carry) and four touchdowns as the Eagles soared past Castleton University on the road.

Seamus Lambert (Trinity College): Against Middlebury College, Lambert completed 9 of 11 passes for 179 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 56 yards on the ground.

Ronnie Martin (Salve Regina): Martin tallied 144 yards on 19 carries (7.6 yards per carry) and three touchdowns in his team’s big win over University of New England last Saturday.

Joey Mauriello (Salve Regina): Mauriello highlighted the Seahawks’ rushing attack with 177 yards on 14 carries (12.6 yards per carry) and two scores to lead Salve Regina past University of New England.

Jake Schwern (Colby College): Against Bates College in the snow, Schwern rushed for a game-high 226 yards on 40 carries (5.7 yards per carry) and three touchdowns.

Quron Wright (Framingham State): Wright enjoyed a successful ‘Senior Night’ with the Rams by rushing for a game-high 137 yards on 17 carries (8.1 yards per carry) and one touchdown, while catching one pass for 17 yards as Framingham State rolled past UMass Dartmouth.

Zach Levy (Curry College): Levy highlighted the Colonels’ third win of the season by rushing for 215 yards on 40 carries (5.4 yards per carry) and two touchdowns against Becker College.

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Husson’s Derek Barden (No. 10) turned in an impressive performance this past weekend on defense against Castleton. (PHOTO COURTESY: Monty Rand Photography)

Defensive Stars of the Week

Derek Barden (Husson Univ.): Barden stuffed the stat sheet during his team’s big win on the road at Castleton University last Saturday with 10 total tackles, including two-and-a-half sacks for a loss of 12 yards, along with one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry.

John Callahan (Amherst College): Against Tufts University, Callahan registered five total tackles, including four solo stops, while also recording one forced fumble, one fumble recovery for 65 yards, one interception (six yards) and one quarterback hurry.

DJ James (Univ. of New England): James recorded eight solo stops against Salve Regina last Saturday, including two tackles for a loss of three yards, along with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

McCoy Scott (Nichols College): Scott tallied a game-high 16 total tackles, including seven solo stops and three tackles for a loss of 10 yards against Western New England.

Kevin Quisumbing (Tufts Univ.): Against Amherst College, Quisumbing recorded six total tackles, including five solo stops, two tackles for a loss of 11 yards, one sack for a loss of one yard and one forced fumble.

Jack Sullivan (Framingham State): Sullivan led the Rams defense against UMass Dartmouth with nine total tackles, including seven solo stops, three tackles for a loss of 15 yards and one sack for a loss of five yards.

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WPI’s Spencer Herrington drilled a pair of field goals on Saturday, which proved to be the difference in his team’s 13-6 win over MIT. (PHOTO COURTESY: Frank Poulin/WPI Athletics)

Special Team Stars of the Week

Andrew Ferrero (Amherst College): Ferrero connected on three of four kicks in his team’s win over Tufts University, including a pair of field goals with his longest boot being a 39-yard field goal.

Spencer Herrington (WPI): Herrington connected on a trio of kicks, including a 31-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to secure a hard-fought 13-6 win over MIT, which entered the contest riding an impressive seven-game winning streak.

Clyde Tamburro (Norwich University): Against Catholic University, Tamburro accounted for seven points on five kicks, including a 41-yard field goal.

Patrick Wolff (Wesleyan University): Wolf connected on all four kicks, including a 25-yard field goal during his team’s 24-0 win over Bowdoin College last Saturday.

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