Noontime’s All-Decade New Hampshire & Vermont D3 Football Team


By | @NoontimeNation 

Our Noontime Sports (and All-Decade Week continues with a brand new team: The New Hampshire & Vermont D3 Football Team from 2010-2019.

This was a fun walk down memory lane, highlighting a slew of student-athletes we covered and interviewed over the past ten years that earned a variety of end of season honors, including All-American honors to first or second-team nods to program record-holders to the final Gold Helmet Recipients from the New England Football Writers (NEFW).  And as usual, we did our very best to highlight as many student-athletes from across both New Hampshire and Vermont.

The All-Decade Noontime Sports N.H. & Vt. D3 Football Team (Offense)

McCallum Foote (QB) Middlebury College Newton, Mass.
Moe Harris (RB) Castleton University Pine Hill, N.J. 
Matthew Minno (WR) Middlebury College Tallahassee, Fla. 
Brandon Boyle (WR) Castleton University Springfield, Vt. 
Zach Driscoll (WR) Middlebury College Concord, Mass.
Billy Champman (TE) Middlebury College Greenwich, Conn. 
Ryan Moores (OL) Middlebury College Manchester, Mass.
Rob Sturgis (OL) Norwich University Holden, Mass.
Jack Allard (OL) Middlebury College Natick, Mass. 
Dan Finta (OL) Middlebury College Miller Place, N.Y.
Kevin Woodring (OL) Middlebury College Norwalk, Conn.

The All-Decade Noontime Sports N.H. & Vt. D3 Football Team (Defense)

Gil Araujo (DE) Middlebury College Norwalk, Conn.
Joe Esposito (DL) Plymouth State Hackettstown, N.J. 
Matt Simonelli (DL) Norwich University Scituate, R.I.
Chris Rice (DL) Castleton University Bethel, Conn.
Josh Morgan (LB) Plymouth State Foster, R.I. 
Tim Patricia (LB) Middlebury College  Los Angeles, Calif.
Jack Pistorius (LB)  Middlebury College Park Ridge, Ill. 
Zach Ziemba (CB) Plymouth State Manchester, N.H.
Brasean Stewart (CB) Norwich University Bronx, N.Y.
Matthew Benedict (DB) Middlebury College Eden, N.Y.
Dan Pierce (DB) Middlebury College Needham, Mass.

The All-Decade Noontime Sports N.H. & Vt. D3 Football Team (Special Teams)

Long Ding (K) Norwich University Qing Dao, China
Wesley Medeiros (K) Norwich University Gilford, N.H. 
Christian Mulcahy (KR) Plymouth State Norwich, Conn. 
Maxwell Rye (P) Middlebury College Longmeadow, Mass.


Mass. College Football: NEFW Div. II/III All-New England Team


Courtesy of our friend Steve Miller Jr., who is the sports information director at Worcester State University, here is today’s release pertaining toward the 2012 New England Football Writers Div. II/III All-New England Team.

The squad, which features 28 players from 18 different institutions, will be honored on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet.

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Twenty-eight players representing 18 different teams have been named to the 2012 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England team.

New England Small College Athletic Conference champions Trinity College, Northeast-10 Conference champion University of New Haven, and NESCAC runner-up Middlebury College lead the team with three selections each. New England Football Conference members Framingham State University and Salve Regina University have two picks, as do Merrimack College and Springfield College. Also named to the squad were players from American International College, Amherst College, Bentley University, Castleton State College, Endicott College, Husson College, MIT, Mount Ida College, Stonehill College, and Worcester State University

The Division II Northeast-10 Conference had eight players selected, while from Division III the New England Football Conference and the New England Small College Athletic Conference had seven picks. The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference had three selections. Three players came from teams not affiliated with New England Conferences.

The team will be honored at the New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 6, at the Montvale Plaza, in Stoneham, Mass. People interested in attending should contact Dick Lipe at Bentley University at 781-891-2334.

And here is a list of the players that were named to this team:

Tom Herd (University of New Haven)

James Muirhead (Framingham State University)

Max Nacewicz (Springfield College)

Ernest Wiggins (Husson College)

Brett Cde Baca (Trinity College)

Jake Laux (MIT)

Blaine Hopwood (Bentley University) 

Jaquawane Simpkins (American International College)

Jareed Gaines (Stonehill College)

Rae Haynes (Trinity College)  

Artis Holt (Merrimack College)

Phil Terio (Salve Regina University)   

McCallum Foote (Middlebury College)

 Evan Bunker (Trinity College)

Melikke Van Alstyne  (Framingham State University)

Brandon Boyle (Castleton State University)

 Zach Driscoll (Middlebury College)

Isaiah Voegeli (Merrimack College)

Billy Chapman (Middlebury College)  

Matt Bonomolo (Mount Ida College)

John Ceccio (Amherst College)

Mike D’Attillo (Bridgewater State University)

Duke Ekblom (Springfield College)

Adam Iskra (Salve Regina University)

Dave Stedman (University of New Haven)

Chris Scifo (University of New Haven)

Dylan Rushe (Endicott College)

Graham Asum (Worcester State University

Week Seven Golden Helmet Awards

Harvard's Collier Winters received his first Golden Helmet Award of the season on Wednesday!


On Wednesday, the New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston awarded their week seven Golden Helmets to Harvard University quarterback Collier Winters and Middlebury College’s McCallum Foote.

Here’s the press release courtesy of Harvard Athletics:

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Quarterbacks Collier Winters of Harvard and McCallum Foote of Middlebury are this week’s recipients of the New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Award for week eight of the 2011 college football season. 

Winters returned to the starting lineup after missing the last four games with an injury, and led the Crimson to a 56-39 victory over Princeton on Saturday. The senior captain was the second quarterback in as many weeks, to tie the school record for passing touchdowns in a single game, throwing for five scores and 405 yards while adding a sixth touchdown on the ground. Princeton drew first blood, but Winters engineered a 69-yard drive in response, capping it off with a 1-yard touchdown run to put Harvard up 7-6. The Claremore, Okla., native recorded his first passing touchdown of the afternoon on the next Crimson drive, finding Alex Brown for a 29-yard connection. Winters opened up the second half with two straight touchdown drives hooking up with Chris Lorditch and Alex Sarkisian for 59 and 16-yard touchdown throws respectively. Winters added two more strikes before the day was done finding Zach Boden for a 17-yard  score and a game-sealing touchdown to Cameron Brate as the Crimson secured their fifth win of the year.

Foote was the main source of offensive production for the Panthers in a 49-43 win over Bates on Saturday, as the sophomore amassed 412 passing yards and five touchdowns against the Bobcats. After throwing for three scores in the first three quarters, Foote produced in crunch time finding Billy Chapman on an 11-yard game-tying score early in the fourth quarter. With the game tied late, the Newton, Mass., native got the ball one last time and drove down the field, connecting on a 10-yard touchdown strike in the game’s final seconds to lift Middlebury to their second victory of the season.

Date    Division I    Division II/III   
Sept. 7 Pushaun Brown, RB, Maine Bryce Brown, QB, Western New England   
Sept. 14 Joey Orland, WR, New Hampshire Matt Silva, QB, Framingham State
Sept. 21 Kyle-NewhallCaballero, QB, Brown Bobby Tarr, RB, Bentley
Sept. 28 Kevin Decker, QB, New Hampshire Bryant Johnson, QB, Bentley
Oct. 5 Pushaun Brown, RB, Maine Phil Konopka, QB, Endicott
Oct. 12 Colton Chapple, QB, Harvard Christian Mulcahy, DB, Plymouth State
Oct. 19 Ryan Taggart, QB, Holy Cross Josh Carter, QB, Springfield College
Oct. 26 Collier Winters, QB, Harvard McCallum Foote, QB, Middlebury