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The Early Preseason Outlook: Husson Eagles

Jacob HUSSON EAGLES

By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

Our ‘Early Preseason Outlook’ coverage rolls on with a closer look at the Husson University Eagles, who begin a new era in program history this fall as a member of Commonwealth Coast Football.

The Eagles, who previously competed in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), will begin their 2019 season on the second Saturday of September – that would be September 14th, to be exact – when they visit UMass Dartmouth for a 12 p.m. kick-off.

The Eagles’ 2018 Season: Husson commenced its season by winning two of four contests before stringing together six consecutive wins to secure the ECFC title, as well as a spot in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

The Eagles’ national championship hopes were dashed one week after beating Plymouth State in their season finale with a 38-14 setback to RPI in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Yet, despite the loss, the Eagles again proved they can compete with the best, both in New England and outside the region.

2018 was the final season for coach Gabby Price, who announced months after his team’s final contest that he would be stepping down. Nat Clark was named the program’s new coach roughly two weeks after Price’s announcement.

The 2019 Outlook: As noted above, the Eagles will begin a new chapter in program history this fall as a member of the Commonwealth Coast Football league – Husson will compete against some talented New England squads, including Endicott CollegeSalve Regina University and Western New England.

Husson will certainly be a team to watch again this year, however, they do have some holes to fill, beginning at quarterback.

Cory Brandon, who was the team’s signal-caller the past few years, has graduated – he was one of 14 student-athletes to graduate this past spring – so perhaps we could see David Morrison under center or Frank Veino. Both student-athletes appeared in games last year, however, Morrison competed in all 10 contests, so it’s likely we will see him against the Corsairs in week two.

In addition to identifying a new starting quarterback, the Eagles will need to find replacements for wide receivers Kyle Gaudet and Ty Bassett, as well as linebacker Elvin Suazo.

Keyshaun Robinson could become the go-to target for Morrison or Veino – the senior tight end finished second on the team with 38 receptions for 526 yards and seven touchdowns. Additionally, Tyler Halls, who transferred from Western New England, could be a wide receiver to watch this fall, as well. Halls enjoyed a successful first season with the Eagles last year, catching 28 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns.

In addition to some new wide-outs and tight ends stepping up, look for the Eagles to rely on its ground game. Husson returns Miece Loureiro and Solomon Hassen, who combined for 1,783 yards and four touchdowns.

Husson returns a slew of offensive linemen, including Collin SpenceAidan Asher, and Jacob Cameron, which should help the Eagles continue its success from last year, both on the ground and through the air.

Ace Curry should be the player to watch on defense – the Lewiston, Maine native finished second on the team last season in total tackles. Kaleb Caron, who stuffed the stat sheet with 51.0 total tackles, including seven tackles for a loss for 36 yards and 2.5 sacks, will also be a player to watch, too.

Husson’s Schedule: After traveling to UMass Dartmouth in week two, the Eagles will host WPI in their season-opener on September 21st before finishing the month of September with a trip to Morrisville State.

Husson will dive into conference play in the first week of October with a trip to Becker College followed by three consecutive home games, including an important matchup with Endicott on October 26.

Husson will end the regular season with a trio of marquee matchups, beginning with a visit to Nichols College followed by a home date with Salve Regina. The Eagles will visit Western New England on Saturday, November 16th with hopes of competing one week later in either the NCAA Tournament or New England Bowl.

Players to Watch: David Morrison (Quarterback/Ashland, Mass.), Frank Veino (Sanford, Maine), Keyshaun Robinson (Tight End/Brooklyn, N.Y.), Tyler Halls (Wide Receiver/Lisbon, Maine), Miece Loureiro (Halfback/Westbrook, Maine), Solomon Hassen (Halfback/Los Angeles, Calif.), Collin Spence (Offensive Line/Windsor, Conn.), Aidan Asher (Offensive Line/Portsmouth, R.I.), Jacob Cameron (Offensive Line/Conway, N.H.), Ace Curry (Defensive Back/Lewiston, Maine), Kaleb Caron (Linebacker/West Gardiner, Maine), and Devin Pickett (Kicker/Sidney, Maine).


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The Early Preseason Outlook: Bridgewater State

BSU BEARS PRESEASON

By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

Our ‘Early Preseason Outlook’ continues today with a closer look at the Bridgewater State University football team, which begins its 2019 season on Saturday, September 7 when they host Morrisville State at 12 p.m.

The Bears’ 2018 Season: Bridgewater State enjoyed a successful ending to its 2018 season, winning five of their final six contests, including a New England Bowl contest against Salve Regina. They competed in an epic four-overtime clash with Western Connecticut – crazy to think they almost beat the Colonials! – before capping their regular season with a victory over Massachusetts Maritime Academy in the 40th Annual Ocean Spray Cranberry Bowl. Their 8-3 mark matched the 2016 squad, which captured the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) crown.

The 2019 Season Outlook: One of the biggest questions facing the Bears this season is who will replace wide receiver Jack Lavanchy, who led the unit last season in receptions (97), receiving yards (1,236) and touchdown receptions (13)? Additionally, the squad will miss Lavanchy’s classmate, Travis Bassett, who also enjoyed a successful final season with the Bears by catching six touchdowns. Lavanchy and Bassett were just two of the 17 student-athletes that graduated this spring, so finding replacements for them, along with defensive lineman Chris Gemayel will be something this unit must do before they commence their 2019 season.

Luckily, the Bears return a slew of talent on both sides of the ball, including defensive back Mark Wilson, linebacker Michael Rosa, and quarterback Stefano D’Emilia. Bridgewater State will certainly be a team to watch this fall, especially in the MASCAC.

Bridgewater State’s Schedule: The Bears will be challenged immediately when they face Morrisville State before traveling to St. John Fisher for an intriguing week two matchup. Both games are winnable – if the Bears beat both teams it would certainly provide the unit with some momentum heading into late September league tilts against Western Connecticut (week three) and Fitchburg State (week four). Weeks after their meeting with the Falcons, the Bears will cap their regular season slate with a home game against Plymouth State followed by an important trip to Framingham State.

Players to Watch: Stefano D’Emilia (Quarterback/Bridgwater, Mass.), Brad Thiltgen (Quarterback/Cumming, Ga.), Nick Santavicca (Running Back/Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), T.J. Hairston (Wide Receiver/Watertown, Mass.), Mark Wilson (Defensive Back/Foxborough, Mass.), Michael Rosa (Linebacker/Uxbridge, Mass.), Steven Silvia (Linebacker/Dighton, Mass.), John MacDermott (Linebacker/Bridgewater, Mass.), Jaren Alves (Defensive Back/Providence, R.I.) and Dimitri Dorinvil (Defensive Line/Brockton, Mass.).


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D3 Hockey: Conference Championship Weekend Primer

NS CONF CHAMP WEEKEND

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

It’s a BIG weekend in New England, especially in the D3 hockey world with a slew of conference semifinals and championships taking place. The winners of each conference championship will secure an automatic berth for the upcoming NCAA Division III Tournament, which will begin next weekend.

Here is this weekend’s schedule of games, including links to the video feeds.


Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) 

  • CHC Women’s Ice Hockey Preview
  • Dates/Location: The 2019 CHC Women’s Ice Hockey Championship will take place this Saturday, March 2nd (semifinals) and Sunday, March 3rd (finals) at Endicott College.
  • Match-Ups: Endicott College vs. University of New England (1 p.m.) and Nichols College vs. Morrisville State (4 p.m.)
  • VIDEO 

Commonwealth Coast Conference Men’s Ice Hockey Championship

  • CCC Men’s Ice Hockey Preview
  • Date/Location: The 2019 CCC Men’s Ice Hockey Championship will take place Saturday, March 2nd at 7 p.m. The game, as noted on the conference’s website, has been moved to University of Rhode Island’s Boss Ice Arena.
  • Match-up: University of New England vs. Salve Regina (7 p.m.)
  • VIDEO

Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men’s Championship

  • MASCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Preview
  • Date/Location: The 2019 MASCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Championship will take place Saturday, March 2nd at Plymouth State. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.
  • Match-up: Salem State vs. Plymouth State (7 p.m.)
  • VIDEO

New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament

  • NESCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Preview
  • Dates/Location: The 2019 NESCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Championship weekend will be held at Trinity College with the semifinals being played Saturday, March 2nd and championship Sunday, March 3rd.
  • Match-ups: Amherst College vs. Wesleyan University (1 p.m.) & Hamilton College vs. Trinity College (4:30 p.m.)
  • VIDEO

New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament

  • NESCAC Women’s Ice Hockey Preview
  • Dates/Location: The 2019 NESCAC Women’s Ice Hockey Championship weekend will take place at Williams College. The semifinals will be held Saturday, March 2nd, while the championship will be played on Sunday, March 3rd.
  • Match-ups: Amherst College vs. Williams College (1 p.m.) and Hamilton College vs. Middlebury College (4 p.m.)
  • VIDEO

New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) Men’s Championship 

  • NEHC Men’s Ice Hockey Preview
  • Date/Location: The 2019 NEHC Men’s Ice Hockey Championship will take place at Norwich University in Vermont.
  • Match-up: Hobart vs. Norwich University (7 p.m.)
  • VIDEO

New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) Women’s Championship 

  • NECH Women’s Ice Hockey Preview
  • Date/Location: The 2019 NEHC Women’s Ice Hockey Championship will take place at Norwich University in Vermont.
  • Match-up: Castleton University vs. Norwich University (3 p.m.)
  • VIDEO 

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Noontime Sports D3 Women’s New England/New York Hockey Top 10 (Dec. 10th) Powered by Zelos Athletic

D3WOMENS HOCKEY POLL GRAPHIC

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck

The seventh week of the 2018-19 Northeast (New England/New York) D3 women’s ice hockey season is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our seventh poll of the season.

Our weekly poll is powered by our friends from Zelos Athletics, who are using FusionSport Technology to track an athletes’ performances metrics during speed, agility and plyometric drills. Additionally, Zelos Athletics provides individual and team speed and agility training, combined with strength and conditioning training, too.


Noontime Sports New England/New York Women’s Ice Hockey Poll (Dec. 10th, 2018) 

1. Plattsburgh State  10-1, 6-0 NEWHL
2. Norwich University  10-2, 9-0 NEHC
3. Middlebury College 4-1-2, 3-0-1 NESCAC
4. Elmira College  6-2-1, 4-0 UCHC
5. Conn. College 4-2-2, 1-1-2 NESCAC
6. Utica College 9-2, 6-0 UCHC
7. Oswego State  6-3-1, 3-2-1 NEWHL
8. Williams College 6-2-1, 2-2 NESCAC
9. Manhattanville 7-2-1, 5-0-1 UCHC
10. Hamilton College 6-3, 3-1 NESCAC

On the Rise: Amherst College (2-41, 1-2-1 NESCAC), Colby College (3-2-2, 2-2 NESCAC), Morrisville State (9-5-1, 3-2-1 CHC), William Smith (10-0, 8-0 UCHC) and University of New England (10-2-1, 4-1-1 CHC) 


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Noontime Sports D3 Women’s New England/New York Hockey Top 10 (Nov. 19th)

D3WOMENS HOCKEY POLL GRAPHIC

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck

The fourth week of the 2018-19 Northeast (New England/New York) D3 women’s ice hockey season is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our fourth poll of the season.

Once again, Elmira College remains the top team in this week’s poll, but don’t overlook Connecticut College, which secured the fifth position after checking-in the sixth spot one week ago. The Camels opened their 2019-18 campaign with a win and tie against Amherst College, which checked-in sixth this week.

Against Amherst, senior Jordan Cross registered three points in two games, including one goal and one assist in her team’s 2-1 win last Saturday. Cross and the Camels and will attempt to continue its early season success on Tuesday when they host Castleton University.

Oswego State entered the Thanksgiving break with a win and tie against Cortland State. The two teams skated to a 1-1 tie last Friday before the Lakers scored a 3-1 win on Saturday, thanks to a pair of goals from Leah Czerwinski and two assists from Philomena Teggart.

Finally, Endicott College secured the 10th and final position with a win and tie against Salve Regina. The Gulls visit Williams College this week before ending the second month with an important road match-up against Bowdoin College.

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Noontime Sports New England/New York Women’s Ice Hockey Poll (Nov. 19th, 2018) 

1. Elmira College  5-0, 4-0 UCHC
2. Plattsburgh State  5-0, 4-0 NEWHL
3. Norwich University 5-2, 5-0 NEHC
4. Middlebury College  2-0, 2-0 NESCAC
5. Conn. College 1-0-1, 1-0-1 NESCAC
6. Amherst College 0-1-1, 0-1-1 NESCAC
7. Oswego State  5-0-1, 3-0-1 NEWHL
8. Colby College 2-0, 2-0 NESCAC
9. Bowdoin College 0-2, 0-2 NESCAC
 10. Endicott College 3-1-2, 2-1-1 CHC

ON THE RISE:  Hamilton College (1-1, 1-1), Manhattanville (3-0-1, 3-0-1 UCHC), Morrisville State (5-2-1, 3-2-1) Wesleyan University (0-0, 0-0), Williams College (1-1, 1-1), University of New England (5-1-1, 4-1-1)

 

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