The Early Preseason Outlook: 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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Noontime Sports Stars Of The Week (Week Nine) Powered By Zelos Athletics

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By | @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!

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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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