Noontime Sports Stars Of The Week (Week Seven) 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 seven!


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! 


The 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.


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

Offensive Stars of the Week

Cory Brandon (Husson University): Brandon completed 17 of 19 passes for 303 yards, while tossing four touchdowns, including a pair of scores to Keyshaun Robinson, who led all Husson receivers, as the Eagles soared past Alfred State.

Leroy Brown (UMass Dartmouth): Brown hauled in a game-high 199 yards on six grabs for three score during his team’s setback to Bridgewater State.

Alec Coleman (Western New England): Coleman concluded last Saturday’s contest with five touchdowns (four through the air, one on the ground) as the Golden Bears rolled past Curry College in Springfield. Coleman completed 19 of 29 passes for 273 yards, while adding 41 yards on five carries.

Travon Holder (Westfield State): Holder rushed for three scores on 24 carries for 173 yards (7.2 yards per carry), while catching one pass for 15 yards in the Owls’ 41-27 win over Fitchburg State.

Will Jernigan (Middlebury College): Jernigan recorded 256 yards of total offense, while reaching the end zone three times (two through the air, one on the ground) as the Panthers defeated Williams College on the road. The Middlebury signal-caller concluded the game with 162 passing yards (18 of 31), while adding 94 yards on 27 carries.

Joe Kalosky (Endicott College): Against University of New England, the Endicott signal-caller accounted for 315 yards of total offense and three scores. He connected on 18 of 32 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 87 yards on five carries for one score.

Ryan McDonald (Tufts University): Against Trinity College, McDonald completed 25 of 40 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 27 yards on eight carries and one score.

Mark Piccirillo (Wesleyan University): Piccirillo accounted for 270 total yards of offense, including 185 yards through the air, while recording four touchdowns (three through the air, one on the ground) in his team’s win over Bates College.

Jordan Vazzano (Trinity College): Against Tufts University, Vazzano completed 10 of 19 passes for 220 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for two scores on 11 carries for 71 yards.

Quron Wright (Framingham State): Wright recorded 161 yards of total offense by hauling in a team-high eight grabs for 111 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for 50 yards on nine carries.


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Bates College senior Tyler Harrington turned in a very impressive performance last Saturday against Wesleyan University. (PHOTO COURTESY: Bates College Athletics)

Defensive Stars of the Week

Michael Bianco (Becker College): Bianco paced the Hawks’ defense last Saturday against Nichols by registering a team-high 12 total tackles, including six solo stops and two sacks for a loss of 10 yards.

Kaleb Caron (Husson University): Against Alfred State, Caron registered four total tackles, two tackles for a loss of 11 yards and one sack for a loss of nine yards, while recording one fumble recovery and one pass break-up.

Samuel Ejiasi (UMass Dartmouth): Ejiasi concluded last Saturday’s contests against Bridgewater State with seven solo tackles, including two tackles for a loss of six yards, one sack for a loss of four yards and one pass break-up.

Michael Goldsworthy (Coast Guard Academy): Goldsworthy concluded his team’s clash with Maine Maritime by registering four total tackles, including three solo stops, while recording a trio of interceptions for 32 yards.

Nick Giorgio (Springfield College): Against Merchant Marine last Saturday, Giorgio registered eight total tackles, including five solo stops, four tackles for a loss of 13 yards and two sacks for a loss of 11 yards, while recording one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for seven yards.

Tyler Harrington (Bates College): Against Wesleyan University, Harrington stuffed the stat sheet with six total tackles, including five solo stops, three tackles for a loss of 10 yards and one sack for a loss of seven yards, while adding two quarterback hurries and one forced fumble.

Chris Lawrence (Nichols College): Lawrence led the Bison’s defense with 10 total tackles, including seven solo stops and two tackles for a loss of 17 yards. Additionally, he recorded two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his team’s win over Becker College.

Kyle Johnston (Mass. Maritime): Johnston concluded last Saturday’s tilt with Western Connecticut by tallying eight total tackles, including five solo stops, one tackles for a loss of 10 yards, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry.

Derek Jones (Western Conn.): Jones paced the Western Connecticut defense with 10 total tackles, including five solo stops, two-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 10 yards and one-and-a-half sacks for a loss of seven yards, while recording one quarterback hurry against Massachusetts Maritime Academy.


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Wesleyan University kicker Patrick Wolff was clutch this past weekend against Bates College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Patrick Wolff)

Special Team Stars of the Week

Jordan D’Onofrio (Western Conn.): Against Massachusetts Maritime Academy, D’Onofrio connected on all three extra points, while recording 248 punting yards (41.3 yards per punt) with two kicks landing inside the Buccaneers’ 20-yard line.

Nick DiCairano (Endicott): DiCairano tallied 12 points last Saturday against University of New England by connecting on 10 of 11 kicks, including all nine extra points. He also registered 609 yards on 11 kickoffs (55.4 yards per kick) with one boot resulting in a touchback.

Robert Innis, Jr. (Univ. of New Eng.): The UNE kicker was a perfect six-for-six against Endicott College last Saturday, including all five-for-five on extra points.

Patrick Wolff (Wesleyan University): Wolff connected on all six kicks during his team’s win against Bates College, including a 42-yard field goal in the third quarter, which capped a five-play, 32-yard drive.


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Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football Poll: Week Eight (Oct. 15th, 2018)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports  & @Noontime_FB 

THE EIGHTH WEEK OF THE NEW ENGLAND D3 FOOTBALL SEASON HAS ARRIVED, WHICH MEANS IT IS TIME TO UNVEIL OUR NEWEST TOP 10 POLL OF THE SEASON, AS WELL AS OUR ‘TEAMS ARE ON THE RISE.’

It was another crazy week of New England football, but Amherst College managed to remain at the top for another week with a convincing win over Colby College. The Mammoths not only occupy the top spot in our weekly poll for the third-straight week, but also remain the top team in the NESCAC heading into an important week eight meeting with Wesleyan University (the Cardinals are back on our radar at 3-2 overall).

Western Connecticut and MIT each moved up, rounding out the top three positions, while Williams College fell to two spots to the fourth position following a tough setback to Middlebury College.

The Ephs have a huge match-up this week against Tufts University, which also tumbled a few spots in this week’s poll following a loss to Trinity College. Both Williams and Tufts need a win Saturday to keep their regular season title hopes alive.

Endicott College and Western New England moved up this week – let the countdown begin for their important meeting in a few weeks – while Coast Guard Academy joined the list following an impressive showing last Saturday against Maine Maritime Academy.

This year’s Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football poll is assembled by local coaches and media members. 


New England D3 Football: Week Eight Poll| Monday, October 15th, 2018 

1. Amherst College 

5-0 (5-0) | Last Week: No. 1Week Eight: Wesleyan

2. Western Conn. 

6-0 (4-0) | Last Week: No. 2

Week Eight: Bridgewater St.

3. MIT 

6-0 (3-0) | Last Week: No. 5

Week Eight: Coast Guard

 4. Williams College

4-1 (4-1) | Last Week: No.  2

Week Eight: Tufts

5. Trinity College 4-1 (4-1) | Last Week: No. 7

Week Eight: Bowdoin

6. Western New England

5-1 (2-0) | Last Week: No. 8

Week Eight: Univ. of New Eng.

7. Endicott College 

5-2 (3-0) | Last Week: No. 10

Week Eight: Becker

8. Tufts Univ. 

4-1 (4-1) | Last Week: No. 6

Week Eight: Williams

9. Springfield College

5-2 (3-1) | Last Week: No. 4

Week Eight: Catholic

10. Coast Guard Acad. 

5-2 (3-1) | Last Week: NRWeek Eight: MIT

ON THE RISE: Bridgewater State (5-2, 4-1), Framingham State (4-2, 3-1), Husson University (4-2, 3-0), Middlebury College (3-2, 3-2), Wesleyan University (3-2, 3-2) and WPI (4-2, 2-1) 


2018 Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football Polls 

Preseason Poll | Week One Poll | Week Two Poll | Week Three Poll | Week Four Poll | Week Five | Week Six | Week Seven 


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Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football Poll: Week Seven (Oct. 8th, 2018)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports  & @Noontime_FB 

THE SEVENTH WEEK OF THE NEW ENGLAND D3 FOOTBALL SEASON HAS ARRIVED, WHICH MEANS IT IS TIME TO UNVEIL OUR NEWEST TOP 10 POLL OF THE SEASON, AS WELL AS OUR ‘TEAMS ARE ON THE RISE.’

Once again, we had some movement this past week following an exciting sixth week of the 2018 season.

Amherst College and Williams College remained the top two teams in New England, while Western Connecticut shot up two spots to the third position following another convincing conference win. The Colonials have scored 40 points or more in their last three outings, which bumps their season average up to 37.8 points per game.

MIT moved into the top five after winning their six-straight, while Tufts University and Trinity College also moved up, checking-in sixth and seventh, respectively. Both teams meet this week in an important conference clash.

Finally, Framingham State and Endicott College appeared in the final two positions – yes, the Rams were higher last week, but needed a grind-it-out effort to get past Fitchburg State this past weekend.

This year’s Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football poll is assembled by local coaches and media members. 


New England D3 Football: Week Seven Poll | Monday, October 8th, 2018 

1. Amherst College 

4-0 (4-0) | Last Week: No. 1Week Seven: Colby

2. Williams College

4-0 (4-0) | Last Week: No. 2

Week Seven: Middlebury

3. Western Conn. 

5-0 (3-0) | Last Week: No. 5

Week Seven: Mass. Maritime

4. Springfield College   

 5-1 (3-0) | Last Week No. 3

Week Seven: Merchant Marine

5. MIT 6-0 (3-0) | Last Week: No. 6

Week Seven: Bye

  6. Tufts Univ. 

4-0 (4-0) | Last Week: No. 8

Week Seven: Trinity

7. Trinity College 

3-1 (3-1) | Last Week: No. 9

Week Seven: Tufts

8. Western New Eng. 

4-1 (1-0) | Last Week: No. 7

Week Seven: Curry

9. Framingham State 

4-1 (3-0) | Last Week: No. 4

Week Seven: Plymouth St.

10. Endicott College 

4-2 (2-0) | Last Week: No. 10Week Seven: UNE

ON THE RISE: Coast Guard Academy (4-2, 2-1), Husson University (3-2, 2-0) and WPI (4-2, 2-1) 


2018 Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football Polls 

Preseason Poll | Week One Poll | Week Two Poll | Week Three Poll | Week Four Poll | Week Five | Week Six


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Noontime Sports: Football Stars of the Week (Monday, Oct. 1st, 2018)

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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 five!

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ post will appear every Monday on our site throughout the remainder of the college football season. The 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.


Offensive Stars of the Week

Brandon Brown (Fitchburg State): Brown accounted for four touchdowns, including two on the ground as the Falcons soared past Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Brown rushed for 63 yards on 11 carries, while completing 15 of 19 passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns.

Udgam Goyal (MIT): Completed 25 of 43 passes for 362 yards and four touchdowns in MIT’s fifth-straight win of the season over Merchant Marine.

Peter Hoff (WNE): Hoff led all rushers with 204 yards on 23 carries, while rushing for one touchdown in his team’s 41-14 win over Salve Regina.  

Joe Kalosky (Endicott College): Kalosky completed 19 of 29 passes for 245 yards and five touchdowns as Endicott cruised past Curry College.

Ryan McDonald (Tufts Univ.): McDonald led the Jumbos to their third-straight win by completing 15 of 36 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for a game-high 161 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns.

Kyle McKinnon (Western Conn.): Rushed for a trio of touchdowns on 15 carries for 75 yards in the Colonials 40-27 win over UMass Dartmouth. McKinnon’s final touchdown late in the fourth quarter sealed the win.

Mark Piccirillo (Wesleyan University): Piccirillo completed 20 of 36 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 64 yards on 20 carries and one score against Hamilton College.

Terrell Watts (Dean College): Watts concluded last Saturday’s game 19 of 27 for 268 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 45 yards on 20 carries in his team’s first conference win over Alfred State.


Defensive Stars of the Week

Derek Breunig (Maine Maritime): Breunig concluded last Saturday’s clash with WPI by tallying seven total tackles, including three-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 16 yards and one sack for 10 yards.

Antonio Rocha (Husson Univ.): Rocha tallied six total tackles, including five solo stops and one sack for a loss of 10 yards in his team’s win over SUNY Maritime. Additionally, he recorded one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

William Rivera (Endicott College): Rivera paced the Gulls defense with 12 total tackles, including seven solo stops, one sack and one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of two yards. Additionally, he recorded one forced fumble and one pass break-up against Curry College.

T.J. Rothmann (Williams College): Rothmann led the Ephs defense with 15 total tackles, including eight solo stops and two-and-a-half tackles for a loss of five yards. He also recorded one fumble recovery, one interception and one pass break-up in Williams’ 21-16 win over Trinity College.

AJ Smith (Springfield College): Against Norwich, Smith tallied eight total tackles, including seven solo stops and two sacks for a loss of 16 yards.


Special Team Stars of the Week

Cole Austin (Coast Guard Academy): Austin connected on all four kicks in his team’s 20-9 win over Catholic University, including both field goals

Nick DiCairano (Endicott College): DiCairano connected on all eight kicks, including a 45-yard field goal early in the first quarter against Curry College.  

Kevin Heintz (Univ. of New England): Against Nichols College, Heintz recorded eight punts for 273 yards with three boots landing inside the Bisons’ 20-yard line. Additionally, one of his eight kicks resulted in a touchdback.

Spencer Herrington (WPI): Herrington connected on all six kicks, including a trio of field goals in his team’s bounce-back win over Maine Maritime. Additionally, he punted the ball four times for 132 yards with two kicks landing inside the Mariners’ 20-yard line.


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Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football Poll: Week Six (Oct. 1st, 2018)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports  & @Noontime_FB 

THE SIXTH WEEK OF THE NEW ENGLAND D3 FOOTBALL SEASON HAS ARRIVED, WHICH MEANS IT IS TIME TO UNVEIL OUR NEWEST TOP 10 POLL OF THE SEASON, AS WELL AS OUR ‘TEAMS ARE ON THE RISE.’

Once again, we had some movement this past week following an exciting fifth week of the 2018 season.

Amherst College slid into the top role for the first time this season, while Williams College made the leap from ‘on the rise’ to the second position with an impressive 21-16 win over Trinity College.

The Bantams, who were previously ranked number one for the past two weeks, tumble to the ninth position, while Springfield CollegeFramingham State and Western Connecticut rounded out the top five.

MIT moved up three spots to the sixth position with an impressive conference win last Saturday over Merchant Marine. The Engineers have won five-straight and will attempt to make it six-straight wins this Saturday against Maine Maritime.

Finally, Endicott College returns to the poll following back-to-back wins over Curry College and Hobart.

This year’s Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football poll is assembled by local coaches and media members. 


New England D3 Football: Week Six Poll | Monday, October 1st, 2018 

1. Amherst College 

3-0 (3-0) | Last Week: 2Week Six: Middlebury

2. Williams College

3-0 (3-0) | Last Week: NR

Week Six: Bates

3. Springfield College

4-1 (2-0) | Last Week: No. 3

Week Six: Coast Guard

4. Framingham State 

3-1 (2-0) | Last Week: No. 5

Week Six: Fitchburg St.

5. Western Conn. 4-0 (2-0) | Last Week: No. 6

Week Six: Worcester St.

 6. MIT 

5-0 (2-0) | Last Week: No. 9

Week Six: Maine Maritime

7. Western New Eng.

4-1 (1-0) | Last Week: No. 7

Week Six: Bye Week

8. Tufts Univ. 

3-0 (3-0) | Last Week: 8

Week Six: Bowdoin

9. Trinity College

2-1 (2-1) | Last Week: No. 1

Week Six: Hamilton

 10. Endicott College

3-2 (1-0) | Last Week: NRWeek Six: Nichols

ON THE RISE: Coast Guard Academy (4-1, 2-0), Husson University (2-2, 1-0), Middlebury College (2-1, 2-1) and WPI (3-2, 1-1). 


2018 Noontime Sports Top 10 New England D3 Football Polls 

Preseason Poll | Week One Poll | Week Two Poll | Week Three Poll | Week Four Poll | Week Five 


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