Husson Football Takes Home ECFC Awards
Courtesy: Monty Rand Photography
Following the best regular season in program history and trip to the NCAA tournament, the Husson University football team has claimed a school record 12 ECFC awards.Two years after returning to the program Gabby Price has been named the Coach of the Year leading the Eagles to an 8-1 regular season record. Freshman John Smith was named Rookie of the Year, Stephan Dance the Defensive Player of the Year, and Alex Young Offensive Player of the Year.
Smith rushed for 1,144 yards and 13 touchdowns in just 7 games, averaging 127 yards per game. With 15 yards on Saturday Smith will break the school record for yards by a freshman in a season.
Dance, a senior safety racked up 62 tackles on the season along with 2 interceptions. He will finish his career as the programs all-time tackles leader.
Young is a senior from Oceanside High School has been the leader of an offensive line that has helped the Eagles gain over 3,000 yards and score 294 points.
The Eagles also placed a school record 12 players on the all-conference teams which are listed below.
|FIRST TEAM OFFENSE||SECOND TEAM OFFENSE|
|QB||George Busharis, Castleton||Jr.||QB||Joe Seccareccia, Husson||Jr.|
|RB||Al Georgio, Norwich||Sr.||RB||Chris Bettano, Anna Maria||Jr.|
|RB||John Smith, Husson||Fr||RB||Melquan Pinkney, Mount Ida||Jr.|
|FB||Kyle Gardner, Maritime (N.Y.)||Sr.||FB||BJ Flores, Gallaudet||Jr.|
|WR||Kevin Alberque, Castleton||Sr.||WR||Dejahn Dawkins, Becker||So.|
|WR||Matt Greenman, Mount Ida||So.||WR||Ryan McCarthy, Anna Maria||So.|
|WR||Deon Wiggins, Husson||So.||WR||Will Ricard, Anna Maria||Jr.|
|TE||Jordan Goodrich, Castleton||Jr.||TE||Caleb King, Husson||Sr.|
|OL||Matt Archer, Husson||Sr.||OL||Eric Decker, Castleton||Fr.|
|OL||Casey Boos, Maritime (N.Y.)||Sr.||OL||Timothy Farina, Becker||Jr.|
|OL||Todd Collins, Gallaudet||Jr.||OL||Kevin Grey, Anna Maria||Jr.|
|OL||Andrew Miller, Mount Ida||Sr.||OL||James Short, Norwich||Sr.|
|OL||Alex Young, Husson||Sr.||OL||Jordan Tolar, Castleton||Jr.|
|K||Diogo Dietrich, Maritime (N.Y.)||Jr.||K||Wesley Medeiros, Norwich||So.|
|RS||Shabashe McIntosh, Husson||Sr.||RS||Chris Klass, Maritime (N.Y.)||Sr.|
|RS||Kevin Alberque, Castleton||Jr.|
|FIRST TEAM DEFENSE||SECOND TEAM DEFENSE|
|DL||Kyle Funesti, Norwich||Sr.||DL||Michael Calafiore, Becker||Jr.|
|DL||Hugh O'Brien, Maritime (N.Y.)||Sr.||DL||Brett Denning, Castleton||Jr.|
|DL||Anthony Sanders, Mount Ida||Sr.||DL||Matt Pellerin, Husson||Jr.|
|DL||Dom Spaulding, Mount Ida||Jr.||DL||Devante Walters, Gallaudet||So.|
|LB||Jaris Alleyne, Gallaudet||Sr.||DL||Luke Washburn, Husson||Fr.|
|LB||Sean Chinova, Mount Ida||So.||LB||Mike Sinto, Anna Maria||So.|
|LB||Addison Nye, Norwich||Sr.||LB||Jimmy Labell, Norwich||Sr.|
|LB||Ellis Throckmorton, Husson||So.||LB||Kayln Smithson, Mount Ida||Sr.|
|DB||Stephan Dance, Husson||Sr.||LB||Nick Coffiey, Maritime (N.Y.)||Sr.|
|DB||Chris Klass, Maritime (N.Y.)||Sr.||DB||Davin Collins, Becker||So.|
|DB||Dane Pallotto, Norwich||Sr.||DB||AJ McCrea, Gallaudet||Sr.|
|DB||Jovan Wilkins, Mount Ida||Sr.||DB||Eric Mimnaugh, Castleton||Jr.|
|P||Stefano Marziale, Anna Maria||So.||DB||Carneilus Smith, Gallaudet||So.|
|DB||Kenny Sweet, Husson||So.|
|P||Devin Broadley, Mount Ida||Fr.|
The Eagles will host and play in their first ever NCAA playoff game on Saturday against MIT at 12 noon. you can hear the game live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket, 929theticket.com, and on our free mobile app from Radio Pup.